What Does COPE Stand for?
COPE is our Committee On Political Education. It is our union’s voluntary bi-partisan Political Action Committee used for political and legislative activities. We hold politicians accountable at every level of government, and help our union build the political power to win strong contracts, better benefits and pass laws to protect our jobs.
How do WE Build Power?
With Medicare and the home care program under constant attack, COPE is our voice. It’s how we get politicians to listen to our concerns and take action. When we all contribute, we all win!
How does COPE work for us?
COPE allows us to dedicate resources to worker-friendly candidates who are familiar with our concerns. COPE funds are used not only for contributions to candidates, but also voter registration efforts, lobbying, and get-out-the-vote efforts. Funds are also used to introduce and pass legislation that protects SEIU members and our families.
How is the Money Used?
All COPE money goes into SEIU’s Political Account for use in local, state, and federal activities only. It does not become part of the general treasury. A portion goes to the SEIU federal PAC at the International office for use in Congressional or U.S. Senate races. COPE money is used not only for contributions to candidates, but also voter registration efforts, lobbying, and get-out-the-vote efforts. Funds are also used to introduce and pass legislation that protects SEIU members and their families.
Who Does SEIU Support?
SEIU Healthcare Michigan supports pro-SEIU, pro-worker candidates in local, state and federal election campaigns. SEIU Healthcare Michigan is bi-partisan and supports both Republicans and Democrats who support our issues.
How can we contribute to COPE?
Talk to your member representative and tell them you want to make a difference in the lives of working people. You can sign up for monthly or one-time contributions. For more inforamtion on COPE, call us at 866-734-8466.