Minnesota Local Party Unit Packet 5/31 – 6/4

MNGOP Talking Points

  • Minnesota House and Senate Republicans hold a press conference to once again urge Governor Walz to bring and end to Emergency Powers.
  • Under President Biden, there has been an influx of children and illegal narcotics crossing the border and Congressman Hagedorn co-sponsors Rep. Van Duyne’s bill to bring greater oversight to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund because thousands of restaurant and bar owners are being locked out of the program as the Biden Administration wants to pick winners and losers.
  • Congresswoman Fischbach sends a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau urging the loosing of travel restrictions between the United States and Canada for residents of Minnesota’s Northwest Angle.
  • MN DFL hosts fundraiser with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer who is currently under federal investigation over trip to Florida during COVID restrictions.
  • Minnesota Senate Republicans hold a press conference outside of the Minnesota Teacher’s Union to advocate for school choice, funding students not systems.
  • Republicans continue to push to end Governor Walz’s emergency powers advocating to restore the normal balance of power between the Governor and Legislature.
  • Minneapolis is on pace for near-record homicide number as violent crime in the city continues to skyrocket. While democrats continue to push an anti-police narrative.
  • Governor Walz continues reckless use of taxpayer money to push vaccine incentives with “free gifts” while incentivizing people to stay home with excessive unemployment benefits causing a labor shortage.

National Talking Points

Messaging: May Jobs Report

  • The May jobs report shows that Joe Biden and Democrats are squandering the economic recovery they inherited.

  • Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Democrats’ failed policies have given us another month where the economy fell short of expectations.

  • The economy added back fewer jobs than expected for the second straight month – just 559,000 jobs – well below economists’ expectations.

    • 17% fewer jobs than economists expected.

    • 20,000 construction jobs were lost in May.

    • 55,800 retail jobs were lost in May.

    • The unemployment rate remains far too high.

  • Americans are being left behind in Biden’s economy.

    • The labor force participation rate fell in May, even though this is a time when Americans should be re-joining the work force and employers are struggling to hire more workers.

    • The number of Americans working part time for economic reasons rose in May.

    • We have not recovered 7.6 million or 34% of jobs lost due to COVID.

    • There are still 9.3 million unemployed Americans.

  • Millions of Americans are being held back as a result of Biden and the Democrats’ failed policies. Democrat lockdown policies are having a lasting impact on our workers.

    • At a time when businesses are desperately trying to hire, Biden’s policies are paying Americans not to work, hurting both workers and job creators.

    • Biden’s “enhanced” unemployment benefits are holding back the economy and incentivizing Americans not to go back to work.

    • Nearly 1.5 million U.S. mothers have fallen out of the workforce, and many working moms are forced to stay home because schools have not re-opened.

    • At least 25 states – all with Republican governors – have announced they will end this harmful policy, helping Americans get back to work and businesses hire.

  • States with Republican leadership are leading the recovery despite Biden’s failed policies.

    • Families are facing rising prices for many staples like gas and even toilet paper.

    • Nearly 8 million Americans were unable to work in May because their employer was closed or had lost business because of the pandemic.

  • Now is not the time for more policies that will smother the economy.

    • Biden is calling for $3 trillion in new tax hikes, including hiking the business tax rate to 28 percent – higher than communist China.

    • Biden is failing to get children back into schools, making it difficult for many women to get back to their jobs.

RNC Statement on Letter to Commission on Presidential Debates

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel released the following statement on the RNC’s Letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates:

“After repeated missteps and partisan actions that underscored its biases last cycle, it’s clear that the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is no longer providing the fair and impartial forum for presidential debates which the law requires and the American people deserve. With the CPD failing in 2020 to host a single debate before the start of early voting, making unilateral changes without informing the candidates, and allowing Members of its Board of Directors to make biased and partisan statements against the Republican nominee, the Republican Party needs assurances that the CPD will make meaningful reforms to the debate process by working with stakeholders to restore the faith and legitimacy it has lost. If not, as RNC Chairman, I will have no choice but to advise future Republican candidates against participating in CPD-hosted debates.”

Click here to read the full letter.

Sample LTE: Refund the Police WC:176

The radical “defund the police” movement is harming law enforcement and our communities. Each day our police work to protect our lives, and they are repaid with violence, disrespect, and efforts to defund their departments. In this year alone, at least 128 police officers have been shot, and many more have left the police force altogether. At the same time, crime continues to increase in cities like New York City and Chicago. As crime and police departures rise, so do response times, which is harming those cities that were at the forefront of the movement. Cities like Baltimore and Los Angeles are already scrambling to reverse their defunding efforts, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposing an increase of $50 million after $150 million in cuts last year. Each of these events are direct consequences of “defund the police” – a movement that has perpetuated the dehumanization and disrespect of law enforcement. As these cities are realizing, we must refund our police and we must protect those that work tirelessly to protect our families each and every day.

Prepared and paid for by the Republican Party of Minnesota
Jennifer Carnahan, Chair
Not Authorized by any Candidate or Candidate’s Committee

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