Freedom Foundation

Media Mentions September 2020

Sept 28 – Cincinnati.com – Opinion: Government unions are all over Householder scandal

It’s a lesson union members – whose constitutional right to stop funding these shenanigans by withholding their dues was affirmed in 2018 by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME – would do well to consider.

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Sept 18 – The Center Square – Parents sue Newsom, other state officials over school shutdowns

The lawsuit was filed in Shasta County Superior Court by the Freedom Foundation on behalf of four parents and their children. It claims that Newsom’s executive orders and subsequent policies violate Article III and IX of the California Constitution.

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Sept 15 – The Epoch Times – California Parents Sue Governor Over In-Person School Ban

A group of California parents who claim their children are being harmed by the state’s pandemic-related restrictions on in-person educational instruction are suing Gov. Gavin Newsom over the ban.

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Sept 15 – The Tennessee Star – California Mothers Sue California Gov. Newsom, Saying His Partial Reopening of Schools Hurts Special Needs Students, Causes Anxiety Over Grades

Mariah Gondeiro, attorney for the Freedom Foundation, told Star News that their northern California case is based on the state constitution, which she said she believes offers broader protections for students than the other case in California. Shasta County also has a lower coronavirus case count than Los Angeles County, she said.

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Sept 14 – The Federalist – California Parents Sue Gov. Gavin Newsom For Depriving Students Of ‘Right To A Quality Education’

Three California parents are suing Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state and local officials for limiting in-person instruction due to COVID-19 after they say their children have all been severely hindered by it.

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Sept 14 – Town Hall – Parents Get Emotional Telling Gov. Newsom How School Closings Have Affected Their Kids

A group of parents being represented by the Freedom Foundation is suing Gov. Gavin Newsom for his decision to keep schools open only part-time, arguing that it has already left negative impacts on their children.

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Sept 7 – Fox News – Jeff Rhodes: On Labor Day, it’s workers we honor, not the unions that exploit them

Union leaders are fond of taking credit for the introduction of the 40-hour work week, weekends, vacation pay, child labor laws and other positive labor developments — none of which, it’s true, existed at the dawn of the last century, when the American Industrial Revolution and the labor movement were both in their infancy.

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Sept 7 – The Center Square – Op-Ed: Celebrate labor, not labor unions, on Labor Day

But let’s be clear. There’s a huge difference between celebrating labor and labor unions – and the distinction becomes more pronounced every year, thanks primarily to the arrogance of the nation’s government employee unions.

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Sept 3 – The Daily Signal – Covid -19 Power Trips of Leftist Politicians, Teachers Unions Must Stop

One political force to be reckoned with in California is even willing to sacrifice the futures of younger generations; namely, the teachers unions.

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Sept 3 – Broad and Liberty – Teachers Are Needed Back in the Classroom Now More Than Ever

Since March, organizations like the Freedom Foundation – and many others – have called on Gov. Tom Wolf to issue a moratorium on union dues deductions from public employee paychecks so they can keep more of their own money in their pockets and return millions of dollars to the private sector, too.

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