Good Bill introduced & hearing scheduled

Good Bill introduced & hearing scheduled

2020 Legislative session is off to a great start with multiple bills supporting informed consent and health choice.

This notice is about bill H 7811 and the hearing for it on March 11th 2020 4p, just a few days away.

This bill expands vaccinations exemption to include philosophical reasons to opt out of vaccines for school. There are many reasons why a family may choose to opt out one particular vaccine (like the HPV vaccine) or to delay a few vaccines, etc. The parents are the only ones who should be deciding the best health practices for their children, these kinds of decisions should not be dictated by bureaucrats or politicians.

Get involved;

1 Please come and make a brief statement to the HEW committee this Wednesday, March 11 at the State House. Personal testimonies are what will make the greatest impact. A polite, fact based testimony is one of the most important ways to make change in the legislative process.

2 Call the members of HEW committee and Speaker Mattiello. You will likely need to leave them a brief message, asking them to vote 7811 onto the House Floor. Tell them why this legislation is important to you or why it should be passed. Phone numbers and more information included below.

3 Write a brief email and blind carbon copy (BCC) it to the entire House of representatives. Ask your family members and close friends to do the same. A few dozen emails can make a large impact in Rhode Island. Email address are included below.

4 Forward this notice to others to encourage them to also participate. Click here for facebook event for social media sharing.

The single greatest change you can make to vaccine laws is informing lawmakers of your concerns. Many of them simply don’t know enough about the national vaccine program. They need YOU to politely provide them with persuasive facts.

To testify at the State House

1 Limit testimony to 2 minutes.
2 You can submit documents to support your testimony if you include your name, email and write “In Support of H7811” on each page. You will need 23 copies of all written testimony.
3 We may be heard first but we may also wait around for hours before 7811 is heard. Bring a snack and water.
4 HEW committee on the first floor. Turn right after going through security and it is the last door on right. Room 101
5 After 3pm, you can park for free in the RIDOT lot across the street. You can also pay to park at the Providence Place Mall.
6 We encourage you to testify, but you do not have to. You can still come, sign in support of the bill and show by our numbers that we want informed consent for vaccines.

When you call the members of HEW committee and Speaker Mattiello:
1 Introduce yourself.
2 Tell them why they should vote YES to H7811.
3 Be brief. They are extremely busy and appreciate concise comments.

Phone numbers of HEW committee members and Speaker Mattiello:
Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello (401) 222-2466
Chairman Joseph M. McNamara (401) 941-8319
Rep. Dennis M. Canario (401) 683-4926
Rep. David A. Bennett (401) 480-4647
Rep. Sherry Roberts (401) 222-2259
Rep. Julie A. Casimiro (401) 474-7961
Rep. Samuel A. Azzinaro (401) 596-1434
Rep. Mia Ackerman (401) 658-0981
Rep. John W. Lyle, Jr (401) 723-6104
Rep. Robert D. Phillips (401) 762-2010
Rep. Karen Alzate (401) 663-5600
Rep. Joe Serodio (401) 340-9150
Rep. Gregg Amore (401) 339-9378
Rep. Liana Cassar (401) 433-9539
Rep. June Speakman (401) 258-1134
Rep. Susan R. Donovan (401) 253-7837
Please thank Rep. Camille Vella-Wilkinson (401) 952-7340 for sponsoring the bill!


Email address of every Representative:




Action Items

Action Items

Tomorrow May 1st Room 101 at approx 4:30p is the hearing for bill H 5165

Please attend this hearing. Even if you need to show at 5p and leave at 5:30p – showing up to the state house makes a huge difference. When legislators see the numbers willing to drive in to support a cause, it matters. (to the right down the hall after going through security)

We hope many will decide to speak at the hearing However if you have not done this before and are not fully comfortable doing so; you can write your testimony and when they call your name you can go up and simply say- “Thank you for your time this evening, I am here to say I fully support bill H 5165, and I have submitted my written testimony for you to read”. You do not need to feel obligated to say more then that.

Your written statement must clearly state your name, and a form of contact whether that be your phone number or an email. The top must be clearly marked with the bill # 5165

Action 1 – CALL The HEW Committee Secretary to take your name and that you support this bill to pass out of committee and you wish it to be passed on to the committee members

Secretary: Lisa Cataldi
Phone: 401-222-2296

Action 2 – Submit your written testimony (if you are unable to attend) to the secretary email and CC to us at ~ be sure to clearly label the bill H 5165 and your name in support of the legislation.



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If you have any further questions about the hearing or anything about what we advocate for at all please feel free to email or call me 4017410386

Aimee Gardiner ~ Director, Rhode Islanders against Mandated HPV Vaccinations



For an update on 2019 legislation Click Here

H 5165 has been scheduled

H 5165 has been scheduled



H 5165 has been scheduled for May 1st in Room 101 of the House side of RI Statehouse. “The rise of the house” at approx 4:30p

(Here is the facebook event link )


This bill was the first bill introduced this year that is on our side of the debate of informed consent and medical freedom. This bill will make philosophical exemptions available again in RI (as they once were) for vaccinations. RI Dept of Health has been saying for years if you don’t want the HPV vaccine or any vaccine just fill out the religious exemption form. Which is defined by your personal interpretation of your strongly held belief system. However, what about body autonomy? What about the fact that public education is free and available for all, and if you decide that after evaluating something like the HPV vaccine or the flu shot – you do not wish to get these things – you should not be forced to get the medical procedure. The philosophical exemption allows you to not get a vaccine for the simple fact you control your body (or your child’s body). This is extremely important with the case of the HPV vaccine in RI, as you can not spread HPV in a casual classroom environment to begin with. 

We strongly advocate for informed consent. If your only option not to get a medical procedure and still access the education you are entitled to as a citizen, is a religious exemption…….. than you are not being given true informed consent and the ability to decline appropriately. We encourage you to support this legislation that supports your rights as parents and individuals over body autonomy. Contact your personal legislators to support H5165, come to the hearing on Wed and email the committee to pass this bill.



We also want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to our supporters. We did it and the books have arrived! HPV Vaccine on Trial book will be delivered to 26 legislators in RI Statehouse this week. All possible by the help and donations of all of you. Thank you so much.


Please help us continue to fight forward. Give toward the awareness campaign to educate the public about the bad database bill and fight it in RI. 40 people donating $40 will get us a good start. 50 people donating $50 will get us to the full goal of a strong ad campaign across multiple platforms. Help us help you win Today. Donate Now



Thank you for all your support and continuing to stand for your rights and advocate for informed consent.

Aimee Gardiner

Director, Rhode Islanders against HPV vaccinations


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The first bill has dropped


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 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.



May 1st Senate Hearing

May 1st Senate Hearing


Rhode Island Senate Committee on Health and Human Services is holding a very important hearing THIS TUESDAY MAY 1 at RI State House 4:30 PM in Senate Lounge*********************************************************************
S2405 Will allow adults, parents, guardians, or persons in custody of a child to opt out of vaccines for non-casual contact diseases (Including HPV VACCINE) transmitted by sexual contact between individuals and would require all correspondence to parents relating to vaccinations to contain notification about the option to opt out.
S2744 Will re-establish the philosophical exemption, and will keep our religious and medical exemption as well.
Senate Resolution S2670– : will repeal the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (which currently protects vaccine makers/ Dr’s from any vaccine injury liability) and calls for the Subpoena of Dr. William Thompson
Other bills being heard on Tuesday include BAD BILLS:
S2530: This is the RIDOH adult medical/immunization data tracking bill- This would automatically include ALL adults in the KIDSNET immunization and medical data tracking program. See Aimee’s interview on GOLOCAL why this is a bad bill:
**********Please come and support parental rights!!!!!!! Parking across the street in Department of Transportation lot is free after 3 PM. There is On-street metered parking (bring quarters). Hearing starts at “rise of the Senate” at around 4:30. Please provide written testimony for the Committee and give it to the clerk -15 copies(who will be seated at the table inside the Senate Lounge) If you wish to speak, you may sign up at the podium in the Senate Lounge.
To send emails to the committee members you can do that via
**********Please remember to call and email your local district Senator and CC Senate President Ruggerio – let them know you SUPPORT these bills!! Thank You for supporting reversal of the HPV vaccine mandate, parental rights, and INFORMED CONSENT

Bills introduced in BOTH the house and the senate!

Bills introduced in BOTH the house and the senate!

Exciting News in RI in February. Legislation has been introduced in both the house and the senate in support of the mission to advocate for informed consent.

Senate Bill  S2405

Introduced By:
Senators Metts, Morgan, Paolino, Cote, and Archambault
This bill will allow for opt out by note vs exemption for the HPV vaccine by the wording of “non-casual contact disease transmitted by sexual contact”. Any parent or guardian can furnish the decision to the institution in writing. All consent forms and correspondence sent to parents and guardians about vaccinations shall affirmatively notify them of the option to opt out of participation in the vaccination program.
This bill is great for informed consent and we support that it is a move in the right direction. However, this bill does not remove HPV or any other non-casual contact disease future vaccine from not being included in the student vaccination list needed for school. It creates a philosophical exemption for that type of vaccine. We need you to help us send a message requesting that there be an amendment to the bill that changes wording to not having non-casual contact diseases on the list of vaccinations for school inclusion at all.
House Bills H7576 and H7686
Introduced By:
Representatives Roberts, Quattrocchi, Lancia, Price, and Chippendale
This bill is an exact duplicate of the senate bill discussed above.
Introduced By:
Representatives O`Grady, McKiernan, Price, Roberts, and Filippi
This bill will add the philosophical exemption option for the vaccination program back in for Rhode Island. You can state it is against your feelings of what is best for your family, and not choose to state it is against your religious beliefs.
At this time the bills have not been scheduled for a hearing yet.
TWO call to action Items-
1- Call the Governor and leave a msg if needed. Stating that you “are tired of waiting for her to take action. That the HPV vaccine was added to the school schedule by administrative order and should be removed by her administrative office immediately.”
2Send a prewritten email to the members of the house and senate committee in support of the legislation above. Don’t forget to sign the email with your name and address. You will need to send two emails. One to the house committee and one to the senate committee. CLICK HERE
Thank you for your support in this. It takes us all to make this impact together and you are an integral part of that process. Share this message with friends and family to be sure we overload the legislators with contact from the public.
Hearing is scheduled for March 28th 2018

Legislative Reminder

Legislative Reminder

Thank you to everyone who came out last Thursday to support the bills S2292 & S2295 in the senate committee hearing. The bills were held for further study to review the information and we will let you know as soon as we know more.

The next bill hearing is TODAY April 6th 2016 in the House HEW committee. H7899
Rise of the house approx 4:30p
This bill will require schools include terminology that exemptions are available in RI whenever there is correspondence about vaccines sent to parents. Many schools portray that vaccines or lack there of, will stop a child from being allowed to attend school; this bill will let more parents know that they do have options that are there. Many are not aware they can use a religious exemption. This is a very important bill to support informed consent. Show up with us to help this bill pass. If you have written testimony provide 23 copies for committee use.

Please support this bill by emailing your state representative and the Health Education and Welfare Committee Clerk. Let them know it is your statement for bill H7899.
Lisa Cataldi, Committee Clerk
401-222-2296, email:

Share this message with others to keep the awareness spreading. Keep sharing the petition and building the numbers, in support of the efforts that many RI citizens are coming together to create change for all of us to benefit.

Thank you for your continued support,

Rhode Islanders against mandated HPV vaccinations

#NOHPVmandateRI 401.406.2647