The Federation has an active political action program spearheaded by its Committee on Political Education (COPE). The AFT 1388 COPE Committee reviews candidates for office and ballot initiatives and makes recommendations to the Executive Board for action. Recommendations may include “endorse” or support, or to contribute to candidates or initiatives. This includes the ECC Board of Trustees, the State Legislature, and local elections. COPE committee members also visit legislators in their district offices, attend Lobby Days in Sacramento, staff phone banks, recruit volunteers for political action, and engage in other election activity such as walking precincts, getting out the vote on election day, and attending rallies and town halls.

Please consider making a monthly COPE donation along with your regular dues. You can do that here by filling out the membership form again.

The COPE Constitution and By-Laws can be found here.

For more information on how you can help, contact