Endorsement Applications

If you are a campaign seeking DSA’s National Endorsement, DO NOT use this form, as only chapters can apply for a National endorsement. You first need to be endorsed by your local chapter, then they can apply for your campaign. Campaigns that apply without a chapter that has endorsed them will not be considered, but will instead be pointed to their nearest local chapter to apply for their endorsement.

Chapters can apply for a National endorsement or re-endorsement (for reelections) for their candidate or ballot initiative by filling out this form.

The recommended deadline to request a national endorsement is 10 weeks before the date of the election in which the candidate is running. So if the primary is competitive, please try your best to apply 10 weeks before the primary, though the NEC will consider later applications. Just know that the sooner you apply, the sooner the campaign can be endorsed.

After a chapter fills out a request for a national endorsement, their point person will be contacted by the NEC for a one-on-one and then sent additional forms for their campaign & chapter to fill out, including a questionnaire & dossier. Chapters applying to re-endorse a previously endorsed campaign in their re-election will have a shortened application.

Click here to see current & recent national DSA endorsements.