Paycheck Deception Coming To The Kansas Legislature
Republican legislators in the Kansas House and Senate are moving quickly to strip Kansas workers of the ability to exercise their First Amendment rights.
Tomorrow at 1:30 pm the House Commerce, Labor, and Economic Development Committee will hold hearings on HB 2023, a bill that restricts the fundamental constitutional rights of public employees from engaging in political speech. Equally important, the bill seeks to prohibit voluntary automatic paycheck deductions - voluntary deductions that allow workers' voices to participate in the democratic process.
This bill singles out public employees, such as teachers, nurses, and firefighters and denies them the freedom to use payroll deductions to make voluntary political donations.
We have seen this before in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Indiana. The Kansas GOP's goal is to silence workers and undercut wages for working Kansans.
STEP 1 – Silence Kansas Workers
STEP 2 – Abolish Kansas Workers' Right To Bargain
STEP 3 – Cut Kansas Workers' Wages And Benefits
Kansas workers are under attack and must act now! Contact your state representative and tell them you support workers' rights and the First Amendment!
Below you can find a list of the legislators who need to hear from you. Call and e-mail them and tell them to keep our government out of your paycheck.
House Commerce, Labor, and Economic Development Committee
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)