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, 2021, 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.”

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

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

Tim Walz/Peggy Flanagan   Governor/Lt. Governor
Keith Ellison                                    Attorney General
Steve Simon   Secretary of State
Julie Blaha   State Auditor
Angie Craig   US Congressional District 2
Dean Phillips   US Congressional District 3
Ilhan Omar   US Congressional District 5
Matt Little   Dakota County Attorney
Cindy Hansen Anoka County Commissioner District 3
Ray Zeran IBEW 292 Member Anoka County Commissioner District 4
Mike Gamache   Anoka County Commissioner District 5
Jim Swenson IBEW 110 Member Chisago County Commissioner District 1
Karla Bigham   Washington County Commissioner
Irene Fernando Hennepin County Commissioner District 2
Marion Greene   Hennepin County Commissioner District 3
Angela Conley   Hennepin County Commissioner District 4
Hollies Winston   Brooklyn Park Mayor
Nichole Klonowski   Brooklyn Park Council
Jen Penzenstadler IBEW Family Chisago County School Board
Kristy Janigo   Maple Grove City Council
Graeme Allen   New Brighton City Council
Mary Supple   Richfield Mayor
Aaron Wagner Robbinsdale City Council
Zachary Dorholt   St. Cloud School Board
Andrea Robinson MN House 13A
Melissa Bromenschenkel   MN House 13B
Tami Calhoun   MN House 14A
Dan Wolgamott   MN House 14B
Dean Urdahl MN House 16A
Betsy O’Berry IBEW 292 Family MN House 31A
Matt Norris   MN House 32B
Brian Raines   MN House 34A
Melissa Hortman MN House 34B
Zach Stephenson   MN House 35A
Jerry Newton   MN House 35B
Caitlin Cahill   MN House 37A
Kristin Bahner   MN House 37B
Mike Nelson MN House 38A
Samantha Vang   MN House 38B
Erin Koegel   MN House 39A
Ned Carroll   MN House 42A
Ginny Klevorn   MN House 42B
Cedrick Frazier MN House 43A
Mike Freiberg   MN House 43B
Lauren Bresnahan   MN House 45A
Patty Acomb   MN House 45B
Larry Kraft MN House 46A
Cheryl Youakim   MN House 46B
Laurie Pryor MN House 49A
Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn   MN House 49B
Heather Edelson   MN House 50A
Steve Elkins   MN House 50B
Mike Howard   MN House 51A
Nathan Coulter   MN House 51B
Brad Tabke   MN House 54A
Jess Hanson    MN House 55A
Kaela Berg MN House 55B
Fue Lee   MN House 59A
Sydney Jordan   MN House 60A
Mohamud Noor   MN House 60B
Frank Hornstein   MN House 61A
Jamie Long   MN House 61B
Emma Greenman   MN House 63B
Kari Dorry MN Senate 12
Alissa Brickman   MN Senate 13
Aric Putnam   MN Senate 14
Fernando Alvarado   MN Senate 16
Chad Tschimperle MN Senate 17
John Hoffman   MN Senate 34
Farhio Khalif MN Senate 37
Susan Pha   MN Senate 38
Steve Cwodzinski   MN Senate 49
Dr. Alice Mann   MN Senate 50
Melissa Halvorson Wiklund   MN Senate 51
Bonnie Westlin   MN Senate 42
Kathleen Fowke MN Senate 45
Kari Dziedzic   MN Senate 60
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