Justice Democrats Respond to Question on Vaccine Policy

@Sandy_Menor responded on behalf of the Justice Democrats

“All people should be vaccinated … for the greater good” – Sandy Menor, Justice Democrats

April 28, 2019 — I received a statement from the Justice Democrats outlining what appears to be their official position on Federal Vaccination Policy. They say “all people” should be vaccinated “for the greater good.” I have sent clarifying questions to get very specific confirmation on the Justice Democrats position on vaccines. After I feel I have gotten all the most important issues covered, I will have an extensive response to them, and all who share their position.

I want to thank everyone on Twitter who retweeted my Tweets (two of them are included at end of this post) on this topic and/or emailed my letter to the Justice Democrats as I requested. It seems to have gotten their attention. Yesterday was the first time I reached out to Justice Democrat leadership instead of the actual elected officials themselves, namely Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC), Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib. Back on February 1, 2019, I sent a letter to these Justice Dems via email, snail-mail and AOC’s official congressional portal, and received no response.

My original letter to AOC and Justice Dems is here:

My follow-up letter sent to the Justice Democrats Leadership is here:

@Sandy_Menor who works as a Support Team Director for the Justice Democrats responded to my email yesterday on April 27, 2019. Below is her email to me, followed by my follow-up email asking 4 clarification questions in regards to the Justice Democrats position on vaccination.


Received April 27th, 12:34pm

Sandy Menor via freshdesk.com Apr 27, 2019, 12:34 PM (16 hours ago)
to me, press, us


We believe all people should be vaccinated unless medically unable to do so. Public health and safety should always be the first concern. ​The current epidemic is evidence what happens when people ignore the greater good of fellow citizens and the vulnerable.
Your email addresses to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez were both incorrect so she has not gotten anything until now. I forwarded to her office and I hope that you will hear from her soon. You can fill out an email to her office if you live in her district at https://ocasio-cortez.house.gov/contact

Thanks for reaching out to us.

In solidarity,

Sandy Menor

Support Team Director




I responded to the above email with the following:

Fed Up Democrat <thefedupdemocrat@gmail.com>Apr 27, 2019, 7:06 PM (9 hours ago)
to Sandy, press, us

Thank you very much for this response Sandy. I greatly appreciate it. I have a few clarifying questions:

1) When you say “we believe” can you tell me who that “we” exactly refers to?

2) What do the Justice Democrats, or AOC feel about my lengthy evidence based thesis that the USA should adopt a vaccination policy similar to that of Japan, where most children are not vaccinated until they are 2 years old?

3) When you say “We believe all people should be vaccinated,” does that mean you support vaccine mandates for children and adults, or just children?

4) Lastly, does the “we” that you are referring to support forced vaccination mandates upon people who do not consent to vaccination? There are many people – and unfortunately many of them are Democrats who claim to be “progressives” – that believe forced vaccination should be legal in America. Does the “we” you are referring to agree with this position?

Thank you so much for getting in touch with me on this. I greatly appreciate finally hearing someone from the Justice Democrats give some sort of position on this issue.

Fed Up Democrat


Update – May, 2019 — @AOC eventually tweeted the following regarding vaccination:

Letter to AOC on Vaccines Forwarded to Justice Dems

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Since I didn’t receive a real response from Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC) when I wrote a letter to her asking for her position on federal vaccination policy, I forwarded that letter to the leadership of the Justice Democrats, and cc’d all of the email addresses I had to attempt to get it to AOC and her staff as well.

I *strongly* encourage everyone who reads this to send my letter, published here:
https://thefedupdemocrat.home.blog/2019/04/16/letter-to-justice-democrats-on-vaccines-i-never-got-a-response/ to all of the below email addresses. If the Justice Democrats are not pushed to reveal what their position on federal vaccination policy is, they will simply never reveal it until it is too late. We must apply pressure to get them on the record.

Begin Email

from:Fed Up Democrat <thefedupdemocrat@gmail.com>
date:Apr 27, 2019, 7:47 AM
subject:Justice Democrats & Vaccination Policy


I am a blogger from New York who a few months back reached out to AOC & other prominent female Justice Dems in Congress voicing my concerns about vaccine policy in America. My main point was that America needs to adopt a federal vaccination policy similar to Japan’s.

I never received a response from AOC (or any of the Justice Dems,) even though I live in Queens, NY. While I am not providing my name and identity in this email or on my blog, my letter at the time was not anonymous. This is a critical issue – where do Justice Dems stand on vaccination policy? Since I received no response, I am slowly beginning to promote my letter that was not responded to and will ask others to do the same. It is published here:


Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope to hear from you in regards to this important issue.


Fed Up Democrat

NYC Bill to BAN Glyphosate and Pesticide Use at Parks, Schools and Public Spaces

Sent to SpeakerJohnson@council.nyc.gov

Hello Councilman Johnson, below is a request that you support legislation that will ban the use of glyphosate and other pesticides in NYC.

The bill is here:


It is currently sponsored by Ben Kallos and Carlina Rivera. You should co-sponsor this bill, immediately. Thank you


Fed Up Democrat

Read more about the proposed legislation here:

If you live in NYC, contact Speaker Corey Johnson at SpeakerJohnson@council.nyc.gov
and tell him to support this bill. Then, find your city councilperson and contact them to support this legislation as well. You can find them by putting your address in at this website: https://council.nyc.gov/districts/

Letter to “Justice Democrats” on Vaccines – I never got a response.

Update April 28, 2019 — Eventually, I did get a response but only from Sandy Menor, who works for the Justice Democrats. Read that here

I never got a response from AOC or any other elected Justice Democrat.


This is a very important topic that no one has addressed yet – just what is the “Justice Democrats” position on vaccination policy in America and mandatory vaccination? It is a crucial question, as this group of progressive Democrats show all signs of growing in number and in power. Back in February when I saw Alexandria Ocasio Cortez take on Big Pharma to their faces in Congressional Hearings I was extremely hopeful! I thought this was an opportunity to breach the topic of vaccination with her and her supporters.

I sent the below letter to AOC by email, through her official congressional portal, and by snail-mail to both her local office in Queens as well as her D.C. office. I sent emails & snail-mail to the cc’d Justice Democrats as well. I have heard nothing from any of them.


It is possible that these women do not make their own decision on what their policy is regarding vaccination. There are those who suggest that all Justice Democrats merely follow the Justice Democrat platform to a tee, and are “not allowed” to deviate from that platform. I am not going to accept that as gospel just yet. It may be true, but more time needs to pass before I can say that is or is not the case. However one thing I can say is that the below members of Congress need to be held accountable on federal vaccination policy. Please send this link to them, and the below letter, especially if you are a constituent of theirs, and demand that they respond to you so that we know where they stand on vaccine policy and mandatory vaccination in America.

OR you can send this letter to the Justice Democrats


Please send me any-and-all responses you receive so that I may post them at this blog.


Now here’s my letter…

February 1, 2019

Dear Alexandria Ocasio Cortez,

cc – Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib

As an American I want to thank you for taking on Big Pharma within weeks of getting into office. Your passion, bravery and intelligence are quite simply awe-inspiring! As a father I feel the need to bring up another issue regarding Big Pharma corruption that goes widely overlooked – the issue of vaccines. The US should have a vaccination policy similar to Japan, where children begin receiving vaccines after the age of 2. However Big Pharma would lose billions of dollars if we did that in the US. Below I list facts in bullet points that support this statement. None of these points are speculation, they are hard facts that can be easily backed up with credible documentation. I have researched this topic for the past 20 years. If you wish to get references for this information I would be very happy to send you sources and original documentation supporting all of the following facts:

  • French Nobel Prize-winning virologist, Luc Montagnier, who discovered the HIV virus, has said “no one should vaccinate their child before 2 years of age.”
  • Japan’s vaccine schedule is in line with this, vaccinating only after 2 years of age
  • USA vaccine schedule can give up to 40 vaccines before 1 year of age
  • Japanese children receive far less vaccines than USA children
  • Japanese children are among the healthiest in the developed world
  • USA children are the unhealthiest in all of the developed world
  • USA gives Hepatitis B vaccine on first day of life
  • USA has highest rate of baby deaths on first day of life in the developed world
  • Japan has a rate of SIDS that is almost ZERO
  • USA has 3,000 to 7,000 SIDS deaths every year
  • Over 50% of USA children have some form of autoimmune disease
  • The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has studied over 170 diseases possibly linked to vaccines
  • Vaccines are the ONLY Pharma product citizens cannot sue over
  • Ronald Reagan gave vaccine makers immunity from lawsuits in the 1980s
  • There is a special “Vaccine Court” in D.C. that caps penalties
  • Over $4 billion has been paid to families of vaccine injured children in this special court even with the cap on payouts
  • According to the CDC, multiple-thousands of children are injured or killed by vaccines every year (as published in the VAERS reporting system)
  • CDC, HHS & FDA officials have admitted the VAERS numbers are only a small percentage of true total injuries
  • In vaccine court, families have received money for their children developing Autism after vaccination, but it is not explicitly stated as such
  • Hannah Poling is one such famous case of Autism induced by vaccines, but they hid it with the word “encephalopathy” (which means brain swelling/damage)
  • Congress declared vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe” in 1986 legislation.
  • The Supreme Court cited the 1986 legislation saying vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe” in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth
  • Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sonia Sotomayor were the only two Justices to vote AGAINST Big Pharma in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth
  • Recently in court HHS had to admit they never conducted even 1 study on vaccine safety when they were required by law to do bi-annual studies over the past 30 years!
  • William Thompson is a CDC whistleblower who still works for CDC
  • Thompson brought out documentation showing the CDC conducted a study connecting the MMR vaccine to Autism
  • That study linked MMR to Autism at the highest rates in African American boys
  • CDC scientists attempted to burn all documentation of the study (literally, burn it!)
  • Congressman Bill Posey (R-Florida) has done honorable work trying to get Thompson’s story onto the floor of Congress.
  • Big Pharma has such complete control of Congress, Posey has not been able to get Thompson to testify in Congress even though he is still a CDC employee!!!
  • Millions of parents – particularly millions of mothers – say they saw their children injured or die after receiving vaccines, especially when receiving multiple vaccines at one time, and especially when fully vaccinated to the CDC’s currently recommended schedule

Thank you so much for reading through these bullet points. This is an issue that demands attention and action by our elected officials. Some of the actions I believe need to happen are:

  • Revoke Big Pharma’s immunity from vaccine injury lawsuits in open court
  • Create an independent scientific body to investigate CDC & NIH links to Big Pharma
  • Create a vaccine schedule that starts at age 2, like Japan
  • Justice Democrats should connect with Congressman Posey & REALLY ROCK D.C. !

The US needs to adopt a more common sense vaccination policy similar to that of Japan, however to do so would cost Big Pharma $BILLIONS$ of dollars, and they will do everything in their power to stop such a commonsense vaccine policy from occurring in this country. This is about the health and well-being of American children, which has been deteriorating drastically since 1990. There are few members of Congress who are not under Big Pharma’s thumb on this issue. Unfortunately it seems there are more Republicans willing to listen to the truth about this topic then Democrats. I am hoping that changes with the new wave of warriors we have in D.C. now – led by you! Many of our politicians have been supporting the current vaccination campaign for so long they are afraid to say they may have been wrong. None of you have that problem!!! If you could work across the aisle with Republican Congressman Bill Posey who has done fantastic work fighting for the rights of innocent children, I believe we would finally move towards being a healthier nation that better protects our most vulnerable citizens – our children.

If there is anything I can do to assist anyone in your office in getting the facts on this issue, or answer any questions, I would love to help. Thank you so much for all the amazing work you are doing – women like you make me feel safe in the world and proud to be an American!


The Fed Up Democrat

A letter to Dictator de Blasio

April 2019

Dear Mayor de Blasio:

Your recent declaration of an “emergency” that requires mandatory vaccination in select zip codes targeting children and shockingly adults in Jewish communities is flagrantly unconstitutional. While I think you believe you are doing what is best for NYC, it is of interest that former Merck employee Anita Kawatra is currently on your Health & Hospitals Board of Directors, and the only measles vaccine in America is Merck’s MMR. Merck cornered the market in America and your order directly benefits this one pharmaceutical company.

Furthermore the MMR vaccine you are illegally forcing free Americans to inject can, and does, cause measles in people who get vaccinated by it. Don’t believe me, ask Merck themselves. It is listed in their package insert as the first potential adverse reaction. It is also widely known that the MMR vaccine is a live-virus vaccine and has the potential to “shed,” meaning the live virus can travel from the recently vaccinated individual to others they contact. We know that during the Disneyland measles outbreak in 2015 of the 194 cases of reported measles, 73 were identified as vaccine sequence, as published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. (https://jcm.asm.org/content/55/3/735) By mandating the MMR vaccine, making thousands of people get the vaccine all at the same time in such a small geographical space, you will inadvertently make the measles outbreak worse, not better.

Here is the full list of adverse reactions that Merck lists from their MMR vaccine:

Click to access mmr_ii_pi.pdf


Body as a Whole: Panniculitis; atypical measles; fever; syncope; headache; dizziness; malaise; irritability.

Cardiovascular System: Vasculitis.

Digestive System: Pancreatitis; diarrhea; vomiting; parotitis; nausea.

Endocrine System: Diabetes mellitus. Hemic and Lymphatic System Thrombocytopenia (see WARNINGS, Thrombocytopenia); purpura; regional lymphadenopathy; leukocytosis.

Immune System: Anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions have been reported as well as related phenomena such as angioneurotic edema (including peripheral or facial edema) and bronchial spasm in individuals with or without an allergic history.

Musculoskeletal System: Arthritis; arthralgia; myalgia. Arthralgia and/or arthritis (usually transient and rarely chronic), and polyneuritis are features of infection with wild-type rubella and vary in frequency and severity with age and sex, being greatest in adult females and least in prepubertal children. This type of involvement as well as myalgia and paresthesia, have also been reported following administration of MERUVAX II. Chronic arthritis has been associated with wild-type rubella infection and has been related to persistent virus and/or viral antigen isolated from body tissues. Only rarely have vaccine recipients developed chronic joint symptoms. Following vaccination in children, reactions in joints are uncommon and generally of brief duration. In women, incidence rates for arthritis and arthralgia are generally higher than those seen in children (children: 0-3%; women: 12-26%),{17,56,57} and the reactions tend to be more marked and of longer duration. Symptoms may persist for a matter of months or on rare occasions for years. In adolescent girls, the reactions appear to be intermediate in incidence between those seen in children and in adult women. Even in women older than 35 years, these reactions are generally well tolerated and rarely interfere with normal activities.

Nervous System: Encephalitis; encephalopathy; measles inclusion body encephalitis (MIBE) (see CONTRAINDICATIONS); subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE); Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS); acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM); transverse myelitis; febrile convulsions; afebrile convulsions or seizures; ataxia; polyneuritis; polyneuropathy; ocular palsies; paresthesia. Encephalitis and encephalopathy … Cases of aseptic meningitis have been reported to VAERS following measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination. Although a causal relationship between the Urabe strain of mumps vaccine and aseptic meningitis has been shown, there is no evidence to link Jeryl Lynn™ mumps vaccine to aseptic meningitis. Respiratory System Pneumonia; pneumonitis (see CONTRAINDICATIONS); sore throat; cough; rhinitis.

Skin: Stevens-Johnson syndrome; erythema multiforme; urticaria; rash; measles-like rash; pruritis. Local reactions including burning/stinging at injection site; wheal and flare; redness (erythema); swelling; induration; tenderness; vesiculation at injection site; Henoch-Schönlein purpura; acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy.

Special Senses: — Ear Nerve deafness; otitis media.

Special Senses — Eye Retinitis; optic neuritis; papillitis; retrobulbar neuritis; conjunctivitis.

Urogenital System: Epididymitis; orchitis.

Other: Death from various, and in some cases unknown, causes has been reported rarely following vaccination with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines; ..

You are FORCING people to inject a Merck product that has this many potential adverse reactions?!? This is insanity! Your order is patently illegal and shows you have little regard for the Constitution, the Bill of Rights (especially the first amendment) and informed consent. This “emergency” declaration is horrid, and is the lowest point of your tenure as mayor of my city.


Fed Up Dem

DO NOT REPEAL Religious Exemption to VACCINATION! Send to your NY State Officials:

Below is a sample of a letter that all New Yorkers can use to send to their state Senators & Assemblymen/women to let them know you do *not* support repealing the Religious Exemption to vaccination in New York State. Simply add your name, address, and contact info and email it to your representatives, and to Governor Cuomo. Have an even bigger impact by *printing out* your letter and snail-mail it. That really gets their attention.

Find your State Senator here: https://www.nysenate.gov/registration/nojs/form/start/find-my-senator

Find your State Assemblyman here: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/search/

Your Name

Your Street Address

Town, NY, zip code

contact info


Dear ____________________________________:

Some legislators in Albany are trying to dismantle religious freedom by using Mayor de Blasio’s scare tactic in Brooklyn to revoke all Religious Exemptions to vaccination. Some legislators are also trying to allow medical procedures to be performed on children without parental consent, by taking away parental rights to make medical choices for their children. I want to take this opportunity to voice my strong opposition to all of the following bills:

S2994 (Hoylman)/A02371 (Dinowitz)– ends the Religious Exemption for vaccination in New York

S22S76 (Hoylman)/A2316 (Dinowitz) – makes annual flu shots mandatory for pre-school & daycare

S298A (Hoylman)/A2912 (Paulin)– makes Gardasil (HPV) mandatory to attend school

S3899 (Krueger)/A973 (Paulin)– allows minors to be given vaccines for sexually-transmitted diseases without parental knowledge or consent

S2444 (Krueger)/A6564 (Fahy)– allows minors fourteen and older to obtain any vaccine required to attend school in NY without parental knowledge or consent

RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION and Religious Freedom — There is absolutely no reason to remove the religious exemption. It has existed in our state for decades and, despite what some try to claim, it has never caused any public health problems or concerns and still doesn’t. Unvaccinated people are now being portrayed as sick people, and that is simply a lie. In fact no one is talking about the reality that when people are vaccinated the virus can “shed” and be passed on to others, and often people who have been vaccinated still contract the disease. For example we now know that during the Disneyland measles outbreak in 2015 of the 194 cases of reported measles, 73 were identified as vaccine sequence, as published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. (https://jcm.asm.org/content/55/3/735). It is also unconstitutional to deny citizens the ability to follow their own personally held religious beliefs. To repeal this law would violate the 1st and 14th amendments of the US Constitution as well as violate the New York Constitution.

I am requesting a response from you stating your position on these issues. Thank you for your time and consideration.