H5541 Hearing / Talking Points

H5541 Hearing / Talking Points

 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 13TH 4PM the hearing for H 5541 has been scheduled for Rm 101.

This is the BAD DATABASE BILL that will automatically enroll every RI resident.

We need as many people as possible to show up to this hearing to oppose this bill. Last year it passed on the senate side. This year it is in committee on the house side early in the legislative session. PLEASE attend and bring a friend or two with you. We created a Facebook event also so it is easy to share and invite others on social media. https://www.facebook.com/events/2214858705392691/

When speaking at a legislative hearing you are given 2 minutes to say your testimony. You may also bring written testimony only and not speak if you would prefer. Please bring 23 copies of your statement with H5541 at the top, and your name- address – and phone printed clearly on the documents. The clerk will distribute them to the committee. If you are not able to make it and want us to submit your written testimony on your behalf – please email it to aimee@nohpvmandateri.com.

Talking Points to consider;

~ RI Dept of Health is exempt from HIPAA regulations. No privacy protection.

~ The database itself plus the personnel salaries to maintain it will inflate our already very large RI budget. When we can barely pay for our state expenses, why are we adding to the tally when there is no actual need for it.

~ Automatically opting residents into a database is unethical. Currently this already happens with the child database in RI, and has no option to opt out of it. This should never be supported in this kind of way. If a database was to even exist, each resident should need to sign up that they wish to participate, and voluntarily take part in it.

~ You want the right to make private and non tracked decisions regarding HPV vaccines for your preteens, if they start tracking adults, do you want them bothering you next with getting the HPV vaccine? It was recently approved for through age 45 by the FDA

~ The language for “opt out” in the bill is not defined, and does not guarantee your file will be deleted upon opting out. The current database for kids does NOT allow the file to be deleted.

~ It would continue forward with insurers and pharmacists on the vaccine recommendation committee, without any citizen parent advocates or even immunologists, on the panel.

~ The last two weeks there were topic hearings in congress about vaccination and removing exemptions for all vaccines (this would mean no longer being able to decide which ones you are okay with or not). Tracking you as an adult also means being able to try to later make adults comply to vaccinations without exemption options, and they will have a database to target you from.

~ The language of the bill allows for no restrictions of what gets tracked. They can add any fields in the future, currently they track if a mother was married when child was born – what does that have to do with health? & who are they to decide this is okay to track?

 

Petition located at Database.nohpvmandateri.com

You can use and share www.2019.nohpvmandateri.com for writing prewritten emails to the committee. These are short and generic and we encourage you to add to them.

If the mandate of the HPV vaccine has shown us anything from RI Dept of Health, it is that they are not focusing on public health they are focusing on some kind of plan with a goal that is tied to dollars. In 2014 when the HPV vaccine was added to the schedule for 7th graders, the RI Dept of Health received a grant for over $600,000 to market the HPV vaccine. That’s over a half a million tax dollars spent in just this state to market a vaccine that Merck profits from.

 

Take action today.

See our previous message about multiple RI bills

 

Thank you for supporting the efforts of Rhode Islanders against mandated HPV vaccinations, you are appreciated.

 

Please SHARE THIS MESSAGE with others to help us reach out and get Rhode Islanders to know about this piece of legislation.

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March 28th 2018 ~

March 28th 2018 ~

The House Health, Education, and Welfare committee in the RI statehouse will hear four bills that relate to the topic of informed consent and the HPV vaccine.

3 bills are good bills, and one bill is very NOT good.

*The philosophical exemption bill (H 7686) http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText18/HouseText18/H7686.pdf

*The parental choice bill (H 7576) http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText18/HouseText18/H7576.pdf    This bill gives the ability to write a note for any non casual contact disease vs needing an exemption form.

* the informed consent bill (H 7704) http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText18/HouseText18/H7704.pdf

*OPPOSE the database tracking bill (H 7882)
http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText18/HouseText18/H7882.pdf
The tracking bill is extra concerning since most people are unaware that the RI Dept of Health tracks all children from birth in their KidsNet database since 1999. There is no opt out option, and it is not set up as opt in. This new bill will make that same database for all residents in RI, and it tracks much more then just vaccinations.

If you are unable to attend but still want to have your voice heard you can still submit testimony (see below) and email to admin@nohpvmandateri.com and the needed copies will be printed and submitted for you. You can also email the committee members (we suggest you do both) via www.endhpv2017.nohpvmandateri.com

The hearing will begin at the Rise of the House at about 4:30 PM, but we are asking supporters to arrive around 4PM to allow time to sign up to testify OR TO SIGN UP JUST IN SUPPORT of the bills, as you are not required to testify

BE SURE TO ADD #NOHPVmandateRI UNDER ORGANIZATION AFFILIATION WHEN SIGNING IN, this shows the committee the force of one message and group of citizens coming together is strong.

If you can’t make it by 4p, Comment in this event or msg The FB page m.facebook.com/riagainsthpvmandate to be signed in ahead of your arrival to be sure you are signed in with the clerk.

We suggest that you submit a page or two of relevant documentation such as your story of vaccine injury, government documents, science, etc. You’re testimony is much more powerful with written documentation and will be kept in the record if it is written down. Though only your personal opinion is still good too.

If you choose to submit written testimony:

~ You will need to make 38copies total – the house will need 23 copies, the senate will need 15, these will be handed into the clerk. (senate hearing TBT)
~ Include your name and bill number(s) at the top of your testimony
~ Please do not submit a verbatim script of your testimony. Use this as your opportunity to enrich your verbal statements with evidence, more information that you did not have time to say etc. You can submit written testimony only if you don’t wish to speak on the microphone.
~ Be brief and concise. You should keep testimony under two pages.

For those who are new to testifying would like more information see below:

10 tips to testifying before a committee

~ If you can get to the hearing room early, you can sign in with the clerk in room 101 for the house committee (HEW) hearings
~ They are usually very strict about the 2 minute time limit when you testify. It may be helpful to write out a page of testimony in advance and time yourself to see if you can fit all of your points into 2 minutes.  Be to the point.

 

Facebook Event Link ~ you can invite friends into the event which will give them a reminder via facebook notifications and share the event link on your personal wall.

May 20th in Providence RI

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May 20th at the Providence Public Library, 10 am will be a screening of Episode 5 of the documentary “The Truth about Vaccines”

Episode 5 discusses the HPV vaccine and the Hep B vaccine. Multiple doctors discuss the studies and data associated, including Dr Toni Bark who traveled to RI in 2015 to speak at our event “Making Waves in the Ocean State”. Dr Bark was the director of the pediatric emergency department at a Chicago hospital.

Thanks to a wonderful volunteer named Courtney, we have the ability to present this screening. Call your legislator and invite them to attend also. Let them know you want them to see the data, and to support removing the mandate of the HPV vaccine.

Reserve your seat today, space is limited. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot.
We created a Facebook event to make it easy to invite friends and family also.

Always here for you with questions or suggestions,

NOHPVmandateRI Team

www.NOHPVmandateRI.com

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StateHouse Hearing TODAY

StateHouse Hearing TODAY

LEGISLATIVE ALERT

WEDNESDAY APRIL 5TH 4:30PM

Two bills will be heard by the House Health, Education, and Welfare Committee this evening. H 5919 and H 5986 will be heard in Room 101 approx. 4:30p (pdf of Agenda)
Now it is time to show up and show the committee you are serious, you want these to pass. We created a Facebook event also so that it is even easier to invite others and share on social media to spread awareness.

If you work and are unable to attend. Call the HEW Committee Secretary. Lisa Cataldi  lcataldi@rilegislature.gov  401.222.2296, Tell her to document your statement that you support these bills on the agenda this evening. ALSO email the whole committee with a simple click of a prewritten email to support this legislation. Please do both.

CLICK HERE to send prewritten email to committee members.

We sincerely thank you for supporting the efforts of getting these bills passed now and in the future.

#NOHPVmandateRI Team

www.NOHPVmandateRI.com

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Legislative Alert April 5th

Legislative Alert April 5th

LEGISLATIVE ALERT

WEDNESDAY APRIL 5TH 4:30PM

Two bills will be heard by the House Health, Education, and Welfare Committee this week. H 5919 and H 5986 will be heard in Room 101 approx. 4:30p April 5th Agenda
Now it is time to show up and show the committee you are serious, you want this passed. We created a Facebook event also so that it is even easier to invite others and share on social media to spread awareness.

If you work and are unable to attend. Email the HEW Committee Secretary. Lisa Cataldi  lcataldi@rilegislature.gov  401.222.2296, please copy us on the email too admin@nohpvmandateri.com

This statement or similar;
” I am writing in regards to bills H 5919 and H 5986. I fully support these bills and their support of parental rights for their children. I would like my name and statement documented and forwarded to the H.E.W. Committee Members, to support and pass these two pieces of legislation.

Thank you,
<Name> <address>”

We sincerely thank you for supporting the efforts of getting these bills passed now and in the future.

#NOHPVmandateRI Team

www.NOHPVmandateRI.com

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You are invited Nov 27th

Sunday Nov 27th in Warwick RI will be a health and wellness expo, and you are invited.

Rhode Islanders against mandated HPV vaccinations will have a table set up, and Aimee Gardiner will be there to answer questions, pass out information, and offer attendees to sign the petition to reverse the mandate. There is a fee to attend the event, Aimee has free tickets that can be sent to those that request them. Email Aimee@NOHPVmandateRI.com and say that you are interested in the event and she will send you the ticket that you can print out and bring to attend.

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This event will have many different vendors and health and wellness products and services. Approximately every 30minutes there will be a speaker that discusses a specific topic that those in attendance can listen to and attend at no additional charge.

Aimee would love to meet as many people that support the mission as possible, so stop by and say hi. If you are not able to make it, can we ask a favor? Please share the link to the petition. www.gaspeeproject.com/hpvmandate_petition While Aimee is at the event sharing our mission and working to bring more awareness, please help us expand the social media awareness and share the petition. The new legislative session will begin again before we know it. The petition and the hashtag #NOHPVmandateRI needs to gain awareness again with a new fresh push.

*** Other News to Share with You***

  • Aimee was a candidate for School Committee in her town this past election and she WON! A handful of school committees passed resolutions last year to request the Governor to reverse the HPV vaccine mandate in RI. The committee Aimee just became a member of did not do that last year. Not only can Aimee advocate for this cause she can now advocate on behalf of children in her district for multiple topics. You can see her page and post congrats Here.
  • Colors of Politics is a political internet radio talk show. The host interviews different members of the general assembly and activists about topics happening here in RI. Colors of Politics is on RI Free Radio station. The show plays at 12:30p & 5:30p est daily on RIfreeRadio.org or via the Tune In app. Justin Price sponsored two bills in support of what this group mission is and was interviewed on the show too. The Facebook page has links to previous shows.

 

See you tomorrow,

#NOHPVmandateRI team

Thankful for all of you

Thankful for all of you

I hope you are enjoying the day today. Whether that means with family and friends, or at a religious service, or however you celebrate a day of giving thanks. I wanted to send a special message of thanks to you. You may have volunteered in the past, passed along information, hung some signs, or simply shared on social media. I can not express enough how grateful I am for your support of the mission for Rhode Islanders against mandated HPV vaccinations.  The fight is not over and I will not slow down. I am only one person and you helping is what makes the whole possible. THANK YOU.

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This Sunday at the Crown Plaza, I will be at the Mind Body Spirit Life Expo with a table sharing info and collecting signatures of our petition. I hope you can join me by attending the event, but if not please share this invite with others, as there will be many great vendors and health related booths.

Just as a reminder here are our other social media channels;

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

Google+

If you are willing to volunteer or help with your skill set, please reply with your name, city/state, what your profession or professional skill sets are, and phone number. If you do not feel you have a professional skill set, there is no issue -all help is appreciated. Enjoy the day, the nice RI weather, and give thanks. THANK YOU again.

Sincerely grateful,

Aimee Gardiner

Director

Rhode Islanders against mandated HPV vaccinations

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