Author: Team Emmer

#ThankACop: Officer Jason Falconer

Yesterday, my team and I launched our #ThankACop initiative to support and recognize law enforcement officers for the work they do to help our communities.

As part of this campaign, we will be highlighting individual officers each week and the important work they do to protect and serve Minnesotans. First up is Officer Jason Falconer, an American hero from my home district (MN-06).

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Congressman Tom Emmer Announces his #ThankACop Initiative

Otsego, MN – Today, Sixth District Congressman Tom Emmer is beginning his #ThankACop initiative. In the wake of increased scrutiny of law enforcement following the death of George Floyd, law enforcement officers in Minnesota are facing low morale and increased recruitment difficulties.

“The goal here is simple: while the public debates issues of police reform, we all need to take a step back and realize what our peace officers do for all of us and our communities every single day. While many are out on the streets putting their lives on the line for us, others are organizing prescription drug take back programs, doing community outreach, fighting sex trafficking rings, and generally making our streets safer for our kids to play on. Now more than ever, we need to reach out and simply show gratitude because without them, our communities would not be the places we call home,” Emmer said.

“Everyone knows a law enforcement officer, and they come from all different backgrounds and beliefs. We just want to encourage people to recognize law enforcement officers for all that they do.”

The #ThankACop campaign will highlight individual officers from Minnesota on a weekly basis as well as bring attention to the work that peace officers do to keep those they have sworn to protect and serve out of harm’s way.

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Carpenters, Pipe Fitters, and 49ers Proudly Endorse Tom Emmer for Congress in MN-06

The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters (NCSRCC), the Minnesota Pipe Trades Association, and the Local 49 Operating Engineers have endorsed Tom Emmer’s reelection campaign to Congress to continue representing Minnesota’s Sixth District.

“The Carpenters believe that we should back candidates based on their record and their support of our members and their families,” said Adam Duininck, the Director of Government Affairs for the Carpenters Union. “While serving in Congress, Rep. Emmer has been a strong ally and partner on many issues from apprenticeship programs, job-creating infrastructure bills and policies, as well as core issues like Davis-Bacon and collective bargaining rights. His record of support for our members has earned our organization’s support.”

“The Minnesota Pipe Trades supports candidates who support us on our issues,” said David Ybarra, the President of the Minnesota Pipe Trades. “Rep. Emmer has voted in support of Davis-Bacon prevailing wage and believes that if you work in the construction trade, you should earn a good, middle-class living.”

“Transportation funding is also a top priority for Congressman Emmer as he has authored legislation to prioritize funding for several transportation related projects, improving Minnesota’s roads, highways, and bridges while creating jobs for Operating Engineers and other skilled crafts,” said Jason George of the Local 49 Operating Engineers.

“The construction trades are the heart and soul of America,” said Emmer. “I’m honored to receive these endorsements. Thank you to the NCSRCC, the Minnesota Pipe Trades Association, and the Local 49 Operating Engineers for all you do to build our country.”

Learn more about the NCSRCC at northcountrycarpenter.org.

Learn more about the Minnesota Pipe Fitters Association at mnpipetrades.com.

Learn more about the Local 49 Operating Engineers at local49.org.

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Minnesota Credit Union Network Endorses Congressman Tom Emmer

The Minnesota Credit Union Network has endorsed Congressman Tom Emmer’s reelection campaign to the U.S. House of Representatives.

“During his tenure in Congress broadly, and on the House Financial Services Committee more specifically, Congressman Emmer has continually demonstrated his support for credit unions and safeguarding their ability to serve their members and communities,” said MnCUN Chief Advocacy Officer Mara Humphrey. “We fully support his reelection efforts and encourage all credit union advocates in the 6th District to vote for him.”

“Credit unions offer consumers and small businesses a great choice for local, Main Street-focused financial services,” said Emmer.  “I’m proud to have the support of the Minnesota Credit Union Network and will continue to work for a fair marketplace so that credit unions can grow.”

The Minnesota Credit Union Network is the statewide trade association that works to ensure the success, growth and vitality of Minnesota credit unions. With nearly $24 billion in assets, Minnesota credit unions are local, trusted financial cooperatives that serve more than 1.8 million members at almost 400 branch locations around the state. As not-for-profit institutions, credit unions give back to the communities they serve. For more information, visit mncun.org.

Congressman Emmer is currently serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives, is Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and is a member of the House Financial Services Committee.

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