Tomorrow is the Annual R-UTN Picnic. Please don’t forget to bring your VOTE–COPE donation check, made out to VOTECOPE. The support of the NYSUT membership is vitally important during this election year. Please continue reading if you are not familiar with Vote–Cope and the vital function it performs.
About VOTE-COPE, as presented on the NYSUT website.
Your statewide union has a political fund-raising arm called VOTECOPE. VOTE-COPE is NYSUT’s non-partisan action fund that coordinates the voluntary contributions of members and supports NYSUT-endorsed candidates and campaign committees that are pro-public-education and pro-labor.
No NYSUT dues dollars are used to support candidates or campaign committees.
NYSUT sends rebates to local unions based on a percentage (up to 40 percent) of the contributions VOTE-COPE receives from that local union’s members. Those rebates can be used in local activities such as school board races and for passage of school budgets.
Last year, your colleagues contributed over $9 million to VOTE-COPE. You can ask your local president how to participate.
The above information is a post from the NYSUT website.