A new bill has been introduced that would support vaccine choice by protecting Colorado employees.
SB 84 prohibits an employer from discriminating or taking adverse action against an employee or an applicant for his or her immunization status.
The bill allows an aggrieved person to file a civil action for injunctive, affirmative and equitable relief. It also prevents the health department from requiring a health facility to ensure that its employees receive vaccines.
You can help support this important 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 SUPPORT SB 84.
- Attend and testify at the first hearing for SB 84 in the Senate State Veterans & Military Affairs Committee on February 10, 2020 at 1:30 PM at the Colorado State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, Co 80203 in Room SCR 357. http://leg.colorado.gov/content/senate-state-veterans-military-affairs-9
Remote testimony is available for those that cannot easily get to the hearing in Denver. You can register for remote testimony here: https://www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/WitnessR.nsf/register.xsp
Scroll down and double click on SB 84. It will auto fill some of the information. Then select the location that works for you!
You can find your Senator at found at: http://leg.colorado.gov/find-my-legislator
Calls are more effective than emails, and only take a few minutes.
Sample script #1:
“Hi, my name is ____ and I am a constituent. I am calling to ask Senator ____ to support SB 84.
This is a wonderful bill that would prohibit employers from taking adverse action against employees or applicants based on their immunization status.
Because vaccines can cause injury and death, no person should be forcibly vaccinated simply to get or keep their job.
I urge Senator _______ to protect the rights of all employees.
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:
- No employee should be subjected to harassment or termination because of vaccine status. The individual, not an employer – should choose what to put into his or her own body, especially because vaccines are pharmaceutical products that carry a risk of injury or death.
- Some employers require flu shots for their employees, especially in health care facilities. Flu shots are documented to be both ineffective and dangerous. Read this article for an in-depth look at influenza vaccines: https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/the-flu-shot-unsafe-ineffective-and-not-necessary/
- The U.S. Supreme Court recognizes vaccines to be “unavoidably unsafe” and to cause injury and death in some recipients. The US Government has paid out more that $4 billion to the victims of vaccine injury. Hundreds of thousands have reported an adverse reaction to vaccination to VAERS. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/ensuringsafety/monitoring/vaers/
- 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.
Learn more about SB 84 here: http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb20-084?fbclid=IwAR0nXs-VBSmoV8kfZ_RF61BL1bVOQwxhTLMf4ZueQAOIm56G_rDCfDAXfV4