PALAD issues endorsements in local, municipal, statewide, and national elections. Consequently, PALAD takes positions on statewide and local ballot measures and may also endorse in nonpartisan elections such as judicial office elections.


Per our Bylaws last amended on January 23, 2020 in Article VIII, Section 3C, PALAD may not endorse candidates in contradiction to those endorsed by the State or County Democratic Party. The Endorsements Committee shall be composed of members of the Board.  


Only candidates endorsed by PALAD may be eligible to receive campaign contributions from PALAD. If you have any questions, please email Bianca Nepales Gervacio, Vice President of Programs, at pilipino.american.dems.la@gmail.com.


Requirements to Apply:

  1. Must be registered with the Democratic Party.

  2. Download, complete, and submit the Candidate Endorsement Application to pilipino.american.dems.la@gmail.com. Please submit as a Word or PDF document. 

  3. Pay a $50 application fee OR register to become a PALAD member.

  4. Attend and speak at PALAD Endorsements Meeting (TBD late July 2020).


Upon completion of the application, PALAD will confirm receipt and your application will be reviewed by the Endorsements Committee. .The Endorsements Committee will deliberate and finalize the official endorsements from PALAD and announce publicly on the website at www.palad.org 


Timeline and Deadlines: 

  • Application Period: Wednesday, July 8 - Wednesday, July 22, 2020

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by 5:00pm PST

  • Review Begins by Endorsements Committee: July 22, 2020

  • Endorsements Meeting: TBD late July 2020

  • Endorsement Announcement: TBD late July 2020


For reference, here are the current endorsements: 


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