Do you remember THE LONG HOT SUMMER with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward? The summer of 2018 will go down as the long, hot, smokey summer. We suffered through the unhealthy smoke-filled air caused by fires all around the state and Canada. Welcome autumn! Clean air is as welcome as the rain. The drought will be over soon. Now we can get down to what is really important - the election! We have some great candidates to support. We absolutely must keep Jan Angel’s seat in the State Senate and Marty McClendon is just the man to do it. Also, Jesse Young and Michele Caldier deserve and need our help to keep the State House balanced.
Our October meeting will feature Maxford Nelsen who will speak to us on the JANUS v AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY EMPLOYEES or JANUS v AFSCME. Maxford works for the Freedom Foundation and recently “hit the road” to inform public sector employees that being forced to belong to a union in order to work is a violation of their First Amendment rights. This decision by the U.S. Supreme Court will have ramifications throughout our state. Already, the public service unions like SEIU (Service Employees International Union) are “working” our legislators to circumvent the decision.
Our state legislature meets in January and we will be watching.