Urgent ~ NVAC June 8th

Urgent ~ NVAC June 8th

The NVAC (National Vaccine Advisory Committee) is holding public meetings NOW in Washington DC

http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/meetings/2016/06-07/index.html

Call in # 18886039739

passcode 4976996

Watch Live http://www.hhs.gov/live/live-1

Public comment is open to call in or show up on site. 200 Independence Ave SW, Washington DC 20201 (use link to register for in person speaking)

A day of doing serious focus on the HPV vaccine. June 7th a lady called in hitting it spot on with great info, and many of the scientist in the room brushed it off due to her not having a title. So basically we need as many people that have some kind of medical title to call in during public comment. 12:45est

If you have doctors in your network willing to call in and speak against vaccines being mandatory and especially regarding the HPV. & any specific data relevant would a great thing.

from 10:15-11:30 they will be discussing the 2010 National Vaccine Plan mid-course review

11:45-12:45 Annual update on efforts to increase HPV vaccination among adolescents.

12:45 public comment

PLEASE extend the invite to as many doctors and medical professionals as you are able on a short notice. If too many people from the across the country call in randomly it may not leave much time for the medical profession to also speak against the pushing the HPV vaccine.
‪#‎NOHPVMANDATERI‬‪#‎INFORMEDCONSENT‬

 

 

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Aimee invites you to meet & plan next steps

Aimee invites you to meet & plan next steps

What a journey filled with great accomplishments and wonderful volunteers. I want to begin by thanking each and every person that supports this mission. You may have sent one email, or hung one sign, or you may have been on the front line next to me through the whole process; no matter where in that realm you fall, you are appreciated. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. I am nothing without the support of the citizens rallying together for the same goals. I enjoy doing this work, and I am in this for the long haul to WIN.

I would love to meet you in person and discuss the next steps. What are your skills and talents? What do you enjoy doing? We are gathering on Monday May 23rd at Warwick Library at 6p. Please come and join a committee, share your ideas, or simply say hi and meet others who support the same mission. Volunteers are needed, if you can be a main person who gives 2hrs a week or someone who can help with one task. Each piece makes the whole possible and we need you. I am more then happy to do this activism and I welcome you to come and ask questions, and hear my message and ideas. Legislators that also support our mission are invited to join us, give feedback and speak with the volunteers of this movement. Mark your calendar and join us.

Volunteers Need for; Graphic Design, Writer/Blogger, Fundraising, Social Media, Networking, Events, and more.

Business Cards were ordered for anyone interested to be able to hand out to others as they speak with friends/family/colleagues, a stack of 50-75 will be handed to those interested. The cards will not arrive in time for Monday but there will be a sheet to say that you are interested for when they arrive.

Rack cards are something that we need to have to spread awareness of the mission at hand, and that parents can stand together and fight with us for change. To order the rack cards to be placed in businesses that support us, and also for going door to door in districts of some legislators ~ we need donations. To print 15000 cards it will cost $620, will you help make this happen? 20 people giving $31 each will make this a reality. With larger donation we can make the goal sooner. This is an election year, citizens will be looking more to the issues and the things important to their families. Help make this message seen by more citizens, the more aware the more to join, the larger our presence the stronger our message is heard, the stronger the message the faster we reach the goal. Donate Now to move us forward.

I am excited about the meeting on Monday evening and I hope to see you there. If you have any questions before the meeting feel free to contact me or friend request me on Facebook here. The movement is on Twitter @MyRightsRI

Sincerely,

your dedicated Director – Aimee Gardiner


 

 

  • If you are on Facebook you can subscribe to events to get a FB notification the moment a new one is posted. Like our Facebook page and click to subscribe to updates.
  • Natural Awakening Magazine RI May issue includes an article about the movement and what choices parents have. You can pick one up at location near you for free or read it on our blog post.
  • If you did not already call and email the Health Educaton & Welfare Committee Chair and also Vice Chair for support of bills H7899 and H7476; to pass through committee and to the house floor for a vote please do so asap. Read the full details here.
  • We now have the ability to share the petition and get signatures via text message. Anyone can sign our petition by texting “NOHPVmandateRI” to 4014062647. Great new simple feature we hope you will pass on to others.

Phone Rally of RI House Health Committee

 Representative Marvin L. Abney
  Member
401.487.1380 & 401.222.2466
  Representative Mia A. Ackerman
  Member
401.658.0981 & 401.222.2466
  Representative Gregg Amore
  Member
401.339.9378 & 401.222.2466
  Representative Samuel A. Azzinaro
  Vice Chairman
401.596.1434 & 401.222.2466
  Representative David A. Bennett
  Member
401.737.0562 &
401.648.1171
  Representative Dennis M. Canario
  Secretary
401.683.4926 & 401.222.2466
  Representative Arthur J. Corvese
  Member
401.353.8695 & 401.222.2466
  Representative Grace Diaz
  Deputy Chairwoman
401.467.8413 & 401.222.2466
  Representative Kathleen A. Fogarty
  Member
401.782.1919 & 401.222.2466
  Representative Arthur Handy
  Member
401.785.8996 & 401.222.2466
  Representative Robert B. Lancia
  Member
401.316.9514 & 401.222.2259
  Representative Shelby Maldonado
  Member
401.340.8833 & 401.222.2466
  Representative James N. McLaughlin
  Member
401.222.2466
  Representative Joseph M. McNamara
  Chairperson
401.941.8319 & 401.222.2466
  Representative Justin Price
  Member
(Sponsor of H7476)
  Representative J. Aaron Regunberg
  Member
401.263.7770 & 401.222.2466

   rep-regunberg@rilegislature.gov


2016 Legislative session is coming to a close soon. There is not much time to make ground strides this year. We currently have the biggest chance of getting H7899 & H7476 up in the committee again and passing onto the floor.

These two bills passing to the floor this year would advocate for informed consent and force the DOH to have public hearings. It would also make the HPV vaccine no longer be required for school inclusion. We have made great strides but we still need to make waves and send a strong message.

May 11th Call the Chair, Deputy Chairwoman, Vice Chairperson, and 3 or more members of the committee. Leave detailed voicemails if you get the machine. Request bills H7899 & H7476 be brought back into committee and to be voted on for passing onto the floor. Send an email (you can send it to the Chair and CC every committee member and also CC changehpvmandateri@gmail.com ) stating that the bills should be scheduled to be in the committee and voted to pass to the floor.

May 12th Call back the Chair and anyone who you needed to leave a message for the day before. Leave messages AGAIN.

May 13th Call the Chair & Vice Chair and request the bills AGAIN

Yes this involves three days. Each call will take approximately 90 seconds. This is a very short snip of time, but a very important step in reaching the next tipping point. Share this post with friends and family ask them to also join in making our voices heard. Join/Invite to the Facebook Event to create more awareness. Tweet on Twitter tagging @MyRightsRI and using hashtag #NOHPVmandateRI.


Sign the petition in support of the efforts at http://www.gaspeeproject.com/hpvmandate_petition

Movement Info April 12th

Movement Info April 12th

We as a unit have made great strides in this fight. It is not over yet. All 5 bills were heard in the house and senate committees. Now they need to get passed in committee and go to the floor for vote. Email the committee members and urge them to pass the bill through for vote on the floor. Email your representative and your senator and tell them to support the bills. Encourage your neighbors and others in your district to also email. If you already emailed a couple months ago that is terrific, please email again and keep it fresh in their minds. The RI HPV Info pack is a great resource that you can also link in your email or print and give a copy to your representative. (The emails and contacts will be listed below)

PHONE FLASH MOB

Thursday April 14th CALL

  • Your district senator
  • Senator Miller, Chair of Health and Human Services committee for the senate. 4014618689
  • Senator Nesselbush, Vice Chair of Health and Human Services Committee 4012226655 or 4017283244
  • Pick 2 other members of the Health and Human services committee (or pick all of them)

Tell your senator to support bills S2295 & S2292- Tell the Chair and committee members to pass  S2292 & S2295 to the senate floor. Tell the members to read Tetyana Obukhanych PhD ‘s written statement to RI legislators and Dr Stowe’s submitted information.

CALL Senator Raptakis 4013972720 and Morgan 4017440505 to thank them for submitting the bills to reverse the HPV mandate and supporting informed consent.

Recruit as many people to participate in the calls as you can. On Facebook you can invite your friends in the event page.

 

I went to New Hampshire and had a great time learning from Alan Philips and Tetyana Obukhanych PhD. Alan specializes in the law in relation to vaccine rights and exemptions, and interpreting the terminology as each state is a bit different. Tetyana specializes in the immune system and exactly how it works and how does a vaccine work within your immune system. Spoiler alert, vaccines do not help your immune system the way they are portrayed to. This doesn’t mean they don’t work at all, but not the way they are portrayed. I am working on creating a packet to share with everyone from what I learned and the pictures I took etc. It was a terrific event and well worth driving up to New Hampshire to experience.

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I am looking for more volunteers to include in the core group. Graphic Design, Social Media Assistance, Writer/Blogger, Fundraiser Campaign Leads. I need people willing to man a table on Thurs April 28th and Saturday April 30th. If you are interested in any of these or have ideas please contact me via changehpvmandateri@gmail.com or 4014062647.

I look forward to hearing from you and I am grateful for each and every person’s support big or small.

Sincerely,

Aimee Gardiner

Director ~ Rhode Islanders against mandated HPV vaccinations

NOHPVmandateRI Petition

Donate towards the efforts of this movement.

Senate Health and Human Services Committee

Senate Bills S2292 S2295

Senator Cynthia A. Coyne
  Member
  Senator Elizabeth A. Crowley
  Member
  Senator Gayle L. Goldin
  Member
  Senator Nicholas D. Kettle
  Member
  Senator Joshua Miller
  Chairperson
  Senator Donna M. Nesselbush
  Vice Chairperson
  Senator Adam J. Satchell
  Member
  Senator James C. Sheehan
  Secretary
  Senator V. Susan Sosnowski
  Member

House Health, Education, and Welfare Committee

House bills H7475 H7476 H7899

 Representative Marvin L. Abney
  Member
  Representative Mia A. Ackerman
  Member
  Representative Gregg Amore
  Member
  Representative Samuel A. Azzinaro
  Vice Chairman
  Representative David A. Bennett
  Member
  Representative Dennis M. Canario
  Secretary
  Representative Arthur J. Corvese
  Member
  Representative Grace Diaz
  Deputy Chairwoman
  Representative Kathleen A. Fogarty
  Member
  Representative Arthur Handy
  Member
  Representative Robert B. Lancia
  Member
  Representative Shelby Maldonado
  Member
  Representative James N. McLaughlin
  Member
  Representative Joseph M. McNamara
  Chairperson
  Representative Michael Morin
  Member
  Representative Justin Price
  Member
  Representative J. Aaron Regunberg
  Member

 

 

Press Release March 28

Press Release March 28

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mar 28, 2016

State House Rally to support removing HPV vaccine mandate

Rhode Islanders against mandated HPV vaccinations (#NOHPVmandateRI) is holding a Rally to support senate bills S2292 & S2295

Thursday March 31st 2016 at 3:15p

RI State House inside Rotunda

RI citizens will be gathering together to support the senate bills S2292 & S2295 that will remove the HPV vaccine mandate from the school schedule of vaccinations for admittance to school. These bills will also require the RI Dept. of Health to hold public hearings prior to mandating any future vaccines for school students. Both bills will be heard on Mar 31st by the senate Health and Human Services Committee at the rise of the senate, in the senate lounge on 2nd floor.

#NOHPVmandateRI encourages everyone to come out and show support of these bills, and these legislators that heard our requests and took action. Teens and adults are welcome to attend the rally and the hearing to follow.

“I am glad that RI parents and citizens spoke up and reached out to their legislators. Together by many efforts combined is how change is possible. Now the bills are scheduled to be heard, and a big part of getting them passed is by showing up and supporting them. This has been a rewarding experience to be a part of, and I will continue to work to see the bills pass.” – Aimee Gardiner, Director of Rhode Islanders against mandated HPV vaccinations.

#NOHPVmandateRI strongly recommends that any parent uncomfortable with this vaccine for their children should claim a ‘religious exemption’, which can be executed via a simple form that can be downloaded from the files section of nohpvmandateri.wordpress.com.

 

Media Contact

Aimee Gardiner, Media Outreach & Director

401.406.2647 / ChangeHPVmandateRI@gmail.com

http://gaspeeproject.com/nohpvmandateri

Who’s Ready to Rally?! The time is NOW

Who’s Ready to Rally?! The time is NOW

State House Rally on Thurs March 31st! 3:15p

Senate bills S2292 and S2295 will be heard by the senate committee that evening around 4:30p the hearing will begin. The senate bills REMOVE the HPV vaccine from the mandated school schedule of vaccines for inclusion of students to public and private school. It also requires the RI Dept of Health to hold three public hearings/meetings before mandating any future vaccines. This is a GREAT step forward in what we have been working towards. WE NEED BODIES TO SHOW UP INCLUDING TEENS. We can not stress enough that even if you choose not to speak, that showing up at the statehouse sends a strong message. Bring your signs and your message, we will be heard. Let’s Do This! If you are on Facebook, here is the event link.

The public hearings will be a speed bump for the RI DOH, as when they had their meetings last summer and we made A LOT of noise they changed nothing. The terminology of this bill does not hold them accountable if the public does give push back and does not want the mandate, what they are then required to do. It simply states hearings, so they may still do as they wish. WRITE/CALL/SPEAK to your committee members that this should be amended to remove the authority of the RI DOH to make the final decision, but that you support they have public hearings.

Share this info everywhere, via social media, via email, via calling your friends. The time is NOW to show up, stand up, and speak up.

Last week was the house hearing for the bills H7475 & H7476. Both bills were held for further study and both bills had public support. We thank those that came out to the statehouse. You can watch the hearing recording here at the state website. Under 3/16/16 for the Health Education and Welfare committee. Some devices it starts at 88:51 and some it seems to register to begin at 122:00.

It’s not too late to sign the petition against the mandate.

Fundraising;

We have the ability to offer you a one week ability to help support Rhode Islanders against mandated HPV vaccinations without just simply giving us a donation. (though we are still accepting straight donations here) Many supporters of this cause have also shared with us that they support health options and healthy ways of life. DoTerra is a product line that offers essential oils, skin care, supplements, lotions, and more. From now until April 2nd all orders placed for these products through this link; 15% of the purchase will be donated to our group. We are not endorsing these products, or stating they are superior to others, we are offering a way to help the group with items you may wish to purchase anyway.

Additional Info;

Also on March 31st in the Health and Human services committee will hear bill S2050 in relation to Naturopathic Physicians Act. Which is an alternative health option.

Don’t forget Sunday the 27th is the last day to register to vote for the presidential primaries, and you must be registered to vote for your local state representatives and senators also.

Enjoy your holiday weekend with family and friends, and we are here to help with questions or support. The online discussion group with our Director Aimee is located at this link.

#NOHPVmandateRI

Rhode Islanders against mandated HPV vaccinations Core Group Team

401.4062647

 

 

Advocacy Training Workshop

Advocacy Training Workshop

how you can make your voice heard in Rhode Island.

learn how important civil liberties legislation is; how to reach your legislators; and how to testify before committees.

You can help make Rhode Island a better place for your family, friends, and neighbors!

Your voice is important. Learn how to use it.

Teens too! 13+ should attend. Bring the teens to learn how to be involved in what effects their lives too.

This event is for anyone supporting or against any bill. Maybe you don’t have a piece of legislation that strikes you yet, but you want to know more about the process and what to do.

Aimee Gardiner has attended advocacy training from the RI ACLU and has experience as a main leader in advocating legislation proposal and advocating for change.

If you have testimony you have already written bring it with you. If you have questions or ideas, bring the list with you. Let’s work together and share and prepare for speaking up at the statehouse and to our representatives/senators.

REGISTER TO VOTE ~ you have to be registered to vote for your representatives and help create change. You will be able to register to vote during this event.

Share this event, invite your friends.
Please register by emailing aimeeg@activist.com with your full name and that you would like to attend the workshop. You can also go directly to the library and sign up via the sheet at the desk.

March 19th 10:30am Louttit Library – West Greenwich, RI

March 20th 1:30pm Middletown Library – Middletown RI

On Facebook? Here is the 19th  FB event page you can invite and add friends also.

Here is the 20th FB Event page