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Support COPE! (Committee On Political Education)

Higher education faculty, community members, and students are taking action to save public education by flooding boardrooms, lobbying college Trustees, and challenging Sacramento politicians to fully fund higher education.

You have an opportunity to make a difference. AFT Local 1828 members are taking political action by voluntarily contributing to our COPE fund, which builds a stronger AFT Local 1828 political program.

Contributing to the COPE fund allows faculty members to:

• Elect trustees who support a fair collective bargaining process
• Hold trustees accountable to the public interest through lobbying
• Become informed on political issues that matter most to educators
• Participate in the democratic political process
• Fight back against anti-union, anti-public education legislation

Your voluntary contribution of $5 (part-time faculty) or $10 (full-time faculty) creates political power for Local 1828 members and the community of students we serve. Can we count on you? It is easy to do:

Print out or fill out an online membership form

• Check off a voluntary contribution amount increase to $5-$10
• Authorize your contribution by signing the form
• Then deliver, mail, fax or scan the form to your campus VP or to the AFT Office
Deductions will be made from your paychecks (regular dues remain unchanged)

Our COPE fund is an important political tool for faculty. Will you take action and help build our power in this time of crisis?
Thank you for your support!

CLICK HERE to become an AFT COPE Member!

The Federation is working in concert with the CFT, AFT and AFL-CIO in creating a network of activists who want to be involved in local, state and national actions. Want to get active in your local? Email Paula Munoz at or call the AFT office (805) 987-1188 with your name and contact information. We will get you plugged in to help make a difference!