Once again the Republicans on the House Commerce, Labor, and Economic Development Committee are seeking to limit the voices of working Kansans with HB 2023 (the Senate Republicans have also introduced SB 31, which is a duplicate for this bill).
Tomorrow (January 23rd) at 1:30 p.m. CST the committee will hold hearings on a bill (HB 2023) that would restrict the fundamental constitutional rights of public employees from engaging in political speech. Likewise important, the bill would prohibit voluntary automatic deductions for the purpose of engaging in a free democracy.
Much like our friends in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana, we are facing the same basic strategy from our opposition
STEP 1 - SILENCE THE OPPOSITION
STEP 2 - TAKE AWAY YOUR RIGHT TO BARGAIN
STEP 3 - CUT YOUR WAGES AND BENEFITS
STEP 4 - FIND SOMEONE WHO WILL DO YOUR JOB FOR LESS THAN YOU WILL
This legislation is will be heard tomorrow in committee! If you're a Kansan, act now and contact your state representative. Tell them to get off your back and out of your paycheck!
Chairman - Marvin Kleeb (R - District 48 - Overland Park)
Vice Chair - Gene Sullentrop (R - District 91 - Wichita)
Steve Brunk (R - District 85 - Wichita)
Richard Carlson (R - District 61 - St. Mary's)
Will Carpenter (R - District 75 - El Dorado)
J.R. Claeys (R - District 69 - Salina)
Ken Corbet (R - District 54 - Topeka)
Travis Couture-Lovelady (R - District 110 - Palco)
Michael Houser (R - District 1 - Columbus)
Mark Hutton (R - District 105 - Wichita)
Joshua Powell (R - District 50 - Topeka)
Allan Rothlisberg (R - District 65 - Grandview Plaza )
Ron Ryckman (R - District 78 - Olathe)