Florida Action Alert: FL House Bill (HB) 41

The following is an action alert from National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC):

The Florida legislative season has started with bills being filed for the 2018 session which starts on January 9th, 2018.

Please forward this action alert to any to any other groups you know who would be interested.

Any questions, please contact Claire Friedman, RN, Co-Director NVIC Florida, at Clairenvic@icloud.com.

Thank you.

Action Alert: FL House Bill (HB) 41

Action needed:  Ask for an amendment to text relating to “wellness services” in HB 41. The amendment would replace the listing of tetanus and flu vaccines with the phrase “voluntary vaccinations.”
Talking Points: When vaccinations are referenced in a law, the conditions need to be very specific to avoid misinterpretation by the agencies that are affected by this law.  By simply listing vaccinations such as the flu and tetanus vaccine, there is a risk of it being interpreted as being required.  By amending HB 41 to read “voluntary vaccinations” there is complete clarity.
Contact Information: Contact Representative Jackie Toledo through her legislative Assistant Brian Kissel: brian.kissel@myfloridahouse.gov
Tampa Office: 813-281-5549 4035 Henderson Blvd, Tampa 33629
I encourage you to email, phone and write a letter. The goal is to amend the bill prior to it entering committees.  More action alerts will follow as the Senate version of this bill will be filed soon.
Background Information:  HB 41 is the same bill that was introduced last year as HB 969.  This bill wants to put into law an existing program that is funded by the State of Florida. By putting it into law, it creates stable funding for the program.  Laws need to be clear and concise and our focus is freedom of choice after being given information about the vaccinations. If you live in Representative Toledo’s district, this is an opportunity for you to meet with her and introduce yourself and briefly describe why the issue of freedom of choice with vaccinations is important to you. Regular session convenes on January 9th, 2018. Bills are being submitted from now until November 17th.
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Vaccine Freedom Marches Across Italy Highlight Global Vaccination Agenda

Original here: http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2017/06/vaccine-freedom-marches-across-italy-highlight-global-vaccination-agenda/

By Barbara Loe Fisher

June 2017 saw the biggest public demonstrations against forced vaccination held in Europe since the Victorian era,1 as tens of thousands of Italians of all ages marched for vaccine freedom of choice in Rome, Florence, Milan, Bologna, Turin, Cagliani and other cities.2 They marched in opposition to a May 19 decree endorsed by the government’s Health Minister and President mandating that school children receive multiple doses of 12 vaccines or be prohibited from attending school with fines of up to $7500 euro (about $9,700) assessed to non-compliant parents.3 4 5

They are questioning the safety of vaccine ingredients and one-size-fits-all vaccine policies that fail to acknowledge biological differences among children and place some children at greater risk for vaccine reactions, injury and death.

Wearing white t-shirts and chanting “Libera” (“Freedom”), they held up signs that said “Libera scelta” (“freedom of choice“) and “We are not anti-vax but freedom of choice” and “I decide if and how.” The marchers also pointed out that the government’s decree is a violation of Article 32 in the Italian Constitution, which  states, “No one may be obliged to undergo any health treatment except under the provisions of the law. The law may not under any circumstances violate the limits imposed by respect for the human person.”6

Watch a video from the marches here and here.

According to the Financial Times, a doctor and epidemiologist member of the ruling political party introduced the bill in parliament because vaccination coverage for measles declined from 90 to 85 percent among children between 2011 and 2015.7 The Health Minister said that the new mandate was necessary to address measles outbreaks and falling vaccination rates that she described as “an emergency generated by fake news.” She said that Italy must meet a World Health Organization (WHO) objective that achieves a “level of immunization equal to 95% of the population.”8 9

The new mandate increased the numbers of vaccines required for school entry from four (polio, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis B) to 12 (adding pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, HIB, meningococcal C and B).10

Grassroots pro-education, pro-choice organizations in Italy that helped organize the marches, such as COMILVA (Coordination of the Italian Movement for the Freedom of Vaccinations) founded in 1993, have adopted a pro-vaccine safety, pro-vaccine choice position similar to one in the U.S. created by parent founders of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) in 1982. They are questioning the safety of vaccine ingredients and one-size-fits-all vaccine policies that fail to acknowledge biological differences among children and place some children at greater risk for vaccine reactions, injury and death.

Several regional governments in northern Italy are challenging the expanded forced vaccination law in Italy’s Constitutional Court, calling for an end to “coercive measures.” One regional governor was quoted in the media: “Let’s be clear: We are not against vaccines, we are against making them obligatory….no to sanctions, yes to informed decisions by mums and dads!” Another regional official said, “Children’s health comes before the interest of some pharmaceutical company….freedom of choice works, threats and fines don’t.”11

Continues here:  http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2017/06/vaccine-freedom-marches-across-italy-highlight-global-vaccination-agenda/

‘How To Go Vaccine Free’ from StopMandatoryVaccination.com [video]

Original here: http://stopmandatoryvaccination.com

Larry Cook of Stop Mandatory Vaccination gives parents an overview of his website and how to find understand the reasons why parents stop vaccinating. Parents do not vaccinate because vaccines cause death and injury and because natural immunity is superior to vaccination.

What About Immunizations? [book]
http://amzn.to/2gCGy8M

Our Children Can Be Healthy and Protected Without Vaccination
http://www.stopmandatoryvaccination.com/personal-choice/

Stop Mandatory Vaccination Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/Stop-Mandatory-Vaccination-614072562058406/

A Stop Mandatory Vaccination Production
By Larry Cook

Two Calls to Action: U.S. Mandatory Vaccine Legislation … ‘Boston Herald’ Protest

ACTION 1 ===============

FORCED vaccines: New bill H.R. 1313 could demand you get a vaccination or lose your job
http://www.naturalhealth365.com/vaccination-legislation-2239.html

EXCERPT: 

(NaturalHealth365) Republican congresswoman Virginia Foxx has introduced new legislation with an intention of forcing employers to require all workers to submit to a mandatory vaccination program or risk losing their job. House Resolution bill H.R. 1313 is called the “Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act,” and its aim is to require employees to receive genetic screenings and mandatory vaccines – whether they like it or not.

The stated reason of forced or mandatory vaccines is “wellness” and disease prevention in the workplace. If workers refuse the vaccination, they could be subject to being refused employment, losing their jobs (for existing employees), higher health insurance premiums, being ostracized within the workplace and other penalties.

Legislation opens door to mandatory vaccines without alternatives

Instead of clarifying specific vaccines or treatments to be made mandatory, the legislation has open-ended language that paves the way for employers to be able to force workers to accept whatever they deem “important to wellness” in the workplace. Those in opposition to the legislation cite fears about mandatory vaccines imposed by the government or its agencies.

The National Vaccine Information Center is urging concerned citizens to contact their own representatives and senators to express their views about H.R. 1313. When doing so, please remember to express your opinions intelligently and respectfully – you are far more likely to be heard if you are firm but polite when explaining your point of view.

Visit this NVIC link for guidance on how to contact your state’s representatives.

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ACTION 2 ===============

NOTE: The following text is courtesy of the Autism Action Network (http://autismactionnetwork.org)

Boston Herald Editor calls for execution of vaccine critics

In what may be a first for a major corporate media outlet in the US, Boston Herald Editorial Page Editor Rachelle G. Cohen in a column published last week called for the mass execution of critics of vaccine policy. 

“These are the facts: Vaccines don’t cause autism. Measles can kill. And lying to vulnerable people about the health and safety of their children ought to be a hanging offense.”

Yes, you read that right, she wants people who disagree with current vaccine policy to be killed. One can imagine the outcry if a major American newspaper had called for killing of an entire group of people for having opinions that question government policy. But if the target is us, silence.

First the vaccine industry demands, and gets, no accountability for their actions. Then they demand complete control over what is injected into our children’s bodies. Then, as in California, they demand no education for children whose parents refuse to comply. Paul Offit, the vaccine industry’s preferred spokesperson, has been calling for the states to seize the children of parents who do not obey their directives, and now we are at the point where a major corporate media outlet feels comfortable calling for people like us to be killed. This isn’t trivial. This isn’t an accident,. This is just the first of what will be a growing chorus if we ignore this attack.

Please click on the Take Action link to send a message to Cohen and her boss Editor-in-Chief Joe Sciacca. For the first time ever the message area will be blank. You will simply have to fill in your own message for this person who wants to see you dead.

And please call the Boston Herald and ask to speak to Editor-in-Chief Joe Sciacca

(617)  426-3000

You can read the column here:

http://www.bostonherald.com/opinion/editorials/2017/05/editorial_preying_on_parents_fear

A demonstration to counter Ms. Cohen’s call for our extermination will be held:

Thursday, May 18,  11 am
70 Fargo St, Boston, MA 02110

More info here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1941790046105098/

Please attend. Please bring a large picture of a loved one who may have been injured or killed by a vaccine. And signs.

Please share this message with friends and family, and please post to social networks.

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SEE ALSO:
Boston “Hang The Anti-Vaxxers” Protest Rally, May 18, 2017
http://www.activistpost.com/2017/05/boston-hang-anti-vaxxers-protest-rally-may-18-2017.html