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Legislative Office Responsibilities

Role of the Legislative Office:

Identify legislation/budget initiatives that will advance or endanger PEF members’ working conditions and other interests and working to stop or get approval of such legislation/budget initiatives.

Work with legislative leaders, legislators and their staffs to introduce and advance legislation identified as a priority in PEF’s State & Federal legislative agendas.
Coordinate PEF’s lobbying efforts at the federal, state, and local levels.
PEF Endorsement Process

Regional PACs interview and endorse candidates. Slates sent to SWPAC. Once approved, slate submitted to Executive Board, which includes PEF leadership, for review and final approval. PEF-endorsed candidates had a proven record of supporting PEF’s legislative and budget priorities.

Campaign Contributions – State and Federal

PEF’s contributions to state and local candidates come from members’ dues. These funds are held in its political action fund. New York State (NYS) Election Law sets the parameters for these contributions. Additionally, PEF has developed statewide PAC guidelines for the use of these monies.

PEF’s federal campaign funds come from voluntary member contributions to its Committee on Political Education (COPE) Fund. PEF works in concert with its two international unions – American Federation of Teachers and Service Employees International Union – on federal elections and campaign funding and activities.

Legislative Staff:

Gregory Amorosi – Director

Scott Lorey – Political Organizer/Lobbyist-State

Indira Bokobza – Lobbyist-Federal/Political Organizer

Danielle Little-Thomson – Legislative Assistant

PEF Political Endorsements

Legislative Priorities

Working closely with the PEF Legislative Department, the Statewide PAC organizes and coordinates political activity on a statewide basis. Each Regional PAC Chair coordinates political activities and programs between the Statewide PAC and the Regional PAC.

Each year, the SWPAC receives membership input for our Legislative Agenda. With technical assistance from our Legislative staff, the SWPAC puts together a draft of our legislative priorities which is reviewed and approved by our Executive Board and then voted on by the 1,000 convention delegates. Our agenda is then communicated to all state legislators and promoted throughout the legislative session.

2016-17 Budget Highlights

Consultant Services Report 2016-17

Workforce Impact Summary Report 2016-17

2018 State Legislative Agenda

2018 Federal Legislative Agenda

Political Action Committee

Adreina Adams – Vice President, SWPAC Chair
NYS-PEF
1168-70 Troy-Schenectady Road
Albany NY  12212-2414
W: 800-342-4306 / Fax: 518-783-1117 / gro.f1519274549ep@sm1519274549adAA1519274549


Region 1 Chairs(Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Niagara, Wyoming)

    Rocco Brindisi

    800-462-1462×105 / gro.f1519274549ep@is1519274549idnir1519274549BR1519274549

    William Nolan

    800-462-1462 / gro.f1519274549ep@na1519274549loNW1519274549


Region 2 Chair(Alleghany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates)

    Andrew Puleo

    800-724-5001 / gro.f1519274549ep@oe1519274549luPA1519274549


Region 3 Chairs(Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne)

    Colleen Williams

    800-724-5003 / gro.f1519274549ep@sm1519274549ailli1519274549WC1519274549

    Randi DiAntonio

    800-724-5003 / gro.f1519274549ep@oi1519274549notnA1519274549iDR1519274549


Region 4 Chairs(Cayuga, Cortland, Jefferson, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca)

    Charles McRorie

    800-724-5004 / gro.f1519274549ep@ei1519274549roRcM1519274549C1519274549

    Kenneth Brynien

    800-724-5004 / moc.o1519274549ohay@1519274549htenn1519274549eKnei1519274549nyrB1519274549


Region 5 Chairs(Broome, Chenango, Delaware Otsego, Tioga, Tompkins)

    David Dubofsky

    800-724-4998 / gro.f1519274549ep@yk1519274549sfobu1519274549DD1519274549

    Scott Staub

    800-724-4998 / moc.r1519274549r.ynt1519274549s@1eo1519274549jeitt1519274549ocs1519274549


Region 6 Chairs(Hamilton, Herkimer, Fulton, Madison, Montgomery, Lewis, Oneida)

    Jeanette St. Mary

    800-724-5005 / gro.f1519274549ep@yr1519274549aMtSJ1519274549

    Sametta Shaw Lipiec

    800-724-5005 / moc.l1519274549iamg@1519274549wahSa1519274549ttema1519274549S1519274549


Region 7 Chairs(Clinton, Essex, Franklin, St. Lawrence)

    Ed Snow

    888-498-8532 / gro.f1519274549ep@wo1519274549nSE1519274549

    Ginny Davey

    888-498-8532 / moc.l1519274549iamg@1519274549yevaD1519274549ainig1519274549riV1519274549


Region 8 Chairs(Albany, Columbia, Greene, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Rensselaer, Warren, Washington)

    Mike Blue

    518-785-1900 / gro.f1519274549ep@eu1519274549lBM1519274549

    Tom Comanzo

    518-785-1900 / gro.f1519274549ep@oz1519274549namoC1519274549T1519274549


Region 9 Chairs(Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester)

    Vivian Street

    800-548-4870 / gro.f1519274549ep@te1519274549ertSV1519274549

    Daniel McCormack

    800-548-4870 / moc.o1519274549ohay@1519274549022ro1519274549tagit1519274549sevnI1519274549rS1519274549


Region 10(Manhattan, Bronx)

    Sheik Nabijohn

    800-522-8700/ gro.f1519274549ep@nh1519274549ojiba1519274549NS1519274549

    Brian Purnell

    800-522-8700 / gro.f1519274549ep@ll1519274549enruP1519274549B1519274549


Region 11 Chairs(Kings, Queens, Richmond)

    Charles Roland

    866-897-9775 / gro.f1519274549ep@dn1519274549aloRC1519274549

    Bernadette O’Conner

    866-897-9775 / gro.f1519274549ep@re1519274549nnoCO1519274549B1519274549


Region 12 Chairs(Nassau, Suffolk)

    Nora Higgins

    631-360-4360 / gro.f1519274549ep@sn1519274549iggiH1519274549N1519274549

    Morgan Brunbauer

    631-360-4360 / moc.l1519274549iamg@1519274549reuab1519274549nurBM1519274549


Trustee

    Maddie Shannon-Roberts

    518-785-1900 / gro.f1519274549ep@st1519274549reboR1519274549nonna1519274549hSM1519274549


Retiree Representative

    Jim Carr

    800-342-4306 x389 / moc.r1519274549r.ynt1519274549s@4rr1519274549acj1519274549

Political Action Volunteer Form

One way PEF can enhance its political power is by organizing members to volunteer for union endorsed candidates. A strong volunteer base is an essential component of any successful campaign. That is why PEF is currently recruiting politically active members who would like to volunteer their time to work on campaigns for local, state, and congressional campaigns as well as the upcoming Presidential election. Volunteers will be involved with phone banking, literature drops, and rallies. If you are interesting in volunteering, please complete the below form:

PEF Political Action Volunteer Form

  • PEF Member Identification Number

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