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.
Gregory Amorosi – Director
Scott Lorey – Political Organizer/Lobbyist-State
Indira Bokobza – Lobbyist-Federal/Political Organizer
Danielle Little-Thomson – Legislative Assistant
PEF Political Endorsements
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.
Political Action Committee
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)
800-462-1462×105 / gro.f1519274549ep@is1519274549idnir1519274549BR1519274549
800-462-1462 / gro.f1519274549ep@na1519274549loNW1519274549
Region 2 Chair – (Alleghany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates)
800-724-5001 / gro.f1519274549ep@oe1519274549luPA1519274549
Region 3 Chairs – (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne)
800-724-5003 / gro.f1519274549ep@sm1519274549ailli1519274549WC1519274549
800-724-5003 / gro.f1519274549ep@oi1519274549notnA1519274549iDR1519274549
Region 4 Chairs – (Cayuga, Cortland, Jefferson, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca)
800-724-5004 / gro.f1519274549ep@ei1519274549roRcM1519274549C1519274549
Region 5 Chairs – (Broome, Chenango, Delaware Otsego, Tioga, Tompkins)
800-724-4998 / gro.f1519274549ep@yk1519274549sfobu1519274549DD1519274549
Region 6 Chairs – (Hamilton, Herkimer, Fulton, Madison, Montgomery, Lewis, Oneida)
Jeanette St. Mary
800-724-5005 / gro.f1519274549ep@yr1519274549aMtSJ1519274549
Sametta Shaw Lipiec
Region 7 Chairs – (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, St. Lawrence)
888-498-8532 / gro.f1519274549ep@wo1519274549nSE1519274549
Region 8 Chairs – (Albany, Columbia, Greene, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Rensselaer, Warren, Washington)
518-785-1900 / gro.f1519274549ep@eu1519274549lBM1519274549
518-785-1900 / gro.f1519274549ep@oz1519274549namoC1519274549T1519274549
Region 9 Chairs – (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester)
800-548-4870 / gro.f1519274549ep@te1519274549ertSV1519274549
Region 10 – (Manhattan, Bronx)
800-522-8700 / gro.f1519274549ep@ll1519274549enruP1519274549B1519274549
Region 11 Chairs – (Kings, Queens, Richmond)
866-897-9775 / gro.f1519274549ep@dn1519274549aloRC1519274549
866-897-9775 / gro.f1519274549ep@re1519274549nnoCO1519274549B1519274549
Region 12 Chairs – (Nassau, Suffolk)
631-360-4360 / gro.f1519274549ep@sn1519274549iggiH1519274549N1519274549
631-360-4360 / moc.l1519274549iamg@1519274549reuab1519274549nurBM1519274549
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: