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Monthly Meeting Dates

Sacramento Taxpayers Association Meeting


Our March Board meeting will be
Thursday March 15th
11:30am at Denny’s 7900 College Town Drive.

We are so fortunate to have Ed Ring join us as our featured speaker. Ed will speak to us about the Janus case.

The U.S. Supreme Court just heard arguments in the  Janus v AFSCME with a decision announced in June. If the lawsuit is successful, no teacher or any public employee in the U.S. would have to pay money to a union as a condition of employment.

Mark Janus, a public employee in Illinois, is challenging the right of unions to charge “fair share” fees, because he disagrees with the political agenda, which he claims his fees help pay for.

In a recent article in Fox and Hounds, Ed asked, “What if government unions were accountable to their members? What if the politics of these unions mirrored the politics of the members? Would Mark Janus still want out?” We will hear from Ed about this case and discuss this after.

Edward Ring co-founded the California Policy Center in 2010 and served as its president through 2016, and currently serves as vice president of research policy.

He is a prolific writer on the topics of political reform and sustainable economic development.

Ring has been interviewed, published or quoted by the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Forbes, Die Zeit, Real Clear Politics, Politico, American Greatness, City Journal, Zero Hedge, KFI Los Angeles, KABC Los Angeles, KOGO San Diego, KGO San Francisco, and other media outlets. Ring has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from UC Davis, and an MBA in Finance from the USC.

See you Thursday!

Katy Grimes, Madam President



Regular monthly meetings:

When: Third Thursday of each month
(except August and December and April – the April meeting is always the Annual Dinner)
Where: Denny’s
7900 College Town Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826  
Time: Meetings begin promptly at 11:30 noon and end at 1:00 pm