Committee On Political Education (COPE)

Our Principles

The IELC is a nonpartisan organization, we believe in electing champions for working families and their communities. For us it is not about a party affiliation; it’s about candidates who will stand on the side of working families and have the ability to push the important issues to get things done because creating good jobs, affordable housing, retirement security, and healthcare-for-all are all political decisions.
The continuous assault on workers, their rights, and their unions has caused an economic imbalance in our country that has led to the almost complete obliteration of the Middle Class. The Working Class is the largest percent of our population and trying to put food on the table, quality of life, rent, whether or not they can afford their medication, and hopefully have a few dollars left over at the end of the month are the struggles they face every day.
It is our job to improve working conditions and career opportunities in order to build our communities up.

We are the largest Labor Council geographically with 27,269 square miles with 133 cities and several unincorporated communities. We encompass 9 Congressional Districts, 7 Senate Districts and 13 Assembly Districts all in our jurisdiction.

Congressional Senate Assembly
23rd  25th  28th 18th  21st  22nd 34th  36th  39th  41st  45th
33rd  35th  39th 23rd  25th  31st 47th  50th  53rd  58th  59th
40th  41st  48th 32nd 60th  63rd  71st


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