JEFFERSON CITY – Americans for Prosperity – Missouri today applauded the Missouri House for passing HB 230, removing unfair regulations on hair braiders in the state. African hair braiders are currently subjected to 1500 hours of schooling in order to obtain a license – schooling that provides no training in African hair braiding. Further, braiders are forced to pay up to $15,000 for this schooling.
JEFFERSON CITY – Americans for Prosperity – Missouri (AFP-MO) today applauded Governor Eric Greitens for passing right-to-work. Less than a year and a half after right-to-work was vetoed, AFP-MO celebrated the worker freedom victory passed with bipartisan support in the General Assembly.
AFP-MO State Director Jeremy Cady provided the following statement:
“We applaud Governor Greitens for keeping his campaign promise and standing up for all Missouri workers. Right-to-work guarantees a basic freedom – the freedom to work without mandatory union membership. No one should be fired from a job they love – in a place their skills are wanted – simply for refusing to pay a union. At long last workers in Missouri have been granted the basic freedom to work without fear of being fired for not paying a union.
Once governor signs bill into law Missouri will become 28th right-to-work state
JEFFERSON CITY – Americans for Prosperity – Missouri (AFP-MO) today applauded the state legislature for passing right-to-work. The grassroots advocate for worker freedom has fought for right-to-work for years and was the lead proponent in 2015 when legislation was vetoed. AFP held multiple lawmakers accountable who opposed right-to-work that year and mobilized grassroots support for this year’s early session passage.
Group thanking supporters of the pro-school choice nominee
JEFFERSON CITY – Americans for Prosperity – Missouri is thanking Senator Roy Blunt for publicly backing Betsy Devos’ to lead the U.S. Department of Education. The grassroots organization supports Devos’ work to champion school choice and increase educational opportunities for all children.
JEFFERSON CITY – Americans for Prosperity-Missouri (AFP-MO), the state’s leading grassroots organization advocating for Missourians’ right to work, today applauded Senator Dan Brown, President Pro Tem Ron Richard, Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, and the other state senators who voted to pass the Senate’s right-to-work legislation.
This Tuesday members of the Missouri House Economic Development Committee will hold a public hearing on Right to Work legislation. AFP-Missouri state director, Jeremy Cady, will testify before the committee in strong support of the proposed legislation.
Simply put, this issue could not be any clearer. Right to work guarantees a basic freedom – the freedom to work without mandatory union membership. Just as the First Amendment guarantees the freedom of assembly, so too does it guarantee the freedom to abstain from assembly. It is a travesty that workers in Missouri are not currently granted this liberty and can be fired from a job they love – in a place their skills are wanted – for refusing to pay a union.
Major League Soccer investors are asking Missouri taxpayers to foot the bill for a new stadium in St. Louis. Luckily, our Governor-elect is standing in defense of hardworking taxpayers, realizing that this is an egregious example of corporate welfare. Governor-elect Greitens recently told journalists, “To be very clear, I have completely ruled out state funding for stadiums,” calling it “welfare for millionaires.”
Americans for Prosperity-Missouri (AFP-MO), the leading grassroots advocacy organization against corporate welfare, is responding to the City of St. Louis’ request for $40 million to help pay for a new stadium and their plan to ask city voters to approve a sales tax increase to pay an additional $80 million towards the stadium.