Friday, June 20, 2008

Legislative Committee Agenda for Today's Meeting

Here's the agenda for the Legislative Committee meeting going on right this very minute (it's scheduled for 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.):

  1. Approval of 3/14/08 Minutes
  2. John Watson – Communications (PowerPoint Presentation)
    • Capwiz website:
    • Communication with Chapters
  3. PAC (Political Action fund) – Vicky & Finance Committee
    • COPE
  4. Primary Election Update – Sherrie
    • CSUEU endorsements
    • Ballot measures – discuss
  5. Budget & Alliance – Vicky
    • Protect the $97.6 million allocated in the May revise
    • Remove the restrictive language on future enrollment/budget
    • Full funding of the original $386 million in proposed cuts
    • CSUEU members' salaries are dependent on adequate budgeting for the CSU
  6. Lobby Day 2009 – Vicky
  7. Bill Update – Sherrie
    • [Bill specifics redacted by Editor]
  8. Next Meeting:

Editor's Note: Discussion of our legislative activities can sometimes fall under the closed meeting rule, for obvious reasons. Since we're not sure how sensitive this particular information is, we erred on the side of caution and removed information identifying bill(s) the committee would be discussing.

About COPE

Editor's note about agenda item #3: COPE is one of SEIU's political efforts, the Committee On Political Education. The SEIU COPE web site requires a login and doesn't appear to offer any information to the general public. The main SEIU homepage at currently displays this statement: This web page is paid for by SEIU COPE ( with voluntary contributions from SEIU members and their families and is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

An SEIU COPE membership form we found said: SEIU COPE uses the money it receives for political purposes, including but not limited to addressing political issues of public importance and contributing to and spending money in connection with federal, state and local elections.


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