Political Action and Education

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Now Hiring Member Organizers

The AFT-Oregon Member Organizer Institute is seeking member organizers—AFT members who want to develop their organizing skills to build their union through outreach to other employees about their issues, rights in the workplace and how we can improve our lives and communities together as union members. Member organizers will be paid $20.00 per hour, for a maximum of 10 hours a week ($200/week), during the program period.


Contribute to the AFT-Oregon Political Action Fund

Contributing to AFT-Oregon’s Political Action Fund (AFT-PAF) is a terrific way to help improve working conditions in Oregon. AFT-PAF contributes to politicians who support the goals and interests of Oregon’s public higher education instructors. AFT-PAF is non-partisan and donates to Oregon legislators of both major parties.

The first $50 you contribute ($100 if filing jointly) qualifies for a refundable tax credit. This means that when you file your Oregon state taxes, the $50 ($100 if filing jointly) is subtracted from the taxes you owe, or added to the refund you are due, whichever is applicable.

One-time donations can be made directly to AFT-PAF by sending a check, made out to “AFT-Oregon PAF”, and mailed to:

AFT-OREGON
10228 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97219

To set up or increase monthly contributions through payroll deductions, please fill out the WOUFT AFT-PAF Contribution Form. Questions? Please contact the WOUFT VP of Political Education & Action.


WOU Graduates and Oregon Representatives

What do Oregon Representatives Teresa Alonso León, Paul Evans, and Dan Rayfield have in common? They are all champions of higher education and graduates of WOU! Visit their websites to learn more about them and their political stances:


Get Out and Vote

Want to know which candidates AFT-Oregon has endorsed for the 2022 primary? Check out the 2022 Oregon Primary Election Voter’s Guide before you vote.

Just in case you’re not currently registered to vote in Oregon, visit the Oregon Online Voter Registration page.


Get Involved with the Oregon Legislative Process

If you want to provide testimony or track legislation contact the WOUFT VP of Political Education & Action, with more information about your areas of expertise and interest.

You can also find plenty of information on the Oregon State Legislature Get Involved page.


More Resources

Not sure who your legislator is? Use the Find Your Legislator page on the Oregon State Legislature website.

Check out the AFT-Oregon Political & Legislative News page.

Read more about labor news across the state and get weekly updates from the Oregon AFL-CIO page.


 WOUFT Members in Action

Former WOUFT President, Scott Beaver, advocates for higher education at a rally.
WOUFT member, Peter Callero, and his grandchild attend AFT-Oregon Lobby Day in support of education./a>