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Let's hit them where it hurts

September 26, 2018
The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation

Dear John,

If you're going to fight a bad guy, hit him where it hurts.

And hit him HARD!

For Big Labor's union bosses, that's their wallets...

... and they just got hit hard.

I'm Senator Rand Paul, and I'm writing for the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation to fill you in on the biggest hit to Big Labor's political coffers in decades.

You see, the Foundation's lawyers have been before the Supreme Court 18 times, but this July they won their biggest victory yet in Janus v. AFSCME when the Supreme Court declared that union bosses cannot take forced union dues or fees from any civil servant without explicit consent.

This is huge.

Every public school teacher, police officer, firefighter and any other civil servant across the country now has the right to work without paying hundreds and thousands of dollars in fees to unwanted union bosses.

Early estimates say this could be life-changing for upwards of 5 MILLION public servants.

And experts say hundreds of millions, even billions, of dollars should now stop pouring into Big Labor's corrupt political machine.

But the union bosses are boiling with rage at losing so much cash, and they're plotting to keep employees in SHACKLES to sway the upcoming midterm elections and the presidential election in 2020.

They want to squeeze every last dime they can out of public servants' pockets to funnel into their political war chest -- even if that means breaking the law and ignoring Janus.

Already, union-label politicians in a dozen states are plotting to help Big Labor evade the law and keep the illegal cash.

But with your help, the Foundation will be able to take the sledgehammer provided by Janus to the shackles of all the public employees in forced-dues bondage.

That's why I'm asking you to sign your End Forced Dues Citizen's Brief against forced union dues.

If you and I do not act to stop them, union bosses are planning to put the political system under their boot heels and throw the full weight of their illegal forced dues behind:

  • Union-label politicians like Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren and Nancy Pelosi -- who, in turn, work to pass even more special privileges for their Big Labor benefactors and gut the effects of the Supreme Court's Janus ruling;
  • Spending hikes on Big Labor's favorite government programs and boondoggles like ObamaCare, driving our NEARLY $20 TRILLION national debt through the roof and mortgaging our children's future;
  • Straitjacket regulations, destructive work rules and confiscatory taxes strangling our economy, small businesses and sending good jobs overseas -- or out of existence;
  • Bitter strikes that shut down businesses and destroy jobs while union militants foment "hate-the-boss" propaganda and wield brickbats against anyone who gets in their way -- workers, their families, even innocent bystanders;
  • The takeover of Congress by union-puppet politicians and the defeat of President Trump (or impeachment) and any other politician who stands in Big Labor's way.

Now, Foundation staff attorneys already have cases in the pipeline to head off this nightmare by enforcing Janus, while public information teams use every avenue to inform public sector workers of their rights.

But I'm afraid it won't be that easy.

You see, Big Labor is starting a war of attrition.

They know the fight to bring Janus before the Supreme Court and win has seriously impacted the Foundation's finances.

In fact, they're already capitalizing on it.

Right now, Foundation attorneys are litigating over 200 active cases to curtail Big Labor abuses and make sure that union bosses obey Janus, and that number will only grow as the union bosses start using more dirty tactics.

Even before the Janus decision struck down public sector forced dues, some union bosses had already enacted schemes designed to trap workers in their dues-paying ranks.

In Minnesota, teacher union bosses are pressing educators to sign "membership renewal" forms, already filled out, that lock them into paying dues for years and years.

"This is what we need to do in every state," declared United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew.

If Big Labor bosses have their way, they'll lock the shackles of forced dues around the wrists of every public employee and THROW AWAY THE KEY.

They hope that this will give them enough stolen money to elect union-label majorities to the U.S. House and Senate, block any more pro-right-to-work judges and maybe even impeach President Trump!

That way, they can later install their chosen crony in the White House, and stack the courts to undo the progress we've made with Janus.

That's why the Foundation needs your help to raise the sledgehammer of Janus and bring it down on the shackles of forced-dues bondage.

With your help, the Foundation will SHATTER these shackles nationwide -- stopping Big Labor's plots in their tracks.

That's why I ask you to sign the End Forced Dues Citizen's Brief and let me know that you stand with us and all public employees who desire freedom.

But as I mentioned earlier, the fight to win Janus has seriously impacted the Foundation's finances.

And with over 200 cases already in progress, they're feeling the sting.

That's why I also hope for your most generous tax-deductible contribution of $100, or even $250 or $500. Frankly, if you can afford an even more substantial contribution of $1,000 or even $5,000, I hope you will give it today.

But if for you a contribution of $50 or $25 or even just chipping in $15 is a sacrifice, please give that. My friends at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation consider every contribution as a special trust.

But I ask that whatever you give, whether you chip in $15, or give as much as $25 or $500, or even more, you rush it in ASAP.

Your contribution to the fight will help the Foundation do two things:

  1. Foundation attorneys can move faster on the cases they're already engaged in; and
  2. The Foundation can devote more resources to hunting down these union bosses' tricks and schemes nationwide.

In fact, with enough funding, they'll even be able to ramp up the programs alerting public workers to their new rights and encouraging them to alert the Foundation to their own union boss' dirty tricks.

All of this will only be possible with your support.

Please rush in your signed Citizen's Brief, and a tax-deductible contribution of $100 or $50.

If $50 is more than you can afford, a gift of $25 or even just chipping in $15 will be a tremendous boost.

But without you, these plans are in danger.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely,

Rand Paul, M.D.
United States Senator (R-KY)

P.S. My friends at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation are already involved in over 200 cases to curtail Big Labor abuses and make sure that Big Labor obeys the ruling the Foundation won this past July before the Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME.

At stake is hundreds of millions of dollars (probably billions) in illegally-seized forced-union fees that fund Big Labor's political empire.

Union bosses are employing dirty tricks and shady tactics to keep the spigots of illegal forced-dues dollars flowing through the upcoming midterm elections, and especially the critical 2020 presidential election.

Please sign your Citizens' Brief and say you'll stand with me against Big Labor.

And to make sure Big Labor doesn't install union-label majorities in the U.S. House and Senate and retake the White House, I also need you to rush in your voluntary, tax-deductible contribution of $100, $50, $25 or even chipping in $15 or whatever you can share ASAP.

With your help, the Foundation will use the sledgehammer of Janus to shatter the shackles of forced union dues nationwide.

 

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization providing free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses.  The Foundation, which can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-336-3600, is assisting thousands of employees in nearly 200 cases nationwide. The Foundation's mailing address is 8001 Braddock Road, Springfield, Virginia 22160. Its web address is www.nrtw.org/.

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