There is No Real PAC! There are No Real Bylaws!
New York is one of the states that allows dues money to be spent on Political Campaigns, Period. That’s it. That is the answer we should have gotten to our questions. Instead our Board members danced around this question and never gave us an answer!
Why, what were they afraid of? Didn’t they want to tell us there are no separate monies in the PAC? Were they afraid to say it’s your dues money and we’ll spend it however we want? We still haven’t seen the PAC Bylaws! Are they going to publish them? We still don’t know who is on the PAC Board of Directors or how they got there. Does the PAC have to file separate financial, disclosures? If so where are they, can we see them? The Board of Directors controls the endorsements. The Board of Directors controls the contributions.
It looks like the only people who have ever seen or read the PAC Bylaws are high priced lawyers who are paid to prevent us, the members, from having real, Transparency, Accountability, or Democracy. It was apparent throughout the convention who these attorneys work for and it isn’t us.
We we’re Played
They got our votes to maintain their power
We Got Lied To!
The same thing happened during contract negotiations. Judy said she wanted us to strike, we should vote no on the contract, but now she says this contract is one of our greatest accomplishments.
Was she lying then or is she lying now?