Teachers Who Support Gun Rights Forced to Finance Activism of Unions That Don’t


Public school teachers who support the Second Amendment are being required to finance political activism they oppose, such as this weekend’s March for Our Lives calling for more gun controls, federal court filings say.

The California Teachers Association, the largest affiliate of the National Education Association with about 325,000 members, issued a statement expressing opposition to President Donald Trump’s proposed policy of arming some teachers and other school officials as a safeguard against school shooters.

The Daily Signal acquired a copy of an email message from Eric Heins, president of the California Teachers Association, to individual teachers in which he urged them to take part in marches and events across the country that call for more gun controls in the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida high school.

Heins builds his message around the March for Our Lives event set for noon Saturday in Washington, D.C., in response to the shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead.

“While the main march is in Washington, D.C., there are marches and events across the country (and world!) to join, and other ways to get involved in the fight against gun violence,” Heins says in the email. “Attending or participating? Tag …read more