We wanted to share some good news with you all.
As you may be aware, this legislative season saw a record-breaking 110 bills introduced in over 35 states across the country regarding vaccinations, most of which would restrict or eliminate vaccine exemptions or mandate more vaccines.
Although this legislative season is not yet over, many of these bills have been stopped in states across the nation. Members of the public in Oregon, Washington, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, New Mexico and more have stood up, expressed their demands for freedom, and have been heard.
In New Jersey, a bill that would have made it almost impossible to obtain a religious exemption and seemed certain to pass has hit some roadblocks though it is not yet over.
In California, thousands of people showed up two weeks in a row to oppose a bill that would mandate vaccines for all children except those with a medical exemption, most medical exemptions are not given until after a vaccine has caused harm. Those experienced in politics in California say they have not seen anything like this in 20 years. The bill sailed through the Senate Health Committee last week but was heard in the Senate Education Committee, Wednesday April 15, 2015 and did not have enough votes to proceed. The sponsor of the bill, California State Senator Richard Pan, has been given a week to address the concerns. This is wonderful news and shows that our voices are indeed being heard!! It is not over yet, but the Education Committee hearing was very positive.
We still have much work to do in other states from Texas to Michigan to New Jersey so please stay tuned for Calls to Action!
Thanks to everyone who has phoned, written, met with their legislators and otherwise engaged to stop this epidemic of vaccine legislation.
The Weston A. Price Foundation