Thursday, June 27, marks the one-year anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Janus v. AFSCME. The Janus decision affirmed right-to-work protections for all public employees nationwide, meaning they are no longer forced to pay a union in order to keep their job.
But the ruling is meaningless if government workers don’t know about it – and the unions certainly aren’t going to tell them. The job falls on the Freedom Foundation, and we’ve made it our sole mission to inform every single public employee that they can leave their union and keep their money in their pockets.
We do this through a multi-pronged outreach campaign that includes government building visits, door-to-door home canvassing, direct mail, email, phone calls, billboards and the website www.optouttoday.com.
In just the first 12 months since the Janus decision, the Freedom Foundation has helped more than 50,000 people leave their unions up and down the West Coast. That means $40 million back in the pockets of workers and their families, and out of the unions’ radical political agenda.
The unions aren’t happy, and they fight us with personal attacks against our staff and board members, frivolous lawsuits, deceptive messaging campaigns and state legislation targeting our efforts.
This is how we know we are effective.
We’ve witnessed tremendous success in this first year, but rest assured the Freedom Foundation will continue to expand our work and lead this important fight.
Thank you for your support. Please stand with us.