Citizenship and Legislative (CAP) Committee

John Gedney - IL
Kelli Harrison  - IA, MN, NE, ND, SD & WI
Daniel Kandlbinder - CO, KS & MO

Our Regional Legislative/Political Coordinators work with local area CAP Councils to educate, organize and mobilize active and retired members in election campaigns and the legislative arena. The coordinators also organize rapid-response teams of volunteers who contact their representatives and senators on key votes. 


Purpose of the Committee

The Citizenship and Legislative Committee, most often referred to as the Community Action Program (CAP), is the worksite political-legislative arm of the local union and the vital workplace political activator.

If you believe that the people we elect greatly impact the political climate for working families and you want your voice heard, then this is the committee to join. CAP committee members work on identified key issues adopted by convention action.

This agenda includes:

  • Protecting worker rights
  • Fair trade
  • New initiatives for working families
  • Health and safety
  • Other issues that affect working families

These issues are given priority based on, among other things, urgency and geography. We support candidates who support and fight for working people. The CAP committee assists in voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives, dollar drives, letter writing campaigns, and publicizing the issues and positions of public officials. This is the committee for hands-on political experience that allows you to grow and learn and take part in the legislative process.

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What will you Do?

 To become a Region 4 CAP volunteer, please complete the online volunteer form, click here.

V-CAP Program
What V-CAP?
All gifts are one time only. V-CAP is the UAW’s political action program which includes the Union’s PAC (Political Action Committee). The PAC fund is made up of voluntary contributions from UAW members, both active and retired. The money is used to support pro-worker political candidates who have earned the endorsement of the UAW Community Action Program (UAW CAP).

Federal and many state election laws prohibit unions from contributing members’ dues money to political candidates. The only money that can be used for contributions to candidates is money members voluntarily contribute to V-CAP.

Why should I give to V-CAP?
Whether it is taxes, trade policies, retirement security, healthcare, education or infrastructure, politics affects our daily lives. That is why it is essential for working families to make our voices heard in local, state, and national politics by supporting candidates who support us. One of the most effective ways to do that is by contributing to V-CAP.
How much should I give to V-CAP
That is intirely up to you.

Region 4 Area CAP Councils
Chicago Area
Downstate Area
Peoria Area
Quad Cities Area
Rockford Area
Fox River Valley
Southeastern Wisconsin
North Central
West Cenrtral
South Central
Midwest States
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