Activity that would likely constitute coordination
Strategizing with a candidate, campaign, or political party about the upcoming election in any way.
Sharing nonpublic strategic info with a candidate or someone on their campaign about your group’s electoral activity.
Receiving nonpublic strategic info about a campaign or political party’s efforts in a given election.
Sponsoring a campaign event (e.g., a fundraiser) with a candidate or political party. (Note: sponsoring a public event that a candidate merely attends may be fine, so long as the event is not developed in coordination with the candidate or at the campaign’s request.)
Sharing resources with a candidate, campaign, or political party, including money, data, vendors, or public outreach tools.
Activities that likely would not constitute coordination
Volunteering with a campaign or political party on an individual basis, provided that the individual is not being exposed to nonpublic strategic info. For instance, just showing up to a campaign canvass or phone bank as an individual volunteer is likely OK.
Asking a candidate or political party their stance on a given issue, including: asking a candidate to fill out an issue-based questionnaire; hosting a nonpartisan candidate debate featuring all of the candidates for a given office, regardless of party affiliation; or hosting a candidate forum featuring only select candidates that is focused solely on the issues.
Contacting a candidate or incumbent’s staff to figure out the logistics of a candidate or incumbent appearance at an event.
Educating a candidate on an issue your group is excited about, so long as you do not delve into electoral strategy.
Endorsing a candidate, provided that you do not coordinate the announcement of the endorsement or your group’s subsequent electoral activity with the campaign.
Using publicly-available info — such as info pulled from the campaign’s website, social media, or news reports — in materials that your group has developed to support the candidate independently of any campaign or political party.