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Letter to Future Candidates

Greetings Candidate!

Johnson County Democratic Women thank you for your service and willingness to run for public office. We appreciate you as you face a challenging but important race.

We champion your campaign! Our primary mission is to elect as many Johnson County Democratic Candidates as possible. Our members are passionate and engaged political activists who donate personal time, money, resources, and talent to help candidates win their races. We are energized and want to volunteer for your campaigns.

We welcome and encourage you to attend our North and South caucus meetings and events to give stump speeches, request donations and recruit volunteers.

As independent PACs, North and South JCDW each hold fundraisers throughout the year to obtain funds to donate to candidates like you. We are always happy to see candidates at our fundraisers! We know these fundraisers cut into a candidate’s canvass and call times. We very much appreciate the time you take to attend.

Candidate General Election Criteria from JCDW Candidate Endorsement Policy, all candidates:

  • Must be a registered Democrat

  • Must be a JCDW member as women or an associate member as men, and membership must be purchased within 2 weeks of the time the candidate registers for office (June 15).  Annual memberships are $40.

  • Memberships can be purchased on our website: https://jcdwks.org/join/

  • Must be vetted/approved by Chairman and/or Executive Director of the JCDP.

  • Must have an organized campaign, canvassed, recruited volunteers, and raised $2,500 reflected on the Ethics Commission site from the July 31st Report.

  • Must agree to be listed as an endorsed candidate on our website and other social media.

  • Must have attended at least 3 North and/or South JCDW events or meetings and have given a stump speech to JCDW members.

Preference is given to women candidates but men who support our positions on women’s issues will also be considered. Amount of contribution is dependent on the election cycle with a separate budget for both North and South JCDW Caucuses. Recommendations for JCDW endorsement and/or contribution amount will be made by separate committees appointed by the presidents, then approved by each JCDW Board. If more than one qualified Democrat is running for the same nonpartisan office; each North and South JCDW Executive Board will determine endorsement and/or contribution.

Candidate endorsements and/or contributions will be determined after the primary. As a Women’s advocacy organization, we endorse and support candidates that elevate and advance women’s issues.

Candidates and campaigns, please keep discussions and opinions, especially on social media, respectful and civil to be considered for and to retain JCDW endorsements.

Sincerely,

Becca Peck, President, South Johnson County Democratic Women          913-634-0506

Anne Pritchett, President, North Johnson County Democratic Women    913-940-4414