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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
1168-70 Troy-Schenectady Road
Albany NY  12212-2414
W: 800-342-4306 / Fax: 518-783-1117 / gro.f1524364158ep@sm1524364158adAA1524364158

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

    Rocco Brindisi

    800-462-1462×105 / gro.f1524364158ep@is1524364158idnir1524364158BR1524364158

    William Nolan

    800-462-1462 / gro.f1524364158ep@na1524364158loNW1524364158

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

    Andrew Puleo

    800-724-5001 / gro.f1524364158ep@oe1524364158luPA1524364158

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

    Colleen Williams

    800-724-5003 / gro.f1524364158ep@sm1524364158ailli1524364158WC1524364158

    Randi DiAntonio

    800-724-5003 / gro.f1524364158ep@oi1524364158notnA1524364158iDR1524364158

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

    Charles McRorie

    800-724-5004 / gro.f1524364158ep@ei1524364158roRcM1524364158C1524364158

    Kenneth Brynien

    800-724-5004 / moc.o1524364158ohay@1524364158htenn1524364158eKnei1524364158nyrB1524364158

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

    David Dubofsky

    800-724-4998 / gro.f1524364158ep@yk1524364158sfobu1524364158DD1524364158

    Scott Staub

    800-724-4998 / moc.r1524364158r.ynt1524364158s@1eo1524364158jeitt1524364158ocs1524364158

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

    Jeanette St. Mary

    800-724-5005 / gro.f1524364158ep@yr1524364158aMtSJ1524364158

    Sametta Shaw Lipiec

    800-724-5005 / moc.l1524364158iamg@1524364158wahSa1524364158ttema1524364158S1524364158

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

    Ed Snow

    888-498-8532 / gro.f1524364158ep@wo1524364158nSE1524364158

    Ginny Davey

    888-498-8532 / moc.l1524364158iamg@1524364158yevaD1524364158ainig1524364158riV1524364158

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

    Mike Blue

    518-785-1900 / gro.f1524364158ep@eu1524364158lBM1524364158

    Tom Comanzo

    518-785-1900 / gro.f1524364158ep@oz1524364158namoC1524364158T1524364158

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

    Vivian Street

    800-548-4870 / gro.f1524364158ep@te1524364158ertSV1524364158

    Daniel McCormack

    800-548-4870 / moc.o1524364158ohay@1524364158022ro1524364158tagit1524364158sevnI1524364158rS1524364158

Region 10(Manhattan, Bronx)

    Sheik Nabijohn

    800-522-8700/ gro.f1524364158ep@nh1524364158ojiba1524364158NS1524364158

    Brian Purnell

    800-522-8700 / gro.f1524364158ep@ll1524364158enruP1524364158B1524364158

Region 11 Chairs(Kings, Queens, Richmond)

    Charles Roland

    866-897-9775 / gro.f1524364158ep@dn1524364158aloRC1524364158

    Bernadette O’Conner

    866-897-9775 / gro.f1524364158ep@re1524364158nnoCO1524364158B1524364158

Region 12 Chairs(Nassau, Suffolk)

    Nora Higgins

    631-360-4360 / gro.f1524364158ep@sn1524364158iggiH1524364158N1524364158

    Morgan Brunbauer

    631-360-4360 / moc.l1524364158iamg@1524364158reuab1524364158nurBM1524364158


    Maddie Shannon-Roberts

    518-785-1900 / gro.f1524364158ep@st1524364158reboR1524364158nonna1524364158hSM1524364158

Retiree Representative

    Jim Carr

    800-342-4306 x389 / moc.r1524364158r.ynt1524364158s@4rr1524364158acj1524364158

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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