Endorsement Process

Humane Voters Oregon endorses candidates who we believe will support policies that promote animal welfare and oppose policies that diminish animal welfare. We make endorsements in state and local elections in Oregon.

Any candidate running for any state or local office may request an endorsement from us. Please contact us here and explain why you believe we should endorse your campaign.

After we review your request for endorsement, we may ask to interview you by phone or in person. Communications in our endorsement process, including your request for endorsement, will be kept confidential so you may speak freely. In determining whether to endorse your candidacy, we will consider your record on animal welfare issues and your level of commitment to promoting humane treatment of animals in the future. We also will consider other factors, including other candidates in the race, their level of support for animal welfare, and the likelihood that you will be elected.

If we endorse your candidacy, we may also be able to provide volunteer assistance, and our Political Action Committee (Humane Voters Oregon PAC) may support your campaign financially. Our decisions in that regard will take into account factors including the degree of your support for animal welfare, the likelihood you will be elected, and your need for financial support.

Thank you for your interest in our endorsement and support!