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
- Registered OPPOSITION needed at House Public Health Committee Hearing on HB 465: A bill to remove the current opt-in consent requirement for inclusion in the government vaccine tracking system and instead makes inclusion automatic for adults and children alike. The bill provides for an intrusive and ineffective opt-out. The state should continue to ask permission before they are allowed to take, track and share someone’s vaccination status. This information is used for vaccination enforcement and research.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 8:00 a.m. Capitol Extension Hearing Room E2.012, Austin, TX
We need people to arrive by 7:45 a.m. and submit a witness affirmation card against the bill on behalf of themselves and any organizations they represent before the hearing starts. Please feel free to stay and watch the hearing or submit written or oral testimony against the bill. More information on this bill will be coming tomorrow and please plan to be there if you can!
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB465 - history and text for HB 465
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/84R/schedules/pdf/C4102015030308001.PDF - hearing notice
- Legislative Visitor Day to Stop Forced and Coerced Vaccination in Texas
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:50 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Committee Hearing Room E1-026 in the Capitol Extension to start, then the rest of the Texas Capitol, Austin TX
Legislators and staff need to be educated to stop a multitude of bills filed that enable forced or coerced vaccination in Texas. Please come to the Capitol and help! We will supply the training and legislative educational materials.
9:50 a.m.: Meet outside of Committee Hearing Room E1-026 in the Capitol Extension
10 – 11 a.m.: Bill Briefing, Visitor Training, and Legislative Visitor Packet distribution from PROVE and NVIC in Committee Hearing Room E1-026
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Visit Assigned Legislative offices and drop off packets
1 – 2:30 p.m.: Lunch (please bring money), Sharing, and Debriefing in the Capitol Extension Cafeteria
Parking: Capitol Visitors Parking Garage located at 1201 San Jacinto, between Trinity and San Jacinto Streets, at 12th and 13th Streets. http://www.tspb.state.tx.us/spb/plan/Parking.htm
Attire: Your appearance is important. Please wear business clothing. (Women: dress slacks, suits or skirts. Men: dress slacks and ties, suit coats optional). The truth is you will be judged on your appearance as you represent the side of informed consent to vaccination so please dress professionally. Comfortable but nice walking shoes are helpful. If you are choosing to bring children, they should be dressed conservatively and neatly, and you should bring another adult with you to hold your children or occupy them while you present information to an office.
We are requesting that all attendees pre-register for this event so we can divide visitor teams and legislative educational materials ahead of time. We will be checking your name against our sign up list at the 10 a.m. educational session. Please sign up here: https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Hidden/Forms/Texas.aspx
You will be visiting the offices of your own State Senator and State Representative in addition to a handful of other legislative offices that do not have someone from their district attending. Expect to share your story with the offices you visit about why it is important to your family that bills that force and coerce a one-sized vaccination schedule in Texas need to be opposed.
If you have a family member who has been injured or killed by a vaccine, please be ready to share that story. We will also have presentation materials to help you explain why the bills below should be opposed. We all are aiming for a human connection with legislators and staff. Sincere, respectful, and educational communications are our top priority and the most effective.
We are looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday and Wednesday!
Dawn Richardson and Rebecca Rex
Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education (PROVE) and
Texas NVIC Advocacy Co-directors
Act NOW to Save Vaccine Exemptions in Texas
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.
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
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
(512) 463-0675 Fax
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick
1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Fax and email not yet listed
Governor Greg Abbott
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711
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.
- Vaccines are pharmaceutical products that cause injury and death for some. The United States Government has paid out more than $3 billion dollars to vaccine victims. Many more people have adverse reactions. Nobody can predict who will be harmed from vaccines.
- Vaccines manufacturers and the doctors who administer vaccines are completely shielded from liability for vaccine injuries and deaths.
- Vaccines fail sometimes where even fully vaccinated people become infected. Nobody can predict who will or will not respond to vaccines.
- Children today receive 69 doses of vaccines for 16 different viral and bacterial illnesses which more than doubles the government childhood schedule of 34 doses of 11 different vaccines in the year 2000. A vaccine exemption is filed regardless of whether the exemption is filed for one dose or all doses. 35 doses and 5 more unique vaccines have been added to the schedule in the last 15 years. Those supporting forced vaccination are being dishonest by not acknowledging the exploding vaccine schedule while sounding alarms over small increases in overall non-medical exemptions.
- There are hundreds of new vaccines in development including some of the following in clinical trials: HIV, herpes, E. coli, dengue fever, avian influenza, smallpox, tuberculosis, typhoid, norovirus, cholera, smoking cessation, syphilis, and gonorrhea. If vaccine manufactures and others who profit from forced vaccination convince legislators take away our right to delay or decline a vaccine now, what will our future look like?
- In the past 5 years, drug makers have paid the U.S. Government $19.2 billion in criminal and civil FRAUD penalties. Skepticism of the pharmaceutical industry is well deserved, and it doesn’t imply a skepticism of science.
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.
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.
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