In order to support our friends and defeat our enemies we need your help. Your voluntary contributions are needed to fund our PAC so that we can fight the good fight for our members. So, there it is. This letter is asking for you to voluntarily fund our PAC. We need your help and we need it each and every year. We need your help to continue to do the things I have described and to continue to fight for our members at the statehouse.
If each of our 110 lodges donate $100.00, we could immediately generate $11,000.00. If you would plan to do that every year we would be able to continue some of the services of our PAC. That is not going to be enough, however. I would also propose that each member commit to donate $2.00 per pay (based on bi-weekly pay schedule) to your PAC fund, which would be only $52.00 a year.
You could do that with a one-time donation, or however your financial situation would dictate. Again, if you would commit to donate each and every year our PAC fund would be able to do the things that we need to do to protect our membership and work to enhance our benefits. Your State FOP Executive Board has pledged 100% participation in donating to the PAC.
I know that your hard-earned dollars are needed for your families. I do not take this request lightly, nor would we utilize this money foolishly. I assure you that these funds are needed to further our work at the statehouse. We have been very successful in recent years, and especially successful the last two sessions.
We have, for many years, operated with the philosophy that we support our friends at the statehouse and work to defeat those that work against us. That takes money and we use that money to help our friends in their bids for office and in re-election campaigns. We know that our FOP logo and our endorsement means a lot to our friends in their campaigns, but you and I know that simply lending our logo and name will not get someone elected. It takes money.
I will assure you that every dollar will go directly to improving and protecting your working conditions and benefits. Again, we cannot do that without your help and your financial commitment. Please do what you can today. May God Bless you, your family and God Bless America!