How our Endorsement Process Works
To ensure the Sierra Club only endorses the best environmental candidates, we have developed a multi-step volunteer-driven process and criteria for selecting which candidates receive our support. Each of our endorsements are voted on by two committees made up of volunteers. Volunteers examine each candidate's record and distribute questionnaires to candidates who meet our criteria. The questionnaire responses are then evaluated, and when applicable, interviews with candidates are conducted. Throughout our process, volunteers evaluate the environmental and public health records of candidates, their electability and their propensity to be a true champion on our issues. Please complete the below form to request an endorsement questionnaire.
Note that a Sierra Club endorsement is valid for the length of one term. Incumbents must re-apply for an endorsement each election cycle.
Disclaimer: due to capacity limitations, the Massachusetts Chapter is not able to make endorsements in every election. Requesting a questionniare does not necessarily guarantee consideration.