The 2014 election cycle will mark the first time the Keystone Progress Political Action Committee will endorse candidates for political office, PAC leaders announced Wednesday.
"Our board of directors has recognized that we can have an impact beyond our usual issue-based work by getting actively involved in electing progressive candidates," said Michael Morrill, of West Reading, who serves as the executive director of Keystone Progress. "We can’t win on our most important issues if we keep electing people who don’t share our values."
KPPAC has posted a questionnaire for candidates seeking its endorsement on its website. The survey asks candidates for their views on a number of issues, including the economy, education, energy and the environment.
The endorsements will be announced on a rolling basis, Morrill said, with the first likely to be announced during the Pennsylvania Progressive Summit in Harrisburg on Feb. 28 and March 1.
Keystone Progress members will then be encouraged to support the PAC's endorsed candidates through voting, campaign volunteering and contributing money.