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.
Huge numbers of NYSUT members actively contribute to VOTE-COPE.
VOTE-COPE contributions come exclusively from NYSUT members across the state. The average contribution amount is $61 per year per member.
We are educators who are supporting pro-education, pro-worker, pro-student policies in our state.
VOTE-COPE is made up of 100% voluntary contributions. No NYSUT dues go to fund VOTE-COPE.
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.