This week we’d like to tell you about three Alabama bills that would specifically protect the rights of employees regarding COVID-19 vaccines.
- H.B. 16 provides employees a right of action for injuries or deaths resulting from employer mandated COVID-19 vaccines.
- H.B. 29 provides the same private cause of action, and also provides that the State of Alabama will not comply with any vaccine mandate implemented after January 2020.
- H.B. 32 provides that no employer can compel its employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine over the employee’s objections based on personal conscience, religious, or medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID.
The introduction of these bills is good news – but they are unlikely to pass unless Alabama residents make your voices heard!
- Help spread the word. Share this alert with your friends and family.
- Contact your State Representative and urge him or her to support H.B. 16, H.B. 29, and H.B. 32.
You can look up who represents you at: https://www.legislature.state.al.us/aliswww/ISD/Splash_House.aspx
Sample script for email or calls is below. Personalize it by adding your own sentences and/or changing the wording – personal letters are far more effective than form letters!
“My name is ____ and I live in (town.) I am calling to ask Representative ___ to support three important vaccine bills – H.B. 16, H.B. 32 and H.B. 29.
Under existing Alabama law, an employer can require vaccinations for its employees or take adverse action against its employees for refusing to receive a vaccination. This puts employers in the position of being able to dictate their employee’s medical decisions, which should not be part of the employment relationship.
H.B. 16 and H.B. 29 both allow employees to sue their employers if they are injured by mandated COVID-19 vaccines. H.B. 29 goes further and stops Alabama from complying with federal vaccine mandates adopted since January 2020.
H.B. 32 provides that no employer can compel its employees to get a COVID vaccine over the employee’s objections based on personal conscience, religious, or medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID.
I am particularly concerned about COVID-19 vaccine safety. To date over 740,000 people have reported adverse reactions and over 10,300 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.
I urge Representative _____ to support these vaccine rights bills to safeguard employees.
Keep your call or email short! Pick the 2 or 3 talking points that are most important to you, and be sure to explain why this issue matters to you personally.
TALKING POINTS for calls and emails:
- 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 COVID-19 shots?
- No one knows in advance whom a vaccine will harm. Each of us may respond differently as we have different medical histories, genes, epigenetics, and microbiomes.
- 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. Hundreds of thousands have reported an adverse reaction to vaccination to VAERS. 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 shots 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.
- The claimed justification – that unvaccinated individuals pose a health risk to others – has been shown to be false. Vaccinated individuals can become infected and transmit COVID to others.
- COVID-19 vaccines carry the risk of injury and death for some so there must be informed consent and the right to refuse the vaccine without penalty. As of January 21st, there had already been 740,000 COVID-19 vaccine adverse events and 10,316 COVID-19 vaccine deaths in the U.S. reported 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]
Read the bills here:
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