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FOP Update - Week of August 23, 2021

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Sign Up to Receive the FOP's Weekly UpdateJIM PASCOExecutive DirectorPATRICK YOESNational PresidentWASHINGTON WATCHlegislative updateWEEKLY UPDATE | 23 AUGUST 2021NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPNational President Patrick Yoes and Executive Director JimPasco participated in a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) LawEnforcement Group Meeting, hosted by U.S. Deputy AttorneyGeneral Lisa O. Monaco and U.S. Associate Attorney GeneralVanita Gupta.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF RAT E R N A L ORD E R O F POL I C ENational President Patrick Yoes worked out ofthe Government and Media Affairs Center inWashington, D.C. this week.National President Patrick Yoes had a call with U.S. DeputyAttorney General Lisa O. Monaco to discuss various issuesfacing law enforcement. Deputy Attorney General Monaco alsooffered her congratulations to National President Yoes on hisreelection.

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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPLEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF RAT E R N A L ORD E R O F POL I C ENational President Patrick Yoes continued conversations withstakeholders and Congressional negotiators regarding criminaljustice reform proposals. National President Patrick Yoes gave numerous mediainterviews in regard to the crime wave that many cities acrossAmerica are experiencing, criminal justice reform proposals, aswell as the COVID-19 pandemic.National President Patrick Yoes attended a reception at theNational Law Enforcement Museum for their grand reopeningand the unveiling of their new exhibition, Post 9/11: TheEvolution of American Law Enforcement, which marks the 20thanniversary of 9/11 and honors the officers who rose to thechallenge that day. GET TICKETS AND LEARN MORE

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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPLEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF RAT E R N A L ORD E R O F POL I C EExecutive Director Jim Pasco spokewith U.S. Department of HomelandSecurity Secretary Alejandro N.Mayorkas regarding issues related toimmigration as well as theresettlement of Afghan refugees.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. AttorneyGeneral Vanita Gupta regarding the Office of Justice Programs(OJP) and its continued lack of cooperation on issuesimpacting all of law enforcement and the family members oflaw enforcement officers.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Heather Fong,Counselor to the Secretary of Homeland Security, regardingissues related to immigration as well as the importance ofperiodic briefings for FOP leadership on these issues.

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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPLEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF RAT E R N A L ORD E R O F POL I C EExecutive Director Jim Pasco continued the dialogue withSenate negotiators on criminal justice reform and reiterated ourabsolute commitment to the preservation of the existingqualified immunity doctrine and use of force policies that areconsistent with Graham v Connor. The FOP has not and will nottake a position on draft legislation until all the negotiators haveagreed on legislative language.Executive Director Jim Pasco gave numerous media interviewsto discuss the FOP's position on pending criminal justicereform legislation, the nationwide increase in violent crime, aswell as the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on public safety.The National FOP believes in the science behind the COVID-19vaccines and that vaccinations work to prevent people frombecoming infected by or transmitting COVID-19. However, theNational FOP continues to believe that whether or not to acceptthe vaccine is a personal decision. READ THE FOP'S QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATES INPUBLIC-SECTOR EMPLOYMENT

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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF RAT E R N A L ORD E R O F POL I C ELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with staff in theOffice of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) regardingthe National Blue Alert Network. Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke to staff in theoffices of Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX), SenatorsChristopher A. Coons (D-DE) and John Cornyn III (R-TX),representatives from the U.S. Departments of State, Justice andHomeland Security as well as stakeholders from the lawenforcement community regarding S. 921, the “Jaime Zapata andVictor Avila Federal Officers and Employees Protection Act,”especially in light of the events in Kabul.Legislative Liaison Mark McDonald represented the FOP on a monthly CRI-TAC partner call.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and Legislative LiaisonMark McDonald participated in a call, hosted by the U.S.Department of Homeland Security's Office for State and LocalLaw Enforcement (OSLLE) and Office of Intelligence & Analysis(I&A), pertaining to the Federal response and coordinated effortsrelated to the resettlement of vulnerable Afghans, including manythat worked on behalf of the United States.

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THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThe House considered and passed H.R. 4, the "John R. LewisVoting Rights Advancement Act," on a 219-211 vote. Thelegislation, which was sent to the Senate for furtherconsideration, would amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 andincludes a number of provisions aimed at strengthening anti-discrimination enforcement authorities in relation to votingpractices. @FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF RAT E R N A L ORD E R O F POL I C ETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE UNITED STATES SENATEThe Senate was in a pro forma session this week.The House considered and agreed to H. Res. 601, which wouldprovide for the consideration of S. Con. Res. 14, the Senate'sproposed budget resolution, on a 220-212 vote. The resolution,which sets forth the budgetary levels for fiscal years 2023-2031contains approximately $3.5 trillion in spending. The House isexpected to vote on final passage in late September.

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COSPONSORS54214160H.R. 82The “Law Enforcement Officers’ Equity Act" would expand the definition of "lawenforcement officer" for salary and retirement benefits to include all Federal lawenforcement officers.The “Social Security Fairness Act” would repeal both the "Windfall EliminationProvision" and the "Government Pension Offset" in current Social Security law.The “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act” would recognize the rightof law enforcement and other public safety officers to bargain collectively withtheir employers.LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ EQUITYSOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESSCOLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTSCOSPONSORS92516H.R. 3225COSPONSORS110S. 1888NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATECOSPONSORS176043H.R. 962COSPONSORS43329S. 1302@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF RAT E R N A L ORD E R O F POL I C ETOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES+ 3 NEW+ 1 NEW

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The "LEOSA Reform Act" would amend the Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act(LEOSA), which exempts qualified active and retired law enforcement officers fromlocal and State prohibitions on the carriage of concealed firearms, to ensure thatthese officers are able to carry in the same venues as civilian concealed carrypermit holders in areas like schools and national parks, as well as use publictransportation and extends the exemption to magazine capacity and would allowactive and retired law enforcement officers to access services at U.S. postoffices, Social Security Administration offices or Veterans Affairs facilities.LEOSA REFORMCOSPONSORS220S. 1610COSPONSORS47481H.R. 1210PROTECT AND SERVEThe "Protect and Serve Act" would make it a Federal crime to target a lawenforcement officer with an assault that results in seriously bodily harm or death.COSPONSORS23230S. 774COSPONSORS34384H.R. 3079@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF RAT E R N A L ORD E R O F POL I C EMORE RESOURCES ON OUR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESFULL LIST OF LEGISLATION SUPPORTED BY THE FOPLEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPKen Sherman, the owner of Seven inMinneapolis, talked with News Talk 830WCCO's Chad Hartman to discuss the city'scrime issues and his thoughts about theMinneapolis Police... READ MOREMinneapolis restaurant owner says the 'city isrun by gangs' calls for more policing [WCCO]Read the FOP's Questions and Answersregarding COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates inPublic-Sector Employment... READ MOREQuestions and Answers: COVID-19 VaccineMandates in Public-Sector EmploymentU.S. agencies are rushing to complete securityvetting of thousands of Afghanistan citizenswho are in line to be relocated to the U.S., assome lawmakers raise alarms about the riskthat terrorists and criminals could slipthrough.... READ MOREU.S. Races to Vet Afghans for Security Risksas Evacuations Rise [Bloomberg]New reports show that the leading cause ofdeath among men and women in lawenforcement is COVID-19... READ MOREReport shows COVID-19 is leading cause ofdeath among law enforcement [KATV]F RAT E R N A L ORD E R O F POL I C EFOP NEWSROOM

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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPSOCIAL SECURITYFight for Fairness! TellCongress to pass the "SocialSecurity Fairness Act."TAKE ACTIONFEDERAL OFFICERSTell Congress to support H.R.962, the "Law EnforcementOfficers' Equity Act."TAKE ACTIONLEOSA REFORMTell Congress to support the"LEOSA Reform Act."TAKE ACTIONPROTECT & SERVETell Congress to support thepolice and pass the "Protectand Serve Act."TAKE ACTIONQUALIFIED IMMUNITYTell Congress to OPPOSE theelimination of the establisheddoctrine on qualified immunity.TAKE ACTIONF RAT E R N A L ORD E R O F POL I C EFOP ACTION CENTERCOLLECTIVE BARGAININGTell Congress to SUPPORTcollective bargaining rights forpublic safety employees.TAKE ACTIONMAKE Y URVOICE HEARD

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@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPAS OF JULY 31, 2021F RAT E R N A L ORD E R O F POL I C E2021 OFFICERS SHOT AND KILLEDAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisiana902213703910001523434MaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahoma062112611100289062OregonPennsylvaniaPuerto RicoRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWashington, D.C.West VirginiaWisconsinWyomingAm. SamoaGuam123020529303201100035KILLED BY GUNFIRE185OFFICERS SHOTVIEW THE MONTHLY OFFICERS SHOT/KILLED UPDATE67OFFICERS SHOT IN52AMBUSH-STYLE ATTACKS— OFFICERS SHOT BY STATE —

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Been Exposed?Are You Sick?READ MORE@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPREAD MOREVIEW A STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWNThe National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, regarding an update onguidance for domestic travel during theCOVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEAUGUST 24:W W W . F O P C O V I D 1 9 . O R GThe National Legislative Office providedFOP members with information, releasedby the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention, regarding the full approval ofthe Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. AUGUST 25:OFFICERS HAVE DIED DUE TO COVID-19AS OF AUGUST 27, 2021F RAT E R N A L ORD E R O F POL I C ECOVID-19 ACTIVITYCOVID-19 Vaccine Mandates inPublic Sector EmploymentQUESTIONS & ANSWERSREAD THE FOP'S QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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FOP-TV PROGRAM GUIDEGrassroots Public Relations & Media Talk"Keeping Resilience Front & Center"Community and Media Relations Tool KitCRI TAC PartnershipFOP Nationwide HealthcareCollective Bargaining & ArbitrationCivilian OversightQualified ImmunityTune in every week for a new episode of FOP-TV where National FraternalOrder of Police leaders discuss new and relevant topics that are impactingour profession and important to leading our organization through theseturbulent times.@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF RAT E R N A L ORD E R O F POL I C EWATCH PREVIOUS EPISODESFOP ON DEMAND

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The Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC)provides no cost, customized technical assistance solutions designed tomeet the unique needs of state, local, tribal, & campus law enforcementagencies throughout the U.S.The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership tofederal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-theart knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for theimplementation of these crime fighting strategies. The COPS Office awards grants to hire community policing professionals,develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training andtechnical assistance to community members, local government leaders, andall levels of law enforcement.VISIT WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATIONU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEOffice of Justice Programs@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF RAT E R N A L ORD E R O F POL I C EVISIT WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATIONVISIT WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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PP CC@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPThe Fraternal Order of Police is committed to improving theworking conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety ofthose we serve through education, legislation, information,community involvement, and employee representation. Our challenge to you is to have each and every FOP member inyour department, lodge, and State commit $5.00 a month to theNFOP PAC. Please contact the National Legislative Office to learnabout the various ways you can contribute to the NFOP PAC.The NFOP PAC is the power behindour organization's punch on CapitolHill, representing its members inthe most effective way possible. F RAT E R N A L ORD E R O F POL I C EPOLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEECAN YOU CHIP IN $5?DONATEClick Here

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328 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20002 ▪ PHONE: 202-547-8189 ▪ FAX: 202-547-8190WASHINGTON D.C. STAFFTIM RICHARDSONSenior Legislative Liaison JIM PASCOExecutive DirectorDAVID TABOHLegislative Liaison MARK MCDONALDLegislative Liaison JESSICA CAHILLPress Liaison MATT BROWNLegislative Liaison @FOPNATIONAL@GLFOPF RAT E R N A L ORD E R O F POL I C E