Important Legislative Update – Senate Bill S2992 Introduced

Legislation Update:

Senate Bill S2292 Introduced!

We would like to thank the following senators for working closely with the RI Alliance for Vaccine Choice We appreciate your hard work and support.

Thank you Senators State Senator Leonidas Lou Raptakis, Nick Kettle, Senator Elaine J. Morgan, Senator Frank S. Lombardi, and Paul V Jabour

Quick Reminder: 

Open Meeting – Legislative Hearing Preparation Monday February 22, 2016 

The bills have been introduced! Join us as we prepare testimony for the proposed legislation hearing happening towards the end of the month. (We will update you when we have a hearing date)

This hearing is our opportunity to speak up, have our voices heard, and make it known these mandates are not acceptable. Over the past several months there have been numerous heartfelt personal stories and multiple bills proposed not only in RI but around our country that are slowly taking our right to chose away. We have accomplished a lot in a short time but we need YOU and our legislators need to see and hear your stories.

If you are interested in providing testimony, or have a story you would like us to share please plan to attend this important meeting.

– Have you been turned away from your doctor because of your vaccine choices?
– Has your child been excluded from school due to vaccine choices?
– Has your child sustained a vaccine injury?
– Has your child been vaccinated without your knowing? If so which vaccines did they receive?

Please message us for meeting location.

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Your Weekly Dose of Information – February 5, 2016

Legislative Bill Update

We are excited to announce we have received bipartisan support. The first two bills have been introduced and we expect more prior to the February 11th deadline.

These bills have been based on our Proposed Legislation:

~ Restrict the authority of the RI Department of Health (DOH) to set minimum immunization standards for diseases that are non-transmissible in a school environment.
~ Remove the authority of the DOH to mandate HPV vaccination as a condition of school inclusion.
~ Require the DOH director to hold three public hearings when changes to the minimum standards for immunizations are planned.
~ Reinstate the philosophical exemption while also preserving the religious exemption.

H7475 – RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Introduced By: Representatives Price, Nardolillo, Roberts, Chippendale, and Filippi

H7476 – RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Introduced By: Representatives Price, Shekarchi, Roberts,Chippendale, and Filippi

Open Meeting – Legislative Hearing Preparation

We hope you can attend our Open Meeting this Monday February 8, 2016

Join us as we prepare testimony for the proposed legislation hearing happening towards the end of the month. (We will update you when we have a hearing date)

This hearing is our opportunity to speak up, have our voices heard, and make it known these mandates are not acceptable. Over the past several months there have been numerous heartfelt personal stories and multiple bills proposed not only in RI but around our country that are slowly taking our right to chose away. We have accomplished a lot in a short time but we need YOU and our legislators need to see and hear your stories.

If you are interested in providing testimony, or have a story you would like us to share please plan to attend this important meeting.

~ Have you been turned away from your doctor because of your vaccine choices?
~ Has your child been excluded from school due to vaccine choices?
~ Has your child sustained a vaccine injury?
~ Has your child been vaccinated without your knowing? If so which vaccines did they receive?

Sign up on our Facebook Event if you plan on attending or private message any of the co-hosts. We will send private message with confirmation and location address.

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Your Weekly Dose of Information – January 29, 2016

Bill Submission Deadline Rapidly Approaching

The last day for Senate and House Bill submission is February 11, 2016. The next two weeks we need your help contacting  legislators. Our group has bipartisan support in both the Rhode Island House and Senate. Last week our group met with several members of the RI General Assembly, several of which have already made commitments to submit or support legislation to accomplish the group’s goals.This is great news but there is still much work to be done.

What YOU can do to help…

Contact your legislators

Remember you elected them, hold them accountable. Explain that you want them to pass legislation to accomplish the following:

1. Restrict the authority of the RI Department of Health (DOH) to set minimum immunization standards for diseases that are non-transmissible in a school environment.
2. Remove the authority of the DOH to mandate HPV vaccination as a condition of school inclusion.
3. Require the DOH director to hold three public hearings when changes to the minimum standards for immunizations are planned.
4. Reinstate the philosophical exemption while also preserving the religious exemption.

Our HPV Parent Information Kit has a lot of information and a sample letter you can email to your legislator.

Continue to spread the word with Parents

The school districts have already started sending home the vaccine requirements for all the 6th graders, for some parents this will be the first time hearing about the HPV vaccine mandate. Direct them to our website where they will find valuable information on our Resources Page Are you interested in booking us for a speaking engagement or event? Please contact us HERE

Gather names and emails of your school nurses, PTO leaders, and school committees

We are creating a contact list and need your help gathering names, emails, and phone numbers. Please submit school information HERE You can also use this link to upload any vaccine mandate handouts being distributed. We will use the handouts as part of our testimony at the bill hearing.

Stay Informed.

Wondering what Bills are being proposed in the Senate and the House? Check out the “Daily Introductions” on the State RI General Assembly website. Keep tabs on the  Senate Committee on Health and Human Services They proposed the Religious Exemption removal and work closely with the RI Department of Health (DOH) This week the committee met with Dr. Alexander Scott of the DOH once we receive the meeting notes we will share with the group.

In the news this week

The American College of Pediatrics this week published a report New Concerns About The Human Papillomavirus vaccine

** Please note: We ARE NOT involved with or affiliated with any persons or group using the hashtag #nohpvmandateri **

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Your Weekly Dose of Information – January 22, 2016

Two RI Grandmothers HPV Vaccine Story ~ Written by Linda McLaughlin

Scene ~ Lippitt Elementary School playground, Two Grandparents watching their grandchildren play…

Grandparent 1 ~ Did you hear that the kids need the HPV vaccine to enter the 7th grade?

Grandparent 2 ~ Wait, my daughter told me something about a religious exemption and all you have to do was check off the box and they don’t have to get the vaccine to go to school.

The conversation continues, they both agreed this was valuable information to have and would protect their two granddaughters but there were still many people that didn’t have this information. The grandmothers decided information needed to be given out and the mandate  needed to be reversed. They both felt this vaccine was not something that should have an effect on children going to school. It was a vaccine for a sexually transmitted disease not an airborne illness. The first meeting was held. It was a small group less that 20 people attended, but word began to spread and by the second meeting the RI Department of Health attended an the group swelled from less than 20 people to well over 60. Great questions were asked of the Department of Health and a lot of great information was shared by people that had been looking for a voice. The following week a Facebook Group was created. Within a month 2500 people had joined the group and over 2000 had signed the petition. We now had a voice and there were a lot of people speaking. It was time to take the next step spreading awareness about the mandate and informed consent. Help us remove this mandate, to provide informed consent and to get the information out to the current 6th grade parents.

From the two grandmothers started it all,
Linda and Joan

 

Did you know  78% of our legislators REFUSE to go on record about the HPV vaccine mandate.

Do you want to win this fight? Do you want the HPV vaccine mandate removed? NOW is the time, you MUST contact your legislators immediately.
You deserve a response from your elected official! Hold them accountable.

Explain that you want them to pass legislation to accomplish the following:

1. Restrict the authority of the RI Department of Health (DOH) to set minimum immunization standards for diseases that
are non-transmissible in a school environment.
2. Remove the authority of the DOH to mandate HPV vaccination as a condition of school inclusion.
3. Require the DOH director to hold three public hearings when changes to the minimum standards for immunizations
are planned.
4. Reinstate the philosophical exemption while also preserving the religious exemption.

Our parent packet has a lot of information and a sample letter you can email to your legislator. Print and share:https://vaccinechoiceri.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/parent-packet.pdf

If you missed the show, we had an opportunity to speak with Dan Yorke on his show State of Mind this week! We had a great discussion and appreciate the opportunity to spread the word. Thanks Dan and Lexi for inviting us!

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Your Weekly Dose of Information – January 8, 2016

Awaking ~ Written by Dr. Black

Awaking:

  1. to wake up; rouse from sleep:
  2. to rouse to action; become active:
  3. to come or bring to an awareness; become cognizant:

There is an awaking happening and I am proud to be witness to it…I have not seen such enthusiastic questioning of an established authority in my last twenty plus years as a Doctor of Chiropractic, as I have in these last twelve months…

An underground movement started by outliers; frustrated grandmothers, concerned moms and dads, health care consumers that have started to awake and ask questions, all of whom have started to make the established health care machine uncomfortable.

We have all found each other and have evolved into a passionate tribe that seeks to share truth and protect each other’s freedom to make informed decisions that are best for our families and ourselves. No longer are we fighting a solitary fight, often feeling that we are yelling our truths into the darkness, we have started to awaken the consciousness of our community and with a unified message we can change not only our community but I believe the face of health care today….

Until next keep thinking and seeking YOUR truths….

~ Doc Black

This week the as the General Assembly headed back into session our  Governor, Representatives, and Senators here in RI were sent our proposed legislative packet.

Here are the 2016 legislation changes The Alliance to Remove HPV Vaccine Mandate is proposing:

1. Restrict the authority of the DOH to set minimum immunization standards for diseases which are non-transmissible in a school environment.

2. Remove the authority of the DOH to mandate HPV vaccination as a condition of school inclusion.

3. Require the DOH director to hold three public hearings when changes to the minimum standards for immunizations are planned.

We also propose legislation to reinstate the philosophical exemption while also preserving the religious exemption to vaccinations.

Help us achieve these goals by contacting your RI State Senators and RI State Representatives today!

We have created a packet for you as well. The HPV Parent Information Kit is now available to download or print. You will find the packet and other valuable information on our Resources Page.

 

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