Why Give to VOTE-COPE?

Because VOTE-COPE is one of the best investments you can make in yourself, your family, your profession, your colleagues, your school and public education.

VOTE-COPE is NYSUT members fighting for the things that matter to us.

194,000 + NYSUT Members

Huge numbers of NYSUT members actively contribute to VOTE-COPE.

No Shady Billionaire Donors

VOTE-COPE contributions come exclusively from NYSUT members across the state. The average contribution amount is $61 per year per member. 

No Hidden Agenda

We are educators who are supporting pro-education, pro-worker, pro-student policies in our state.

No Dues Dollars Used

VOTE-COPE is made up of 100% voluntary contributions. No NYSUT dues go to fund VOTE-COPE.

NYSUT members from every background and every part of the state give to VOTE-COPE. 

VOTE-COPE is the statewide union’s voluntary, non-partisan advocacy fund. NYSUT member contributions help us advocate for our members' rights and for strong, safe public schools across the state. No member dues dollars are used to support political candidates.

VOTE-COPE is NYSUT’s Political Action Committee. VOTE-COPE funds are used in federal, state and local elections. Contributing to VOTE-COPE is voluntary, and NYSUT members and their immediate family members may refuse to contribute to VOTE-COPE without reprisal. Contributing to VOTE-COPE is not a condition of membership in any labor organization. Contributions to VOTE-COPE will be screened, and any unauthorized contributions will be returned. Contributions to VOTE-COPE are not deductible as charitable
contributions for federal income tax purposes.