Next week on Wednesday January 13 at 9:30 a.m. senate bill 74 will have a hearing in the Pensions and Labor committee. WE NEED YOU TO COME TESTIFY at the Indiana Statehouse 200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Once the FDA gives full approval for the covid-19 vaccine, your employer can and likely will mandate it as a condition of keeping your job. Healthcare workers are no longer the only ones affected by this issue. Retail staff, university employees, school staff, factory workers, meat packers, etc will all be caught up in these mandates. This bill will ensure your human rights for exemptions.
Here is a synopsis of the bill:
“Workplace immunization prohibition. Prohibits an employer from requiring, as a condition of employment, an employee or prospective employee to receive any immunization if the immunization is medically contraindicated for the employee or receiving the immunization is against the employee’s religious beliefs or conscience. Allows for a civil action against an employer for a violation.”
What can you do to help pass this much needed bill? There are several things, but most important is to show up at the Indiana State House to testify on the 13th. The public will be testifying in room 404. If the bill does not pass this committee, it is done. Showing up is extremely important. To enter the State House, there will be a security check including an xray of personal items such as purses. If you need help finding room 404, please ask the staff at the front information desk. For any questions regarding how to testify, how to get to the State House, or anything else related to this bill, please reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you know of friends or others that are going to be there, try to organize meeting outside of downtown and riding into the city together. Having a group can alleviate anxiety of the unknown.
Due to covid, that Indiana General Assembly has enacted safety protocols that can be found at this link:
Since the public will be testifying in a separate room from the legislators, they have also added a new online form to complete to sign up to testify which is found at this link
However, the room will open 30 minutes early for people who want to fill out a paper appearance to testify form. Testifying is easy and is usually limited to about 3 minutes depending on what the Committee Chair decides. You don’t have to be a professional public speaker to testify. Simply speak from the heart and make your point. Three minutes goes by quickly.
We will put together a list of talking points for review in a separate email tomorrow. For now, it’s important that you are aware for the need to go testify next week. But a huge point would be the economic loss if you get fired and have no income. Unemployment has denied claims for employees who lost their job due to refusing a required vaccine. In this case, she thought she had filled out the exemption forms the way she believed.
Please share this information with other groups and people you know who have concerns about losing their jobs due to being forced to take this. Police/law enforcement departments have already started offering it to staff, and some police chiefs are saying it will be required.
There will be more action alerts but this is a start.
We need the legislators on the Pension and Labor committee to vote YES for SB 74. CALL THE SENATORS LISTED BELOW. Phone calls are more effective than emails if possible. Don’t be nervous to call, the people answering the phones are doing their jobs and they are nice to work with. You can simply state that you want them to vote YES on SB 74, or you can elaborate on why you want the bill to be supported.
Linda Rogers Email: Senator.Rogers@iga.in.gov
Legislative aide Cassie Anderson
|Greg Walker Phone: 317-232-9984 Email Senator.Greg.Walker@iga.in.gov|
Legislative Assistant: Morgan Torres Email: Morgan.Torres@iga.in.gov
Chip Perfect: Legislative Assistant: Michael Conway
Karen Tallian:Legislative Assistant: Tyler Hempfling Phone: 317-232-9404 | 800-382-9467 Email: email@example.com
Fady Qaddoura:Legislative Assistant: Tyler Hempfling Phone: 317-232-9404 | 800-382-9467 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Niezgodski:Legislative Assistant: Shaneé Francher-Donald Phone: 317-232-9491 | 800-382-9467 Email: email@example.com
Indiana for Medical Freedom has paired with Hoosiers for Medical Liberty. Please consider signing up to be a member with them and receive text alerts to your phone on this and other pertinent issues. We are all working together to fight for our freedoms.
This year there are several good bills to support, and that information will be in a separate email. Legislative session is underway. Be alert and prepared to support your rights.