Assembly Bill 1102 was originally about telephone medical services, but it has been gutted & amended to allow California employers to require COVID injections as a condition of employment, specifically exempting this type of discrimination from California’s anti-discrimination laws.
Assemblyman Low’s amendments rewrite the current discrimination statue to allow employers to require COVID injections and booster shots. Low’s amendments provide that even employees with sincerely held religious beliefs against the COVID shot can be required to submit to regular testing to confirm negative COVID-19 status – and that if the testing is considered too expensive by the employer, they don’t have to provide even that alternative.
If A.B. 1102 becomes law, it would apply to employees and anyone involved in apprenticeship training programs, unpaid internships, or any other program to provide unpaid experience for a person in the workplace. No exceptions would be made for those who have been previously infected with COVID-19 and thus have natural immunity.
The WAPF is not taking a position on the original bill, but we strongly oppose A.B. 1102 as amended!
1) Contact your California State Representative and ask them to oppose A.B. 1102 as amended.
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. 1102, which was amended to allow employers to mandate COVID injections and boosters as a condition of employment.
COVID injections have been rushed to market and there have been no long-term studies to guarantee their safety. To date over 500,000 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 allowed 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. 1102, which would violate employees’ rights to bodily autonomy.”
- Attend the California’s Last Stand Rally to oppose medical mandates in Sacramento tomorrow, September 8, 2021.
Location: Sacramento Capitol
Time: 10am to 3pm
The event is free and does not require pre-registration. Signs and tee shirts will be available for a small donation between 10am and 11am. Peacefully surround Capitol 11am-12pm; 12pm-12:30pm crowd photo will be taken; 1pm-3pm hear from speakers, including doctors and first responders.
You can learn more about the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/354097613086172/
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.
- 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 August 13th, there have already been 464,769 adverse events and 6,018 deaths connected to COVID vaccines and reported in the U.S. to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System.
- 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.[i],[ii] Pfizer paid $2.3 billion in 2009 alone to resolve criminal and civil allegations. [iii]
Learn more about the bill at: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB1102
View amendments here. See language underlined on pages 13 and 14: https://avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/AB1102-Draft-RN-2118081-Completed-090221.pdf?emci=6eaf56ea-4d0c-ec11-981f-501ac57ba3ed&emdi=61944ce6-740f-ec11-981f-501ac57ba3ed&ceid=11866090
Read this article about A.B. 1102: https://californiaglobe.com/articles/another-gutted-bill-amended-to-compel-ca-employers-to-require-covid-vaccine-as-condition-of-employment/
[iii] https://abcnews.go.com/Business/pfizer-fined-23-billion-illegal-marketing-off-label/story?id=8477617🖨️ Print post