AFT's Legislative Action Center is a very useful resource in helping to move the union's agenda. You can help have your voice heard by contacting your elected representatives with pre-written letters about current issues AFT is campaigning for. You can also sign up for AFT's e-Activist Network and receive alerts when new action campaigns are added. Very easy!
NYSUT Member Action Center provides NYSUT members opportunities to take political action on issues as they relate to New York educators. Become an e-Activist and receive important updates and opportunities to get involved.
Another great way to get involved is to attend Board of Education Meetings. While there, you can share your concerns as well as your support for new initiatives. You may also contact members via email to share your thoughts.
VOICES OF TEACHERS IN EDUCATION - COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC EDUCATION
VOTE-COPE is NYSUT's non-partisan political action fund. It pools the voluntary contributions of members from across the state to make contributions to pro-education candidates and to support political action that aims to protect our incomes and careers, health and safety, retirement changes, and health care.
As public employees, almost all conditions affecting our professional environment, working conditions and pension rights are determined by the actions of New York State Legislature, the Governor, and the U.S. Congress. If we wish to have a positive influence on our professional future, we must take an active part in the political process.
For more information or to contribute see your building representatives.
There are many ways for members to get involved in their union and have their voices heard. Whether you are tenured or non-tenured, it is important to choose ways that help your voice be heard. Here you will find some great, simple ways to get involved and show your solidarity. Click the title of this article for the list!