IFPTE LEAP-PAC a tool to
amplify labor’s voice
On issues such as fair trade, worker rights and job accountability for aerospace tax breaks, SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001
activists work hard on behalf of members.
That includes reaching out directly to lawmakers, in face-to-face meetings, encouraging members to contact their lawmakers, and testifying
at hearings to bring labor’s voice to the table.
At a recent workshop at the SPEEA Leadership
Conference called “The Politics Behind Good
Public Policy,” IFPTE Legislative and Political
Director Matt Biggs applauded SPEEA’s efforts
on those fronts.
He also noted another important tool to advance
labor issues – the IFPTE Legislative Education
Action Program (LEAP)-Political Action
• Voluntary - no dues money
• Transparent – separate bank account
• Bipartisan – issue driven, based on
“We’re focused on the issues, not the politicians,”
said Biggs, who raised the issue of the PAC as one
more tool to help shape public policy.
Speaking at the workshop, International Association
of Machinists (IAM) District 751 Legislative and
Political Director Larry Brown noted more than
14,000 machinists voluntarily donate to their PAC.
“We focus on common ground issues,” Brown said,
adding, “good wages, hours, working conditions
and the right to collectively bargain.”
If you are interested in contributing, clip and
mail the form below to IFPTE or complete the
form online at www.speea.org.
Want to get more involved in SPEEA’s legislative advocacy? Join members at the monthly
regional and/or national SPEEA Legislative and
Public Affairs Committees. You can also contact
SPEEA Legislative Director Chelsea Orvella at
Donating makes a difference
LEAP-PAC form online
(SPEEA Councils/Forms and Petitions)
IFPTE LEAP-PAC Contribution Form
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faxing it to the address or fax number above. Revocations received by the 1st of the month will
be effective in time so no contribution is billed on the next 10th of the month and thereafter.
Contributions to the IFPTE LEAP-PAC are voluntary. The amounts suggested above are merely
guidelines and you will not be favored, disfavored or be subject to reprisal because of your
decision to contribute more or less, or to refrain from contributing. All or some of the money
you contribute may be used to support or defeat candidates for federal, state or local office or
to address political issues and referendums of public importance.
Contributions to the IFP TE LEAP-PAC are not tax deductible.
Note: Federal law requires IFPTE to use our best efforts
to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year.
Contributions of $100 must be made by personal check,
personal credit/debit card, or other personal written instrument. Any contribution must be from your personal funds.
If you contribute by personal credit/debit card, please
provide the information requested and submit the completed form, with your signature, to IFPTE, 501 3rd
Street, NW, Suite 701, Washington, DC 20001 or
fax it to (202) 239-4881.
IN TERNATIONAL FEDERATION
OF PROFESSIONAL AND
Chelsea Orvella, SPEEA legislative director, and Larry Brown, IAM District 751
legislative and political director, at the ‘ The
Politics Behind Good Public Policy’ workshop which drew a large crowd.