We are all upset over the passing of SB277 on June 30, 2015, with its minimal amendments. The various coalitions and groups are strategizing several efforts including referendum, injunction, litigation and recall. Each one of these scenarios has benefits and disadvantages. Before utilizing the precious resources of time, energy and funds, all of the detailed plans will have to be worked out and budgeted. For now, here are some general action items and places to get more up to date information:
- Tell your friends, family and community members – aim to tell one new person per day
- Write letters to the editors of your local papers voicing your opposition
- Attend rallies, marches, and town halls
- Meet others who share your opinion and join groups on Twitter and Facebook:
- Californians for Medical Freedom – Tahoe (Facebook)
- Our Kids Our Choice (Facebook Group- private)
- Our Kids Our Choice (Facebook page- public)
- Our Kids Our Choice (Twitter)
- Our Kids Our Choice (website)
- A Voice For Choice (website)
- California Coalition for Health Choice (Facebook Group – Private)
- California Coalition for Health Choice (website)
- Sacramento Valley Health Choice (Facebook Group- private)
- Health Freedom Action (national private Facebook group)
- Vaccine Resistance Movement (Facebook Group – Private)
- California Coalition for Vaccine Choice (Facebook Group – Private)
- Sign Petitions
- Sign up for our newsletter.
Things to Consider:
- Your voice counts. Don’t worry about making your letter perfect. Just get something out.
- Tell your quick story and why you think it is wrong. They have enough data. A quick intro, if you oppose it, and possibly why is all you need.
- Tell your friends, family, church groups, organizations, etc. Most people are unaware of the actual implications of this bill.
- Don’t engage in troll behavior online or in person. These are our rights as Americans that are being threatened. If others can’t understand that, move on and don’t take it personally.
- Be polite and respectful. Yep, we know you’re mad. But yelling at people doesn’t get the point across.
- Ask questions.