Funding for political campaigns does not come from union dues, but rather from voluntary member contributions to a political action committee, which AFSCME calls PEOPLE. Because HOPE is part of this international union, a contribution to PEOPLE gives us additional strength to support political candidates who support union legislation on a local, state and federal level.
PEOPLE is the acronym for – Public Employees Organized to Promote Legislative Equality.
For public employees, the people we elect determine the quality of our lives and our livelihood. Our wages, benefits, working conditions, health and safety, and even whether we have jobs at all, are in the hands of officials who influence our future. Unless, that is, we hold them accountable. Our activism in politics is incredibly important.
Through PEOPLE we help elect candidates who stand for what matters to HOPE Local 123 members:
- Strong contracts
- No contracting out
- Affordable health care
- Retirement security
- No cuts to vital public services
Politics is part of HOPE’s DNA. Federal election law and some state laws prohibit using dues for campaign contributions and other political activities. AFSCME PEOPLE enables our union to be strong politically and help enact legislative programs that protect our jobs.
AFSCME PEOPLE MVP Rewards
If you are already a PEOPLE MVP, click here to sign into the AFSCME PEOPLE MVP Rewards site.
Through PEOPLE our members help get out the vote for candidates who support working families and public services. We make phone calls, knock on doors, and do whatever it takes to turn out more voters. Be a part of history and join us.
You can be a volunteer, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**MVP Contributors receive an AFSCME PEOPLE jacket!
In accordance with federal law, AFSCME PEOPLE will accept contributions only from members of AFSCME and their families. Contributions from other persons will be returned. Contributions or gifts to AFSCME PEOPLE are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.