Assembly Bill 1993 would mandate that California employers require proof of COVID injections as a condition of employment. The bill would subject employers, both public and private, to penalties for failing to require COVID vaccination of their employees.
These provisions would only be repealed when the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) determines that COVID vaccinations are no longer necessary.
The only exceptions are for employees or independent contractors who quality for a notoriously difficult to obtain medical exemption or a sincerely held religious exemption.
This dangerous bill is now “on hold,” but NOT dead. On 3-29-22 its sponsor, Representative Asm Wicks tweeted, “This provides for us the opportunity to work more collaboratively with labor and employers to address concerns raised by the bill. That is why we have decided to put AB 1993 on pause, and allow space for these conversations to continue and progress.”
AB 1993 could be acted on any time between now and May 27th, 2022. We cannot afford to let our guard down!
1) Contact your California State Representative and ask them to oppose A.B. 1993.
You can look up who represents you: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov
Calls are more effective than emails, and only take a few minutes. Below is a sample script, and there are additional talking points after the second action item. Use your own words when you call or email – a personal message is always more effective than a form message!
“Hi, my name is ____ and I am a constituent. I am calling to ask Representative____ to oppose A.B. 1993, which would require employers to mandate COVID injections as a condition of employment. Although this bill was placed on hold, it is not dead, and I want to be sure it never sees the light of day.
COVID injections have been rushed to market and there have been no long-term studies to guarantee their safety. To date over 750,000 people have reported adverse reactions and thousands have died after the COVID vaccine – and many more have likely suffered reactions, since it is estimated that only between 1 and 10 percent of reactions are reported. And yet the manufactures are shielded from liability for any harm they cause.
People should not be forced to take injections that carry a risk of injury in order to keep their jobs.
If employers are required to mandate COVID-19 vaccination, many people will be forced to take the shot against their will. Many of these individuals suffered bad reactions with a first dose or have already recovered from the disease and thus have natural immunity.
I urge Representative _____to OPPOSE A.B. 1993, which would violate employees’ rights to bodily autonomy.”
Keep your call or email short! Pick the 2 or 3 of these talking points – or none of them — that are most important to you, and be sure to explain why this issue matters to you personally.
- Share why this is personal to you. Do you or a family member have a history of vaccine reactions? Are you at risk for autoimmune conditions or other potential side effects of the COVID-19 shot?
- One of the most basic human rights is that of bodily autonomy, as recognized by the Nuremburg Code. Ethical medicine requires prior, completely voluntary, and fully informed consent.
- On July 27, 2021, Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, went on CNN and acknowledged that COVID-19 injections do not stop people from catching or transmitting SARS-CoV-2.[i] So mandating vaccination does not limit the spread of COVID.
- Vaccines are medical procedures that carry risk of serious injury. The U.S. Supreme Court recognizes vaccines to be “unavoidably unsafe” and to cause injury and death in some recipients. The U.S. Government has paid out $4.4 billion to the victims of vaccine injury. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/ensuringsafety/monitoring/vaers/
- COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers and providers are shielded from liability through the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act, or PREP Act. The only option for compensating people injured by COVID-19 vaccines is the Countermeasures Injury Compensation program (CICP). Only eight percent of all petitioners since 2010 have been awarded compensation through the CICP. No legal or medial expert fees are covered, no pain and suffering is awarded, lost wages are capped at $50,000, and there is no judicial appeal. In other words, the victims will be severely undercompensated while the pharmaceutical companies get rich.
- As of March 18th, there have already been 795,783 adverse events and 11,943 deaths connected to COVID vaccines and reported in the U.S. to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System.
- This bill does not account for natural immunity. Over 20% of Californian’s have tested positive with COVID-19. According to a new report from the CDC, natural immunity was six times stronger during the Delta wave than vaccination. Omicron infection may provide even greater immunity. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7104e1.htm?emci=eecfd928-748b-ec11-a507-281878b83d8a&emdi=8baad81c-9d8e-ec11-a507-281878b83d8a&ceid=11866090
- This bill places an undue burden on employers. The California workplace is already in jeopardy, with businesses struggling to stay operational due to staff shortages. Employers should not be burdened with collecting personal medical information or enforcing vaccine laws.
- Vaccine manufacturers such as Pfizer, Merck and GlaxoSmithKline have paid billions of dollars in criminal penalties and settlements for research fraud, faking drug safety studies, failing to report safety problems, bribery, kickbacks, and false advertising.[ii],[iii] Pfizer paid $2.3 billion in 2009 alone to resolve criminal and civil allegations. [iv]
Learn more about the bill at: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB1993
[iv] https://abcnews.go.com/Business/pfizer-fined-23-billion-illegal-marketing-off-label/story?id=8477617🖨️ Print post