November 2022 Endorsements
To be updated!
- Culver City Council
- Culver City School Board
- Santa Monica City Council
- West Hollywood City Council
If you are a candidate in our district seeking an endorsement, please fill out this form or email our political director.
All candidates seeking WYD endorsement must:
- Sign a statement affirming that Black Lives Matter.
- Commit to facilitating a public community roundtable between law enforcement leadership and local community-based and identity-based organizations in their city or district within 6 months of assuming their new term.
- Not accept any donations from police unions.
- Support legislation that mandates that all law enforcement entities be subject to a Civilian Oversight Commission, with subpoena power, that will issue regular findings and reports of police-involved shootings and incidents.
- For candidates that will have direct oversight of police contracts: upon taking office, call for an independent, third-party review of their department's “use of force” techniques and policies. The results of the finding must be made available to the public.
The E-Board will review candidate questionnaires and make recommendations for the individual races. The recommendation will either be for a candidate or "no consensus."
If the E-Board reaches "no consensus" in an endorsement recommendation, campaigns eligible for the endorsement may have up to three speakers address our club for one minute and thirty seconds each, or four minutes and thirty seconds total per campaign. The speakers will alternate (one speaker for candidate A, one speaker for candidate B, one speaker for candidate C and so forth). After the speakers, a vote will take place and only eligible voting members will be able to vote. The vote will take place through a zoom poll. In order to vote in a zoom poll, you must join the meeting through a computer or the mobile app, you may not call into the meeting. A campaign must receive 60%+ of votes to be endorsed. If no campaign receives 60% of the votes on the first round and there are more than two campaigns seeking our endorsement in the race, there will be a runoff between the top two campaigns. If, after the runoff, no campaign receives 60%+ of the votes, the recommendation will be "no consensus."
If a candidate is recommended by the E-Board, the recommendation goes to the consent calendar. 15%+ of the voting members present must raise their virtual hands to pull the recommended candidate off the consent calendar. If under 15% of the voting membership present raises their virtual hands to pull the recommendation, the recommendation becomes an official endorsement. If a recommendation is pulled, the same process as "no consensus" is followed.
After endorsements are confirmed, endorsed campaigns will have the opportunity to address the club.
If you have questions about the endorsement process and/or meeting, please email email@example.com.