I hereby authorize my employer to deduct from my salary the sum indicated below (contribution choices will appear after you check the authorization box at the front of this text) per pay period and forward that amount to The Local's Committee On Political Action (COPE). This authorization is signed freely and voluntarily and not out of any fear of reprisal, and I will not be favored or disadvantaged because I exercise this right. I understand this money will be used by AFT/COPE to make political contributions. AFT/COPE may engage in joint fundraising efforts with the AFL-CIO. This voluntary authorization may be revoked at any time by notifying The Local's COPE in writing of the desire to do so. Contributions or gifts to AFT/COPE are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.