BUILDING AMERICA BACK BETTER
BIDEN’S AGENDA IS WORKING FOR THE IBEW

HOW PRESIDENT BIDEN’S ACTIONS BENEFIT WORKING FAMILIES AND IBEW MEMBERS

With the stroke of the pen, alongside more than 10 IBEW members and a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House on Nov. 15, President Biden made official one of the largest infrastructure investments in U.S. history.  Its size and scope ensure that it will rebuild both the country’s weakened infrastructure and the middle class. Touching nearly every sector of the U.S. economy, the bill was touted on a level comparable to the construction of the transcontinental railroad in the late 19th century and the interstate highway system in the 1950s.

“I could not be more proud of IBEW members who have long called for transformative investments in infrastructure and are now ready to get to work rebuilding this country,” said IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson. “The long-overdue upgrade America has been waiting for has finally arrived.”

Check out the November newsletter from the IBEW to see other great engaging initiatives taken up by the IBEW along with the Biden-Harris Administration and members of the US Congress.

IBEW Political/Legislative Affairs Department newsletter archives can be found here:  Building America Back Better Newsletter Archives

IBEW GOVERNMNET AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

IBEW POLITICAL ACTION FUND CONTRIBUTION

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION TO THE IBEW POLITICAL ACTION FUND. MAKE IT A REOCCURING CONTRIBUTION. THIS MONEY GOES TO SUPPORT LABOR FRIENDLY CANDIDATES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE FOR LOCAL AND NATIONAL RACES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THANK YOU!

POLITICAL RESOURCES:

Register to vote (or update your voter registration) HERE

Where do I go to Vote? Find out HERE

What’s on my ballot? Find out HERE

Other ways to Vote. Vote Early (absentee) Find out how HERE

Who Represents me at the Capitol? Find out HERE

Who is running for office? Find out HERE

WHO WON?? Find out HERE

Please make a contribution to a State Political Candidate or Political Party: You can get a refund from the State, Find out more about that HERE

MINNESOTA ALLOWS TIME OFF TO VOTE

As a reminder, Minnesota Law allows workers to take time off to vote without losing pay.

From the Secretary of State Website:

You have a right to take time off work to vote without losing your pay, personal leave, or vacation time:

  • Your employer must pay you for the time you need to vote if it falls within your scheduled work time. Your employer cannot require you to use personal leave or vacation time (see Minnesota Statutes 04and 08 subd. 1d).
  • Take only as much time as you need to vote and go to work.
  • Your employer cannot directly or indirectly refuse, limit, or interfere with this right, including what time you choose to vote.
  • Your employer can ask that you tell them when you will be gone and ask that employees coordinate their absences to minimize workplace disruptions.

Find more information about time away from work to vote: HERE

 2022

EARLY PRIMARY VOTING STARTS JUNE 24TH

PRIMARY ELECTION DAY AUGUST 9TH

EARLY GENERAL ELECTION VOTING STARTS SEPTEMBER 23RD

GENERAL ELECTION DAY NOVEMBER 8TH

Who you vote for is your own business. You should know that after careful consideration and selection, the above candidates have been endorsed by the IBEW Local 292 COPE Committee; they are candidates that will fight for Labor and the values of working men and women and our families if they are elected to office. This list of candidates is for the education of IBEW Local 292 members and is not published in cooperation with any candidate for office, candidate committee or other political fund or group.

TO PROVIDE POLITICAL EDUCATION FOR IBEW LOCAL 292 MEMBERS, THE BELOW LISTED CANDIDATES ARE PROVEN FRIENDS OF THE IBEW AND HAVE BEEN ENDORSED BY THE IBEW LOCAL 292 COPE COMMITTEE. (CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES)

2022

IBEW LOCAL 292 ENDORSEMENTS

Ryan Winkler                                                          Hennepin County Attorney
Matt Little   Dakota County Attorney
Kristy Janigo   Maple Grove City Council
Ray Zeran IBEW 292 Anoka County Commissioner District 4
Winston Hollis   Brooklyn Park Mayor
Mary Supple   Richfield Mayor
Dan Wolgamott   MN House 14B
Matt Norris   MN House 32B
Brian Raines   MN House 34A
Zach Stephenson   MN House 35A
Jerry Newton   MN House 35B
Kristin Bahner   MN House 37B
Erin Koegel   MN House 39A
Ned Carroll   MN House 42A
Ginny Klevorn   MN House 42B
Mike Freiberg   MN House 43B
Patty Acomb   MN House 45B
Cheryl Youakim   MN House 46B
Nathan Coulter   MN House 51B
Brad Tabke   MN House 54A
Jess Hanson    MN House 55A
Aric Putnam   MN Senate 14
John Hoffman   MN Senate 34
Bonnie Westlin   MN Senate 42
Leslie Lienemann IBEW 292 Family MN Senate 44
Justin Emmerich IBEW 292 Family MN Senate 56
Sandy Pappas   MN Senate 65

Check on this page frequently for any updated and new endorsements.

If you have any questions about the candidates listed or not listed here or any candidates outside of the IBEW Local 292 geographical area, please go to the affiliated labor organizations endorsement websites for a list of Labor friendly candidates:

MN AFL CIO

MRLF Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation

MBCTC Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council