Action Alert: Bill to require HPV vaccine for 8-12 grade attendance in CA
Posted in 2023 Bills, Action Alert on February 10, 2023
AB 659 would require 8-12 CA Grade School Children to be vaccinated for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Background: A Voice for Choice Advocacy has sounded the warning for the past eight years when "Bad Bills" have been introduced. While the hope was that this year would be a 100% positive year, yesterday AB 659 (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202320240AB659) was introduced, by Assembly Member Aguiar-Curry, and co-authored Assembly Members Wendy Carrillo, Friedman, Kalra, Ortega, Papan, and Blanca Rubio and Senator Wiener. AB 659 Read More »
CDPH Comments that COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for K-12 students will NOT go into Effect in July 2023, but is it Really Over?
Posted in Action Alert on February 2, 2023
History of Adding the COVID-19 Vaccine to the CA K-12 School Vaccine Requirements: October 1, 2021: Governor Gavin Newsom announced California would be the first state in the nation to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for K-12 students to attend school in-person. (https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/California-Becomes-First-State-in-Nation-to-Announce-COVID-19-Vaccine-to-List-of-Required-School-Vaccinations.pdf) January 24, 2022: Senator Pan introduced SB 871, which would have required all children attending public or private daycare or K-12 school to be vaccinated for COVID-19, and would have removed Read More »
Action Alert: Thousands of postcards flood the Governor's desk - Keep Calling and Emailing!!
Posted in 2022 Bills, Action Alert on September 11, 2022
1000s of VETO Postcards Flood the Governor's Desk! 4 bills continue to Governor's desk so Contact him TODAY! September 12, 2022 Update: THANK YOU to everyone who participated in A Voice for Choice Advocacy's postcard campaign. It was a HUGE success! Over the past two weeks, nearly 6,000 individualized postcards were mailed from concerned parents, teachers, doctors, undocumented immigrants and citizens living all over California, to Governor Newsom requesting him to veto 4 key bills Read More »
Update: SB866 is DEAD! 4 Bad Bills head to the Governor's desk!
Posted in 2022 Bills, Action Alert on August 31, 2022
SB 866 is DEAD! The CA Legislative Vaccine Work group is a Failure! 4 bills continue to Governor's desk so Send him a postcard! August 31, 2022 Update: On the last day of the legislative session, A Voice for Choice Advocacy is thrilled to share with you that SB 866, Senator Wiener's bill that would have allowed minors to consent to vaccines, is DEAD! Earlier today he put out a statement saying that he did Read More »
Action Alert: 5 "Bad" Bills are on the floor - Call your Senator and Assembly Member this week!
Posted in 2022 Bills, Action Alert on August 19, 2022
The next 2 weeks are critical Call your Senator and Assembly Member this week! Take action TODAY - AVFCA has made it easy to call! August 16, 2022 Update: Last week both the Senate and Assembly Appropriations committees voted on which bills pass out of the Suspense File. To recap: Bills that meet a certain fiscal threshold ($50,000 or more from the general fund or $150,000 or more from a special fund) are automatically referred Read More »
[AVFCA] Action Alert: 3 weeks...5 Bills...10 minutes
Posted in Action Alert on August 10, 2022
The next 3 weeks are critical to kill the 5 remaining 'Bad' Bills Take action TODAY - Won't take more than 10 minutes! August 8, 2022 Update: Bills were heard in the Appropriations Committee last week. Other than SB 866 which is already on the Assembly floor, all the bills A Voice for Choice Advocacy is opposed to were put in the Suspense File. The stated intent of the Suspense File is to consider all of Read More »
Update: SB 866 may be Amended and Voted on the Assembly Floor Today - Implications?
Posted in Action Alert on June 16, 2022
Rumor has it TODAY at 9AM SB 866 may be Amended and Voted on by the Assembly! A Quick FAQ on the SB 866 Amendments SB 866 (Wiener), which allows 12+ year old minors to consent to all vaccines, may be amended and voted on by the full Assembly today. AVFCA is aware that Senator Wiener does not have the votes to pass the current bill through the Assembly. How will SB 866 be amended? Read More »
Action Alert: SB 866 (CA Minor Vaccine Consent) is moving fast!
Posted in Action Alert on June 2, 2022
SB 866 was not voted by the full Assembly on Monday Support is wavering, Opposition is rising! Call your Assembly Member and ask for a meeting TODAY asking them to Oppose or Abstain on SB 866! SB 866 was not voted on by the full Assembly yesterday. It is now on file to be voted on by the Assembly on Thursday, June 9. To not pass 38 Assembly Members need to oppose or abstain during the Read More »
Action Alert: SB 866 (CA Minor Vaccine Consent) hearing next Wednesday!
Posted in Action Alert on May 27, 2022
SB 866 will be heard in by the Assembly Judiciary Committee next Wednesday, June 1 at 8:30AM Submit a letter to the Advocacy Portal by noon TODAY! Email and Call legislators on the Committee before June 1 asking them to Oppose SB 866! Come to Sacramento on Wednesday! SB 866 Minors: vaccine consent (Wiener) – 12 Year Old Minor Consent to Vaccination Without Parental Consent: Allows a minor 12 years of age or older to consent to a Read More »
Action Alert: AB 2098 (Physician Misinformation) could be voted on Today!
Posted in Action Alert on May 16, 2022
AB 2098 could be heard on the Assembly Floor as early as today Email your Assembly Member TODAY asking them to Oppose AB AB 2098! AB 2098 Physicians and surgeons: unprofessional conduct, introduced by Asm Evan Low, would designate the dissemination or promotion of misinformation or disinformation related to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, or “COVID-19,” by a physician or surgeon as unprofessional conduct, allowing the Medical Board to take action against such physician or surgeon. Board Read More »
Action Alert: SB 866 (CA Minor Vaccine Consent) hearing next Thursday!
Posted in Action Alert on April 28, 2022
SB 866 will be heard in a special hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee next Thursday, May 5 around 11am Email legislators on the Committee TODAY asking them to Oppose SB 866! SB 866 Minors: vaccine consent (Wiener) – 12 Year Old Minor Consent to Vaccination Without Parental Consent: Allows a minor 12 years of age or older to consent to a vaccine that is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration and meets the Read More »
Update: 2022 CA Legislation - Where do we stand?
Posted in 2022 Bills on April 24, 2022
4 BAD Bills on Hold 1 BAD Bill Amended 5 BAD Bills to Go! Bill Summary and Action To Take.... Below A Voice for Choice Advocacy gives you a detailed description of all the bills we are Opposing and Supporting, and the Action we need you to take this week. If you wish to share this information, please share this link: https://avoiceforchoiceadvocacy.org/2022-ca-legislation/ ✘ 2022 CA BAD Bills ✘ A Voice for Choice Advocacy is Actively Opposing the Read More »
Update: AB 1797 (CA Immunization Registry) Hearing Postponed
Posted in 2022 Bills on April 21, 2022
AB 1797 Assembly Health Committee was postponed to next week due to technical difficulties Keep emailing legislators on the Committee asking them to Oppose AB 1797! AB 1797 Immunization registry, introduced by Asm Akilah Weber would add race/ethnicity to the information recorded in the CA Immunization Registry, would require all vaccines to be entered into the CA Immunization Registry (CAIR). Schools and other entities would have access to all vaccine records, rather than just those Read More »
Update: ON HOLD SB 1464 (Law Enforcement Public Health Bill)!!
Posted in 2022 Bills on April 21, 2022
SB 1464 is ON HOLD!! While A Voice for Choice Advocacy did not take a position on SB 1464, Stand Up California was opposed, and we wanted to share the good news. This afternoon, Senator Richard Pan put SB 1464, which would have required law enforcement officials to enforce public health orders or not recieve public health funding ON HOLD. This was due to the overwhelming opposition from law enforcement groups throughout the state. You can read the opposition Read More »
Action Alert: AB 1797 (CA Immunization Registry) and AB 2098 (Physician Misinformation) Hearings
Posted in Action Alert on April 14, 2022
AB 1797 will be heard in Assembly Health Committee on Tuesday at 1:30pm AB 2098 will be heard in Assembly Business and Professions Committee next Tuesday at 9:00am Email legislators on the Committees TODAY asking them to Oppose AB 1797 and AB 2098! AB 1797 Immunization registry, introduced by Asm Akilah Weber would add race/ethnicity to the information recorded in the CA Immunization Registry, would require all vaccines to be entered into the CA Immunization Registry (CAIR). Read More »
Action Alert: AB 1993 (CA Employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate) Hearing
Posted in Action Alert on March 25, 2022
AB 1993 will be heard in Assembly Labor and Employment Committee next Wednesday at 1:30pm Email legislators on the Committee TODAY asking them to Oppose AB 1993! AB 1993 Employment: COVID-19 vaccination requirements, introduced by Asm Buffy Wicks would require both private and public employers to require all employees or independent contractors to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, until the CDC determines that COVID-19 vaccinations are no longer necessary for the health and safety of individuals. Financial Read More »
AVFCA Religious Exemption Writing Workshop Online
Posted in Uncategorized on March 11, 2022
AVFCA Religious Exemption Writing Workshop Now Available Online Is your Employer, College or School Mandating the COVID or booster vaccine? Do you have sincerely held religious beliefs against vaccination? Are you struggling with how to convey your beliefs to your employer/college? Thousands of people have participated in the Religious Exemption writing workshops put on by A Voice for Choice Advocacy over the past year. We have completed 70+ workshops, with hundreds attending each. Demand Read More »
Video: 2022 CA Vaccine Bills Detailed and Action Steps - Q&A with Christina Hildebrand
Posted in Action Alert on March 11, 2022
6 "Bad" Bills and 6 "Good" Bills What do they mean? Where do they go from here? What can you do about these bills? If you missed Christina's presentation on Tuesday describing the bills in detail, when they will be heard in committee and what Action Steps you need to take. You can watch the recording now: YouTube: https://youtu.be/WvJhrebzP_k Take Action TODAY: We can't fight this fight without YOU! Take steps right now - don't wait for tomorrow... Read More »
Action Alert: 2022 CA Legislation Predictions vs Reality - the Good, the bad and the ugly
Posted in Action Alert on March 2, 2022
AVFCA Predictions are pretty close to reality when it comes to 2022 Legislation and COVID Protocols Don't get sidetracked or put your guard down Stopping CA's BAD Bills has to be the focus! People ask if I have a sixth sense or can look into the future. Unfortunately, I can't, but I do have eyes and ears in lots of places and I often put myself in other people's shoes and asking "What would I Read More »
Action Alert: 2022 CA Bills Relating to CA Medical Board
Posted in Action Alert on March 1, 2022
Three bills will effect how Physicians and Surgeons in CA are overseen by the Medical Board Take Action: 1) Make an appointment TODAY to meet with your CA Senator AND Assembly member today to discuss AB 2098, SB 920 and SB 2060 - Not sure who that is, enter your address here: https://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/ - Not sure how to set up a meeting and build a trusted relationship with your legislators, watch this webinar: https://youtu.be/NGwnwAcJJZ4 Read More »