CWA-COPE is the political action committee for the working men and women of CWA, their families and retirees. CWA-COPE informs and mobilizes union families to encourage their participation in the political process. Through their political action committee, CWA men and women express their voice in politics and policy issues that affect their lives.
Funded by the voluntary contributions of CWA members, their family members and retirees, CWA-COPE provides financial contributions to worker-friendly candidates. CWA can only use voluntary dollars to contribute to an endorsed candidate for federal office. No union dues money of any kind can be given to a political candidate for federal office or national political party.
CWA-COPE also provides information to union families about the candidates and their positions on the issues affecting their lives. Decent health care, overtime pay, safe working conditions, family-friendly workplaces, retirement security, freedom to organize are among the concerns influenced by the political process. CWA-COPE endorses candidates regardless of political party who supports working families.
Working families can never match the contributions of Corporate America or the wealthy. Together we can combine our financial and voluntary resources to make a real difference in hundreds of key elections at the federal, state and local level. CWA-COPE offers workers the power to gain the attention of lawmakers to their agenda.
In a representative democracy, many voices speaking together are louder than a single voice talking alone. Just as union representation gives workers a voice on the job to improve their lives, CWA-COPE is the workers voice in politics to improve their communities and nation. CWA-COPE makes politics work for working families.
Our Local needs for the membership to consider contributing to the Committee on Political Education. That is what COPE stands for, the education of the membership on the political issues.
The National is asking that all CWA members give $1 a week, that is only $52 a year. That is the cost of a soda, that shouldn't hurt to much!
This is extremely important to all of us. We may not always agree on the politics that take place, but one thing we can all agree on is that we have to continually fight to keep the right of American Workers high on everyone's list!
For additional information from the National, go to their web site at:
If anyone would like to help with this please call the hall!
There are many political concerns affecting CWA Members, both active and retired! While a lot of us may not be that active in politics, we can probably all agree that we need to voice our concerns when our financial lively hood is in jeopardy of being taken away. Increasingly, some Politicians are at work to favor some Cooperate giants that want to shirk their responsibilities to their retired employees who helped to build their companies to what they are now. Be informed, write your representatives and voice your objections!
Another way to voice your views is to vote! Are you a Florida registered voter? If you are not and want to register, you can go to this web site: