POLITICAL ACTION

Political Action/COPE

One way the Sacramento Central Labor Council advocates Labor’s issues is political action. Union members and their families mobilize to elect public officials who support our issues. Through political organizing and the ability to “Get-Out-The-Vote”, the Council is able to elect and hold elected officials accountable to workers.

“C.O.P.E” is the Committee On Political Education and it is the political arm of the Council. Through the COPE Committee, delegates and members appointed by their union, have the opportunity to interview candidates for office and recommend whether they deserve Labor’s endorsement. Council delegates vote on all endorsements of candidates and ballot measures. Once a candidate or ballot measure is endorsed by the COPE Committee and the endorsement is ratified by the delegate body, the Council organizes political campaign activities such as phone banks, mailings, precinct walks, and “Get-Out-The-Vote” efforts to inform fellow union members on the election, our supported candidates and measures and to campaign activities to drive our workers to the polls to vote.

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published this page in Politics & Legislation 2017-03-29 13:02:45 -0700
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