12/23/2014 - As a difficult year ends and a new year begins, it is a good time to think about areas we need to concentrate on in the new year.
Our work to coordinate relationship-building between members of Congress, our local and state legislative activists, and the Legislative and Political Department in Washington, DC, has been highly successful.
This also entails educating senators and representatives and their staffs about our issues. Financial support from COPA, the APWU Committee on Political Action, is critical to this process.
These relationships create an “echo chamber,” with the same message being repeated back home as well as in Washington. It also builds an environment of unified, continued support for the congressperson financially and with voters, which all politicians crave. We will keep working to find ways to improve and expand these efforts.