Now What?

Governor Brown has made it official, he is not pursuing a June election strategy. (Please see article below for details). What does this mean for PFT and CFT  locals in terms of our political organizing strategy for the rest of the spring? It means we are going to have to recalibrate our political action plans for the rest of the year and into the fall. Governor Brown is considering an alternative way to put tax extensions on the ballot, possibly by gathering signatures for a November 2011 ballot initiative. Whatever next steps the Governor takes, we must be prepared to act politically.

We need your help: The PFT is authorizing a COPE drive. The purpose of the drive is to increase the amount of COPE dollars that PFT has to support local efforts to accomplish this. Efforts will include organizing phone bank, precinct walks, flyer printing and distribution and coordinating efforts with other locals and education organizations. Contributions are being soliticted from members in the following options:

  1. All site PFT Reps have lists of current COPE contributors. Please ask your rep if you are currently an active contributor to COPE and how much you give to the fund. Monthly contributions run between $1 and $5 per month. If you are not allotting any funds to COPE, and wish to contribute or wish to increase your contribution, please ask your Rep for a COPE card or complete the form attached (see COPE form). Fill the card out and return to PUSD Payroll. This may be done via District mail.
  2. If you prefer to donate one time for this effort, rather than, or in addition to, a monthly contribution, please make a check out to PFT COPE and send the check to the PFT office, via district mail. COPE is VOLUNTARY contribution and deductions/contributions are not made without the written consent of the employee. Thank you for your continued support. Candy Smiley

COPE contribution form here