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FOP LEGISLATION

The Executive Director of the Colorado FOP also acts as the full time lobbyist working in the Colorado State Legislature.  He serves at the direction of the State FOP's Legislative Committee.  He has cultivated positive relationships with key legislators and various law enforcement related organizations who work on legislation of common interest. 

These relationships are critical to any realistic lobbying efforts on behalf of law enforcement in Colorado.  He is very good at what he does. The primary responsibility of any law enforcement lobbyist is to work not only for passage of any legislation that is important to our profession, but to also work to defeat legislation that is detrimental. An experienced well informed lobbyist who is well connected in the legislature is extremely important to moving FOP’s written or sponsored legislation through committee, the legislature, and eventually to the Governor’s office.  It is also essential when providing testimony on in support or opposition to bills involving our profession. 

In Colorado and at the National level of the FOP we have an FOP legislative committee that works closely with our lobbyists here and in Washington DC. The Colorado and National FOP legislative Committees monitor various bills introduced that impact law enforcement positively and negatively making decisions on how we will address these matters. The Colorado FOP Legislative Committee also works closely with the State Executive Board, the Labor Council, our FOP General Counsel and our lobbyist in drafting FOP legislation to improve both the law enforcement profession and the working conditions of our members.
 
More importantly than lobbying however is the Colorado FOP’s “Political Action Program”. Our local lodges spend much time and effort interviewing candidates in various districts around Colorado who are running for the state legislature. FOP support is sought out by many of those candidates in their campaigns. Those candidates who best match our philosophies and support improving working conditions for law enforcement officers get our support. Time, effort and money are expended by us to get those people elected. We have been very successful in getting friends of law enforcement elected to the state legislature. As a result we have many friends on the hill who answer the call of our lobbying and legislative efforts.
 
The National Fraternal Order of police operates in much the same manner. We have a staff of highly experienced lobbyists in Washington D.C. who are working on our behalf daily. The National FOP works closely with each state lodge in identifying key persons running for both the US House and Senate and endorsing and supporting their election efforts in each state. The National FOP is well connected and respected in Washington D.C. as being a force in promoting national legislation that effects our working conditions and profession as a whole. Being the largest politically involved law enforcement labor organization in Colorado and the United States gives the Fraternal Order of Police a powerful voice when it comes to legislation that affects our profession and working conditions. There is no other law enforcement labor organization that can make this claim.

Washington FOP Legislative Center
May 11, 2008

Steve Young Law Enforcement Legislative Advocacy Center

The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest organization of law enforcement professionals in the United States. The FOP maintains an office in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill, where a full-time professional staff actively lobbies Congress and the Administration on the issues most important to rank-and-file law enforcement officers. The National Legislative Program is the most active and comprehensive of any law enforcement organization in Washington.

Log in to the Members area to enter the Washington Watch: Grassroots Action Network. Get involved today to help the FOP move our top legislative priorities through the U.S. Congress and find out what you can do in your State!
 
For more information on FOP legislative support positions click this link: FOP Legislative Support.  For any other input or legislative questions please do not hesitate to contact the National FOP Legislative Office.
 
Washington, D.C. Staff

Jim Pasco, Executive Director
Tim Richardson, Senior Legislative Liaison
Breanna Bock-Nielsen, Legislative Liaison
Jessica Caswell, NFOP PAC Director
Janis Gross, Administrative Assistant

328 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 547-8189 Phone
(202) 547-8190 Fax

natlfop@fop.net
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National Fraternal Order of Police PAC Contribution Form

 
Please return the form and contribution to:


National Fraternal Order of Police PAC
328 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
 
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Contributions or gifts to the National Fraternal Order of Police PAC are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.  Only PERSONAL or NON CORPORATE checks may be accepted.  A contribution of $25 is suggested, but please contribute more if you are able, and a lesser amount if you are not.  Contributions to the NATL FOP PAC are strictly voluntary and FOP members have the right to refuse to contribute without reprisal.  Your contribution will be used to support candidates for federal office who support law enforcement.  Federal law requires political action committees to report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 per calendar year.

To remove your name from our mailing list, please send an email to grassroots@fop.net with REMOVE and the State you live in, in the Subject Line
Questions or Comments?  E-mail us at
grassroots@fop.net or call (202) 547 - 8189.


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