Texas Health Freedom ALERT – A Sad Day In California

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Colleagues and Friends of Texas Health Freedom,
It is our sad duty to inform you that California’s Senate Bill (SB) 277, which mandates full vaccinations for CA public school attendees, eliminates personal and religious exemptions, and limits medical exemptions, was signed into law today by CA Gov. Jerry Brown. The link to his signing message is below:

http://gov.ca.gov/docs/SB_277_Signing_Message.pdf

While there are legal challenges pending, based on Constitutional grounds, the implications of the enactment of this bill into law are chilling:
- Mass forced drugging of the population (vaccines are classified as drugs) is now legal in California;
o This is important for all of us, because Big Pharma now has over 300 vaccines in the development pipeline;
o The US Department of Health and Human Services has already released its initial guidelines for mandatory adult vaccinations; it is supported by the four international pharmaceutical companies who manufacture vaccines;
- The passage of SB 277 will set legislative precedent for other states, including Texas;

But perhaps the most important effect is the loss in CA of their citizens’ right to bodily integrity. The precedent has now been set that the state, and not the individual, can now determine what is put into a citizen’s body.

We can expect that the pro-vaccine lobby will return in force to the Texas Legislature in 2017. As such, we must be even more prepared than we were in 2015 to combat/oppose their efforts.

To that end, your Coalition is convening an initial Texas leadership teleconference on Sunday, July 26th to coordinate strategy and tactics with all the groups which participated in our successful 2015 legislative campaign.

Invitations will be sent out shortly to the leaders of all these groups. Discussion items will include:
- Status of current efforts in other groups;
- Ways in which we can work together;
- Strategic initiatives and associated tactics;
- Funding initiatives to support our collective efforts.

Waging this campaign successfully will require an unprecedented level of coordination among all our respective groups. The good news is that we have already done this, and we can do it again. We will keep you posted as events warrant.

Thanks for your support of Texas Health Freedom,

Your Coalition Executive Committee

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Texas Health Freedom Coalition – New Mailing Address

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Colleagues and Friends of Texas Health Freedom,
Effective immediately, our new mailing address is:

Texas Health Freedom Coalition
P.O. Box 270101
Austin, TX 78727

Thanks for your support of Texas Health Freedom,

Your Coalition Executive Committee

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Texas Heath Freedom ALERT – The True Scope of Our Victory

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Colleagues and Friends of Texas Health Freedom,
In our last post, we promised you a recap of the results of the 84th Texas Legislative Session, as it pertains to health freedom. That session officially ended on June 1st. The next Texas legislative session will convene in January 2017.

As an overview, this was the most eventful legislative session that our Coalition has dealt with since its founding. Several of the bills we were confronted with, if passed, would have dealt severe blows to Texans’ health freedom of choice. We have already described the potential effects of SB 538 (see previous post on HB 3474), the infectious disease control bill, which thankfully was finally defeated in the waning moments of the legislative session, but there were others as well.

However, we are happy to tell you that we have many other victories to report. Of the 18 vaccine- or health freedom-related bills that we and our allies were engaged with and opposed, 17 were killed at some point in the legislative process, and one was so heavily amended that, even if approved by the Governor, it will be of little consequence. We also are delighted that “right to try” legislation has been sent to the Governor with broad bipartisan support.

On the disappointing side, neither the raw milk bill nor the GMO labeling bill was passed. Obviously, we will need to work with the authors of that legislation during the interim to help them gather support for the next session.

The results that were achieved were made possible because many important health freedom state and national organizations, including our own, banded together and decided that the results were the most important outcome, not who got the credit. They include the following (in no particular order; apologies for any inadvertent omission!):

- National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)
- Citizens Commission On Human Rights Texas (CCHR)
- National Health Freedom Coalition/Action (NHFC/A)
- Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA)
- Patients for Stem Cells
- National Health Federation (NHF)
- International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN)
- Texans for Vaccine Choice (TFVC)
- Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccinations (NAMV)
- Texans for Accountable Government
- Health Choice Texas
- Canary Party Texas

To all of the members of those organizations, thank you so much for your action on behalf of health freedom in Texas. It has been a privilege to work with each of you for the collective benefit of the citizens of Texas. The results we achieved together have proven that democracy is alive and well in this state.

If significant health freedom events at either the state or federal level occur in the interim between this legislative session and the next, we will report them to you. In the meantime, please enjoy a well-deserved break, and the knowledge that you have made a meaningful difference in the lives of the people of Texas.

Thanks for your support of Texas Health Freedom,

Your Coalition Executive Committee

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