In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Janus v. AFSCME ruling, countless public employees have been assured of their First Amendment rights to opt out of union dues and fees.
And since that decision was made, the Freedom Foundation’s efforts have been directed toward informing as many of these employees as possible of their newly affirmed rights.
With a combination of coordinated outreach efforts including emails, direct-mail pieces and door-to-door canvassing, we’ve made great strides towards that goal. Every day we’re working harder to find new ways to educate public-sector employees about their rights and assist them in exerting those rights by opting out.
In the past 24 hours, 288 public employees have already filled out opt out forms via our website OptOutToday.com. And since the Janus decision over 4,000 have decided to opt out, with doing so every day!
It seems the message is being heard loud and clear: You no longer are forced to pay dues to a public union to work in the public sector.
We’re working to take back that voice for those hardworking individuals, and every person we reach out to brings us closer to making that happen.