The creation of a Political Action Committee allows our members to become a part of the process and to contribute to elected officials or candidates who have demonstrated their commitment to working men and women and labor by making their contributions through a separate agency (the Local 338 PAC), which is not subject to the same restrictions as our union.
Donations to the 338 PAC are strictly voluntary, and contributions can be as little as $.25 (25 cents) per week.
Campaign contributions are not the only way we can influence government. PAC money will be used to fund voter registration drives, and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) activities, like mailings, flyers, posters and palm cards. GOTV efforts target and mobilize voters who are sympathetic to what we believe and advocate for. Most people in this nation work for a living, yet we consistently elect people who have no interest in representing working-class Americans. The money contributed to the PAC fund will help us mobilize voters for candidates who share our values and goals. It will help us register our membership; it will help us encourage our members to vote on Election Day. The PAC allows us to make an even larger impact in elections. It will make our voice more powerful. We are more than 18,000 members and any organization that can bring that many votes to the table is a power player.
The stakes are high, our very jobs and livelihood, and the only way we can fight back is by working together, because we are "Stronger Together." The Local 338 PAC helps to level the playing field in this fight.
A Strong PAC = A Stronger Union!
The success of the Local 338 PAC is important to the future of our union. It is important to every one of our organizing campaigns in the future, it is important to every contract we negotiate from here on out. The strength of our union depends upon it.