Labor Day message from Washington State Republican Party Chairman Susan Hutchison
Greetings to all union members,
I am reaching out to you because you are very important voters this November. Did you know that 46% of union members voted for Rob McKenna, the 2012 Republican candidate for governor? Yet union bosses spent more than $5 million dollars campaigning for Jay Inslee. Is it fair that almost half of union members voted Republican, but almost all the money taken from your paychecks went to nullify that vote?
As union members, you are not automatons that fall into lockstep with highly paid union bosses. You have families and care about your children’s education. You already pay enough taxes, and you don’t want the Democrats to impose a state income tax. You commute to work and don’t want to spend up to $1 a gallon more for gasoline to satisfy a San Francisco billionaire donor’s extreme environmentalist demands. You understand that overreach by the Democrats means a steady loss of freedom, from gun ownership, to healthcare choices, to job opportunities.
This Labor Day, I want to assure you that you have a place in the Republican Party. I was a union member for 25 years. I have even been on strike and walked a picket line. I understand the historic importance of unions. But I also know that Republicans are fighting for the causes that are important to union members: jobs, education, healthcare choice, transportation, reasonable taxes, gun rights, and a strong national defense.
As you celebrate Labor Day on Monday, remember that Republicans honor labor because work gives all of us dignity and hope for the future.
Get involved in your Republican Party today!