2022 Endorsement Process

The Twin Cities DSA Electoral Committee is beginning our 2022 endorsement process for the 2022 election cycle. If you are interested in receiving Twin Cities DSA’s endorsement, please fill out this interest form found here.

To maximize our impact on the State Legislature races this year, we have already created a timeline for candidates interested in receiving our endorsement. This timeline will allow us to make endorsements before the 2022 DFL Caucuses on February 1st.

If you are running for another office separate from the State Legislature, make sure to fill out the interest form, and we will contact you about further steps for the endorsement process.

Update: Due to the recent retirement in MN State House District 63A, candidates running for MN 63A now have until January 13th, two days before our State Legislature endorsement meeting, to apply for endorsement if interested.

State Legislature Candidates Seeking Endorsement

Office Being SoughtNameCompleted QuestionnaireQ&A Recording
Minnesota State Senate District 62Omar FatehQuestionnaireQ&A Segment
Minnesota State Senate District 63Zaynab MohamedQuestionnaireQ&A Segment
Minnesota State Senate District 65Sheigh FreebergQuestionnaireQ&A Segment
Minnesota State House District 63AFabian BeanQuestionnaireQ&A Segment

State Legislature Endorsements Timeline

Candidate submits interest form before deadline12/6/21 – 12/31/21
Steering Committee confirms candidates1/5/22
Candidate submits questionnaire (PDF) before deadline1/7/22
State Legislature endorsement meeting1/15/22
Voting period for State Legislature candidates1/15/22 – 1/22/22

Why Seek Endorsement?

Twin Cities DSA will ask hundreds of members to organize canvasses, phone banks, text banking, and more to help our endorsed candidates win their race! If you are endorsed, we will run an Independent Expenditure campaign for your election, raising and spending our own money to get you elected. We will work tirelessly to get you into office.

Our endorsements are meant to be more than a recommendation to our members to vote for a particular candidate. Instead, they are a commitment to fight to get that candidate elected and enact change, while helping to build the broader movement for socialism. Once you’re in office, we will engage with you and continue to push the policies and projects that helped propel you to victory!

Also Good to Know

If not endorsed: If it should happen that you don’t get endorsed, this will not prevent TCDSA members from working for your campaign, as long as nothing either you or they do would give the impression that TCDSA has endorsed you.

Building support for consideration with chapter members: As soon as your questionnaire is submitted, you can post on your own social media, ask in person, or ask other members to advocate for you in their networks! If you are also a member, you can ask your comrades on Slack, or other open channels, to support Twin Cities DSA considering your candidacy for endorsement.

More information will be here in the future.

Have questions? Please email electoral@twincitiesdsa.org.

Solidarity Forever!