As New Year’s resolutions give way to Valentine’s Day, March Madness and April showers, so too the political season begins in Florida and Washington.
Local 1991 members stay on top of the issues through our Committee on Political Education (COPE), which meets for lunch on every campus the second week of the month. In February, COPE meets 12-1 p.m. on Feb. 9 at Jackson South (OR multipurpose room), Feb. 10 at Jackson Main (DTC 252) and Feb. 12 at Jackson North (2nd floor auditorium). Co-chairs of the committee are Denise Glass, RN, and Maggie Pena, BSW.
COPE members learn about political issues, help keep others informed, participate in community events and talk to our elected leaders.
There are many legislative issues facing working families this year, including fully implementing the Affordable Care Act, adequate funding for Jackson, preserving pensions and much more.
The legislative session in Tallahassee runs from March 3 – May 1. April 15-16, Local 1991 members will travel to the state capital to lobby elected officials for healthcare funding, advocate for legislation that will help our patients and fight off damaging bills. Sign up now to join us and don’t forget to request your PL days!
If you missed President Obama’s State of the Union address, here’s a handy guide to the best of his proposals for working families.