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The fight continues against SB5005, the terrible bill that requires parents to get “educated” and a signature from those who profit from giving vaccines in order to validate your conscientious or religious exemption! ESB5005 passed the House floor on Friday, March 25th with a final vote of 66 to 29. It had already passed through the Senate in February.

The House and Senate do not yet have a Conference Committee meeting scheduled to come to final concurrence about the wording of the bill they will present to the Governor. Both versions are posted here:http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5005.

Once the House and the Senate do reach concurrence on the wording of the bill, it will be passed to the Governor for her signature or veto. If she receives the final version of the bill on or before April 18th, she will have five days to sign or veto the bill so we need to act quickly.

Please do 3 things:

1) Contact Governor Gregoire and ask her to VETO ESB5005

2) Contact your own state Representative and Senator letting them know you have asked the governor to veto ESB5005 and ask them to request the governor veto the bill also.

3) Pass this on to people you know who care about preserving parental rights and keeping vaccine exemptions accessible!


1) Contact Governor Gregoire and ask her to VETO ESB5005

Phone: 360-902-4111
Fax: 360-753-4110
Send an email:
http://www.governor.wa.gov/contact/default.asp
Mailing Address: Governor Christine Gregoire, Office of the Governor, PO Box 40002, Olympia, WA 98504-0002

If you previously wrote a letter to any legislators opposing the bill, just pull that up and readdress it with the request that the governor veto the bill.

Your phone call or voice mail message or could go as easy as this:

Hello. My name is [your name] and I am calling from [your town/city], Washington. I am calling to ask Governor Gregoire to veto ESB5005. I am a parent who believes in informed consent for medical procedures and in parental rights for the citizens of the State of Washington. Please veto ESB 5005.

If you don’t have a previous letter written and you have time, you can further educate the Governor by picking some of these points to share:

· NO OTHER STATE in the entire country burdens a parent financially and emotionally by requiring them to have to visit a doctor and obtain a signature for verification of their religious or philosophical exemption form. This bill is unconstitutional.

· Instead, other states (like Texas) add the requirement of a notarization on an exemption form with a statement that the parent has educated themselves on the risks and benefits of vaccines.

· The proponents who gave testimony in the Senate and House Committee hearings on this bill, misquoted facts and statistics to better justify their position. If the Governor were to look at the actual figures and statistics from the Washington DOH website regarding the percent of exemptions on the vaccines THAT ARE MANDATED IN WASHINGTON, instead of the figures for all vaccines on the CDC recommended list, she would see the difference between the actual numbers of exemptions in our state and those numbers testified to by proponents of this bill.

· You are already well educated on the subject of vaccine risks and benefits.

· You use medical practitioners not on the list of those eligible to sign forms.

· Many doctors are openly hostile to families making educated vaccine choices and aren’t likely to sign the form or flat out throw families out of their practice if they don’t fully vaccinate. Many pediatricians refuse to see patients if they refuse vaccines or ask for a modified vaccine schedule.

· Parents should not have to be reliant on the pharmaceutical/vaccine paradigm of healthcare in order to direct the upbringing of their children.

· Share any other personal reasons why this is important to your family.

If you have some extra time, contact the Governor’s advisors too.

NAME, TITLE

PHONE

EMAIL

Jonathan E. Seib, Executive Policy Advisor

360-902-0557

Jonathon.seib@gov.wa.gov

Jay Manning, Chief of Staff

360-902-4111

Jay.manning@gov.wa.gov

Jill Satran, Deputy Chief of Staff

360-902-0486

Jill.satran@gov.wa.gov

Kari Burrell, Policy Office Director

360-902-0608

Kari.burrell@gov.wa.gov

Jim Justin, Legislative Director

360-902-0486

Jim.Justin@gov.wa.gov

Cory Curtis, Communications Director

360-902-0386

Cory.curtis@gov.wa.gov

2) Inform your own Washington State Representative and Senator that you have asked the Governor to Veto ESB5005 and request that they do the same. You can log on to your Washington state page onhttp://NVICAdvocacy.org to view this alert and can be directly view to your personal state legislators and their contact information.

3) Please forward this email note to everyone you know who cares about this issue and if you are getting this email forwarded to you from a friend, please sign up for the NVIC Advocacy Portal at http://NVICAdvocacy.orgso you can receive further updates. You can also post this link to your facebook directly for a copy of this alert to share:http://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Resources/WAStopSB5005.aspx



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