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UAW Region 8
Community Action Program

In the 1960's the UAW had the forethought to create our Community Action Program, commonly referred to as CAP. This program highlights our priority to improve the social and economic conditions and enrich the quality of life for all people.

Within Region 8 we have ten State CAP councils (Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina & South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia) and a South Central Pennsylvania UAW CAP Steering Committee, under the direction of Region 8 Director Gary Casteel and our National CAP Department. Efforts are coordinated to educate, organize and mobilize our 120,000 active and retired UAW members in election campaigns and the legislative arena. Region 8 is then joined with the other 10 Regions within the UAW to form a voice of more than 1.3 million active and retired members.

The legislative arena is of great importance to every working person in our country. The far- reaching effects of legislation passed into law, not only at the national level, but at the local and state levels, impacts the lives of working families for generations to come. Each and every member is encouraged to be active in the CAP activities within your local union.

Region 8 has two CAP Representatives who work with the state councils; Roy Thomas is assigned to the UAW Region 8 office in Lebanon, TN and Jim Rogers in the UAW Region 8 office in Baltimore, MD.

State CAP Council Information

To obtain information on your particular states program, please contact the State CAP Council in which you reside. Most state contest deadlines are either February 28, 2005 or March 31, 2005; please check with your applicable state for entry deadlines.

Alabama CAP Council
1004 North 50th Street
Birmingham, AL 35212

UAW Delaware State CAP Council
William H.Wasik, President
698 Old Baltimore Pike
Newark, DE 19702

Florida State CAP
1619 Ft. Smith Blvd
Deltona Lakes, FL 32738
(Self addressed stamped envelope) or see your schools
Guidance office.

Council Georgia State CAP Council
1280 Winchester Parkway, SE
Suite 131
Smyrna, GA 30080-6548

Maryland CAP Council
1005 North Point Blvd.
Suite 701
Baltimore, MD 21224

Mississippi State CAP Council
Mack Busby
15 Shady Oak Road
Laurel, MS 39443

North Carolina/South Carolina State CAP Council
United Auto Workers
c/o Ron Melton
3513 Greg Drive
Gastonia, NC 28052

South Central PA CAP Council
Paul Dietz
3562 Gillespie Drive
York, PA 17404

Tennessee State CAP Council
Marcia Mayberry
51 Maddox-Simpson Parkway
Lebanon, TN 37090-5345

Virginia State CAP Council
315 Bowen Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

West Virginia State CAP Council
Ed Lewis
891 Auto Parts Place
Suite 1590
Martinsburg, WV 25401

Our post election work continues with the state legislatures and the 109th Congress, both will be introducing legislation that is of great concern to all working families. Many times questions arise as to the status of a particular bill in Congress. One of the best tools for researching a legislative issue is the “Thomas” web site which is maintained by the Library of Congress: By going to this website you can easily look up the status of a House or Senate bill, find out who is cosponsoring the bill, review the votes on a bill, and discover other useful information.

Below is step by step description of how to use this service. You must first go to

1. Updating a bill status/Cosponsors: Using the Comp Time bill as an example, plug in HR 1119 (put “S” in front of Senate Bills) and hit Search or insert a word or phrase such as in this case, “Comp Time” and hit search. If there are multiple versions of the bill, you will need to pick the latest version. Click on “Bill Summary & Status file” and you will see a range of choices. Click on “Bill Status” which will include committee and floor action. To see who is a co-sponsor click on “Cosponsors”.

2. Reviewing a Roll Call Vote: Roll call votes are usually posted within an hour or two of when they are taken. If you are looking for a very resent vote, go to the home page and click on “Roll Call Votes”.

Votes are listed starting with the most recent and working backward and include the date, bill number, description and result. All amendments and procedural votes are listed also.

Most often, you will be looking up a vote that has recently taken place, but Thomas contains the voting record for over 10 years. If you are researching an old vote, the easiest way to find it is to put in the bill number on the home page and then click on the “Bill Status” section that lists all votes in connection with the bill. Remember, if the bill is from a previous Congress, you need to first select the correct session by clicking on the Bill Summary & Status section under the “Legislation” column on the home page.

Click here to contact your Region 8 Senator

CAP Rep.
Jim Rogers

CAP Rep.
Roy Thomas

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