Aaron Withe is the Chief Executive Officer of the Freedom Foundation. Aaron began his career at the Freedom Foundation in 2015 working in the outreach department. He devised a full-scale outreach campaign that included having a team of door-to-door canvassers to contact all union members throughout Oregon and inform them of their rights to leave their union. After much success, he soon went on to become the Oregon Director where he lead the Oregon team for two years.
Aaron now leads the Foundation’s National charge in holding governments and government unions accountable to citizens and removing the stronghold that unions have on politics.
Aaron has been a featured speaker for the Freedom Foundation at a multitude of events including the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2019. He was the proud recipient of the Oregon Taxpayer Association’s 2019 Thomas Jefferson Award. He is on the Washington Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. And is a member of the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Leadership Network.
Aaron has been featured on Fox News, One America News, Newsmax, and the Huckabee Show on TBN. As well as being featured on several national and local radio shows and print media outlets across the country including the Wall Street Journal. He is a contributor at the Daily Wire.
He is a native of Birmingham, England and is a graduate and former basketball player of Corban University. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, staying active in many different sports and at the gym, he is active in his church and enjoys relaxing at several of the Pacific North West's micro-breweries.
This week the Freedom Foundation has employed Santa Claus and his elves to visit government buildings around Oregon to deliver a special Christmas gift: Freedom from paying union dues.
Last week we announced our news that we had filed a federal class-action lawsuit against two of the largest unions in Oregon. Over the holidays and into this week, the press reacted to the case, and we saw no comment from the unions.
Two weeks ago, Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), one of the …
The guide ensures government agencies across the state can’t make the claim they never received clear guidance when they don’t comply with the ruling’s standards.
Later this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue a decision in Janus v. AFSCME. Hopefully the pro-worker one, declaring mandatory union fees in the public sector unconstitutional.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s much-anticipated ruling in Janus v. AFSCME has the potential to put government employees back in charge of how much money their designated union can skim from their paychecks.