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.

Login to MyNYSUT to learn more about VOTE-COPE and to contribute online.

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VOTE-COPE coordinator:

Jen Drake