H-CAN's Non-Partisan status
H-CAN is non-partisan but progressive. H-CAN as a group does not support or endorse any candidate or political party. As a progressive organization, our Facebook page may be a thoughtful format to discuss politicians and candidates, with the intent of determining whether or not their actions (votes, answers to questions, public statements, etc.) follow progressive agendas on particular issues. It is recognized and hoped by H-CAN that all politicians, regardless of party, have the opportunity to be progressive allies on some, if not all, issues. There should be no blanket statements about candidates or parties on our Facebook page. We do not wish to isolate politicians or candidates merely because of their party.
Guidelines for Elected Officials to Prevent Potential Conflict of Interests
Elected officials are welcome to be members of H-CAN. They may join the Facebook page, receive newsletters, and attend public events
Elected officials must disclose their status as an elected official directly to a member of H-CAN leadership when joining the group
Elected officials may join Action Groups, but participation may be limited at the discretion of Action Group leaders
Elected officials may request meetings with Action Groups leaders or members
Elected officials with a daily operational role may not hold a leadership role in H-CAN
Elected officials affiliation with H-CAN is not an endorsement by the group
Elected officials can add agenda items to Action Group meetings with the prior approval of the Action Group leader
These guidelines also apply to candidates for an elected office with a daily operational role
Guideline about H-CAN Activity
H-CAN promotes social justice, peaceful protests, in-person and written lobbying, and social activities to promote our progressive values. H-CAN does not participate in or condone any illegal activity.