To earn APANO AF’s endorsement, candidates are asked to complete two steps:
- Answering a 10-question questionnaire covering issues and concepts that APANO AF work frequently encounters
- Participating in an in-person interview with an Endorsement Committee made up of APANO AF staff, board, and members
Candidate’s policy vision and platform, questionnaire responses, interview and interaction with APANO AF members & staff, understanding of APANO AF’s mission, and voting record (or professional record if not they have not held elected office) are considerations in our endorsement. Endorsement Committees will recommend a candidate(s) to the APANO AF c4 Board, who will ultimately decide APANO AF candidate endorsements by majority-vote.
The evaluation is a holistic process. However, APANO AF’s evaluation strongly emphasizes the following 5 key points of focus, in no particular order: Equity Analysis, Gender/LGBTQ Analysis, Candidate Voting/Professional Track Record, Knowledge of and Commitment to Oregon’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities, and Equity in Political Representation