In the weeks and months leading up to elections you often see numerous groups and organizations rolling out a list of endorsements. Some organizations endorse a candidate in nearly every race. Other groups, like BATC’s Housing First PAC, endorse a handful of candidates that are identified as “Housing Champions.” These candidates represent an opportunity for growth in the housing caucus; which is made up of leaders who are committed to our goal of building safe, smart and durable homes at a price that families can afford.
With this, you may ask “What’s the value of an endorsement?”
When it comes to the BATC Housing First endorsement, candidates have seen great value. From sharing the endorsement via numerous social medias, to listing the endorsement in a prime position on their website, to including the endorsement on campaign literature, the 16 candidates endorsed by the Housing First PAC wear the endorsement as a badge of honor. Matt Little, a candidate for State Senate, even identified the endorsement as a bellwether for his campaign.
The Housing First endorsements have proven to be a highly-sought after label and a significant piece of a modern advocacy program.
As Housing First Minnesota's Director of Legislative and Political Affairs, Mark Foster, is your contact for grassroots political, policy, and legislative activity. Follow Mark on Twitter @robmarkfoster