TWU’S PAC: COPE
Working people know there is a critical link between the bargaining table and the ballot box: any organizing victory or progress made on the shop floor means nothing if local, state, or federal legislators pass laws that threaten our rights to unionize. Economic policies that favor corporate CEOs can turn the economy wildly out of balance, and unions remain one of the last lines of defense in protecting the middle class.
TWU COPE (Committee on Political Education) is how we fight back. The COPE fund supports candidates who are supportive of TWU members at all levels of government, regardless of party affiliation. If a candidate by action or intention indicates he or she wants to provide a better life for all transportation industry workers and their families, COPE will help that candidate get into office to do just that.
COPE does not and cannot use member dues for political activity.
What COPE Does:
- COPE distributes thousands of congressional voting records and helps educate union members on the issues so they can be informed, voters.
- COPE endorses candidates based on their record and/or their program, not based on their party affiliation.
- COPE urges every union member and voting-age member of his or her family to vote!
What COPE Does Not Do:
- COPE does not tell anybody how to vote.
- COPE does not force union members to contribute to the fund.
- COPE does not use dues money in the form of contributions to political candidates.
- COPE does not force members to participate in its programs within their local or their community.
Donate to COPE today to make sure your voice is heard in Washington. For more information, contact Andrew Rangolan, COPE & Political Field Representative or visit the official TWU COPE page by clicking here.
We at TWU Local 568 have recently created a committee on political education, and we are working with COPE to make our committee and Local as strong and active as possible on a political level.
*The amount we contribute to a federal candidate is mandated and strictly enforced by the Federal Election Commission.