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TAKE A STAND AND JOIN COPE – the Committee On Political Education!

Your COPE contribution helps to elect candidates for national office who will support legislation, funding and policies that support union priorities:

  • Quality public services at the federal, state and local levels;
  • Fair labor and wage laws, healthy and safe workplaces, Social Security, Medicare and pension protections and;
  • Affordable, quality public education and healthcare, a clean environment and other issues important to PEF members and their families.

How are COPE contributions spent?
Voluntary COPE contributions are used to support candidates PEF has endorsed for federal office. (Federal law limits labor unions to using only COPE funds to support candidates for federal office.)

Endorsements are debated and made by the PEF Executive Board with the advice and recommendations of its statewide and regional political action committees. PEF members serve on these political action committees that interview candidates and review their voting records and positions on issues important to PEF members and working families.