SNAP’s endorsements are based on a number of factors. We ask candidates to submit a questionnaire describing their positions on a variety of crucial progressive issues and their priorities in Congress. We strive to find candidates who will be progressive leaders in Congress. We are sensitive to the diverse issue positions and values of communities around the country, and look holistically at candidates’ issue positions and values in the context of their constituencies. SNAP believes in the power of grassroots community organizing, and thus we also consider campaigns’ focus on their field programs. To this end, we endorse in competitive elections where our fellows can make a difference.