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Rebecca Friedrichs: "Standing up to Goliath"

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Dynamic and engaging 30-year teaching veteran Rebecca Friedrichs was forced to fund state and national teachers’ unions whose politics and divisive tactics degraded her profession, our schools, and our national character.

She’ll share her journey from bright-eyed student teacher to frustrated union rep to the lead plaintiff in the 2016 Supreme Court case, Friedrichs vs. California Teachers' Association, which sought to free teachers from forced union membership.

Poised to rule 5-4 in Rebecca's favor, the Court deadlocked after the death of Justice Scalia.

Determined to stop state and national unions from destroying our schools and American values, Rebecca refused to give up.

Her book, Standing Up to Goliath, told through dozens of powerful personal accounts, is Rebecca’s exposé of bully unions.

In this special appearance at AFA, Mrs. Friedrichs will preview the book and share her vision for using it to launch "For Kids & Country," a national movement of parents, teachers, students, faith leaders, and citizens uniting to restore our schools and culture.


6PM: Hors d'oeuvres reception
7PM: Lecture and discussion


About Rebecca Friedrichs (From the ALEC website)

Rebecca Friedrichs has been an elementary school educator in Southern California for 28 years. Since the first day of her career in 1988, she’s been concerned about the policies and politics of the teachers’ union she’s forced to financially support....

From April 2013-June 2016 she was lead plaintiff in a seminal federal lawsuit attempting to restore the First Amendment rights of free speech and free association to millions of public sector workers in the United States of America. Her suit, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, filed with nine other teachers and the Christian Educators Association International, brought suit against NEA, CTA and ten local unions and superintendents.

Oral arguments took place at The United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC on Monday, January 11, 2016. Due to Justice Scalia’s death, the Court rendered a split “4-4” decision; although Rebecca and her fellow plaintiffs petitioned for a rehearing of the case once a ninth Justice could be appointed to the Court, their petition was denied on June 28, 2016. If they would have prevailed, the entire nation would have become “Right to Work” in the public sector.

Rebecca’s editorials have been published in FOXNews.com, Orange County Register, San Diego Union Tribune, and several other print and online outlets. She’s been a guest on many radio shows across the country, has been interviewed by numerous print news outlets, including Politico and National Review, and has appeared on CBS News, NBC and several FOX News and FOX Business shows.

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About the book,Standing Up to Goliath: Battling State and National Teachers' Unions for the Heart and Soul of Our Kids and Country:

Rebecca Friedrichs tells real-life stories that expose state and national teachers’ unions as the money and muscle behind the degradation of America’s schools and culture.

In a book that’s both accessible and enlightening, Rebecca Friedrichs recounts her thirty-year odyssey as an elementary school teacher who comes face-to-face with the forces dividing and corrupting our schools and culture—state and national teachers’ unions. An exciting true story that features real life testimonies of teachers, parents, and kids, as well as political and social commentary, Rebecca’s journey leads her to the realization that the only hope for America’s schools and families is returning authority to parents and teachers while lessening the grip of state and national unions that:

  • Promote a culture of fear and bully teachers and parents into silence.
  • Undermine parents’ authority by sexually, socially, and politically indoctrinating kids.
  • Use the apple-pie image of the PTA as a “front” to promote a partisan agenda.


These insights and more led Rebecca and nine other teachers to the US Supreme Court where their case, Friedrichs v California Teachers Association, et al., sought to restore the First Amendment rights of all teachers and government employees. They argued no one should be forced to pay fees to abusive, politically driven unions, and were poised to change the very landscape of American education—until tragedy struck.

Saddened but unbowed, Rebecca started a national movement, For Kids and Country, leading the charge of servant leaders who believe Judeo-Christian values (including kindness) and restoration of the teaching profession—possible only by rejecting state and national unions and forming “local only” associations—are the answers to America’s woes. She invites you to join them.

“America’s teachers, parents, and kids deserve better,” Rebecca writes. “If we want freedom, we’re going to have to fight for it.”

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