3/1/2015
HELP STOP FORCED AND COERCED VACCINATION
ENABLED IN 9 BILLS IN TEXAS

2 NVIC and PROVE Events at the State Capitol this Week - PLEASE Attend!
Hearing on Tuesday and Legislative Visitor Day on Wednesday

 

We are looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday and Wednesday! 

Sincerely,

Dawn Richardson and Rebecca Rex
Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education (PROVE) and
Texas NVIC Advocacy Co-directors
TXDirector@NVICAdvocacy.org

 

HB 2006

2/26/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on 2/26/2015

Eliminates Conscientious Exemptions to Vaccination

HB 1674

2/20/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on 2/19/2015

Requires physician counseling for conscientious and religious belief exemption

HB 1593

2/19/2015

OPPOSE

Filed on 2/18/2015

Requires all public schools provide parents the number of students enrolled not fully vaccinated

SB 547

2/19/2015

OPPOSE

Referred to Senate Health and Human Services on 2/18/15

Requires posting of exemption numbers on the Internet by schools and the Dept. of Health

HB 212

2/14/2015

OPPOSE

Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee

Allows minors 14 and older in the Texas Juvenile Justice System to consent to vaccination

SB 29/ HB 465

2/14/2015

OPPOSE

HB 465 scheduled for a hearing in Public Health Committee for 3/3/2015

Makes inclusion into vaccine tracking system automatic & REMOVES current opt-in consent requirement

SB 538

2/12/2015

OPPOSE

Introduced on Feb. 10, 2015

Expands police powers to detain individuals suspected of exposure to communicable diseases

SB 298

1/29/2015

OPPOSE

Referred to Senate Education Committee

Adds new meningitis vaccine mandate for public school students


 

Act NOW to Save Vaccine Exemptions in Texas

2/9/2015

Dear PROVE Texas Members,

As many of you may have already heard, Texas State Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, has announced his unfortunate plans to file a bill to repeal the Conscientious and Religious Exemption to Mandatory Vaccinations for Texas.

The bill has not been filed yet, so we are asking everyone in Texas who cares about the right to be able to make informed vaccination decisions for their children, which includes the right to delay or decline a vaccine to immediately contact his office with the request for Rep. Villalba to not file the bill.  
Please educate him as to why conscientious and religious exemptions to mandated vaccinations are important to your family.

It is also critically important that you quickly contact your State Representative and State Senator, Speaker of the House Joe Straus, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Governor Greg Abbott to ask them to support maintaining conscientious and religious belief exemptions to mandatory vaccinations as they exist now in Texas law and to oppose any effort to repeal or restrict these exemptions and any bills which force your family’s vaccine history into government run vaccine tracking systems without your written opt-in informed consent.

There are already two bills filed, HB 465 and SB 29, to eliminate the existing opt-in prerequisite to be included in the state vaccine tracking system. The combination of bills which repeal the exemption and force families into the vaccine tracking system create an extremely hostile environment for Texas families who don’t agree with safety, efficacy, or necessity of every single dose of every single government mandated vaccine.

Do not put this off thinking somebody else will do it. If this issue is important to you, make the time to educate your legislators because if you don’t, the only information they are getting is the pharma/medical lobby funded forced vaccination agenda that has been responsible for instigating the current frenzy in the media.

Do not let these decisions be made for you by those whose power, positions or profit are dependent on forced vaccination. 

LEGISLATIVE EDUCATION ACTION NEEDED NOW

1)  Contact Rep. Villalba and ask him to not file a bill to eliminate or restrict conscientious and religious exemptions to mandatory vaccinations and explain why this is important to your family.
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/email/?district=114&session=84

2)  Choose how you would like to deliver your message to your other legislators. The suggested modes of communication below are listed in the order of being more likely to be more impactful on educating your legislator.

a) Make an appointment for a direct personal visit;
b) Make an appointment to talk directly in a personal phone call;
c) Make an appointment to talk in person to a legislative aide;
d) Call and talk to a legislative aide to relay a message; or
e) Send a letter, a fax, or an email through web contact forms or legislative email address.

3)  Lookup your State Representative and Senator and their contact information.
Enter your address here: http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx for your State Representative and State Senator’s contact information.
Or if you are registered with the NVIC Advocacy Portal, register/login at http://NVICAdvocacy.org. Click on “Check What is Happening in Your State” on the home page or “My State” on the STATE TEAMS Tab.  Your personal state legislators are listed on the right side of the page. Click on them one at a time to display their contact information.

4) Contact Information for other State Offices:


Speaker of the House Joe Straus

Room 2W.13
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
(512) 463-1000
(512) 463-0675 Fax

Email: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/email/?district=121&session=82

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick  

Room 2E.13
1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 463-0001
Fax and email not yet listed

 

Governor Greg Abbott

Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711
(512) 463-2000
Email: https://gov.texas.gov/contact/assistance.aspx

5)  Suggested talking points for state legislators:

Introduce yourself and identify yourself as a constituent. 

Ask them to support maintaining conscientious and religious belief exemptions to mandatory vaccinations as they exist now in Texas law and to oppose any effort to repeal or restrict these exemptions and any bills like HB 465 or SB 29 which force your family’s vaccine history into government run vaccine tracking systems without your written opt-in informed consent.

Share that you are very concerned that the combination of bills which repeal the exemption and force families into the vaccine tracking system create an extremely hostile environment for Texas families who don’t agree with safety, efficacy, or necessity of every single dose of every single government mandated vaccine.

Explain why it is important to your family to be able to delay or decline vaccination.  This is where you could BRIEFLY share your vaccine reaction, harassment, or vaccine failure story to personalize your communication.

Ask them their position on vaccine exemptions and opt-in consent for the tracking system. (Please let us know what you learn!)

Explain that there are some very important reasons why legally protecting the right to informed consent to vaccination without penalty by the state should be a priority and these crucial points have been left out of the conversation by forced vaccination proponents.         

6)  Refer to NVIC’s “Reforming Vaccine Policy and Law” guide for answers to questions your legislators may have.  The fully referenced version can be found at: http://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/state-vaccine-requirements/Reforming-Vaccine-Policy---Law-Guide.aspx. You can include this link in your letters as well.

7) Refer to “Measles in Disneyland: Third MMR Shot and Vaccine Exemption Ban?”  by NVIC’s President Barbara Loe Fisher for some illuminating insight into facts that need to be exposed about the California measles outbreak and other vaccine failures.
http://www.nvic.org/NVIC-Vaccine-News/January-2015/measles-in-disneyland-third-mmr-shot-and-vaccine.aspx

8)  Also, meet with, call or write your U.S. Congressional Representative and U.S. Senators to educate them about your concerns.  You can find their contact information in the same links above. Normally vaccine exemptions are state issues, but two U.S. senators, California Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, both inserted themselves by openly calling for the end to non-medical exemptions in California, so it is clear that your legislators in Washington also need to hear the rest of the story not being told by those pushing the forced vaccination agenda.

9)  Please forward this email to family and friends and ask them to share their concerns with their legislators as well.
Register for email updates:

PROVE: http://www.vaccineinfo.net/subscribe/subscribe.aspx
NVIC Advocacy Portal at http://NVICAdvocacy.org.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Dawn Richardson

Rebecca Rex