American Police Officers Alliance Executive Director’s Report – Post Election
The American Police Officers Alliance is going to end 2018 on a strong note because of its electoral successes. This report outlines the accomplishments the American Police Officers Alliance has completed since our Mid-Year report
1. Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District
- Worked with the Congressional Leadership Fund to provide boots on the ground in the Duluth, MN Region to support former Duluth Police captain Pete Stauber (R-Minnesota).
- Pete Stauber was running for a open seat vacated by the retirement of Congressman Rick Nolan (D-Minnesota).
- Our board members and volunteers knocked on 700 doors in the final 72 hours before the November 6th election focusing on likely voters.
- In a tough mid-term election year, the effort of our board members on the doors led to a five point win for Pete Stauber.
Stauber will become the leading voice in Congress on law enforcement issues once he is sworn into office come January 2019.
- The American Police Officers Alliance will plan to defend Congressman-elect Stauber come 2020. This is due to special interest groups attempting to defeat Stauber given Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District is a battleground.
2. Nashville, TN Police Oversight Referendum
- The American Police Officers Alliance provided over $6,000 of in-kind support to the Vote No on the $10 Million Dollar Tax Hike committee. The committee opposed Nashville Amendment 1 which would have created a civilian police oversight board.
- The American Police Officers Alliance conducted targeted get out the vote phone calls to educate voters on the dangers of substituting the judgement of law enforcement professionals for civilian board members that are politically connected.
- Despite Amendment 1 passed with 59 percent of the vote, this was an opportunity for the American Police Officers Alliance to begin its work on educating the public on police oversight boards.
- Police oversight board awareness will become a long-term project of the APOA come 2019.
3. Planned Political Projects for 2019
- Outreach and education in the fully contested election for the Wisconsin Supreme Court which will be on the April 2019 ballot. The race will feature Brian Hagedorn and Lisa Neubauer and will attract national interest.
- Supporting current and former police officers who will be running in special elections at both the state and federal level.
- Supporting current and former police officers who will run in regularly scheduled state legislative elections in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia.
- Police oversight board education project.
- Online activism project.
4. Organizational Accomplishments
- Developed a grassroots donor base of over 12,000 citizens across the U.S.
- Launching an advisory committee of citizens, advocates, and law enforcement professionals.
- Obtained over 2,000 activist e-mail addresses in hope of expanding the databases.
- Planned grassroots outreach with various stakeholders including Fraternal Orders of Police and other allied organizations.
Photos of the American Police Officers Alliance Activities
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