Campaign Code of Conduct

All candidates, paid staff, and contractors with a contract term longer than one
month will be required to acknowledge and agree to this code of conduct as a
condition of employment.
This code of conduct will be made visible to campaign volunteers. I, _________________________,
understand that the following values, policies, and practices govern all employees, volunteers,
contractors, vendors, and others working with the Friends of Trevor Smith campaign (the “Campaign”). I
hereby agree to abide by the following as a requirement of my paid involvement with the Campaign and
understand that failure to do so may result in my dismissal: I understand that the candidate in this
campaign, Trevor Smith, is an equal party to this code of conduct and is equally answerable to these
policies. The Campaign expects all employees, volunteers, contractors, vendors, and others to respect
the rights and opinions of others, and to refrain from behavior that impairs our mission, purpose, or
culture of empowerment in the workplace. The Campaign is deeply committed to maintaining a work
environment that is free from any kind of harassment, bullying, or discrimination. Conduct that is
discriminatory, harassing, or otherwise disempowering will not be tolerated. Such behavior includes, but
is not limited to:
● Behavior that causes or threatens to harm any person connected with the Campaign, physically or
emotionally, or causes reasonable apprehension of such harm or subjecting another to a substantial risk
of such harm;
● Physical or verbal threats against, extreme disrespect to, or intimidation of any person which results in
limiting her/his full participation in all aspects of the Campaign;
● Activity that constitutes discrimination because of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender
identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or marital or relationship status;
● Engaging in disorderly conduct such as fighting; threatening behavior; sexual, gender-based, or other
harassment; public disturbance; or drunk and disorderly conduct; and
● Other behavior inconsistent with the standard of conduct expected of the Campaign or its
commitment to providing an environment conducive to progress, empowerment, and political
The Campaign does not tolerate any form of sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct. Sexual
harassment may include sexual advances, sexual solicitation, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal
or physical conduct that is of a sexual nature. Sexual misconduct includes behavior that falls short of the
legal definition of sexual harassment, but nonetheless is unprofessional, inappropriate, and inconsistent
with our cultural values. The Campaign expects all employees and contractors to treat one another and
the public equitably, fairly, and with professionalism and respect at all times. The Campaign encourages
its employees or contractors to report behavior that is unprofessional, inappropriate, unfair, or
inequitable. Retaliation for reporting inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. The Campaign is
committed to ensuring that no employee experiences an adverse effect or consequence as the result of
speaking up. The Campaign is committed to creating a safe and violence-free work environment and will
not tolerate violence or threats of violence of any kind. The Campaign is an equal opportunity employer.
All employees and job applicants will be treated fairly and equitably, without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic
information, disability, or veteran status. The Campaign encourages its employees, contractors,
volunteers, and others to take action to make our community and workplace better. That means we all
need to do our part to create an environment that is more empowering, equitable, and enjoyable for all
who wish to be a part of our campaign. This includes reporting misconduct and/or identifying
inappropriate behavior as such when we observe it as bystanders. Any time I feel that the Campaign
could be doing better, I understand that the Campaign encourages me to speak up and share my
concerns with my supervisor or another trusted employee or advisor. The Campaign believes that
employees, volunteers, and others have an obligation to do their part to create a culture that is
supportive and free from intimidation or bias. If, for whatever reason, I do not wish to talk to my
supervisor about a concern, I understand that the following campaign advisors have agreed to be points
of contact and are committed to taking my concerns seriously and will work with me to respond to the
situation in accordance with my wishes. What I discuss with these individuals will remain confidential
until I choose otherwise. While not employed by the campaign, these advisors have also agreed to this
code of conduct:

1. Alexandra Wiley ([email protected])

The Campaign knows that it’s impossible to identify every possible scenario in one document. To
that end, we rely on each other’s judgment and willingness to act in order to ensure that we
maintain a workplace culture that is equitable and empowering. If I am not sure how this code
applies to a certain situation, I understand that I should seek clarification from my supervisor,
another trusted colleague, or one of the campaign advisor listed above.
Signature ________Trevor Smith_______________________
Print name________Trevor Smith _______________________