The Freedom Foundation’s Ohio office has added Lauren Bowen as its outreach director.
Bowen, who has served since 2013 as senior public affairs liaison for Ohio Treasurers Josh Mandel and Robert Sprague, will coordinate the organization’s efforts to inform public employees in the Buckeye State about several recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that allow them for the first time in decades to opt out of union membership and dues without fear of losing their jobs.
As it does in other states, the Freedom Foundation will disseminate its message in Ohio through direct mail, email, video and social media. But its most effective spokespersons will be dozens of canvassers hired to travel across the state to visit government employees in person at their homes and workplaces to inform them of Constitutional rights their own union is working hard to suppress.
A Cincinnati native, Bowen holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Wright State University in Dayton.
“We’re extremely excited to add someone of Lauren’s skill and experience to the Freedom Foundation team,” said Lindsey Queen, the organization’s Ohio director. “Making contact with and aiding Ohio public employees whose right to decide for themselves about workplace representation is at the heart of what we do here. And she has a history of being very good at what she does.”
Founded in Olympia, Wash., in 1991, the Freedom Foundation opened its Ohio office in November 2019. It also has offices Oregon, California and Pennsylvania.