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Fremont May 15 rally against Public Health Police State

Date:
Friday, May 15, 2015
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
East Bay Families for Informed Consent
Location Details:
Outside of Senator Wieckowski's district office at 39510 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94536

Local parent activists are gathering for a parental and civil rights rally in support of constitutional rights to public education that will be denied under SB 277. The rally will take place at 1:00-2:30pm on Friday May 15th outside of Senator Wieckowski's district office at 39510 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94536. Parents are dismayed with California Senate Bill 277, a proposed legislation being voted on this week that would take away parents' constitutional rights to make medical decisions for their families and deny children access to public education. Senator Bob Wieckowski (District 10) co-author of the bill, referred to an archaic 110-year-old court case and asserted that the "parens patriae" doctrine would allow "The police power of the state... absolute authority to force that person-even adults-to get the vaccination....We undervalue our power--the state police power. .. [The state can] go into this domain of family rights, which are not absolute, and my question is: maybe we are not going far enough?" In effect, Senator Wieckowski denied the legal doctrine of medical Informed Consent in favor of coercion and argued that children are State Property.

PARENTS RALLY IN SUPPORT OF CIVIL & PARENTAL RIGHTS
Reject Public Health Police State model endorsed by Senator Bob Wieckowski

Fremont, CA—Local parents are gathering for a parental and civil rights rally in support of constitutional rights to public education that will be denied under SB 277. The rally will take place at 1:00-2:30pm on Friday May 15th outside of Senator Wieckowski's district office at 39510 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94536.

Local parents are dismayed with California Senate Bill 277, a proposed legislation that would take away parents' constitutional rights to make medical decisions for their families and deny children access to public education. SB 277 has been fast-tracked out of three committees and is being moved to a Senate floor vote this week despite the opposition of thousands of California parents across party lines. Senator Bob Wieckowski (District 10) is a co-author of the bill. In his statement at the CA Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on April 28th, Wieckowski referred to an archaic 110-year-old court case and asserted that the "parens patriae" doctrine would allow "The police power of the state... absolute authority to force that person-even adults-to get the vaccination....We undervalue our power--the state police power. .. [The state can] go into this domain of family rights, which are not absolute, and my question is: maybe we are not going far enough?" In effect, Senator Wieckowski denied the legal doctrine of medical Informed Consent in favor of coercion and argued that children are State Property.

ACLU of California pointed out in their 4/2/2015 statement of concerns about SB 277 that they "do not believe there has been a sufficient showing of need at present to warrant conditioning access to education on mandatory vaccination for each of the diseases covered by this bill… unlike other states, public education is a fundamental right under the California Constitution, and equal access to education must therefore not be limited or denied unless the State demonstrates that its actions are 'necessary to achieve a compelling state interest… [T]his bill does not declare what this interest might be, nor does it explain why denying students access to education is necessary to advance that interest. If there is, in fact, a compelling governmental interest in mandating that all students in every school be vaccinated against each of the enumerated diseases except for medical reasons, the bill should be amended to explain specifically what that interest is, where it exists, and under what conditions and circumstances it arises." http://www.aclunc.org/sites/default/files/20150402_acluca_position_SB277.pdf

According to the most recent jurisprudence on public health and law, in the last 100 years, "Public health and constitutional law have evolved to better protect both health and human rights. States’ sovereign power to make laws of all kinds has not changed in the past century. What has changed is the Court’s recognition of the importance of individual liberty and how it limits that power. … Public health programs that are based on force are a relic of the 19th century; 21st-century public health depends on good science, good communication, and trust in public health officials to tell the truth. In each of these spheres, constitutional rights are the ally rather than the enemy of public health. Preserving the public’s health in the 21st century requires preserving respect for personal liberty." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1449224/

The CDPH reported earlier this year California vaccination rates are at or near an all time high and well on track to meeting statewide 2020 goals. CA rates for individual vaccines are higher than national rates. There is NO vaccination crisis. With Personal Belief Exemptions falling by 20% this school year because of AB2109's informed consent procedure, this draconian law is unnecessary. We're not in the middle of an epidemic today. The Disney outbreak primarily affected adults, many of whom were vaccinated with MMR. CDC and WHO data all show that the 10 diseases required for school entry are not immediate risks to public health or to school-aged children. There's simply no justification or modern legal precedent for such blatant disregard for family rights and our children's constitutional right to education. Suggesting a "Police State" to enforce 34 mandatory vaccines for ten diseases - some of them for non-communicable diseases - as a condition for children being admitted to school violates constitutional rights and liberties. Parents demand INFORMED CONSENT, NOT COERCION.

For more information, please visit http://www.yourfamilyyourchoice.org and http://www.sb277.org
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