We have previously alerted you to a bill by Colorado State Representative Kyle Mullica that would threaten your vaccine exemption rights.
Unfortunately, Mullica’s bad vaccine bill passed the full house on April 27, 2019 by a vote of 39 yes, 20 no, and 6 excused. The bill will now go to a Senate Committee for one more hearing.
Now more than ever, we need your help to prevent this bill from moving forward!
HB 19-1312 seeks to make it harder to obtain philosophical, religious, and medical vaccine exemptions for children in daycare and public schools.
The bill forces parents to use a self-incriminating form from the health department and denies your child the right to vaccine status privacy.
You can help stop this bill with your calls and emails – see the action items below. Just a few minutes of your time can make a difference.
- Contact your Colorado State Senator and ask him or her to OPPOSE HB 19-1312. You can find out who represents you at: http://leg.colorado.gov/find-my-legislator
- Join State Senator Owen Hill’s opposition to this bill by signing this petition: https://protectourhealth930485599.wordpress.com
To date over 10,000 people have signed. The more signatures we get, the more pressure the Senate will feel to OPPOSE this bill.
Please don’t skip action item #1! Signing the petition is helpful, but not a substitute for a personal call or email from you to your State Senator.
- Be ready to attend a hearing in a Senate Committee on short notice. We will alert you when we have details.
Calls are more effective than emails, and only take a few minutes.
“Hi, my name is ____ and I am a constituent. I am calling to ask Senator ____ to oppose HB 19-1312.
I am against any legislation that would undermine health choice. Vaccine exemptions are very important to my family and this bill makes these exemptions more difficult obtain and violates medical privacy.
I urge Senator _______ to make health freedom a priority.
Be sure to explain why this issue is important to you. You may wish to use a couple of the talking points below. Don’t copy all of them – just use them as ideas to help structure your own message.
TALKING POINTS for calls and emails:
- Proponents of HB 19-1312 use inflated claims about how many people have exemptions and the resulting costs. For example, according to the Colorado health department’s own data, as of last year, almost 95% of school children are fully vaccinated for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR.)
- This legislation discriminates against families with sincere philosophical or religious beliefs opposing the administration of one or more vaccines to their children. It creates burdens and barriers to the exercise of their rights, purely for the purpose of making it harder to claim an exemption– the new requirements don’t actually address any health issues.
- As recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court – and evidenced by the $4 billion that has been paid by the federal government to victims – vaccines can injure and kill an individual. Parents need to be able to make informed choices about their children’s care based on their specific situation, not pressured into vaccinating their children.
- The idea that unvaccinated individuals pose a health risk to others is unsupported in the medical literature. In fact, vaccinated individuals can pose greater risk to public health due to a process known as shedding. Scientific evidence demonstrates that individuals vaccinated with live virus vaccines such as MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), rotavirus, chicken pox, shingles and influenza can shed the virus for many weeks or months afterwards. https://www.westonaprice.org/studies-show-that-vaccinated-individuals-spread-disease/
- Vaccine package inserts warn of the risk of brain damage, life-threatening allergy, and death and no one knows in advance whom a vaccine will harm. Vaccine ingredients vary, but may contain a variety of toxic ingredients including but not limited to; mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, cells from fetuses, cells from monkey kidneys, chicken egg proteins, gelatin, and viruses. http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/package_inserts.htm
- Vaccine makers and the healthcare providers who administer them bear zero liability for vaccine injuries and deaths. The vaccine manufactures reap all the profits from vaccines, without having to pay for any of the injuries or harm.
If you want to learn more about other vaccine bills being considered in Colorado visit: The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx