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Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Green Star, GreenStar Co-Op Ithaca

Support Neurodiversity & Science in Ithaca - Stop Anti-Vaccination Propaganda

Recently it was brought to our attention that a private group rented The Space At GreenStar for the purpose of screening a highly controversial film called “Vaxxed”. There has been much discussion over the last few days about the ability of a private group to rent a public space for this purpose.  Much of that discussion has been full of passion, and we feel that you deserve to have a full understanding of why we are so upset about this screening. Many years ago, a doctor by the name of Andrew Wakefield published a study that said there was a link between the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine and increased incidents of autism spectrum disorder.  This study was published in a medical journal, and was later retracted by that journal when it was discovered that Dr. Wakefield had falsified the information in this study. Over the course of many years, scientists all around the world debunked Wakefield’s study, and at the same time celebrities took to the airways touting Wakefield’s “science” and claiming that vaccines were the cause of autism. All this, despite the fact that the science had proven, repeatedly, that there was no link. Why is this a problem?  Well, it is a public health crisis, for one.  Babies in our country and around the globe are dying of measles, a disease that was not of great concern until Jenny McCarthy and other celebrities decided to use their positions of power to tell people not to vaccinate their children.  Diseases that had long been eradicated are returning and they are killing our children. People have ignored the meaning of herd immunity all in the name of faux science.  The other major concern for many of us is that this message boils down to one thing: people who don’t want to vaccinate their babies out of a fear that their child would be autistic would rather risk their child’s life.  They don’t understand the science of the vaccines, nor do they understand that autism is simply a different neurological processing system.  They do not understand that it’s viewed as a disability because people who are not autistic and who are able bodied have created a world in which people who are different have no access or reduced access to the same things that they do.  They do not understand that what they are saying is “I’d rather that my baby die of measles than be like you”.  When you as a business allow for something like this in the name of simply needing to rent out the space, your permission for their message is implicit.  Your community is upset.  Your customers are asking for more action than a canned response that you don’t endorse the message.  When you allow groups with messages of hate and which put the public health at risk, you endorse it.   We are asking you to reverse this decision, stand WITH your community. - Laura Riker

Florencia Ardon Martinez
213 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to Charles E. Schumer, Michael F. Bennet, Richard Blumenthal, Roy Blunt, Shelley Moore Capito, Bob Corker, Tom Cotton, Steve Daines, Joe Donnelly, Michael B. Enzi, Orrin G. Hatch, James Inhofe, Tim Kaine, John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Robert Menendez, Lisa Murkowski, Bill Nelson, Pat Roberts, Richard C. Shelby, Trudy Wade, Patricia (Pat) McElraft, Gregory F. Murphy, MD, Ralph Hise, William D. Brisson, Mary Belk, Joyce Waddell, William Richardson, Josh Dobson, Pat B. Hurley, Michael H. Wray, Carla D. Cunningham

CONGRESS EVOLVE with SCIENCE! People & Animals First NOT Profit! STOP the Over Vaccinating of our Animals NOW!

It's a matter of LIFE or Death! Take an ethical stand to protect our animals from over vaccinating. Your pets depend on you! We are demanding a proposed committee substitute or amendment to the Rabies Vaccination Law and include Titer Testing. Administering partial doses of vaccines, has been widely shared by our Veterinarians. A small dog half-dose vaccine study, which supports Dr. John Robb’s theory. Dr. Ronald Schultz, professor of immunology and founding chair of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and an author of the WSAVA and AAHA guidelines, “The presence of active antibody response to these viruses is a clear indication of protection. There is no confusion on this point.” A Titer Test can be done in lieu of over-immunization. (read below) for more Doctors and Veterinarians. Science continues to evolve and we need more courageous people in the Senate and House of Representatives to evolve too, educate their selves to reflect the current science. What can you do? (1) Sign this petition and share, Facebook share, text, tweet, add it to your website, keep sharing (we're stronger together) and (2) contact ( link below) your elected officials (call, text, email, visit their offices) to demand the amended Rabies law now!  * Attention Senate and House of Representatives Action Requested - Public Hearing and Proposed Bill * AN ACT CONCERNING THE VACCINATION OF ANIMALS Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened: That the general statutes be amended to allow veterinarians to: Vary from vaccine dosage protocols when in the best interest and health of an animal Administer a rabies antibody titer to determine the need for a rabies booster vaccines Statement of Purpose: To allow veterinarians to make decisions that are in the best interest of an animal's health and to prevent animals from being over-vaccinated. Senate and House of Representatives, Animals play an important role in many people's lives. Imagine just for a moment of those with pets and the healing power of these pets. Consider the elderly pet owners, who often live alone or in group facilities. The working dog that saves it's handler and peoples lives. Seeing-eye dogs, dogs that can be trained to detect seizures, therapy, speech therapy, or physical rehabilitation to help patients recover. Aside from these working and therapeutic roles, animals are also valued as companions, which can certainly affect the quality of our lives. Tens of millions of people depend on you to have laws that reflect our evolving health care that influences our animals lives and well-being including the people that own them. We elected you because we trusted your commitment to conduct yourselves with the highest regard for professional responsibility and integrity. You were voted to be reliably honest, fair and morally responsible and always acting in the best interests of your constituents. It is alarming that animal lovers are being bullied by representing owners’ legitimate concerns about vaccination policy and practice. We must be allowed to freely question government mandated medical interventions, (vaccinations'), insist amending laws that put your pets health at risk and legalize Titer Testing. There's nothing worse then a law that's killing the love of our lives.  Supporting Documents: Dr. John Robb D.V.M Testimony to amend the rabies law (video): Dr. Ronald Schultz, Researcher of canine vaccines at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine: Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory - Rabies Titer Screen Test: Dr. J. Blancou Practical significance of rabies antibodies in cats and dogs: Dr. John Robb D.V.M Scientific Protocol, Key Points and Conclusions: Dr. Becker D.V.M: Are Vaccinations Necessary for Pets?(video): Dr. John Robb D.V.M Vaccine Volume: Natural News: Science of Vaccination: Care2: How to Contact Your Elected Officials:

Tracy Horton
1,872 supporters