Petition to Minnesota State House, Minnesota State Senate
Remove unfounded religious and belief exemptions from mandatory childhood vaccine programs
An amendment to Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 121A.15, subdivision 3 to modify exemption procedures related to immunizations by removing exemptions for religious and philosophical beliefs was being considered but died in committee. I think that such an amendment is necessary to raise vaccination rates in our communities and to establish "herd immunity." Without high vaccination rates, the public is at risk to outbreaks of preventable disease, especially those who are unable to be vaccinated due to medical reasons. I have found in my research that many religious leaders from major religions, such as Islam and Judaism, have approved immunizations and ingredients of immunizations as not contradicting any religious mandate. Not only that, but the state stands to save billions of dollars in healthcare costs if all vaccine-preventable diseases are prevented. Additionally, with the recent outbreak of measles in the Somali community of Minnesota, I believe that public vaccine education programs need to be a part of our state's medical program, as the likely cause of the measles outbreak is "bad information" from anti-vaccine groups which frightened families into choosing to not vaccinate against deadly diseases.
Petition to Charles Schumer, Michael Bennet, Richard Blumenthal, Roy Blunt, Shelley Capito, Bob Corker, Tom Cotton, Steve Daines, Joe Donnelly, Mike Enzi, Orrin Hatch, James Inhofe, Tim Kaine, John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Robert Menendez, Lisa Murkowski, Bill Nelson, Pat Roberts, Richard Shelby, Trudy Wade, Pat McElraft, Gregory Murphy, Ralph Hise, William Brisson, Mary Belk, Joyce Waddell, William Richardson, Josh Dobson, Pat Hurley, Michael Wray, Carla 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 (USA.gov 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): http://bit.ly/2o3qAJv Dr. Ronald Schultz, Researcher of canine vaccines at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine: http://bit.ly/2ppId6H Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory - Rabies Titer Screen Test: http://bit.ly/2phb2SU Dr. J. Blancou Practical significance of rabies antibodies in cats and dogs: http://bit.ly/2nAFriu Dr. John Robb D.V.M Scientific Protocol, Key Points and Conclusions: http://bit.ly/2ppoxj4 Dr. Becker D.V.M: Are Vaccinations Necessary for Pets?(video): http://bit.ly/2o3B1wF Dr. John Robb D.V.M Vaccine Volume: http://bit.ly/2ovvNNk Natural News: http://bit.ly/2lwpmci Science of Vaccination: http://bit.ly/2nAFdrz Care2: http://bit.ly/2ppkEdZ How to Contact Your Elected Officials: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials
Petition to Texas State House, Texas State Senate
Change Texas law to make school health more transparent
More Texans are getting whooping cough and other vaccine-preventable diseases. More parents are choosing to send their children to public school without vaccinations for personal - not medical - reasons. Parents in Texas have a right to know whether or not schools are healthy environments. Currently, school districts collect data about vaccine exemptions from individual school campuses, but only report school district level data to the public. All parents - parents of medically fragile children, parents of newborns and infants, and parents of older children with no medical issues - have a right to know which school campuses are safest for their children. Please sign this petition to show your support for changing Texas law to make school health more transparent and to help parents protect their children.Supported by: TEPSA
Petition to John Reagan, Carol McGuire, Hon. Jeffrey Meyers, Kevin Avard, Sam Cataldo, Dan Feltes, David Watters, Peter Schmidt, Tara Sad, Rick Ladd, David Kidder, Jeanne Shaheen
Protect New Hampshire's Kids from Preventable Disease
Like the Zika virus in the news today, Rubella is usually a mild virus that can have a devastating effect on a developing baby. I know first-hand, because our daughter was infected during my pregnancy in 1971. Similar to Zika-infected mothers today, I was pregnant before the "MMR" vaccine was available. My exposure to Rubella (or “German Measles”) resulted in major issues for my daughter. Christie is Autistic, has near complete hearing loss, and is both mentally challenged and visually impaired from the Rubella virus. She is one of the lucky ones. Many babies with her condition were not able to walk or control their bodily functions. As New Hampshire “snow birds,” who now live here on a part-time basis after calling it home for many years, and as parents who know the value of vaccinations, we were upset by recent events in the Granite State that could make stories like Christie's more common. We hope you'll agree that New Hampshire’s children deserve a modern state health department that is able to protect them from vaccine preventable diseases. Sadly, New Hampshire’s longstanding effort to activate a statewide immunization registry is in trouble. I hope you will sign this petition to help bring New Hampshire into the computerized 21st Century. On March 18, 2016, fewer than a dozen New Hampshire state legislators convened a meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (JL-CAR). This House and Senate committee is established to ensure state agencies are writing implementation plans that match the newly passed laws those rules address. One of the agenda items was the the NH Department of Health's plan to implement a modern, privacy-focused immunization registry. With almost no publicity, this small group of legislators ignored the support of doctors, nurses, and scientists, and instead sided with a handful anti-vaccination advocates. JL-CAR’s members voted 5 to 4 to shoot down the state health department’s efforts -- threatening millions of state and federal dollars, but more importantly, indefinitely extending the time that New Hampshire’s kids will remain poorly protected by an arcane and wasteful paper system. Without your voice, New Hampshire might easily remain the only state in the United States to track childhood vaccinations through an antiquated system. Public Health leaders nationwide know that paper tracking systems cannot readily respond to an outbreak, require costly and time-consuming efforts to staff, and are limited in their ability to identify gaps in our common defense against costly vaccine preventable illness and disease. This is why every other state in the US left paper behind – some as many as 25 years ago. This is also why the CDC provided New Hampshire with a large federal grant to upgrade the state’s technology. New Hampshire may now lose both the funding and the technological leap forward those funds support. It is unlikely the state health department would continue to advance draft rules that are continually voted down, so today’s threat to the health of New Hampshire’s kids is real. If the Joint Committee’s 5-4 vote is upheld, a small group of anti-vaccination advocates will have stonewalled sound public policy and the state’s ability to protect citizens from vaccine preventable diseases. New Hampshire may also lose federal financial support, and the state’s long sought-after immunization registry will be delayed indefinitely. Demand that the intent of New Hampshire's 1998 legislation to establish a modern state immunization registry finally be obtained. New Hampshire’s immunization leaders must be given the tools they need to protect the health of the children of New Hampshire. And because vaccine preventable diseases don’t stop at state borders, support of the Department’s proposed rules reaches far beyond both the Granite State and New England. Just one more case like mine is one case too many. Let's bring New Hampshire up to the standard of every other state in the nation. Turn on the immunization registry!