Questionnaires are due by 11:59pm on Friday June 14 for local candidates whose filing deadline has passed. There will be another opportunity later in the summer for candidates whose filing deadline is in July. Questionnaire link.
HVALF’s Process for Endorsements
HVALF sends email invitations to candidates in elections in which HVALF has taken an interest
Candidates may be considered if they fill out the HVALF’s on-line questionnaire, the link is included in the invitation email; no-one who does not fill out the questionnaire will be recommended or endorsed
Everyone who fills out an HVALF questionnaire is invited to meet with the HVALF’s Committee on Political Education (COPE) for a short (15 minutes) interview
The COPE discusses information gathered from the questionnaire, the interview and other sources, and makes recommendations to the full HVALF delegate body at its next monthly meeting
The delegate body discusses the COPE’s recommendations and votes on each.
In the case of federal and state candidates, delegate body votes take the form of recommendations to the MI AFL-CIO, which makes endorsements; in the case of local (i.e., city, township, and county) candidates, the HVALF make the endorsements.