CUPE BC’s Political Action Committee provides members with information about political choices and encourages them to participate in the political process. The committee also organizes training sessions and ensures CUPE BC’s voice is heard by elected bodies at all levels.
The committee is examining new ways to reach out to members and mobilize voters. With land line phone numbers quickly becoming a thing of past, CUPE BC is seeking innovative solutions to managing data and refining electronic communications. However, old tried and true techniques still work best – getting out the vote door-to-door, member to member.
CUPE members also live in the communities they work in, and care about all their neighbours affected by local government decisions. Everything from environmental sustainability, to compassionate housing policy, to zoning that impacts the local economy, CUPE members know that getting involved in elections is crucial in building strong communities.