PCUN’s Electoral and Political Action Program, Accion Politica PCUNista (APP), is dedicated to building Latinx political power through issue-based campaigns, candidate campaigns, voter engagement, and mobilization. We run winning Latinx field strategies for candidates and ballot measures that support the growth of Latinx working families. We believe that power can be built through the ballot. Our voice can change elections and the face of Oregon.
An endorsement at PCUN is an official statement of support for a candidate running for office or a ballot measure. Our members endorse candidates and measures aligned with our values and mission. Our process opens in January 2024-March 2024. Interested in our endorsement? See the info below to apply.
Step 1: Complete our intake form
Step 2: Complete the PCUN questionnaire! After you complete the intake form, our team will email you our questionnaire. The questionnaire is due on February 12, 2024
Note: For the upcoming May 2024 election, endorsement questionnaires will be available in January 2024
Step 3: The PCUN team will invite you to an interview scheduled for the last week of February 2024, where our members, made up of farm workers, Latinx families, and PCUN staff, will conduct a series of questions that align with the issues most important to our members. The Endorsement Committee will recommend a candidate(s) to the PCUN C4 Board, who will ultimately decide PCUN’s candidate endorsements by majority vote.
Step 4: Our board votes on an endorsement decision, and we will notify the candidate and their campaign of the decision by March 2024
We fight for policy that reflects our values around social, racial, economic, environmental, gender, criminal, worker, and immigrant justice. We believe change happens when we pass policy that addresses the root causes of oppression.
We believe in the power of the people. We want to live in a healthy democracy where people participate in elections. Traditional campaign models leave Latinxs behind and clash with movement building. Better elections mean changing the way we do campaigns. Our field programs are bi-lingual and bi-cultural. We engage and mobilize Latinx working families. Many of them voted for the first time.