I have big news. We’ve launched a major new campaign designed to inform public servants of their recently restored First Amendment rights, as ruled by the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark Janus v AFSCME case. You can see our new website at MyPayMySayRI.com. As a consistent champion of constitutional rights for all citizens, we believe that public employees deserve to know that they now have full freedom when it comes to deciding whether or not it is in their best interest to pay union dues.
We have partnered with the $10 million national education and outreach campaign, My Pay My Say, to launch a customized Rhode Island initiative.
Despite the Governor’s and the unions’ efforts to keep public employees in the dark, our Center and our national partner have already accumulated tens of thousands of email and mailing addresses of government workers. We expect to contact them in the coming weeks and ongoing for years. We have raised enough money to fund phase one of our campaign, which will include thousands of direct mail pieces. The more money we raise, the more awareness we can create. We respect each person’s right to make an informed decision. It’s unfortunate that unions and their government allies do not. You will be hearing much more from our Center on this important campaign soon!
P.S. The new website includes educational information for public employees, with a dedicated section for teachers, and will soon include information on the political spending of certain government unions. If you know a public sector employee who would like to know more about their rights, tell them to go to MyPayMySayRI.com now.