What is VOTE/COPE? * VOTE/COPE is a nonpartisan political action committee formed by NYSUT to work in Washington and Albany on behalf of its members' interests. it is funded entirely by voluntary donations. NO dues money is spent on any political activities.
* VOTE/COPE funds are used to endorse political candidates regardless of party affiliation. Their positions on issues directly related to education, labor, and health care issues are the major determining factor.
* VOTE/COPE also rebates a portion of its collections to local unions so that they may use it in school board elections.
* we encourage all members to contribute to VOTE/COPE through payroll deduction, but individual contributions are also welcomed.