Fighting for Candidates Who Will Fight for Us
Across the state, New Yorkers are facing an out-of-balance economy that favors the wealthy while wages remain stagnant for everyone else. Working families are struggling to get ahead and public services are under attack. AFSCME PEOPLE, our union’s political action fund, provides us with an opportunity to stand together to protect the benefits and rights we’ve won in our workplaces and in our communities.
We must take an active role to elect politicians who advocate for issues that are important to working families, like the need to balance the economy, defend workers’ rights, secure workers’ benefits, invest in public services, and ensure a secure retirement for all. By contributing today, you can help elect local, state and federal candidates who will fight for us and the issues we care about most. You can find our full list of endorsed candidates here.
Support Council 66 Political Action
Whether we’re hosting forums with candidates or printing campaign flyers, AFSCME Council 66 counts on your political contributions to keep every member engaged and informed about the issues that matter. The more PEOPLE contributors we sign up from Council 66, the more we can be doing to speak out and fight back for you, our members!
Whether you are in the public or private sector, active or retired, now is the time to take action. We know that the same CEOs and corporations who rig the economic rules in their favor will pour hundreds of millions of dollars into this election. The only answer to the power of their money is the power of organizing. Our completely voluntary political action fund allows us to work together to organize, build political power and enact legislative programs that protect our jobs. However, we can only do this with your help. We cannot contribute union dues to Federal candidates. Through PEOPLE, thousands of AFSCME members help get out the vote for candidates who support working families and the vital services we provide in our communities. We make phone calls, knock on doors and do whatever it takes to turn out more voters. We cannot hesitate to take action, be a part of history, volunteer and contribute today!
Contributing today is easy! You can make a donation online with a credit card by clicking here. With this option, you can make a generous one-time donation or sign up for recurring contributions. Every contribution will bring us one step closer to restoring the middle class.
Because only AFSCME members, their families and retirees can contribute, you will need your membership number to make a donation. Your membership number can be found on your membership card or on the mailing label of your AFSCME WORKS magazine, which is mailed to you quarterly. If you need assistance with your membership number, please contact: (202) 429-1021.
You can also contribute by completing this form and mailing it to: AFSCME Council 66, 4201 Buffalo Road, Suite 5, N. Chili, NY 14514
Become a PEOPLE MVP Today
For as little as $2 a week, you can become an AFSCME PEOPLE MVP and help our preparation for the political battles ahead of us. As an MVP, for every dollar you contribute, you earn a Rewards point. You can redeem your points for a variety of exclusive items in an online catalog of union-made merchandise. The MVP level requires a minimum donation of $100 a year. PEOPLE MVPs also receive a union-made, American-made PEOPLE jacket.
If you are already an MVP, you can take your contribution to the next level. Become a PEOPLE Champion today! PEOPLE Champions receive a pin denoting their Champion status.
Become a Bronze PEOPLE Champion for only $250 dollars a year.
Become a Silver PEOPLE Champion for $500 a year.
Become a Gold PEOPLE Champion for $1,000 a year.
AFSCME PEOPLE MVP Rewards
If you are already a PEOPLE MVP, click here to sign into the AFSCME PEOPLE MVP Rewards site.
Contributions or gifts to AFSCME PEOPLE are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. All contributions to AFSCME PEOPLE are voluntary and will be used for political purposes. Contributions are not a condition of membership or employment and refusal to contribute is free of reprisal. In accordance with federal law, AFSCME PEOPLE accepts contributions only from AFSCME members, executive and administrative personnel, and their families. Contributions from other persons will be returned.