The best way to beat Donald Trump in 2020 is with a bold vision of a nation that works for the many, not just the few. We need a leader who will inspire, excite, and move voters to the polls. Someone who will fight for the undelivered promise of a country where everyone can thrive and find happiness. Where we can all be free.

Over the next few months, the Working Families Party will engage in a deliberative process with our members and leaders to make an endorsement in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary election. Join us today and read more below to find out how you can get involved in our endorsement process.


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WFP 2020 Endorsement Process

Step 1: The Candidates

On June 18th, the Working Families Party released our candidate questionnaire and notified all the presidential campaigns. WFP's leadership has reviewed those questionnaires as well as the records and positions of the candidates. Based on that review, they have invited the following candidates to proceed to the next round of the endorsement process: Cory Booker, Julián Castro, Bill de Blasio, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren


Step 2: Deliberation and Debate

Now, these six candidates will have a chance to make their case directly to WFP’s grassroots members.

WFP2020 Live Q&As with the Candidates

Each of the candidates invited to apply for the Working Families Party endorsement will have the opportunity to make their case directly to WFP supporters during an online Live Q&A. The Q&As will take place from August 13th - August 23rd.

View recordings of all completed #WFP2020 Live Q&As here.

RSVP for upcoming #WFP2020 Live Q&As here.

Sign up to host or attend a #WFP2020 Watch Party here.


Step 3: The Vote

After all the debating and deliberating is done, it’s time to make a decision. Our endorsement process will give equal weight to our grassroots membership and to our national leadership.

The Working Families Party National Committee — which includes representatives from WFP state chapters and local branches as well as national progressive and movement leaders — will comprise 50% of the total vote share.

Individual WFP members and grassroots supporters across the country will collectively make up the other 50% of the total vote share. The supporter vote will be held online over the course of several days. (We’ll schedule the vote after all the candidate interviews are complete.)

Ranked Choice

The endorsement vote will be conducted using ranked-choice voting.

Here’s how it will work: Everyone who votes will rank their candidate preferences from 1st to 6th. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the total vote on the first ballot, the bottom-ranked candidate will be eliminated and all votes re-allocated to each voter’s second choice. The process repeats until one candidate crosses the 50 percent threshold and wins.

Final Step: Endorse

Whoever wins will get a stamp of approval from one of the most effective progressive political organizations in the country. They’ll get the benefit of campaign muscle in key primary states, an army of passionate volunteers ready to oust Donald Trump and build an America that works for the many, not the few.

Once we make a decision together, WFP members can count on hearing from us about lots of ways to get involved.

Text WFP2020 to 738674 to join the Working Families Party and receive the latest updates on how you can get involved. And stay tuned for more details!


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