About That Secret Ballot … | OurFuture.org

We’ve had a number of disturbing reports these last couple of weeks about employers instructing their workers to vote for Romney or risk losing their jobs. It has a chilling effect on free speech, certainly, letting employees know that any public announcement of their support whether it be in conversation or a bumper sticker on their car would put them in danger of losing their job. It’s generally not illegal for an employer to fire workers based on their political views in this country. (And contrary to what everyone’s been saying, this is not due to Citizens United. They’ve always been able to do it, but until recently they still had some shame.) This is a form of intimidation, to be sure, designed to immobilize political activity for the Democrats, even in employees’ private lives.

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