2019 is here and the year is off to a great start so far.
Bill H5165 has been submitted to reinstate the philosophical exemption in the state of Rhode Island. The current online version of the bill shows 5 sponsors; Representatives Morin, Casey, Phillips, Vella-Wilkinson, and Casimiro.
Representatives Phillips and Casimiro are on the Health, Education, and Welfare committee that the bill will be heard in front of. Representative Roberts is also on this committee and we know she also supports this bill.
A date has not yet been set for a hearing on this bill. If you are not already on the email list then join us by clicking HERE. To be up to date on when you can show and utilize your voice at the state house. There will be follow up with a date when it is on the calendar.
Call to Action ~~ Support the bill
Email & Call your personal representative for your district (you can find this at sos.ri.gov) tell them you want this bill to pass and you want them to support it.
Send an Email to the HEW committee members. This has been made easy for you, simply follow this link and you will be directed to send a pre-written email to the committee. Be sure to sign the email with your name and address, and you may add more content to it if you so wish to do so.
We do expect more bills to support this session. We hope we don’t have to fight to oppose any, however that may be a necessity.
Thank you so much for your continued support of standing for parental rights and advocating for informed consent.