Your Weekly Dose of Information – June 9, 2016

Vaxxed: From Coverup to Catastrophe Opens In 1 Week!

VAXXED: From Coverup To Catastrophe opens at The Avon Cinema June 17th and will run through June 23rd. We hope you are as excited as we are to see this film. 

The Vaxxed Team & Cinema Libre asked that we help spread awareness. Here is how you can help!

  • Help distribute POSTCARDS/MINI-POSTERS, if you need some please contact us with your mailing address and we will get some to you. 
  • Vaxxed’s New Take Action Campaign! This is an online platform that allows concerned Americans to send an automated email to their congressperson urging the congressperson to both see Vaxxed in Washington, D.C. and work with Congressman Jason Chaffetz to subpoena CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson. Here is the link to the Take Action Campaign. Please use this platform to send an email or letter to your U.S. Representative.
  • Sign up for the Vaxxed Join The Movement Newsletter
  • Social media sharing. Please share information about Vaxxed coming to Providence by email and on social media. Need some social media ideas? Click here
  • Share Bring Vaxxed to Rhode Island’s  Facebook Event with Friends & Family and encourage them to attend opening weekend.
  • Become a Ticket Angel or get help with tickets – [email protected]

 

We also wanted to share the exciting news that Vaxxed T-Shirts will be available for sale at the Avon Cinema during all show times. Proceeds from the T-shirt sales help offset panel discussion expenses. For more information on availability please reach out to Vaxxed volunteers Aimee and Rhonda from the RI’ers Against Mandated HPV Vaccinations. Don’t forget to stop by the T-shirt table and say “Hi” to them!

Best Regards!

RI Alliance for Vaccine Choice Team
VaccineChoiceRI.com

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Your Weekly Dose Of Information – May 20, 2016

Checking In

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve sent The Weekly Dose Of Information. The group has been busy working behind the scenes and wanted to share with you what we have been up to!

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe

We wrote about this in our March 25th Weekly Dose Of Information and as part of our efforts to bring Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe to RI we created the Facebook community page “Bring Vaxxed to Rhode Island”. The more interest we have from the community the better chance we have of bringing the screening to RI. Please like and share the page.

1st Annual Global HPV Vaccine Advocacy Symposium at The Autism One Conference

We are so excited and a little jealous that our Chairwoman Deb O’Leary is heading to the Autism One Conference next week.  Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @VaccineChoiceRI for up to date tweets from Deb!

This year, the Autism One Conference will feature the First Annual Global HPV Vaccine Advocacy Symposium on May 27, 2016 in Chicago. There will be an international panel of experts, including Dr. Sin Hang Lee, speaking on Scientific, Recovery and Advocacy in regards to the HPV vaccine. There will also be seminar on the use of Cannabis to help children with seizures, chronic pain and Autism. This will be presented by Dr. Judy Mikovics. Google her. She has an amazing story.

Legislative Update

We wish we had some exciting news to report here…At this time all bills are held for further study. If you haven’t reached out to the committee members and your legislators there is still time.

The following bills were introduced this legislative session

Senate Bill S2292
Senate Bill S2295
House Bill H7475
House Bill H7476
House Bill H7899

House Bill H7475, House Bill H7476 andHouse Bill H7899 were heard by the 17 members of the House Committee On Health, Education & Welfare.

Senate Bill S2292 and Senate Bill S2295 were heard by the 9 members of the Senate Committee On Health & Human Services

Contact your legislators and the committee members

Remember you elected them, hold them accountable. Our HPV Parent Information Kit has a lot of information and a sample letter you can email to your legislator.

In the News

On May 9, 2016 Missy Fluegge from VacTruth published “How Rhode Island Parents Are Winning Back Their Rights to Vaccine Choice”  We are thankful for the recognition!

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Your Weekly Dose of Information – March 25, 2016

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe

Over the last few days there has been a lot of discussion and backlash around this documentary and its screening at the Tribeca Film Festival this April. It amazes me how people that question authority or believe differently than the majority are judged and considered “Crackpots” Why are people afraid to hear all sides? Why are people fighting so hard to discredit Andrew Wakefield?  Deb and I were talking this morning and she mentioned that she had met Andrew Wakefield…Deb your knowledge never ceases to amaze me! Check out Deb’s excerpt below about Andrew Wakefield.

Statement from Robert De Niro, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, regarding VAXXED at the Festival:

“Grace and I have a child with autism and we believe it is critical that all of the issues surrounding the causes of autism be openly discussed and examined. In the 15 years since the Tribeca Film Festival was founded, I have never asked for a film to be screened or gotten involved in the programming. However this is very personal to me and my family and I want there to be a discussion, which is why we will be screening VAXXED. I am not personally endorsing the film, nor am I anti-vaccination; I am only providing the opportunity for a conversation around the issue.”

You can Watch the Vaxxed Trailer Here. The screening is in NYC Sunday April 24th at 2pm and tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 29th. I hope to take the train in for the day leaving from Providence if anyone is interested in joining me.

Do your research, ask the hard questions, and trust your “gut feelings”
-Shawna

Who is Andrew Wakefield?

Dr. Andrew Wakefield is a pediatric gastroenterologist. He published, with others, a 1998 paper in the British Medical Journal, The Lancet, about his observation of severe gastrointestinal problems in children with autism and the possible Gut-Brain Connection to the MMR vaccine.

My last opportunity to meet Dr. Wakefield in person was at an Autism One Conference in Chicago a few years ago. He greets you warmly, like old friend. He has a slightly rumpled, college professor appearance with a distinct British accent. When he gave his speech, his voice was strong and clear. Myself, as well as others in attendance were not hearing his words as new information. We needed no convincing. He described our life with our vaccine injured kids. Andy Wakefield could have run away from the constant scrutiny and controversy. Instead he has chosen to stay and fight with us. As Dr. Wakefield said in the prologue of his book, Callous Disregard published in 2010: “If autism does not affect your family now, it will.”

It is my hope that this good man finally receives the respect he so richly deserves.
-Deb

Committee Hearings Update

We checked the Committee Hearing Schedules this week and 2 of the 5 bills are scheduled for next week. Senate Bill S2292 and Senate Bill S2295 are scheduled for Thursday March 31st and will be heard by the 9 members of the Senate Committee On Health & Human Services  We need your support! 

We will update you when House Bill H7899  is scheduled.

In the News

We would like to that the Warwick Beacon and Kelcy Dolan for their continued support. Their article “Bills would limit state ability to mandate vaccines” was published this past Tuesday.

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