In The News... Things You Can Do.
In The News
Or Why Republican Statehouses and Local Elections Have National Importance...
(excerpt) "...After Colorado in 2001 required public employees unions to have annual votes reauthorizing collection of dues, membership in the Colorado Association of Public Employees declined 70%. In 2005, Indiana stopped collecting dues from unionized public employees; in 2011, there are 90% fewer dues-paying members.
In Utah, the end of automatic dues deductions for political activities in 2001 caused teachers' payments to fall 90%. After a similar law passed in 1992 in Washington state, the percentage of teachers making such contributions declined from 82 to 11.
Democrats furiously oppose Walker because public employees unions are transmission belts, conveying money to the Democratic Party. Last year, $11.2 million in union dues was withheld from paychecks of Wisconsin's executive branch employees and $2.6 million from paychecks at the university across the lake.
Having spent improvidently on the recall elections, the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the teachers union, is firing 40% of its staff."
Things You Can Do
- Get involved at the local level.
- Help elect local Conservative Republican candidates.
- Pay Attention to your state's governship, and when a Democrat governor is up for re-election. Then help.
- And remember: the sooner you get involved, the greater difference you can make.