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FOP Update - November 24, 2021

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYNational President Patrick Yoes gave numerous media interviews in regard tolaw enforcement line-of-duty deaths, the crime wave many cities acrossAmerica are experiencing as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with U.S. Associate Attorney GeneralVanita Gupta regarding criminal justice reform.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Heather Fong, Counselor to theSecretary of Homeland Security, regarding border issues.Executive Director Jim Pasco also gave numerous media interviewspertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccinations and the impacts onpublic safety. The National FOP believes in the science behind the COVID-19vaccines and that vaccinations work to prevent people from becominginfected by or transmitting COVID-19. However, the National FOP continues tobelieve that whether or not to accept the vaccine is a personal decision. Executive Director Jim Pasco gave numerous media interviews in regard tocriminal justice reform, the nationwide increase in violent crime, and the issueof rogue prosecutors across the country failing to prosecute violent crimes.The National Legislative Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, 25-26November in observance of Thanksgiving. From our families to yours, havea wonderful Thanksgiving!

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THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONThe House was in recess this week.The Senate was in recess this week.

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TOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESCOSPONSORS57237180The “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 right oflaw enforcement and other public safety officers to bargain collectively with theiremployers.COSPONSORS92819COSPONSORS110COSPONSORS217857COSPONSORS43632

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LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESThe "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. post offices,Social Security Administration offices or Veterans Affairs facilities.COSPONSORS220COSPONSORS51521The "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.COSPONSORS23230COSPONSORS44495MORE RESOURCES ON OUR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESFULL LIST OF LEGISLATION SUPPORTED BY THE FOP

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FOP NEWSROOMThe horrific events in Waukesha – which leftfive dead and dozens injured – have promptedquestions about how law enforcement mighthave failed to protect the... READ MOREMeet the 'progressive' prosecutor who gaveWaukesha parade suspect Darrell Brooks'inappropriately low' bail [Fox News]Baltimore County ties a record for homicides ina year. Police identified the victim of Fridayafternoon’s murder on Belmont Avenue inWindsor Mill as Adia Smith... READ MORE‘It’s Getting Out Of Control’: BaltimoreCounty Records 49th Homicide, TyingRecord Set In 2019 [CBS 13]National President Patrick Yoes joinedPresident Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and others at theWhite House for a signing ceremony for threebipartisan bills, which the FOP supported andworked tirelessly to advance... READ MOREICYMI: President Biden Signs ThreeBipartisan Law Enforcement Bills Into LawThere is an aspect of police reform rarelytalked about, as the mental health of officershas long been overlooked. But a News 4 surveyof cops started a conversation that is nowgetting action from President... READ MORECounseling Police Officers and SavingLives [NBC New York]

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SOCIAL SECURITYThis is About Fairness! UrgeCongress to Pass the "SocialSecurity Fairness Act."TAKE ACTIONFEDERAL OFFICERSSupport Our Federal Officers byPassing the "Law EnforcementOfficers' Equity Act."TAKE ACTIONLEOSA REFORMSupport Active and Retired LawEnforcement Officers by Passingthe "LEOSA Reform Act."TAKE ACTIONPROTECT AND SERVEUrge Congress to Protect OurPolice Officers and Pass the"Protect and Serve Act."TAKE ACTIONVACCINE MANDATESWe Must Keep Our COVID-19Heroes Employed! TellCongress to Pass S. 3079! TAKE ACTIONFOP ACTION CENTERCOLLECTIVE BARGAININGWe Must Fight for the Right toBargain Collectively! UrgeCongress to Pass H.R. 3225.TAKE ACTION

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Been Exposed?Are You Sick?READ MOREREAD MOREVIEW A STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWNThe National FOP provided memberswith updated information, released bythe Food and Drug Administration,regarding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinebooster shots. COVID-19 Information for Law EnforcementProtecting Public Safety and HealthFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICENOVEMBER 20:W W W . F O P C O V I D 1 9 . O R GThe National FOP provided memberswith information that was shared duringa White House COVID-19 ResponseTeam press briefing, where public healthofficials gave a general update on theCOVID-19 pandemic. NOVEMBER 23:COVID-19 ACTIVITYREAD MORE READ MORE

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LEARN MORE LEARN MORELEARN MORELEARN MOREWatch the latest FOP-TV episodesand hear from National FraternalOrder of Police leaders from acrossthe country as they discuss new andrelevant topics that are impactingour profession and important toleading our organization throughthese turbulent times.The Collaborative Reform InitiativeTechnical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) provides no cost, customizedtechnical assistance solutionsdesigned to meet the unique needsof state, local, tribal, & campus lawenforcement agencies throughoutthe United States.The COPS Office awards grants tohire community policingprofessionals, develop and testinnovative policing strategies, andprovide training and technicalassistance to community members,local government leaders, and alllevels of law enforcement. The Office of Justice Programs (OJP)provides innovative leadership toFederal, state, local, and tribal justicesystems, by disseminating state-of-theart knowledge and practices, andproviding grants for theimplementation of these crimefighting strategies. MORE RESOURCES

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The 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. POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEECAN YOU CHIP IN $5?DONATEClick Here

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