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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Leaked Memo Reveals How Unions Plan to Defeat Scott Walker

From the Conservablogger Inbox  -

As you know, the right to decide freely whether or not to join a union was taken away from American workers by Congress almost 75 years ago.

While my colleagues and I continue to push for a roll call vote in the U.S. Senate on the National Right to Work Act, brave elected officials across the country are standing up to Big Labor.

Please read this urgent message from my friend Mark Mix about one of the most important battles currently being waged for worker freedom and how you can help. 


Rand Paul
U.S. Senator (R-KY)

From: Mark Mix []
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 1:39 PM
Subject: Leaked memo reveals strategy to take out Scott Walker
 "A leaked memo reveals Wisconsin Democrats' and Big Labor's battle plan for the June 5 recall election. Their campaign strategy: Don't talk about Wisconsin's government-sector Right to Work law.

One Democrat even admitted that the issue "isn't moving people" to their side.

There's a simple reason for that.

Right to Work is popular with the people of Wisconsin – and Governor Walker's reforms are paying off.

And now the union bosses are desperate to talk aboutanything else.  But your National Right to Work Committee won't let them get away with sweeping the issue under the rug.

We're prepared to put Right to Work front and center in the recall campaign, but we need your help

The action of concerned citizens like you has repeatedly paid off in this lengthy battle.

Over a year ago, your support helped encourage Governor Walker and the legislature to stay the course and pass the bill over the outrageous protests, teacher union "sick outs," and a Democrat legislative walkout.

Your Committee alerted and mobilized Wisconsin citizens when Big Labor tried to hijack an election for the State Supreme Court, and later when they tried to restore a pro-forced unionism majority in the State Senate.

Despite a $20 million campaign to recall supporters of the government-sector Right to Work law last summer, Big Labor-backed challengers in the recall election were terrified to even mention the forced-dues issue.

We blitzed those districts with three separate mailings totaling almost 200,000 pieces of mail, making sure constituents knew where each candidate stood on forced dues, and asking them to call the pro-forced unionism politicians and demand they change their ways - and we followed that with emails and phone calls.

The people of Wisconsin took care of the rest. In the end, only two of the six Republicans lost – but neither lost because of their support for Governor Walker's reform bill.

One Republican who lost had been dogged by a tawdry infidelity scandal, yet his union-label opponent only scraped by with 51 percent of the vote - hardly a rebuke of employee freedom.

Another union hierarchy-backed candidate won in District 32, where Barack Obama overwhelmingly won in 2008 with 61 percent of the vote.

Without the generosity and commitment of Right to Work supporters in these battles, the union bosses and their allies may have succeeded in their schemes to take over the Wisconsin Supreme Court and retake the State Senate with forced-unionism proponents.

And now that the union bosses and their allies are gearing up to spend even more in their desperate attempt to recall Scott Walker, those of us who support worker freedom must fight back.

Tens of thousands of Right to Work supporters nationwide have signed Letters of Encouragement for Governor Walker, but that's only one step.

We've got to be ready to once again bring worker freedom front and center in the campaign.

You see, Big Labor and their puppet politicians don't want Wisconsin voters to think about Right to Work or how the reforms are already paying off:
  • The Kaukauna School Board relied on the reforms to turn a $400,000 deficit into a $1.5 million surplus, hire more teachers, and reduce class sizes without the burdensome meddling of teacher union bosses;
  • School districts across the state are projected to save millions of dollars each year by shopping around for competitively priced health insurance providers;
  • Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, one of the Democrats vying for the chance to oppose Governor Walker in the June 5 recall, publicly admitted that his city would save "at least $25 million a year — and potentially as much as $36 million in 2012."
Instead, the union bosses want to hoodwink the voters and pretend the election isn't about restoring Big Labor's dominance in Madison.

It's vital we do everything we can to prevent a union-boss takeover in Wisconsin because this election could send shockwaves from coast to coast.

You see, even though the Democrats and union bosses aren't talking about the labor law reforms now, if they end up taking out Governor Walker in the recall election, they'll turn around and scream at the top of their lungs that the election really was about Right to Work.

They want to frighten elected officials and grassroots activists and stop the growing Right to Work movement in its tracks.

We won't let that happen.

Your National Right to Work Committee is prepared to turn up the heat - mail, phones, email and internet ads, radio, even TV ads if funding permits - to inform Wisconsin voters about the effects of the reforms and where the candidates stand

But we need help from concerned citizens like you to bring this plan into action.

Please, click here to chip in with a contribution of $10 or more to help the Committee fight back.

It's crucial we not let the union bosses drown out the voices of those who support worker freedom.

Your action was critical in encouraging Governor Walker to stand up to Big Labor one year ago, and I know I can continue to count on you going forward.

And you can count on your Committee - just as we did during the legislative battle, the judicial election, and the State Senate recalls - to make sure the issue of worker freedom versus forced-union dues isn't swept under the rug.

I hope you'll act right away.


Mark Mix

P.S. The Big Labor-backed recall election against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is set for June 5.

The union bosses and their puppet politicians are trying to sweep the Right to Work issue under the rug, but your National Right to Work Committee is prepared to fight back.

Please click here to chip in with a contribution of $10 or more today.

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