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AFP Hosts Right-to-Work Rally with Mark Janus

Feb 21, 2019 by AFP

SANTA FE, N.M. – Americans for Prosperity-New Mexico (AFP-NM) will host a Right-to-Work Rally at the Capitol tomorrow (Friday, February 22) to promote the benefits of worker freedom and local right-to-work policies. Guest speakers include former union leaders as well as Mark Janus, the plaintiff in the landmark worker freedom U.S. Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME. To date, almost a third of New Mexico’s counties have passed local right-to-work ordinances.


NM Right-to-Work Rally at the Capitol

TOMORROW – Friday, Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Capitol Building Steps East Concourse (The Roundhouse)

320 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501


“I fought all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to free government workers from paying unions they don’t support,” said Mark Janus. “All workers deserve the right to earn a living without being forced to pay a union.”

“Worker freedom lets New Mexicans keep more of their paycheck and creates more opportunity for our workforce,” said AFP-NM state director, Burly Cain. “One by one, New Mexico’s counties are protecting and discovering the benefits worker freedom will have, and we hope lawmakers come together to empower workers, entrepreneurs, and families to achieve their American Dream.”


Key speakers include:

  • Mark Janus, the public employee who defended his rights at the U.S. Supreme Court – and won
  • Michael Thulen Jr., the former four-year AFSCME local president from New Jersey
  • John Coskey, Former Trustee of Teamsters Local 385 FL
  • More to come


AFP-NM has been at the forefront of the push for right-to-work policies in the state, having launched in 2017 the “New Jobs New Mexico” campaign, a multilayered grassroots campaign to educate citizens about the impact of right-to-work. Sandoval, Otero, Lincoln, Chaves, Eddy, Roosevelt, Lea, San Juan, Sierra, and McKinley counties, as well as the village of Ruidoso, have already passed local right-to-work ordinances. Together, these counties represent almost a third of New Mexico’s 33 counties.

Media are encouraged to attend. For more information please contact

For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro at or (703) 887-7724

Through broad-based grassroots outreach, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is driving long-term solutions to the country’s biggest problems. AFP activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping one another. AFP recruits and unites New Mexicans behind a common goal of advancing policies that will help people improve their lives. For more information, visit