Republican Farmer Labor Caucus Becomes MNGOP Affiliate
- Takes another Strong Stance in Support of Minnesota Copper/Nickel Mining Jobs
- Resolution Passed in Duluth Also Calls for Immediate Reversal of Obama-Era Anti-Mining Measures Such as the Last Minute Mineral Withdrawal
DULUTH, MINN. — Minnesota Republicans formed the Republican Farmer Labor Caucus (RFL), an official affiliate of the MNGOP at the Minnesota Republican State Convention this past weekend. Representatives Tim Miller & Jeremy Munson took to the stage Friday at the convention to discuss their RFL Caucus and to thank the delegates for voting yes to become the latest Republican Party Affiliate.
“The Minnesota RFL Caucus represents the MN Farmer and Labor groups which used to associate with the DFL but who were abandoned when the party shifted left,” RFL Vice-Chair Rep. Miller announced, “We are a pro-job, pro-farmer and pro-hard-hat-union caucus. Up here in the 8th district, we are an important outreach for mining jobs.”
They also took another bold stance in favor of Copper/Nickel mining jobs and called for the reversal of Obama Era anti-mining measures.
“The RFL is proud of the clear stance our party took once again this past weekend in Duluth in favor of copper/nickel mining jobs and the call for reversal of last-minute Obama administration executive orders blocking these jobs for Minnesota workers,” said Representative Jeremy Munson, Farmer-Chair of the Republican Farmer Labor Caucus. “The Democratic Party and its front runner candidates have embraced anti-worker activists who oppose even allowing these projects to prove themselves in Minnesota’s permitting process. Minnesota Republicans will continue to stand with the working men and women in this state, and we encourage anyone who cares about these critical copper/nickel mining jobs to join our Republican Farmer Labor Caucus and support candidates who truly support our way of life.”
RFL Labor-Chair, Representative Jason Rarick has experience working with Minnesota’s hard-hat labor unions and is a 20+ year member of the IBEW.
“The Republican party supports Minnesota jobs, including safely replacing the pipeline, responsible mining and a major investment in our roads and bridges – all which are vehemently being opposed by the DFL. This is why we have started the RFL – to help our State’s laborers understand who is in St Paul fighting for them.”
Resolution as Passed in Duluth by the Republican Party at their Convention, co-chaired by RFL Member Representative Jim Nash:
“We support responsible natural resource extraction and critical new precious metals mining opportunities that will create jobs in our state and we encourage the Trump administration to reverse last minute Obama admin executive orders to block these kinds of projects.”