The New York State Board of Elections issued an opinion prohibiting 501(c)(4) organizations, such as WCLA – Choice Matters, from â€œendorsingâ€ or saying we â€œsupportâ€ a candidate. To comply, our endorsements will now be made by WCLA PAC.
WCLA PAC will make its endorsements based on the candidate ratings made by the Board of Directors of WCLA – Choice Matters. Any messaging must come from WCLA PAC. Therefore, WCLA PAC will be the voice used to comment and share information during this election season.
To that end, WCLA PAC will have its own website which you will be able to access through a link on Choice Mattersâ€™ home page or by going directly to: http://wclapac.org/ (It is still under construction!)
We need you to make a donation!
You can do it on the website or you can mail it to:
235 Mamaroneck Ave, #103
White Plains, NY 10605
WCLA PAC will use the contributions for election-related items, such as to build out its website, political outreach and to mail, if possible, voting guides to those unable to access the web. For more information, call: 914.946.5363
Unfortunately, due to a lack of funds, I regret to inform you that Choice Matters and WCLA PAC are unable to mail our newsletter and yellow voting guide county-wide this year. Mailing the newsletter and voting guide out to over 80,000 Westchester residents costs $32,520. We were not able to raise that money.
We will put the newsletter and voting guide on our website. You can print it there.
Any additional dollars we raise will be used to mail out copies to those who do not access the web.
We know that this is a terrible loss. So many of us rely on the bright yellow ProChoice Voting Guide and newsletter arriving in our mailboxes every year. And so many of us do not have the Â time or opportunity to use the web. Unfortunately, the power of the pro-choice vote will be greatly diminished on Election Day, November 5th.
Hopefully, with your help, we can start raising funds now for next year when New York goes to the polls to vote for Governor, all of the State Senate and Assembly, and for all the members in the House of Representatives!