Action Alert

2016 Election Checklist: A Questionnaire for Voters

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2016 Election Checklist: A Questionnaire for Voters

We come to you this month with a different format for our Action Alert in preparation for this year’s elections. We have created a 2016 Candidate Checklist: A Questionnaire for Candidates Seeking Election for you to use while following this year’s election. We hope you will use the checklist as a tool to assess whether a candidate’s positions reflect your values.

Take Action

The checklist can be used by taking the following suggested actions. (Please keep in mind that all candidates should be asked to explain his or her support or opposition to an issue.)

Use the checklist to:

  • Organize a candidate forum and directly pose questions to candidates
  • Monitor community or nationally televised debates and note candidates’ responses
  • Attend a town hall meeting and ask questions from the checklist
  • Distribute copies of the checklist to your district and local counterparts for use as bulletin and table handouts or for use in legislative event packets
  • Assess the election outcome. Convene a discussion group to determine how the winning candidate's views compared with issues you or your conference support.
  • Convene a community dialogue around one of the categories on the checklist. Reach a consensus on your point of view; schedule a meeting with your elected official to discuss the outcome of your dialogue

Posted or updated: 11/4/2016 11:00:00 PM
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