Federal Vaccine Mandates

May 17, 2019 — The fight right now is still on the state level, so do *not* let up on all your activism on state reps & Albany. However we must watch what’s happening in D.C. as well. I have been writing Senators Schumer & Gilibrand as well as my Congressional Rep for about 6 months now regarding vaccine rights. I’ve gotten some extensive responses that I will eventually publish here. My rep is not a co-sponsor of this resolution right now. Is yours?

This is Resolution 179. It is not a bill to become a law, but rather resolutions are used as a general understanding or consensus building strategy in Congress. Here is the summary of it:

This resolution commends the international community, health organizations, the private sector, school and community leaders, and faith-based organizations for bolstering health through vaccination.

It also recognizes that the lack of vaccination can create an environment in which a public health crisis could emerge, and that there is no credible evidence that vaccines cause life-threatening or disabling diseases in healthy children or adults.

The resolution also encourages a continued commitment to vaccine research, and urges everyone to follow the scientific evidence and consensus of medical experts in favor of timely vaccinations.

Cosponsors from New York right now seem to be:

Nadler

Serrano

Maloney

Meeks

Rose

Rice

Find the rest of the cosponsors here:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/179/cosponsors

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