In May we are printing the names of every DFT member who contributes to the COPE political action fund. COPE chair Ivy Bailey is asking members to contribute at least $10 by April 25. If every one of our 4,000 members contributes $10, we can raise more than $40,000 to fight the anti-teacher sentiment in Lansing.
A free, equal and quality education is one of the great foundations of American society. Public education, especially in Detroit and other urban areas, is rapidly being eroded. Lansing legislators have eliminated seniority, gutted tenure rights and weakened your union protections.
The DFT must make its voice heard in Lansing in November 2014. Make your $10 payment TODAY to AFT Michigan COPE, and mail it to AFT Michigan, 2661 E. Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48207 or drop it off at the DFT, 7700 Second Ave., Suite 427, Detroit MI 48202.