VOTE-COPE Reminder

NYSUT’s non-partisan action fund, VOTE_COPE, coordinates the voluntary contributions of members and supports NYSUT-endorsed candidates and campaign committees that are pro-public-education and pro-labor.

No NYSUT dues dollars are used to support candidates or campaign committees.

NYSUT sends rebates to local unions based on a percentage (up to 40 percent) of the contributions VOTE-COPE receives from that local union’s members. Those rebates can be used in local activities such as school board races and for passage of school budgets.

All members should have received a mailing from NYSUT for this year’s VOTE-COPE contribution. Last year, your colleagues contributed over $11 million to VOTE-COPE. Plan to be part of the effort to make our public schools the best they can be by supporting candidates who support public eduction.

To contribute online, visit the NYSUT VOTE-COPE webpage and click the link at the bottom of the page.

Sad News

Franklin La Barbara, husband of retired Northport music educator Lillian, passed away on February 5.
He will be reposing at Nolan Funeral Home on Friday, February 10th, 2-5 & 7-9 p.m.. 
Funeral Mass Saturday, 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Centerport with US Army Military Honors after Mass has been celebrated. Private cremation to follow.

*** Help Wanted ***

R – UTN Newsletter Editor

The Executive Board is looking for one or more members
to take over the position of Newsletter Editor

Do you have page layout skills, or want to learn?

Do you want to give back to the R-UTN community?

• The newsletter comes out 4 times a year in paper and PDF format
• Articles, ads and information are provided
• Lots of help available
• Think about partnering up with a friend!

To volunteer or ask questions email
[email protected]  ASAP