October 25, 2013
The seven local labor unions backing SeaTac's Proposition 1 fail to provide many of their own employees with full-time, $15 an hour jobs, though they appear quite able to do so.
October 25, 2013
We believe every employee should be able to make the decision about union membership that is best for him or her. Our goal is to make sure that Washington workers know their options.
August 08, 2013
This publication is an overview of the Right of Self-Defense, a liberty enumerated in the 2nd Amendment of our nation's Constitution. It covers the origins of this right, as well as what protections are afforded under the U.S. and Washington Constitutions. This is a great tool for grassroots organizations, discussion groups, and even parents who want to supplement their children's education on the Constitution.
July 29, 2013
Now that the dust has settled from 2013’s three legislative sessions, the final lobbying reports have been turned in to the state Public Disclosure Commission. Unsurprisingly, three of the top five lobbying spenders were government unions.
July 25, 2013
Like many other cities across the country, the minimum wage debate has come to SeaTac. A local initiative proposes to “Set Minimum Employment Standards for Hospitality and Transportation Industry Employers” in SeaTac. Among other measures, the initiative would require certain employers to pay workers a $15 minimum wage, indexed to inflation, and provide mandatory paid sick leave. Unfortunately, the need for the initiative is overstated and the proposed solution wo...Read more here
October 18, 2012
OLYMPIA --The Freedom Foundation announced today it will not appeal a lower court ruling issued last month in a case disputing whether the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows city officials to remove political signs from a citizens private property.
October 02, 2012
The Freedom Foundation's Informed Voter Guide had to go back for a second printing thanks to dozens of dedicated volunteers who distributed more than 40,000 copies of the Guide all around Washington State. Together with 455,663 copies distributed in local newspapers, the print version of the Informed Voter Guide has reached nearly half-a-million people. And the online version is taking our reach even farther--you can access and share the Informed Voter Guide online at www.Inf...Read more here
September 28, 2012
WEA and SEIU have reported giving nearly a quarter of a million dollars to fight parent choice on the November ballot. Visible funding is the tip of the iceberg on union electioneering.
July 31, 2012
This evening, the Freedom Foundation will host a Friedman Day reception at Columbia Towers in Seattle. The event honors the late Milton and Rose Friedman and their contribution to promoting free markets.
June 19, 2012
State Senator Adam Kline resigned the Sunshine Committee after losing a vote to prevent it from discussing an issue related to election integrity. In doing so and in subsequent comments, he has accused the Freedom Foundation and anyone who favors secure elections of being part of a grand scheme to disenfranchise voters. These accusations are serious and seriously absurd.
April 05, 2012
This proposal essentially lures money from private-sector workers and companies into the bankrupt state pension systems. Our state and local government pension systems are already heading toward bankruptcy.
April 04, 2012
The legislative process has been compared to a sausage factory, but this would be far too kind to apply to Olympia. The sausage factory does, after all, successfully produce sausage.
This year, and for several years, one-party control of Washington state government has failed. It has failed to meet deadlines, failed to balance budgets, and failed to enact simple and popular reforms.
This fall, voters will choose who will represent them in the legislaturewho will sit i...Read more here
April 04, 2012
Everyone seems to agree: 2012 may be a pivotal year for our nation. And it certainly seems likely in Washington state.
In a system where the people get to vote and we send our representatives to local, state, and federal offices, its up to each of us to do our part. Here are five things you can do right now and over the course of this year to protect and advance freedom.