UUP Vote Cope



What is Vote Cope?


Your statewide affiliate—New York State United Teachers—has a nonpartisan political fundraising arm called VOTE-COPE that coordinates the voluntary contributions of members and supports NYSUT-endorsed candidates and campaign committees that are pro-public education and pro-labor.

No union 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 nearly $8 million to VOTE-COPE. Ask your chapter president how to participate.


Why should I Give?


VOTE-COPE funds help protect our collective bargaining rights.

VOTE-COPE funds give members and students valuable opportunities to deliver UUP's message to legislators by attending advocacy days, in-district meetings/events, and fundraisers.

VOTE-COPE supports candidates who fight to protect public
higher education—our University, our students, our patients, our jobs, and our retirement benefits—regardless of party affiliation.

VOTE-COPE funds give us a voice against the formidable forces pushing to privatize our work and our campus resources.

VOTE-COPE funds allow us to challenge misperceptions and promote solutions to the real problems our campuses face.



How can I contribute?



  • VOTE-COPE pledge card CLICK HERE

  • Retirees materials CLICK HERE


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