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Right to Work Advocates Launching Ad Campaign

Right to Work committees began an ad campaign aimed at pressuring the Governor and the Speaker to bring back Democrats and vote on Right to Work legislation.

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Photo: Dan Goldblatt (WFIU News)

The group is pressuring Speaker Bosma to up the fine to $10,000 per day.

National and state Right to Work committees began an ad campaign in Indiana Today aimed at pressuring the Governor and the Speaker of the House to bring back Democrats and vote on Right to Work legislation.

National Right to Work committee president Mark Mix said he thinks the votes are there to pass a Right to Work bill in Indiana.

“We are calling on Speaker Bosma and Governor Daniels,” he said, “to stand up and show some leadership on both the legislative walkout and the Right to Work issue.”

Mix said he wants Speaker Brian Bosma to fine Democrats $10,000 a day and put liens on their property if they remain in Illinois protesting legislation.

One concession Democrats have won from the Speaker while in Urbana is stoppage of a Right to Work bill. Governor Daniels said he will not be affected by the ad campaign.

“Well, I thought I hit the daily double,” Daniels said. “I get attacked by unions on the one side and this outfit on the other on the very same day. I hope that means we’re pursuing the public interest instead of the narrow interest from either end of the spectrum.”

The $100,000 campaign by the Right to Work committees began with an ad in the back page of Tuesday’s Indianapolis Star and Mix said more newspaper ads, as well as emails and television spots could follow.

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