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Unformatted text preview: supporting sympathetic candidates who will in turn grant members a stronger position in the bargaining table. Currently, there are legislative battles going on to grant teachers higher pensions and health benefits in Washington and Trenton. 5. Amount of money given to candidates: 2003-2004 Campaign Cycle: $1,239,854.00 2005-2006 Campaign Cycle: $1,199,050.00 6. Which candidates benefit the most from this PAC? Democratic candidates tend to get most of the proceeds from this party (99%), but since the AFTCOPE has no party designation, some Republican candidates get funds from the AFTCOPE as well (1%). 7. Any other important facts: (Leadership, Advertising, etc.) AFTCOPE raises its funds from optional paycheck deductions by union members, usually of $2.00, but sometimes of more. The AFTCOPE’s central office is located in 555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20001 and its current treasurer is Nathaniel LaCour....
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- Fall '08
- Government, political education