Your statewide union has a fundraising arm called VOTE-COPE. VOTE-COPE is NYSUT's non-partisan political action fund that coordinates the voluntary contributions of members and supports NYSUT-endorsed candidates and campaign committees that are pro-public education and pro-labor. The single largest category of VOTE-COPE expenditures is in the form of rebates to local unions to be used in local activities such as school board races and for passage of school budgets.

Following is the list of locals being honored at the union's 2022 Representative Assembly for fundraising efforts.

Members play a vital role in VOTE-COPE's success. Ask your local president how to participate and learn more at