JC 32 D.r.i.v.e.
Established in 1960 and established out of the need to develop comprehensive legislative and political programs within the union, D.R.I.V.E. (Democratic, Republican, Independent Voter Education) was formed to give Teamsters a collective voice on a national political level.
D.R.I.V.E. has two main objectives:
- To elect candidates to public office who are friendly to the interests of Teamster members
- Passage or defeat of legislation that is of special concern to Teamster members and families.
D.R.I.V.E committees are formed to meet those goals through activities such as screening and recommending favorable candidates, launching registration drives and developing plans for get-out-the-vote campaigns in primary and general elections. Funding is strictly voluntary and kept separate from dues. Click here to learn more about the initiatives that D.R.I.V.E. is leading currently.