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IFT Political Action Committee - Make your voice heard!

10/28/2017
IFT members have a lot at stake in the 2018 election. It is vital that we support candidates who will stand up for workers’ rights, protect employee pensions, and invest in public education and services. As you’ve likely seen, many individuals have already announced their candidacy for governor and are in full campaign mode – well in advance of the December candidate filing deadline.

The IFT takes its responsibility to advocate for you very seriously, particularly when it comes to deciding whether to endorse individuals for public office.That’s why our union has worked diligently over the years to develop and fine-tune a statewide Political Action Committee (PAC) process that gives every member a voice in these important decisions. 

For the March 20, 2018 primary election, that democratic process will soon be underway. In January, regional PAC committee meetings will be held to determine each candidate’s position on key issues. The regional PACs will use voting records, position papers, questionnaires, and other information to determine if a candidate should be recommended for IFT endorsement in the primary. Meeting notices are sent to each IFT local in the region, and members are encouraged to attend, ask questions, and make their voices heard.

After regional endorsement recommendations are made, the statewide PAC committee will finalize a list of endorsements to be considered by the IFT’s elected Executive Board.

Watch ift-aft.org for the complete list of board-approved endorsements prior to the start of early voting on February 8.

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Get Ready to VOTE!
It’s not too early to be sure your vote counts in the primary election on March 20, 2018.

Note:
Early voting begins February 8, 2018.

Be sure you’re registered to vote, especially if you’ve moved or changed your name recently. Check your registration status online.

If you need to register, there are two easy options:
  1. ONLINE: Register or update your name or address.
  2. IN PERSON: Visit your local election authority or driver’s license facility. (ID will be required.)
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