In 1943 the first “Right To Work” lobbying groups create a narrative that the mere presence of picketers constituted a threat of violence and should be considered a felony. The Christian American Association (CAA) and the Arkansas Free Enterprise Association circulated petitions to enact a law forbidding labor unions and companies from signing agreements requiring union membership as a condition of employment..” The next year, the campaign was a success and the state’s voters approved the so-called “Right to Work” initiative in the fall of 1944.