The Freedom Foundation, another think tank in our network, does excellent work advocating for individual liberty, free enterprise, and limited, accountable government in Oregon and Washington. Working with our organization, they recently sent an email to some NEA-Alaska members. The email simply gave factual information to those members about how they can opt out of full union membership and get a refund.
The Anchorage Education Association reacted right away—they seem to feel threatened that some members might actually want the freedom to choose. You should know the truth—the Freedom Foundation, like the Alaska Policy Forum, is not “funded by a shadowy network of corporations and billionaires” like the AEA message claims. It is funded like we are—by people like you, supporters who believe Alaskans should have the right to work for a living without being required to join a union as a condition of employment.
The Anchorage School District’s spam filter intercepted some of the messages so we encourage you to share this post and help spread the message to all teachers: no one should be forced to join. Help us spread the word that teachers can Opt Out Today.