Help STOP Senator Pan’s Plans To End Medical Exemptions In California!!! No On SB276!!! Act Today!!!
This bill will effectively END all past, current and future medical exemptions as we currently know them in California. Here is what you need to do TODAY!
Repost from Parents United 4 Kids
A Thing a Day – March 27, 2019
Ok, California, time to get busy! Senator Pan has introduced the bill we have all been expecting. SB276, a bill to restrict medical exemptions in California, has gone live and Assemblything Lorena G, Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar Curry appear to be the first to support Pan’s monstrosity (although no one is officially listed as coauthor/sponsor yet).
What the bill does:
1. All medical exemptions must be approved by the State Public Health Officer (or approved designee).
2. All medical exemptions must be based on CDC contraindications only. These are VERY narrow – basically anaphylaxis.
3. All medical exemption requests must be submitted on a standardized form created by the California Dept of Public Health (CDPH).
4. All medical exemption requests will be tracked in a database managed by the CDPH. This will include personal and sensitive medical information about your children.
5. Any medical exemption written PRIOR to SB276 will also need to be approved by the CDPH and included in their database, by July 1, 2020. If the grandfathered medical exemption is deemed “fraudulent,” it will be invalidated.
We are going to be under the gun on this one due to legislative deadlines – it has the potential to move fast. We must take action en masse. We must show up en masse. Pan has declared war on our families. He has declared war on doctors. He has declared war on the legislators who, in good faith, passed SB277 knowing that medical exemptions would be broad and include family history and be written with YOUR doctor’s discretion. Not Pan’s discretion. Not the CDC’s discretion.
Do these things today:
1. Call the following Senators (we will be calling several a day so that we can hit them all fairly quickly). Urge them to NOT coauthor SB276 and to vote NO when/if if comes before them for a vote.
Senator Melissa Hurtado 916) 651-4014
Senator Jeff Stone (916) 651-4028
Senator Holly Mitchell (916) 651-4030
Senator Susan Rubio (916) 651-4022
Senator Ben Allen (916) 651-4026
Senator Bob Archuleta (916) 651-4032
Senator Steve Glazer (916) 651-4007
Senator Ling Ling Chang (916) 651-4029
Sample Script: “Hi, I’m calling to urge Senator __________ to NOT coauthor SB276, a bill to severely restrict medical exemptions. Furthermore, I would ask that the Senator vote NO should SB276 come before him/her for a vote. SB277 was passed BECAUSE of a broad medical exemption that was left to a doctor’s discretion. This broad medical exemption was explicitly supported in Governor Brown’s signing statement. The doctor-patient relationship should be protected. An appointed official who has never examined my child should not be making blanket medical decisions that affect my child. Our doctors know what is best for our children. Thank you for your time.”
*Additional talking points:
-if your child has a medical exemption, share your story, make it personal.
-if your child does not have a medical exemption, let the legislators know it – that you believe the medical exemption needs to be protected so that medically fragile children can be protected.
-Senator Pan keeps reporting that medical exemptions have tripled. What he isn’t disclosing is that medical exemption rates went from .2 to just .6%!!
2. Call the Senate Rules Committee (916) 651-4120 and politely ask that SB276 is double referred to the Senate Health Committee and the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development
3. You have two legislators – a Senator and an Assemblyperson. Call them both. Urge them NOT to coauthor and to vote NO when the bill comes before them. Ask for a meeting with the legislator (not a staffer if possible – any meeting is great, though) in the next few weeks in their district office to discuss SB276. Ask if they have any townhalls or coffee talks on the calendar in the near future.
4. Start talking to people: friends, family, doctors, nurses, people that value freedom. Let them know what Pan is up to with this bill. Invite them to join Parents United 4 Kids. This is a freedom issue. Not a vaccine issue.
5. The tentative date for the 1st hearing and rally is 4/10 (hearing at 1:30, rally at 4:30). Please plan to get to Sacramento for this. We need unprecedented numbers! Please understand that we are at the mercy of the legislative process – the date could change. We will have official confirmation next Wednesday, but the best educated guess is that 4/10 is a go. We will be posting info about buses, the rally and the hearing in the coming days!
Have an awesome day! ❤️
We have already called the following Senators – feel free to call them if you have not already done so!
Senator Toni Atkins (916) 651-4039
Senator Pat Bates (916) 651-4036
Senator Bill Monning (916) 651-4017
Senator Maria Durazo (916) 651-4024
Senator Connie Leyva (916)651-4020
Sen Shannon Grove (916)651-4016
How did SB277 GET PASSED INTO LAW? In part, because of this…