Building Political Action Committees (PACs)
Many companies, individuals, corporations and organizations have established a PAC (Political Action Committee) in order to contribute money to their favorite political party and candidates.
With less than forty two percent of the registered voters participating in the election process on a regular basis, politicians have started to pay closer attention to the organizations that can provide the most money to their campaigns.
It is often said that a certain candidate would make the best representative for his/her people, but because they don’t have enough money to get their message across to the citizens, they probably won’t win. As more and more Americans get turned off by our political system and refuse to go to the polls to vote, money plays a larger and larger role in the outcome of who gets elected.
While the USW has been labeled one of the best "activist" organizations in this country because of the amount of people we get involved in rallies, protests, elections and lobbying for issues that affect working people, we have learned that, in addition to our activism, we must also work to make our PAC stronger to compete with the forces that are trying to destroy the opportunities that working people have to make a future for their families and a better world for all of us to live in.
Our Union has adopted a resolution that calls on our members to use our activism as a means of raising more campaign financing through our local union PACs.