Because of their parents religious beliefs
July 4, 2019 — Michaelle Solages – a Democratic Assemblymember from Elmont, NY – voted YES to repealing the religious exemption to vaccination. This resulted in children being kicked out of all public and private schools in New York immediately; including severely disabled children that have extensive educational programs.
Solages is on the Health Committee in Albany, and her vote was critical in making sure the bill to repeal the religious exemption to vaccination made it to the Assembly floor.
On July 3rd Solages hosted a public reading of the Declaration of Independence where she was confronted by protesting constituents whose children were just ripped out of public school due to Solages’ vote effective immediately.
Rita Palma protested with the constituents as the Declaration of Independence was read aloud. At the end Rita asked if she could speak to the crowd about why they were protesting “In the interest of transparency and freedom” and in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence. She got in front of the crowd and spoke, but they did not allow her to use their microphone.
Watch the video of this protest on Facebook at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/rita.palma.980/videos/10220152085420504/
Mothers and children screamed, “Explain your vote!” as Solages left and would not talk to parents or the children who she voted to kick out of all schools in New York State.
***Find more disgraceful Albany, NY politicians who voted to kick children out of school because of their parents religious beliefs here:
My Rep Kicks Disabled Children Out of Public School: https://thefedupdemocrat.home.blog/2019/07/06/my-rep-kicked-disabled-children-out-of-public-school/