Our Revolution Medford Announces Endorsement Process for 2023 Medford Municipal Elections

Our Revolution Medford endorsement requests for the November 2023 municipal elections will open on May 25, 2023 and close July 1, 2023. Endorsement is decided by OR Medford membership, and members can decide based largely on candidate commitment to the 2023 Medford People’s Platform, candidate interviews, and a candidate forum. The platform has been published as of May 1st via multiple communication outlets, complete with a sign-on form.

Who is eligible for an Our Revolution Medford Endorsement?

Candidates for school committee and city council in Medford must sign on to both the 2023 Medford People’s Platform and 2023 Candidate Agreement by July 1, 2023 to be considered for endorsement. OR Medford membership will vote to endorse candidates whose campaign goals align with our platform, which was democratically and collaboratively developed by the OR membership and a coalition of Medford residents and organizations. 

Announced and unannounced candidates for offices in the November 2023 municipal elections are eligible to seek an OR Medford endorsement between May 25 and July 1, 2023.

Interviews of applications will take place between June 1 and July 7, 2023. A candidate forum will take place the second week of July 2023, membership vote for endorsement will take place at the end of July for an endorsement announcement in early August 2023! 

If I agree with part of the finalized platform but not the whole thing, am I eligible for an endorsement?


Where can I learn more about the endorsement process?

To join the endorsements committee, inquire about the process, or to seek an endorsement from Our Revolution Medford, please email ormedford-endorsements@googlegroups.com with your interest.

What does an Our Revolution Medford endorsement mean?

Our Revolution Medford will support all candidates it endorses through online announcements of support and communications encouraging our members and the public to vote for our endorsed candidates. In addition, the Medford People’s Platform coalition led by OR Medford organizers will assist in the following activities in support of endorsed candidates:

  • Organizing issue-based or candidate-focused events
  • Recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers for canvassing (door-to-door communications), textbanking, and phonebanking
  • Leading slate-inclusive canvassing, textbanking, and phonebanking events

OR Medford membership includes experienced organizers who have managed successful state-level candidate and ballot question campaigns and spent thousands of collective hours knocking doors, phonebanking, and event planning for candidates and issues important to us.

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your endorsement requests!

Our Revolution Medford Endorsements Committee