COPA

Hatch Act Warning

Information on this page involves partisan election-related activity and it should not be downloaded, posted or sent to others using U.S. Postal Service equipment, nor should it be read, downloaded, posted or sent to others while on the clock or while on USPS property. In accordance with the Hatch Act, postal and federal employees are restricted from engaging in partisan political activity while on the clock or on postal or federal property.

The APWU is challenging the restrictions on postal workers’ use of social media for political activity, but employees should adhere to these guidelines in the meantime.

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APWU Committee on Political Action

COPA, the APWU’s non-partisan Committee on Political Action, was created to raise voluntary political campaign contributions to support congressional members who champion working families and the public Postal Service and help defeat those who do not. COPA allows us to amplify our voice.  

COPA funds are used to amplify our voice on Capitol Hill, defend worker’s rights, and support political candidates who share our values.

We rely on YOU, our active, retired and Auxiliary members, to build a strong APWU COPA Fund through voluntary contributions to COPA.

Our effectiveness comes from unity, education and action.

What COPA Does With Your Contributions

Every contribution is recorded in our computer system and deposited directly in COPA’s bank account. By law, COPA funds may not be co-mingled with other APWU funds. The Secretary-Treasurer’s Department is responsible for administering the COPA account, and employees in APWU’s accounting department make sure that individual and group contributors are acknowledged.

COPA Committee members meet regularly to survey the political landscape and to determine the best use of COPA funds. We consult with headquarters staff and other APWU national, state and local officers about supporting incumbents and challengers. The COPA committee also consults the Retirees Department, retiree chapters and the APWU Auxiliary to get their input.

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This COPA soliciation is paid for by the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, 1300 L St., N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 842-4200; it is not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. Contributions or gifts to COPA are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. COPA will use the contributions it receives for political purposes, including making contributions to candidates for federal, state and local offices, and addressing political issues of public importance. Contributions to COPA are voluntary. More or less than the suggested amount may be given, and the amount given or the refusal to give will not benefit or disadvantage the person being solicited. Federal law requires political action committees to report the name, mailing address, occupation, and employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year

Information on this page should not be downloaded, posted or sent to others using U.S. Postal Service equipment, nor should it be read, downloaded, posted or sent to others while on the clock or while on USPS property because it involves partisan election-related activity. In accordance with the Hatch Act, postal and federal employees are restricted from engaging in partisan political activity while on the clock or on postal or federal property.

The APWU is challenging the restrictions on postal workers’ use of social media for political activity, but employees should adhere to these guidelines in the meantime.

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