Our endorsement process
Our goal is to ensure that the country’s political economy is structured to meet the needs of regular Americans, not just millionaires. To that end, we endorse candidates who will champion the “first principles” of a fair tax system, a livable minimum wage, and equal political representation in their campaigns, and who will support legislation that translates these principles into laws if elected.
We are now accepting applications for our Congressional endorsements for the 2020 cycle. We will endorse candidates in the general election for both the House and Senate.
How to apply for our endorsement
Step 1: Complete our 2020 Federal Candidate Questionnaire – apply now!
Candidates for U.S. House and Senate in 2020 are welcome to apply! The questionnaire may be submitted only through our online form. Questionnaire responses are confidential and will only be seen by Patriotic Millionaires members and staff. If you would like to preview the list of questions before filling out the questionnaire, you can print a full copy here.
Step 2: Evaluation by Patriotic Millionaires members
The Candidate Selection Committee – a broad group of Patriotic Millionaires – will evaluate the questionnaires, conduct phone and in person interviews with the candidates, and then internally determine our list of endorsees.
Step 3: Endorsement announcement
We will formally announce our candidate slate in staggered intervals and support candidates via messaging and policy guidance.
As we are a 501(c)(4), our support to candidates comes through public amplification and training on our issues. In the 2018 cycle, we created Patriotic Millionaires University, to educate candidates on how to run on the tax bill. For the 2020 cycle, we will be expanding this site to include minimum wage and democracy reform. As we are not a PAC, we do not provide funding, nor do we guarantee funding from our members; however, we do alert the Patriotic Millionaires members to the great campaign work of our candidates and provide their ActBlue pages.