<![CDATA[HOOSIERS FOR MEDICAL LIBERTY - Blog]]>Wed, 23 Nov 2022 19:06:18 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[acip]]>Fri, 21 Oct 2022 04:00:00 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/acipOctober 20, 2022- Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) unanimously passed the addition of COVID-19 vaccination to the childhood schedule.

What does this mean? 

This means that the CDC is recommending the COVID-19 vaccination for all children 6 months and older per the childhood immunization schedule. 

The CDC is the reigning authority on vaccination and childhood immunizations in the United States and the schedule they release is considered “standard of care.

Typically, when the CDC makes changes to the schedule, states follow the recommendations and physician’s offices begin using the new “standard of care.” 


You may begin to see these vaccines offered at routine visits and even given at the same time as “routine” vaccinations without much notice by some providers. 

This does NOT mean it has been added to the vaccinations “required” for those who do not use a religious exemption in Indiana. More on this below. 

The addition to the childhood schedule permanently removes manufacturer liability for injuries incurred as the result of vaccination. All vaccinations on the childhood immunization schedule are exempt from liability. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS.  

Parents call the shots, and you deserve to know what is on that tray!  Just because a vaccine is recommended by the CDC or even “required” for school doesn’t mean that there is no other option. Indiana students have the right to a religious exemption. Read more on exemptions here.

Some parents accept some vaccinations and decline others. If your child receives any vaccinations, you should be getting informed consent BEFORE the vaccines are drawn up or administered.  

Most offices don’t do this.  

Informed consent consists of the vaccination name, illness it is to prevent, risks of the illness, risks of the vaccination, benefits of the vaccination, and alternatives to the vaccination.  

In addition to informed consent, you should be receiving the “Vaccine Information Statement” from the CDC PRIOR to the vaccination. This is a legal requirement.  

If your child is scheduled for a well visit, address which vaccinations your child is scheduled for as well as any concerns before the doctor or nurse leaves the room to get vaccines. Once the nurse returns, ask specifically for the syringes to be reviewed by name prior to administering. This second review gives you the opportunity to verify what your child is getting and that you consent to the vaccination.

You have the right to ask questions, delay, or decline any vaccination even if it is drawn up.  

Unfortunately, many Hoosiers are not aware that they have the right to decline any medical treatment or procedure. We need to help educate our friends and neighbors to seek out informed consent and a risk benefit analysis. Check out our resources here.

Tell parents to be mindful and ASK what vaccines are due before the nurse administers or even draws them up. Encourage them to discuss the risks and benefits of both natural infection and vaccination for their child for each vaccination.

Be informed on the issue.

Each state governs their own requirements for schools.  

During the ACIP meeting, participants of the meeting were quick to point out that ACIP and the CDC are not in control of the vaccination requirements for schools.

Those familiar with the process know that the state health officials and legislatures typically follow the advice of ACIP & the CDC.   

The requirement for school children has not been determined by Indiana. Local journalist Margaret Menge recently wrote that the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) said they would not be making a requirement for Indiana Students in an email response.

While we appreciate that a response was sent to Ms. Menge, the state has not addressed this in an official capacity on their website or on social media. The state has not had a great track record protecting its citizens against mandatory covid vaccinations. Much like doctors’ offices it is typical to follow the “standard of care” set forth by the CDC.

It is important to let the health department know Hoosiers do not want this mandated for school children who haven’t claimed a religious exemption.
 
It is also important to note that in the event that the state does require the covid vaccine for school children, public school children have a right to religious exemption for all vaccines including Covid-19.

Indiana state code 20-34-4-2 requires vaccination of school children, who do not claim a religious exemption, to be vaccinated for diphtheria; pertussis (whooping cough); tetanus; measles; rubella; poliomyelitis; mumps; varicella; hepatitis A; hepatitis B; and meningitis.  

Indiana Code 20-34-3-2 provides religious exemptions for vaccinations. For a student to claim a religious exemption a parent or guardian must submit a written statement of religious objection. Nothing more is required by law.

Learn more about your right to a religious exemption here

In light of Medical information warranting a change in the name of public health the IDOH may expand or modify the list of required vaccinations for students who do not claim a religious exemption. Basically, when the CDC and ACIP change the schedule, so can the IDOH. If a spike of cases occurs, they could change the requirements. By law the IDOH is required to submit a 2 year calendar each year on November 30th. In the case of an emergency the deadline for reporting does not apply.

According to this law the requirements may be changed at any time. That means that even though the State Department of Health is not currently planning to require it for school children, it doesn’t mean that they can’t or won’t change their mind.

Acting quickly to work against the COVID-19 vaccination being added to the immunizations required for those who do not use a religious exemption is key! Hoosiers need to step up and help provide information for our unsuspecting neighbors and family members.

Conversations don’t have to be difficult.

Our call to action.

Make calls to the State Board of Health, State Legislators, and County Commissioners.   

You might be wondering why the county commissioners are included.  We have talked about the Governor’s Public Health Commission for the past several months and how the state is wanting to “centralize” or “regionalize” Indiana’s public health agencies. 

Is it a good idea to hand over power to the CDC?

Orders will be passed from the CDC to the state and the counties will be forced to comply. This issue alone deserves its own call to action, but with the pressing news about ACIP adding the COVID vaccine to the childhood schedule we are combining these.    

The Governor’s Public Health Commission met over the course of several months making recommendations with the goal to develop "regionalized, equitable, and sustainable public health.” 

Want more info?
Need talking points?
Click here.

These recommendations will be reviewed by the governor and then addressed in the 2023 legislative session.

A plan to coerce and extort...

The June 2022 meeting of the Public Health Commission revealed the frightening plan to eliminate local control and the ability for the counties to opt out of mandates dictated by the state or CDC.

The meeting is nearly 2 hours long but we have made very telling videos summarizing their plans that can be seen on our website

Ready to take action?!?

Read below or text to get the script. -- 260-286-0988 the word: ACIP  

**When texting H4ML do not send more than one command at a time. Only use the specified letters or numbers. Do not use any punctuation or emoji. If you do not follow these instructions you may not receive the requested information, or it may be delayed. You may also want to save our number so you can find us in the future and don’t mistake us for spam. ** 

Indiana Department of Health 317-233-1325 

Tell them: “ACIP added covid vaccines to the childhood schedule & Hoosiers object! Do not add COVID 19 vaccinations to the required schedule.

Your State Rep & State Senator.

Don't know who they are? TEXT 260-286-0988 the word: FIND  

Tell them: “ACIP added the Covid vaccines to the childhood schedule & Hoosiers object, we notified the IDOH!  Hoosiers also have concerns over the impact of the Governor’s Public Health Commission on the local ability to control public Health directives. We expect counties to maintain autonomy & your votes to reflect that in 2023.” 

County Commissioners.

Get their numbers text 260-286-0988 the name of your county, like: Allen County or St Joseph County

Tell them:
“Hoosiers have concerns over the impact of the Gov’s Public Health Commission on county autonomy. Counties are being offered funding in return for compliance with regionalization of public health. We elected elected you to ensure local accountability.”

If they have questions direct them to our website h4ml.org/PublicHealthVideos 
You can download educational guides with more talking points here.

INFORM OTHERS

When we heard that ACIP would be voting we knew the Covid vaccine would be added to the childhood schedule.  

You might be wondering why we asked you to comment if we knew it was going to pass.  

The answer is simple, we are still accountable for our actions.

If at any point we sit by and let these things happen “to us,” we become VICTIMS.  

We are not victims.  

We know the risk, so we do things differently and we must fight for those who don’t know any different than to follow based on trust alone.  

At this point, one of the most important things for us to do is share this information with others.  We must give them the opportunity to have informed consent.  

You can download and print our Informed Consent Guide and share it with friends  and family.  

Need to start the conversation first?  

Start by asking a basic question.

“Did you know ACIP added the COVID vaccine to the childhood vaccine schedule?”  

Acknowledge their answer, and continue the conversation as it feels natural. Remember, our goal is not to change anyone's mind but to aid them in obtaining informed consent.

You are a powerful agent of change in Medical Liberty. Thank you for contributing to the mission.



In Liberty,

Ashley Grogg MSN-RN

P.S. We are looking for volunteers! You can help further Medical Liberty. Check out the options or suggest one of your own. We will have a meeting to discuss on Thursday November 3rd 7pm EST via ZOOM

P.S.S. Are you a monthly donor? If so you have made some AMAZING contributions. Not only are you helping here locally, but you are supporting national education on VAERS that will be life altering. VAERS project was endorsed by America's Front Line Doctors, Children's Health Defense, National Health Freedom Action, National Health Freedom Coalition, The Robert Scott Bell Show, The Truth About Cancer, Weston A. Price Foundation and SEVERAL other groups at the 2022 National Health Freedom Congress.
Thank you for your GENEROUS contributions to Medical Liberty.  If you haven't started donating monthly but want to please do so now. Your monthly donation of $10, $25, $50, or even $100 will support this and other efforts to secure Medical Liberty.

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<![CDATA[September 16th, 2022]]>Fri, 16 Sep 2022 17:26:20 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/september-16th-2022Creative title right!

I am getting this up for those who have asked. This is an important meeting covering the Governor's Public Health Commission. 

Participate in the County Commissioner Call to action here.
Watch the videos on coercion here.
Get more info on the Governor's Public Health Commission here.
Learn more about volunteer options here.
Become a member or donate here.

To start this meeting we listened to "I Will not be Leaving Quietly" by Five Times August I highly recommend giving them a listen.
I was having difficulty uploading the video to the website. It is uploaded on youtube, I have concerns that it could be removed due to content. If that happens I will do my best to upload the video again.
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<![CDATA[2022 is nearly ½ over!]]>Wed, 01 Jun 2022 02:40:42 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/2022-is-nearly-12-overI don't know where the time goes, I remember my adults telling me this would happen as a kid. Yet I am still astonished at how quickly things are moving.

Every minute is precious so I am going to try to respect your time and cut straight to the meat of the issues.

What you will see:

  1. H4ML Near Me Update
  2. Election Review
  3. H4ML WatchDogs
  4. WHO Treaty
  5. International Health Regulations Amendments
  6. Indiana Public Health Commission

H4ML Near Me Update:

Did you know that we meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm EST?

We do!  Getting together with people who have similar thoughts on Medical Liberty is refreshing & has become a staple for many of our members.

There are two ways to join us, online or in person! 

To join online you will need to pre-register for the Zoom meeting here.
Bloomington & Fort Wayne met in person!
H4ML Near Me is such an important part of our mission! Developing a local community will result in some of the greatest changes in our politics and preserving our freedoms, but more on that later.

We would love to see you at one of the two locations above, but better yet, help bring H4ML Near You! (See what I did there 😂)

Learn more about what it takes on our Local Partners page.

Do you want text alerts about H4ML Near Me Meetings in your area?
Text 260-286-0988 the name of your county to get updates. For example, if you live in Adams County, you would text “Adams County

If you live in Wayne County, you would text “Wayne County

Election Review

It is no secret that the May primaries were a bit of a shock.  I would be lying if I didn't' say that Liberty took a hit in Indiana. 

The loss of both Representatives Curt Nisly & John Jacob was a blow we knew was a possibility but did not expect.

The establishment is rejoicing.

They think they accomplished something big…
We will be working on an update to the Legislator Line Up to reflect liberty candidates for the general election in November. We will send reminders out closer to the election. 

Please take time to review who will be on your ballot and ask them to complete our 2022 Candidate survey.
Candidates committed to Medical Liberty
The following candidates include those who have won the primary and have returned a 100% Candidate Survey.

Many of them are likely to face a challenger from the other party or an independent.

Candidates in RED are incumbents whose voting record does not align as closely with Medical Liberty as we would like, however, they did return a 100% candidate survey. More on this later…

State Senate
  • 14 Johnson (R)
  • 25 Higgins (D)
  • 47 Byrne (R)
  • 49 Tomes (R)
State House
  • 10 Maldonado (R)
  • 25 Cash (R)
  • 32 Glynn (R)
  • 43 McNeil (R)
  • 45 Borders (R)
  • 47 Greene (R)
  • 50 Sweet (R)
  • 55 Patterson (R)
  • 62 Hall (R)
  • 66 Payne (R)
  • 70 Shemanski (D)
  • 75 Ledbetter (R)
  • 92 Couch (R)
  • 99 Rios (R)
These candidates have all agreed to help secure your medical liberty, but they are going to need some support and accountability. Being a legislator is not an easy job.


Since winning the primary each of these candidates has been battered by any number of groups asking them to write or support legislation they propose. They will be tempted by other groups and the establishment to focus on other issues or betray their commitment to Medical Liberty.

It's up to the citizens of each district to communicate with their legislators, making sure they know YOU are watching and will do your best to communicate your needs with them. They also need to know YOU will be holding them accountable for bad choices in legislation.

We will need to keep a very close eye on the legislators marked in red. These legislators may be increasingly more susceptible to the influence of the establishment but they have made a commitment to Hoosiers.

They signed a paper asserting their commitment to your Medical Liberty. They must uphold their word!
BUT HOW?!?

H4ML WatchDogs

We have launched our WatchDogs program.  Ultimately, our goal is that we will have 3 WatchDogs for each legislator.

WatchDogs will be in regular communication with the legislator in their district. This is how we build accountability as an organization and it can't be done without YOU.

We are working on detailing some steps just for guidance but the process will be simple centering around monthly communications varying between email, phone, and in person.
WatchDog Basics:
  • Works independently or with 1-2 others
  • Monthly communication with Legislator
  • **NOT FRIENDS WITH LEGISLATORS.**
  • You are “supervising” them
  • Share Medical Liberty education & legislative updates with them
  • You are creating ACCOUNTABILITY.
  • Legislative mistakes come with consequences - you will tell neighbors about these now & during election season.
  • Driving to Indy is NOT a requisite. 
  • You can meet with your legislators in YOUR hometown!


H4ML will support you sharing educational information and updates on the bills. Time commitment is around 1 hour a month.
You can start today, simply by contacting your candidate and asking them to take our survey if they haven't yet. You can check the list above to verify. Then just let them know that Medical Liberty is your top priority and you will remain in touch with them.

The most important thing to remember is that you are NOT to become friends with your legislators. You are there to hold them accountable, this is a "business relationship."

When you start thinking that you want to be friend with your legislator, look at the image at the top of this section and ask yourself, “Which do I want to be?”

If you would like to get WATCHDOG updates?
Text
260-286-0988 the word: WATCHDOG



WHO treaty?!?

There is a huge buzz surrounding the WHO Pandemic Treaty and International Health Regulation amendments. These are two separate items and many people think that they are the same thing.

Watch the video I made earlier this month here to learn a bit more.

Here are a few key points about the TREATY.

  • 25 countries, not including the United States, signed on to a commentary discussing the need for global pandemic treaty. 
  • It would focus on enhancing international cooperation including alerts, data sharing, research, and the production of resources at the local, regional, and global scale. 
  • The commentary mentions the "one health" initiative connecting the health of humans, animals, and planet. 
  • The need for political, financial, and societal commitment over many years
  • Mid-June WHO will discuss the future of this and likely be referred to as “World Together.

Let's break this down a little further. The WHO is going to keep tabs on this and I wouldn't be surprised if this does proceed forward. All of us need to be talking about this and how it impacts our future. 

We experienced this type of structure with COVID. What they are proposing is not a new idea, they just want to “lock countries into” continuing the behaviors they exhibited with COVID.

If we are keeping this short then we can skip to the 2nd to last bullet point there. They recognize there is a need for years worth of political, financial, and societal commitment.

This means that this is a slow growing threat requiring INFRASTRUCTURE.

They recognize that this is a big commitment.

They are telling us the weaknesses. 

WE EXPLOIT THIS!
But more on exploitation after we discuss the amendments to the International Health Regulations…

International Health Regulations Amendments.
This deals with a lot of the same things addressed in the WHO Treaty however in this case the amendments were brought forward by the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).  You can read the amendments here.

Again, if you haven't watched the video I made earlier this month I encourage you to watch it here. This is the same link as under the treaty portion.

Read more from Diane Miller & send an email to your federal level legislators here.

In short here is the break down of what is happening in the amendments:
  • A direct response to what happened in Wuhan's delay and hesitance in sharing information. 
  • Several amendments change required time for reporting & decision making in regards to public health emergencies. (Watch video above)
  • Allows WHO to determine WITHOUT input of the country that there is a health emergency happening. Doesn't change who controls the country but what the WHO can tell the rest of the world about what is happening in a country WITHOUT their permission.
  • Sovereignty is not being handed over. The "force" language goes into effect when “member states” don't take a position on if the amendments should be accepted or not. If the member states do not take a stance they automatically approve. 
  • Negative aspect is that these amendments may allow some countries to strong arm or extort other countries into declaring a health emergency or allowing WHO to send assistance if they are not able to meet the agreements. (Think smaller countries who don't have the abilities to run testing etc. 


When we are looking at these different global initiatives one running theme we see is the need for infrastructure.  If they cannot build this out and control the local level, none of them can be carried out.

However, these initiatives are being brought forward by our agency officials. We have also been posting on our facebook page about how the CDC is looking at restructuring with a focus on improving communication and resources in the “under served” areas. Including greater funding to provide better resources, data collection, and “equity."  

You have to ask yourself, how many of the under served areas will coincide with the more conservative responses to the pandemic?

During the past two years we have seen how these conservative “outliers" have pulled the rest of the country from the depths of draconian measures.

It is really a simple principle, the extremes define the middle. If the CDC, WHO, & global leaders are able to eliminate the extremes the middle is quickly pulled into the draconian landscape.

Our job is to hold the line, to secure our freedom loving counties and pull the extremes farther into the land of Liberty.
This issue is BLOWING up right now. Everyone is up in arms and honestly every time we turn around it seems like there is another emergency demanding our attention.

Threats to Medical Liberty are not going anywhere. We are going to battle this for years to come. We need to be thinking about how to preserve our energy and avoid alarm burnout.

As we progress through the next several years you are going to see multiple different opinions on each issue. Some are going to be dire, some will be frightening, and others will just make you cautious.

Variety is normal and healthy.
Difference of opinion within the movement does not mean division. 
Difference of opinions within the movement just mean that we have free thinkers, it means that those in leadership positions are THINKING through the issues and not just giving a prescribed response.

I hope to see varied opinions.

The role of a leader is to to bring attention to issues, provide actionable items that create change, and maintain focus. We are facing a long fight so it must be controlled chaos to achieve that. 

An enthusiastic activist would take the time to listen to a couple opinions and try to decipher what makes the most sense to them.

Even easier, they can look at the resolutions proposed by differing opinions.

If the resolution is the same then you can act quickly. There is no need to split hairs to see “who is right."

If the resolutions differ it can help to ask yourself a series of questions to find a resolution.

You might consider: 
  • What is the issue?
  • Is it movable? (Can we make change?)
  • How is it movable? 
  • Can I act on that alone or are there tools offered?
  • Is there anything else that MUST be done? 
  • Is this distracting me from higher priorities? 
  • Is this preventing me from achieving goals, daily activities?
  • Is this causing anxiety/depression? 
If you answer yest to any of the last 3 questions please talk with someone about what you are experiencing. It is going to be really important for you to maintain your sanity.

During this process be mindful of:

  • Burnout/fatigue
  • Information overload
  • Analysis paralysis
  • Fear mongering & cycling
If we can help, please let us know!
Holcomb's Public Health Commission
This is where it all comes together.

I mentioned earlier how infrastructure and local control over politics is the key to stopping the big machine…

Well, as it turns out, our governor is part of the machine.

Or at least a minion of the machine. We have talked briefly about Holcomb's Public Health Commission (PHC) and how the goal is to centralize the Indiana State Department of Health and to bring greater health outcomes and equity. Essentially this PHC is just building the infrastructure that will support the CDC & WHO initiatives.

You can watch a really great video on the PHC here.

The day of our last meeting the PHC met and it was interesting to hear the way that the wording changed. Obviously, this is something we will continue to watch.

Right now we know that they are working to centralize the county health departments. Doing this will require the support or permission of the County Commissioners.

Our job is to get to the county commissioners and let them know we do not want centralization, and that THEY are responsible for the appointment of a County Health Commissioner. So they WILL be held accountable for unsavory actions by these un-elected people. 

The PHC will be meeting again in both June and July where they will accept public comments. We will be issuing a call to action about this soon.

So if the PHC is the "lynch pin" of all these other initiatives how do we fight back?

It is doing all the things we have discussed the past two years.
  1. Holding your State Legislators accountable (WatchDogs)
  2. Plug into your local community through H4ML Near Me
  3. Share this information with others by forwarding this email. When you tell them that H4ML is here to help and has a plan, it provides so much hope!
  4. Meet with your County Commissioners! These people are local and part of your community. The meeting or phone call should be simple. You just need to let them know you are concerned about attempts to merge county health departments and the loss of local control. Make it clear that you will be holding them accountable for these decisions. 
If we are successful in holding off these local changes the national and global ones won't be able to take root.

The responsibility and the POWER are ours. We just have to follow through.

HELP!!

We are conducting some research to create greater awareness around VAERS. But we need your help.
HEALTHCARE WORKERS are needed to complete this survey. We are hoping to get a broad reaching sample and would really appreciate if you would put this out in your circles. We need to assess the knowledge base of the main stream health care workers, and unfortunately it seems that that has become increasingly more difficult for me. 😉

Please save the image below and share it far and wide through text message, email, or on your social sites. There is NO need to credit or link back to H4ML. It may be better if you refrained from doing so.

Thank you for taking the time to read this monstrous issue. We certainly have a lot to do, but we are making it happen. I truly appreciate each and every one of you for the way you have stepped up!

In Liberty,



Ashley Grogg, MSN-RN

P.S. There will be multiple volunteer opportunities coming. Please stay tuned, we need your skills and talents. If you are unable to volunteer your time please consider becoming a member and joining the effort through monthly financial contribution.

P.S.S. I want to leave you with a closing thought. “People contemplating a visit to the past worry about radical changes to the present. But people in the present don't think that small decisions or actions can radically change the future for the better.” I don't know where this thought originated but I feel it is worth sharing.

What small decisions can you make to create radical change in the future?
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<![CDATA[WHO Treaty & International Health Regulation Amendments]]>Wed, 18 May 2022 04:00:00 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/who-treaty-international-health-regulation-amendmentsThis video reviews my thoughts on these two different threats to Medical Liberty and their severity.

Read more from Diane Miller JD & send an email to your federal level legislators here.
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<![CDATA[Danger abounds, but you can stop it!]]>Fri, 29 Apr 2022 22:16:51 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/danger-abounds-but-you-can-stop-itThe Primaries are Tuesday.
 
If I am being honest, it can’t get here soon enough. 
 
Tuesday’s election will determine if Indiana moves further into Tyranny or starts heading toward LIBERTY!
The choice IS yours.
But you MUST vote!

So many people have worked tirelessly for the past 2 years in order to make sure that we can be as informed as possible, but more on that later.
Let’s take a look at what is at stake, shall we?
Hoosiers have not been shy about their desire for Medical Liberty. This past summer saw countless rallies where Hoosiers demanded protection.

The Indiana Republican super majority was in prime position to protect the citizens, but instead they bowed down to Gov Holcomb and special interest groups.

They killed SB 74 in 2021. That bill alone would have guaranteed exemptions based on religion and right of conscience.

COVID hysteria escalated, the COVID 19 “vaccine” came out, and mandates were rampant. Hoosiers lost their jobs, faced discrimination, and were charged MORE for their health insurance when they refused to be coerced into taking an experimental gene therapy “vaccine.”

All summer and into the fall Hoosiers made thousands of calls, hosted rallies and stood on the steps of the statehouse BEGGING for help.
The legislature ignored them.
Hoosiers continued to lose their jobs and be forced to test with invasive and painful testing methods. Some Hoosiers had significant nose bleeds and tissue damage as a result of aggressive testing.

In November, the legislature decided they were finally going to take action.

But not really…

They jerked Hoosiers around for almost 5 months before passing a “medical liberty bill.”
 
But was it really?

We knew in November that the authors of HB1001 were simply employing a political tactic to “soothe” tensions with voters. They knew they had to put on a good show for the public and they wouldn’t have time to do that during the shortened legislative session.

Hoosiers had figured out the legislature had MULTIPLE opportunities to provide Medical Liberty in 2021.

But they didn’t.

Hoosiers figured out that the “vaccine passport ban” the legislature snuck in at the last minute was WORTHLESS.

The legislature KNEW their jobs were on the line if they didn’t do something.

Hoosiers testified for over 14 hours on HB1001 and yet the authors REFUSED to ban mandates.

Matt Lehman & his merry men offered a glorified version of federal protections barely offering Hoosiers more.

The minuscule benefit included a “natural immunity exemption.” However, those claiming natural immunity would have to prove it every 90 days.

What’s worse, is that ALL persons using an exemption would be subject to up to twice weekly testing, at their expense and the employer’s discretion. Claiming natural immunity would require more expense & effort than that of a religious exemption.

We were flabbergasted when we heard Rep Matt Lehman tell his fellow legislators and Hoosiers HB1001 was a "good bill to protect Hoosiers" even though it gave businesses permission to discriminate against the unvaccinated with testing.

They created a law allowing discrimination based on vaccination status.
THAT IS THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT WE WANTED!
The goal was to END vaccination status discrimination.

Some groups proclaim victory, even with the discriminatory testing placed on the law books.

Hoosiers for Medical Liberty knows HB1001 is a strain on liberty.

But that isn’t all, the legislature showed that they are willing to meet demands of the governor despite constituent opposition. 

Hoosiers did not want to participate in Federal Handouts.

Hoosiers knew those handouts came with string and a price…
INFLATION
The Indiana legislature voted for inflation by passing the administrative authority portion of HB1001 and they delegated their power to an unelected official.

Do you think HB1001 was really to protect your Medical Liberty?
How do you think the Legislature will behave when Governor Holcomb demands the centralization of the State Health Department and collaboration with the CDC?
Do you think that they will stand up for your rights when they couldn't even stand up to the Governor?

Hoosiers for Medical Liberty has been warning their followers about the impending threat of the CDC restructuring.

Hoosiers for Medical Liberty was paying attention this year when the legislature passed laws to rename the Indiana State Department of Health.

Hoosiers for Medical Liberty suspected sinister motives.

Unfortunately for Hoosiers, our concerns have been validated.

Governor Holcomb’s Public Health Commission will be headed up by none other than Dr. Judy Monroe, directly from the CDC.

One of the major goals is to centralize the health departments, removing local control. Meaning that the state would dictate policies, mandates, and lockdowns. Of course, you know with the CDC at the helm, the state will likely follow orders.

If you live in an area that was more conservative with the COVID “safety measures” this could be a big change for you. Your county may lose its ability to decide what happens in your county.

We do not need bigger government. We need smaller government.
 
We have uploaded a copy of an informative video done by Indiana for Medical Freedom on the blog. https://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/state-health-centralization

You will be able to get the details from the video above and we will be sure to keep updating you.
Supplement snatch?
If all that isn’t bad enough it has been confirmed that Federal Senator Mike Braun, is co-authoring a bill with a Democratic Senator from Illinois to place burdensome requirements on dietary supplements and increase control over what the public has access to.

Hoosiers have been using “dietary supplements” (ie vitamins and herbs) for generations to promote and maintain their health.

This bill could significantly limit your ability to minimize or avoid pharmaceutical use.

During COVID we watched as the regulatory agencies pulled tried and true drugs from the market removing hope for early intervention.

Could you imagine if Hoosiers didn’t have access to dietary supplements they use daily?

Being a citizen of Indiana we have a unique opportunity to tell Senator Braun to cease any actions in supporting this bill. Below you will see an image with a call to action. Make sure you follow up.

I wanted to be sure to tell you about this because we need to act NOW before the bill is out, but also to illustrate that the government is trying to make your health care choices across the board.
 
Hoosiers we must fortify our legislature with Liberty Loving people who will fight for your constitutional rights. The state legislature determines what happens right here in Indiana and is a VITAL part of the checks and balances.
That is why you must be informed and hit the polls on Tuesday May 3rd!
Find the voter guides of our favorite organizations and review them.   
You can find ours here. www.hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/legislatorlineup

Beware! Not all Medical Liberty groups are created equal.

There are DANGEROUS recommendations being made by Stand for Health Freedom.
 
Learn more here. https://youtu.be/nrPYUwwqLzU
 
Hoosiers for Medical Liberty has been transparent about our careful vetting process and invited Hoosiers to play a role in it.

We state the facts and leave the decision making up to you.

We won’t tell you who to vote for, but rather where they stand on the issue of Medical Liberty.
 
We hope you will take all of this under advisement and get to the polls.
 
Thank you for doing your part for Liberty!
 



Ashley Grogg MSN-RN
Hoosiers for Medical Liberty Founder
 
P.S. Thank you for your generous commitment to Hoosiers for Medical Liberty, we are so blessed to be able to reach so many and your donations help us do that. If you haven’t done so yet, please take a moment and make a donation today! h4ml.org/membership

P.S.S. Your favorite Liberty candidate may be looking for volunteers at the polls. I will be standing at the polls for a candidate in a district near mine and you can do the same! Most of the time you can pick a 1-2 hour slot but they would be overjoyed if you could do more.
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<![CDATA[state health centralization]]>Fri, 29 Apr 2022 21:48:07 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/state-health-centralizationIndiana for Medical Freedom shared this video on their page and it was so good that I wanted to be sure you all were able to see it.

In it you will learn about how the plans of the CDC and Governor Holcomb will come together this summer if we do not act NOW!

The best way to stop this is by putting 100% Medical Liberty Candidates into office Tuesday May 3rd.

You MUST get to the polls and tell your Liberty Loving friends to do the same.
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<![CDATA[Axes are not trees]]>Thu, 21 Apr 2022 02:34:34 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/axes-are-not-trees

What you can expect from this update:

  1. Virtual Monthly Meeting Thursday March 21st 7pm
  2. Legislator Line Up & Confusion
  3. Voter Info
  4. Abstinence

Meeting

Today: The 3rd Thursday of the month we have our virtual monthly meeting at 7pm. You can register here.

If you are in Ft. Wayne you can attend an in person meeting at Crossroads Wellness Center.

We would love to have more local meetings. You can learn more about helping host local meetings here.

Legislator Line Up

Have you seen the Legislator Line Up?

If not, head over now and check it out.  We have worked to make sure that you can make an informed decision when voting in the May 3rd primaries.

We know it can be difficult to keep up on “all the things” so we tried to make it as easy as possible for you to identify where candidates stand on Medical Liberty. 

In February every individual who filed for State House or State Senate candidacy was mailed a Hoosiers for Medical Liberty survey. Our survey gave them an opportunity to declare their dedication to Medical Liberty.  We had a great response from liberty minded challengers, many of which scored a perfect 100% on our survey.

You will be able to see all the details here.

For challengers facing incumbents we have taken an extra step to point out some KEY votes that took place in 2021 highlighting the complete neglect for your Medical Liberty. If this bonus exists for a candidate their name will be underlined on the legislator line up and you can simply follow the link to learn more.

Do you recall the image from the top of this email? The one about the Turkish Proverb. I encourage you to go back and read it if you missed it.

You must know, the establishment is GREAT at trying to misdirect and confuse Hoosiers. 

This IS the reason we are in the mess we are today.

Hoosiers we must not be fooled by incumbents who have historically done a very poor job representing our interests.  We have been scrupulous at watching their tricks and theater then explaining what is happening both in public as well as “behind closed doors.”

Aren't you sick of having to fight endlessly for your rights?

Aren't you sick of government occurring behind closed doors?

Are you ready to get more Liberty minded candidates working for YOU on the inside?

NOW IS THE TIME FOR ACCOUNTABILITY!

Go, become informed, ask questions, and settle for nothing less than what you deserve. LIBERTY.

Confusion in the movement…?

Unfortunately we have received a lot of questions about the discrepancies between H4ML's Legislator Line Up and the endorsements from Stand for Health Freedom.

We are perplexed to say the least, but you must know that some of the endorsements or recommendations that Stand for Health Freedom gave are a DANGER to your Medical Liberty.

We made a video to highlight a few of the issues, it is about 4 minutes long and describes the flaws people are getting worked up over.

We encourage you to watch the video, review the legislator Line Up, and make an informed decision.

We do want to be clear, as a 501c4 non-profit organization, Hoosiers for Medical Liberty does not endorse, support, or oppose any political candidate. 


Voter info

Indiana has an easy set up to learn about your poling place and find out who is on your ballot.  Simply follow this link.

Then you will click “Who's on the Ballot”

You will enter your info and you will be taken to your “portal." From there you will be able to view your poling place etc.

There will be a section titled “Who's on the ballot” and you can click “View all" to see everyone who will appear on your ballot. 

I hope this information is helpful for you. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.


Let's talk abstinence…

Yep, we are going there!

Informed voting is a MUST! Especially in the primaries, these races are where the decisions are truly made when there is an open seat or a CHALLENGER in a republican controlled district!

I have discussed this for months and talked about the importance of voting, so what I am about to say may be a bit confusing.

If you do not have a candidate that you feel will adequately represent you, YOU SHOULD ABSTAIN from voting in that race.

You can still make selections on the ballot, there are multiple races.

Take a deep breath, I said it. ABSTAIN!!

This is not about choosing from the lesser of two evils. Simply abstain from placing a vote for a candidate that you don't think is fit for the job.

For me this choice is easy, one of my elected officials does not have a challenger and he has NOT been a good representation of what I want down at the state house. I will simply skip over that section on the ballot.

I will probably do the same thing in the general election in November.

WHY?!?!
Our votes are like points on a job evaluation. If we want them to vote the conscience of the people than we had better do the same.
I don't want to affirm poor representation.

Remember our voting is the only way to hold elected officials accountable and we must make sure they know where we stand. 

🚨🚨Call to action🚨🚨

You knew I couldn't leave ya without a call to action, right?!?!
This one is going to be simple. Pick one or two:
  • Check your inbox for an email and add us to your contacts! If you don't get our emails sign up now!
  • Text the link to our blog to a 5 people (h4ml.org/blog)
  • Share on social media.


Thank you for your ongoing dedication to Medical Liberty! This is a long fight, and the primaries are a big part of accountability!

For Liberty,
Ashley Grogg, MSN-RN
Hoosiers for Medical Liberty- Founder


P.S. Don't forget to hop on our meeting tomorrow night where we will discuss the election races more in depth and answer any questions about the legislator line up and voting records.

P.S.S. If you like what you see here, please make sure you take a moment to become a member or donate. We are so thankful to our loyal donors who keep this mission alive.
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<![CDATA[Be informed]]>Wed, 20 Apr 2022 01:25:44 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/be-informedBeing informed is hard enough, but when organizations give conflicting information it is even more difficult.

Stay informed friends.

You can click the link to the Legislator Line Up on the menu above.


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<![CDATA[HB1001 SENT TO THE GOVERNOR'S DESK]]>Thu, 03 Mar 2022 21:51:54 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/hb1001-sent-to-the-governors-desk
Oh Hoosiers,
 
It has been a long battle fought for Medical Liberty. Unfortunately, our State government is more interested in protecting big business, special interest groups, and the Governor rather than the citizens who elected them.
 
I know that the passage of HB1001 is disappointing.
  • It does not provide any protection to Hoosiers.
  • It guarantees discriminatory testing practices.
  • It eliminates the slim possibility that an attorney would take a discrimination case for testing.
  • It opens our state to federal meddling in exchange for money printed out of thin air…
This disappointment should do nothing more than MOTIVATE you to take your activism to the next level!

After all, if we want to win we can’t quit.
 
Your participation is going to be vital to eliminate employer-based discrimination. Nothing in HB1001 says that the employer must require testing or even mandate a vaccination. Working together with your co-workers will be imperative. We will have more on that later.
  1. Know who our legislators are and how they voted. Follow Liberty Defense PAC, they have laid the plans for Indiana constituents to become a #rinohunter by recruiting and endorsing only the best Liberty candidates.
  2. Become FACL trained- Join me in Ft. Wayne 3/26. Learn the techniques H4ML uses and why they are so effective.
  3. Promote GRASSROOTS mobilization in your community. We are looking for Local Partners to help us hold meetings in your neighborhood. Visit our website for more information. You can also start working with your coworkers to enact change in discriminatory policies.  We will be sharing more information on this soon. However, attending a FACL training will fully prepare you for this.
We have so much momentum behind us and it wasn’t coming from the legislature.

Make no mistake Hoosiers, you are the force of change.


Medical Liberty is dependent upon YOU.
 
When you feel discouraged, I want you to look at the success we have had thus far.

Hoosiers, together we have
  • fought and overturned employer mandates
  • protected and created awareness of exemptions
  • Defeated OHSA mandates
  • Stopped segregation in public schools (IPS)
  • Brought awareness to injuries
  • Educated thousands on VAERS
  • Activated & Mobilized thousands of Hoosiers to participate in the legislative process

Hoosiers for Medical Liberty’s activists have done this in the past two years, imagine what we can do if we continue to march forward?

I have been told that in the past one of the greatest frustrations with Medical Liberty organizations & groups is that they are filled with fire during legislative season and then fall off during the “off season.” H4ML is not that kind of organization.

We are full-bore, protecting your rights year-round.  

So what can you expect? We will continue with updates and communications. We will be working on collecting the remaining Candidate surveys for the 2022 primaries then sharing the information with you. Hoosiers for Medical Liberty does not provide endorsements to candidates. We will only discuss behaviors and voting habits of incumbents and compare that to how Challengers complete our Candidate survey. 
 
We will focus on the development of local grassroots. We truly see this as where the “magic happens.” We need you to stay engaged, dig deep and help us create a future where Medical Liberty is the norm, not the exception.
 
Thank you for all your hard work, it is not unnoticed!
 


For Liberty,
Ashley
 
 
 
P.S. I hope you are already registered to vote but if not you will want to do so prior to April 4th. If you are not registered by April 4th you will be ineligible to vote in the May primary.

P.S.S. If you are not a member, we invite you to become one today.
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<![CDATA[HB1001 goes to Conference committee]]>Wed, 02 Mar 2022 20:16:47 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/hb1001-goes-to-conference-committeePicture
HB1001 has been contested by it's author and will go to conference committee.

House conferees are listed however the Senate has not assigned theirs yet. When we know senate conferees we will put out a call to action.

We will also be watching to determine when the committee occurs. 

Our hope is that during committee the discriminatory testing will be removed. That will be the focus of our calls to action.

Bear in mind that the governor could still veto the bill and send it back demanding that the vaccine portions are removed all together. We do not know what will happen, but we have to do our best ensure that discriminatory practices are not put into the law.

We will communicate as soon as we get more info!


Thank you for being so dedicated!

Ashley




P.S. Don't miss out on the Convoy- check to see if it will be driving near you.



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<![CDATA[HB1001 Passes the senate]]>Tue, 01 Mar 2022 17:54:39 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/hb1001-passes-the-senateThis is going to be incredibly short.

HB1001 passed on 3rd reading in the senate. However, it may make a stop in conference committee. We will provide updates for that as soon as we know but it may be very short notice.

Once we know if it will go to conference committee and who the conferees and advisors will be we will push a call to action. Our goal is to remove the discriminatory testing. 

If you would like to you can work in advance collecting the information to support your stance. 

Regardless of if the bill goes to conference committee the bills next stop will be the governor's desk. He can still veto and send it back. This is a very interesting time and there truly is no telling what will happen. 

We likely won't do widespread calls to action for the rest of this bill, if you want the updates you will need to have already texted 260-286-0988 the code 1001 or do so now.  We will use this list to send out calls to action.  Please let your friends know if they would like timely updates.

When texting please only send the code: 1001. If you send anything else in that text you will not get added unless I do it manually- which is not a guarantee.

Thank you again for your dedication!
Ashley

P.S. The image below has been shared on our social media outlets, please comment and share those to help increase our reach, censorship is real!

P.S.S. You can also save and share the image especially if you are on other social media networks.
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<![CDATA[Let's kill HB1001]]>Mon, 28 Feb 2022 23:38:10 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/lets-kill-hb1001Picture
We have covered the discriminatory practices that are offered in HB1001, if you need an update check it out here.

We need you to take action ASAP. 

You are AMAZING! Your calls had the senate in a tizzy.

I was watching session and the tension was palpable. After they completed the 2nd reading list you could see the panic and difficulty in deciding what was going to happen even though they had already caucused TWICE during session today.

There were multiple people moving in and out of the chamber, talking back and forth in the hallway to confirm the plan.

Rod Bray, Senate Pro Temp and Republican Leader motioned to move the entire 3rd reading calendar to tomorrow! This is particularly interesting after his recent comments. See our FB post here.

They were scrambling and refused to hear HB1001 because of the pressure from H4ML activists!

Wednesday March 1st is the last day that it can be heard before dying.


It is a bad bill, we want it dead!


🚨🚨H4ML Call to action!🚨🚨

Your calls are imperative!

You will make 2 calls before 1:00 Wed. Mar. 1st

1. Your Senator (need help? Text 260-286-0988: find)
Tell them: "Hoosiers deserve true Medical Liberty, not the discriminatory testing policies in HB1001. Vote No on HB1001, it offers no greater exemption that what is already offered by federal regulation."

2. Rep. Matt Lehman 317-234-9380
Tell Him "As the author of HB1001, kill it or take it to conference committee and remove Section 9, including all discriminatory vaccine exemption and testing language. You clearly are not going to give us true Medical Liberty we have the right to.”

You are my heroes!

Ashley Grogg MSN-RN
Hoosiers for Medical Liberty- Founder





PS If you aren't a member yet, be sure to do so now!

P.S.S. We take our work very seriously, and are thankful for all the generous donors who make sure we can keep our website and communications going.  If you aren't a regular donor please consider making a monthly $50, $25, or even $10 donation to help us further Medial Liberty in Indiana.

Paid for by the supporters of Hoosiers for Medical Liberty, a tax exempt non-profit organization under IRC 501(c)(4) which does not endorse, support, or oppose candidates for election.
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<![CDATA[HB1001: senate 3rd reading 2/28]]>Mon, 28 Feb 2022 05:00:00 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/hb1001-senate-3rd-reading-228Today at 1:30pm the senate will hear HB1001 on 3rd reading.

What that means is that they will hear the title, a short synopsis from the sponsor and vote on final passage of the bill.  However, it isn't quite over. 

When legislation is passed in one chamber and then changed in another the author can "concur" or "dissent" the changes. If the author concurs it moves on for the Governors signature or veto. However, it if the author dissents then the bill goes to conference committee, which is referred to as the "wild west." Pretty much anything can happen in this committee.

At this point we have no hope that the bill will provide even a shred of Medical Liberty. At this point it is discrimination and tyranny. You can read more about that in the last blog. It covers the bill quite nicely and explains the changes that have happened.

Ultimately, the bill offers no greater protection than what current federal regulations do. However it does codify testing twice weekly.
This simple act will undoubtedly ensure that no Hoosier will be able to find an attorney to take discrimination cases based on testing of the unvaccinated in the work place.
As the law stands now, finding an attorney to take on a case for masking or testing is incredibly difficult. However once this bill passes it will me impossible.

I know that the legislators and lobbyists can twist and mince words to make you feel as though you are "getting something."

Let me assure you, you are "getting something," but in this case- nothing would be a lot better.

Here is your call to action: (Get it by texting 260-286-0988 the code: 1001

It is still important to call and let the legislature know where you stand. If they make discrimination into law they need to know what to expect from you. ACCOUNTABILITY.

You will make 2 calls before 1:00 today.
1. Your Senator (need help? text 260-286-0988: find)

Tell them: "Hoosiers deserve true Medical Liberty, not the discriminatory testing policies in HB1001. Vote No on HB1001, it offers no greater exemption that what is already offered by federal regulation."

2. Rep. Matt Lehman 317-234-9380

Tell Him "As the author of HB1001, kill it or take it to conference committee and remove Section 9, including all discriminatory vaccine exemption and testing language. You clearly are not going to give us true Medical Liberty we have the right to.”

Thank you for your dedication to Medical Liberty!

Ashley
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<![CDATA[HB1001 passes senate 2nd reading]]>Thu, 24 Feb 2022 20:51:19 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/hb1001-passes-senate-2nd-readingThis is going to be a quick update. I am going to try to briefly update you on the status of amendments to HB1001. I may pop back on here after I make dinner to add more depth to the update. 

HB1001- COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • A discriminatory policy that ensures employers can treat employees differently based on a Medical or religious exemption. (Negative)
  • Employers may require 2/weekly testing. (Negative)
  • Allows "tradsies" where employees can agree to testing rather than vaccination (Negative)
  • Allows recognition of natural immunity, proof required every 3 months and still subject to 2/weekly testing. (Negative)
  • Excludes a long list of employees including those working in/for: (Negative)
    • Other states
    • Companies with federal contracts, subcontracts, or grants.
    • Health care facilities
    • Professional sports organizations
    • Entertainment complexes
    • In close proximity to the live sports or entertainment (Read that again, but slower.)
    • Organization or venue engaged in producing or presenting musical, theatrical, or other types of cultural entertainment
    • The United States and its agencies & instrumentalities... Does that include?
      • Public School Systems
      • Any of the following: Ball State University, Indiana State University. Indiana University, Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue University, University of Southern Indiana, Vincennes University
      • Political Subdivisions/Municipalities (City/town jobs)
Amendment:
  • Adds administrative authority (Negative)
  • Adds standing orders for 5 and up (Neutral)
  • Adds protection of unemployment (Neutral/Positive) True medical liberty would ensure Hoosiers wouldn't be fired for asserting their bodily autonomy.
  • Added Organization or venue engaged in producing or presenting musical, theatrical, or other types of cultural entertainment to the list of people who won't get "protection" (Negative)
  • Removed "Indiana Governmental Entity" from list of employees not protected, but added in "United States and its agencies & instrumentalities" in which entities like schools, libraries etc may be considered. (This portion might be a "net zero")
  • Removes "tradsies" exemption option. Testing in leiu of vaccination for those who don't have medical or religious objections. (Neutral/Negative)
  • An employer may not require a test for the presence of COVID-19 unless the test:
    1. has been approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration;
    2. is the least invasive testing option available; and
    3. does not create an undue burden on the employee to receive the test. (Neutral/Negative)

I would like to note: one of the authors biggest talking points for the administrative authority portion was "all the other states are accepting federal funding and Indiana would be "missing out." However today in testimony Senator Melton mentioned that only 27 other states are accepting SNAP funding. Sounds like plenty of states refuse to contribute to poor federal fiscal choices.

So what you are left with is a pile of gobbly gook that promotes poor federal fiscal choices, opens the door for Federal meddling, kind of recognizes natural immunity, and codifies discrimination through testing.

HB1001 is a threat to your Medical Liberty!

This bill and its amendment were passed today without the objection of a SINGLE Senator. They should be ashamed of themselves.
HB1001 will likely wind up on the schedule for Monday and be heard on 3rd readings. There are no options for amendments.

Hoosiers deserve to know how their elected officials are voting. This is exactly what we are asking for in our latest call to action.

Call your senator and tell them:

"HB1001 is discriminatory and a threat to Medial Liberty. Hoosiers deserve a roll call and a NO vote on HB1001. I expect you to ask for a roll call vote. If the bill passes and no roll call is taken we must assume that you voted in favor and will be holding you accountable."

As always if you need help locating your senator text 260-286-0988 the word: FIND

Thank you for your relentless support of Medical Liberty and being willing to continue this fight. We are dug in for the long game and will not compromise on your right to Medical Liberty.

Ashley Grogg MSN-RN

Paid for by the supporters of Hoosiers for Medical Liberty, a tax exempt non-profit organization under IRC 501(c)(4) which does not endorse, support, or oppose candidates for election.
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<![CDATA[HB1001: adding bad language back]]>Thu, 24 Feb 2022 13:00:00 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/hb1001-adding-bad-language-backCan you believe the nerve?

You all have spoken out against the "Administrative Authority" of HB1001 & SB3 and yet it seems that your elected officials are going to pass it at any cost.

Just to recap, the administrative authority portion of the bill would give the Secretary of Family & Social Services (un-elected official) the power to accept any federal policy, recommendation or law connected to Federal Medicaid funding. The Secretary can also waive any portion of the title (Family & Human Services) to accept federal funding. It has similar provisions for SNAP funding.

This is an egregious and dangerous delegation of power. Hoosiers cannot hold anyone accountable for federal overreach through this capacity, and your weak legislature couldn't be more excited by that prospect.  When things go sideways and federal overreach rears its ugly head again, elected officials will be able to shrug their shoulders and say "It wasn't me. I can't control what the Secretary does."

You can go back and read some of the other blogs starting in November to watch the evolution of HB1001. I have also made "HB1001" a category so you can find all the posts easily. 

Ultimately, Rep Nisly & Jacob terrified House Republicans with their Liberty amendments on SB3 so they KILLED IT.

The House and Senate Republicans conspired together to add SB3's administrative authority language BACK into HB1001 to protect House Republicans from another BAD vote on Medical Liberty.

The irony of this is all to much. When HB1001 came to the senate they removed the administrative authority portion of the bill last week, Feb. 18th! But because they knew Rep Nisly and Jacob would force the house to go on record against Medical Liberty they killed SB3 and have no choice but to do an about face and add the language back in to HB1001.

The truth is we don't have a Medical Liberty Champion in the Senate. None of the Senators are willing to go out on that limb and defy the demands of Republican leadership, so they know they can get away with this... for now.


The feedback I am getting from our followers is quite damning.. Many people messaging back are feeling as though working with the current legislature is futile. They are TIRED of their words falling on deaf ears and ready for a change of representation.
Hoosiers for Medical Liberty does not endorse, support or oppose any candidate. We are a 501c4 social welfare organization. We simply EDUCATE the people on what their elected officials are doing at the state house.

Since the inception of HB1001 in November, Hoosiers have spoken out against this language, yet your elected officials are HELL BENT on passing this language to appease Gov. Holcomb.

YOUR CALLS ARE WORKING!

Keep up the good work. Continue pressing them.

Tell them: "We are watching, adding administrative authority from SB3 back in HB1001 because the House is scared to vote on Nisly's amendment is not acceptable. We don't want this legislation. Do not pass HB1001 Amendment #4 OR HB1001. We expect Medical Liberty & will proceed with accountability. We shouldn't have to babysit you."


1. Your Senator
2. Sen. Messmer 317-232-9840
3. Sen. Doriot 317-232-9808
4. Rep Lehman 317-234-9380

Then visit h4ml.org/dailydialer to enter to win a t-shirt.
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<![CDATA[HB1001: The saga continues]]>Tue, 22 Feb 2022 01:21:47 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/hb1001-the-saga-continues**Update 2/23/2022**
The senate has an amendment up tomorrow ADDING back in the administrative authority to "end" the State of Emergency. We must take action and call. They need to know that we are watching and will not tolerate this.
The ONLY reason they did this is because of the pressure you all placed on the House of Representatives to pass Rep Nisly's amendment. SB3 will probably die in the House and the Republican Caucus must work to build SB3 back in somewhere.

For clarity, the "un-elected official" is the Secretary of Family & Social Services.



***UPDATE***
Hoosiers your action is paying off!
Because of your ongoing pressure, the author "passed" on HB1001 2/22
Because of your ongoing pressure, the author "passed" on SB3 2/22 & 2/23.
They are both on the schedule for tomorrow 2/24.
Keep up with the pressure. Make sure they know this is NOT Medical Liberty.

Are you tired of hearing about HB1001?

I am tired of writing about it. Its been a long 4 months, and this bill has never provided Hoosiers with Medical Liberty.

At this point it is a serious threat to your Medical Liberty.

Let's take a look.

Initially, when you read the digest it seems like its ok. Hoosiers are able to use exemptions in the case of medical contraindications, religious reasons, or prior infection with immunity. Hoosiers can also "choose" to get tested rather than take the vaccine.

How is this Medical Tyranny...?

Bill digests are DECEIVING. So you need to read the whole bill.

Sometimes legalese is just difficult to read, especially when you have a million things on your "to-do" list.

Let me break it down for you.

The first several sections change wording around in the "passport ban" from last year. The changes define "Indiana governmental entity." As a re-cap this so called "passport ban" just says that a "Local or state unit" (the state government) can't issue or require a vaccine passport.

It's kind of a joke, it really  didn't change anything to begin with. If you recall, there was a big case against IU for requiring vaccination of students. This went to the AG, Todd Rokita, and the school was allowed to continue requiring the students disclose vaccination status and face discriminatory testing.

FOOLERY.

Pay close attention to the definition of "Indiana governmental entity." We will be discussing it later. The definition includes a state educational institution (Ball State University, Indiana State University. Indiana University, Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue University, University of Southern Indiana, Vincennes University), political subdivision (municipalities), and a public school corporation. Also notice IU is in there- do you think this means that if it passes they won't be able to ask for vaccine status anymore?

Section 5 starts half way down page 3 of the document. It is reviews exemptions from Covid-19 requirements.

It quickly starts in with employees who the "protections" do not apply to, including those working in/for:
  1. Other states
  2. Companies with federal contracts, subcontracts, or grants.
  3. Health care facilities
  4. Professional sports organizations
  5. Entertainment complexes
  6. In close proximity to the live sports or entertainment
(there is an amendment by Senator Messmer to add: organization or venue engaged in producing or presenting musical, theatrical, or other types of cultural entertainment)

Those listed above are still entitled to protections from Title VII and the ADA.

Ok. Let's get this straight... As long as you don't work in one of the above and are an employee, paid or unpaid, including an independent contractor, subcontractor, or student trainee/intern you MAY continue on....
WAIT!
Remember how I pointed out the definition of "Indiana Governmental Entity" above- yep if you fall into an employee for one of those agencies- THE "PROTECTIONS" DO NOT APPLY TO YOU.


Ok so that list again...

The "protections" listed below do not apply to you if you work in/for
  1. Other states
  2. Companies with federal contracts, subcontracts, or grants.
  3. Health care facilities
  4. Professional sports organizations
  5. Entertainment complexes
  6. In close proximity to the live sports or entertainment (Read that again, but slower.)
  7. Public School Systems
  8. Any of the following: Ball State University, Indiana State University. Indiana University, Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue University, University of Southern Indiana, Vincennes University
  9. Political Subdivisions/Municipalities (City/town jobs)
  10. Federal employees
  11. Possibly** organization or venue engaged in producing or presenting musical, theatrical, or other types of cultural entertainment

Whew... so Who is left?

Any nerds out there want to figure out the percentage of Hoosiers that eliminates from these so called protections?

We are now 1/2 way down page 4 where we start to learn about exemptions.
  1. Medical- signed MD statement of contraindication- No further inquiry.
  2. Religious- Statement of sincerely held religious beliefs.
  3. Tradies- no vaccine as long as you test. (Though, Senator Messmer is trying to remove this in his amendment.)
  4. Natural immunity- Not so fast you may have to prove it every 3 months.

So the people who actually qualify for these "additional protections" can play "tradsies" for now, use a medical exemption with no further inquiry, use a religious exemption (no change), and claim natural immunity as long as you can prove it every 3 months. 

WOW! These legislators went out of their way to really "protect you." Didn't they! So generous.

OH WAIT.

They also included that an employer may require testing up to twice a week regardless of the exemption used. THIS IS DISCRIMINATION!

The Indiana State Legislature wants to make DISCRIMINATION INTO LAW!?!

The Senate also removed the portion requiring the employer to pay for testing and your ability to file for unemployment if you are terminated for failing to get vaccinated.
They not only missed the mark, I think they may have shot themselves in the foot with this one.
The bad news doesn't stop there.

Do you remember when HB1001 had portions that allowed federal strings into our state?  We rallied hard against that and they took it out.

These legislators are tricky, they weren't about to let their deal with Governor Holcomb die. The Senate never had any intention of passing Medical Liberty, and so they put the "administrative authorities" in SB3 and it passed out of the Senate and is now waiting to be heard in the House. This bill is one of the utmost priorities for the legislature.

The first couple bills on either side are usually guaranteed to pass. So SB1, SB2, SB3 or HB1001, HB1002, HB1003. As you can see its no mistake that they had this language starting in both sides, they need to make sure it goes through. I personally would love to see SB3 die, but the reality is that it probably won't.

So if they are going to pass this we want to at least try to force them to "Follow the science."

Rep. Curt Nisly has drafted an amendment that would fill the requests of our petition for an Injury Investigation. The "FOLLOW THE SCIENCE" amendment would ensure that there is an INDEPENDENT 3rd party review of all VAERS reports filed by or on behalf of an Indiana resident. It will also ensure that providers and patients are educated on VAERS, and the federal injury compensation programs.

Urging your State House Representative to "Vote YES on the FOLLOW THE SCIENCE Amendment, or vote NO on SB3" will be part of our call to action below.

Bear in mind, we know SB3 is garbage. We do not want this bill passed. The short of this bill: Allows an unelected official to apply a waiver to the section of code and or accept any federal law, regulation, guidance or policy related to COVID-19 in order to get federal funding for Medicad. Representative John Jacob has quite a few amendments to fix this as well.

It also allows the age of standing orders for vaccinations to be lowered to 5 from 11. There is a lot of confusion about this. The standing order does NOT mean a mandate, or that they can do it without parental consent. It simply means that the doctor does not have to write a prescription and parents can take their children to a pharmacy to get the shot. While I think that these vaccines should be given by providers who know the child, this is NOT a threat to medical Liberty.
🚨🚨Call to action🚨🚨
I want to have some fun, so we are going to make this a game!

If you become a "DAILY DIALER" you can enter to win one of our t-shirts!
Rules are simple, each day you make the following series of calls submit an entry as a "DAILY DIALER." This Saturday I will draw a winner and send out the t-shirt of your choosing. You don't have to call every day to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning!

Simple right?!?!

Ok so here is the call to action:

1. Your Senator (most important) 
2. Sen. Messmer 317-232-9840
3. Sen. Doriot 317-232-9808

Tell them: "HB1001 is Medical Tyranny. Vote NO on HB1001. It is clear you have no intention of protecting Hoosiers. We won't be fooled & Hoosiers for Medical Liberty will guarantee that!"

4. Rep Lehman 317-234-9380- He will get BOTH messages. ☝️👇

"Vote YES on the FOLLOW THE SCIENCE Amendment, or vote NO on SB3"

5. Your State House Rep
6.Rep Barrett 317-234-2993
Both need to hear about the "Follow the Science Amendment."

Then visit h4ml.org/dailydialer to enter.

Get this call to action sent to your phone text 260-286-0988: DAILY DIALER

Don't forget to tell your friends!

Thank you for your ongoing dedication to Medical Liberty! This is a long fight, a lot of work but trust me it is paying off! The state house knows we are not playing around. They are feeling the pressure from all of you and THAT is the only reason that they "passed" yesterday and didn't hear the bills. Keep up the great work.

For Liberty,
Ashley Grogg, MSN-RN
Hoosiers for Medical Liberty- Founder

P.S. Don't forget to let me know what they are saying on the phone.  I love getting feedback.

P.S.S. If you like what you see here, please make sure you take a moment to become a member or donate. We are so thankful to our loyal donors who keep this mission alive.
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<![CDATA[END MEDICAL TYRANNY]]>Sun, 20 Feb 2022 04:31:55 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/end-medical-tyrannyPicture
🚨H4ML Call to Action!🚨

HB1001 is Medical Tyranny!

Our legislators have lost their minds & are trying to make discrimination through testing into law.

I have been putting in O.T. trying to find a legislator brave enough to fight against those destroying Medical Liberty, but I am empty handed. Some of you received an extra text this week asking for some extra help. These small targeted campaigns are important even when they don't result in what we ask for. Our continued pressure lets the legislature know we are NOT going to stop until we get true Medical Liberty.

Make 3 calls:
1. Your Senator (most important) Need help? Reply: find
2. Rep Lehman 317-234-9380
3. Sen. Messmer 317-232-9840

Tell them: "HB1001 is Medical Tyranny. Vote NO on HB1001. It is clear you have no intention of protecting Hoosiers. We won't be fooled & Hoosiers for Medical Liberty will guarantee that!"

Call before noon on Monday.

We need thousands of calls, please share this urgent message with your friends. Have them text 260-286-0988: 1001

Before you go, we have one more call to make.

Call your STATE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE text 260-286-0988: FIND

Tell your State Rep to "VOTE YES on SB3's "FOLLOW THE SCIENCE" amendment.
This amendment will be a start to achieving our injury investigation petition! You will be able to see it tomorrow posted under SB3. Please call before noon!


Thank you for helping us stop Medical Tyranny.
Ashley

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<![CDATA[HB1001- DANGER TO MEDICAL LIBERTY, to be heard 2/21/22]]>Fri, 18 Feb 2022 23:27:31 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/hb1001-danger-to-medical-liberty-to-be-heard-22122🚨🚨H4ML CALL TO ACTION! 🚨🚨

HB1001 will be heard on 2nd reading on Monday Feb. 21st at 1:30pm. 
This bill is a DANGER to Medical Liberty and CANNOT be passed as it is.
Demand your senator replace the current language with something like SB286.

Make 3 calls:
1. YOUR SENATOR Need help? Tex 260-286-0988: FIND
2. Senator Messmer 317-232-9840
3. Rep Lehman 317-234-9380

Tell them "HB1001 does not protect Hoosiers. As it stands, it will codify discrimination through testing. We will not accept this! Hoosiers must have TRUE PROTECTIONS like SB286."

You may add: 1. An immediate independent 3rd party investigation for all Hoosier VAERS reports.
2. Required education of all working in health care on VAERS reporting & CICP
3. Required education on adverse events, VAERS reporting, and CICP for patients prior to vaccination. “

Thank you,
Ashley

P.S. Tell your friends they can get this message by texting 260-286-0988 the code: 1001
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<![CDATA[HB1001 further diluted]]>Wed, 16 Feb 2022 18:36:57 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/hb1001-further-diluted🚨🚨H4ML CALL TO ACTION! 🚨🚨
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HB1001 was weakened further and passed committee- your action is important.

Make 3 calls:
1. YOUR SENATOR Need help? Text 260-286-0988: FIND
2. Senator Messmer 317-232-9840
3. Rep Lehman 317-234-9380

Tell them "HB1001 does not protect Hoosiers. As it stands, it will codify discrimination through testing. We will not accept this! Hoosiers must have TRUE PROTECTIONS like SB286."

You may add:
1. An immediate independent 3rd party investigation for all Hoosier VAERS reports.
2. Required education of all working in health care on VAERS reporting & CICP
3. Required education on adverse events, VAERS reporting, and CICP for patients prior to vaccination. “


Become a agent of POLITICAL ACCOUNTABILITY & CHANGE! h4ml.org/facl

Read HB1001 here. Today's amendment probably won't be included until tomorrow. http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2022/bills/house/1001

SB 286 for your reading pleasure: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2022/bills/senate/286

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<![CDATA[HB1001 SENATE HEARING, 2/16/2022]]>Tue, 15 Feb 2022 15:44:58 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/hb1001-senate-hearing-2162022
HB1001 will be heard in the Senate Health & Provider Services Tomorrow Wednesday February 16th.
 
I am completely shocked. Now is not the time to drop our guard. We must remember that settling for a rehash of Federal Law is NOT enough to protect Hoosiers. In fact, HB1001 still has a plethora of flaws.
 
We must make it clear that Hoosiers deserve better. Here is a list of concerns with the bill the way it is:
  • Employers can still mandate and coerce employees into vaccination.
  • HB1001 excludes “Indiana governmental entity” meaning state employees, including state colleges and public schools, do not get protections. (Pg 10 line 30)
  • HB1001 doesn’t protect federal contractors, even though it wouldn’t prevent a mandate, just allows employees exemptions. (Pg 9 line 18)
  • Employers don’t have to comply with this law if they provide accommodations through Federal Regulations. If they use this as an excuse can they still inquire further after initial exemption? (Pg 9 line 18)
  • HB1001 codifies discrimination through testing. (Pg 11 line 4)
  • Hoosier Tax dollars will be used to fund mandated testing through the department of workforce development. (Pg 11, line 18)
  • Natural immunity is only recognized for 6 months despite science stating much longer (Pg 12 line 27)
  • HB 1001 is not enforceable. There is no penalty for breaking this law. What is the point?
  • Injuries are largely ignored and dismissed.
  • Indiana has had over 25,000 VAERS reports and they have gone uninvestigated.
  • Hoosiers who have faced vaccine injury after a mandate are left without support and have not received workman's compensation.
  • Informed consent is not occurring.
  • Largely providers are unaware of what VAERS is or how to make a report.
  • Hoosiers deserve Medical Liberty.

Our Call to action today:

Call Senate Pensions & Labor Committee members:
Ed Charbonneau 317-232-9494
Michael Crider 317-234-9054
Justin Busch 317-232-9488
 
“Hoosiers want an end to mandates and language that looks more like Senator Kruse’s is SB 286! If you refuse to do anything more than repeat federal regulations this bill must include language for:
  1. An immediate independent 3rd party investigation for all Hoosier VAERS reports.
  2. Required education of all working in health care on VAERS reporting & CICP
  3. Required education on adverse events, VAERS reporting, and CICP for patients prior to vaccination. “
 
If you missed it check out the history of deception and trickery in the House by reading our last blog on the bill here.

If that wasn't enough motivation to demand a fix to HB1001, maybe this will:
Or maybe you want to be at the mercy of your employer year after year?

I didn't think so.


Hungry for more education?
Learn about how bills move through the legislative body here.
Learn how to navigate the IGA website here.
Read and sign our new petition calling for an investigation into Hoosier VAERS reports.
Thanks!
Ashley Grogg MSN-RN
Hoosiers for Medical Liberty, Founder


P.S. If you aren't a member yet please do so today. Our organization is funded solely by donations. Please consider a monthly donation of $50, $25, or even $10 to perpetuate our mission!

P.S.S. You can sign up for text alerts, send 260-286-0098 the word: ALERT
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<![CDATA[EMAIL UPDATE FROM 2/15/2022]]>Tue, 15 Feb 2022 15:00:00 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/email-update-from-2152022Here is what you will find:
  • Legislative update- CALL TO ACTION!
  • If the Medical Liberty bills are dead, what does the rest of the session look like?
  • Injury Investigation
  • Stay connected
  • Local Partners, how can you help bring meetings to your area?
  • More training headed your way.
  • Don't miss our next meeting Thursday Feb. 17th, 7pm EST

Legislative update:

HB1001

HB1001 is getting a hearing in the Senate tomorrow! Read the blog to see the laundry list of flaws with the bill and an important call to action!

Get it sent to you, text 260-286-0988 code: 1001

Dying bills. 

All TRUE Medical Liberty bills died in committee. It appears that leadership has no intention of providing your Medical Liberty.

HB1003

The legislature is attempted to “fix” the decades-long nursing shortage. In their haste & refusal to listen to nurses, HB1003 will decrease safety of patients & staff alike. 
As I mentioned above, legislative session is half over and the bills have moved from one chamber to the other.  We have a couple bills in the house we are watching and there isn't a whole lot happening in the Senate other than what is listed above.

Once all the bills are heard the end of session will conclude with “Conference Committee.” During this time, bills that were changed by the other chamber will be heard and decided upon.

We will be watching what happens there. Historically legislators pull out their greatest trickery passing things that get stripped out in general legislative process.

We know that it is very unlikely that anything will move through in regular session for Medical Liberty, but we aren't ready to give up, knowing anything is possible in conference committee.

We just launched a new petition and hope to pressure the legislature to take action. Check it out below. 

Injury Investigation

Did you get a chance to read Margaret Menge's article from The Center Square? Last month she broke the story of a 40% increase in deaths among 18-64 year olds in Indiana and since it has been featured on national news.

Check out the story here. As it turns out One America, an insurance company, said that these were “unheard of” numbers and it wasn't isolated to Indiana.

Ultimately there is a lot of speculation as to why this age group in seeing such a significant rise in deaths.  Some speculate that it is, at least in part, related to the COVID vaccination.

Indiana has also seen it's fair share of suspected adverse events with over 25,000 VAERS reports in Indiana alone.

It is time for our leadership and medical community to investigate the issue.

If you agree, sign the petition and be sure to share it with your friends!  

Sign Now!

Calls to action & Text messages.

This year was a bit strange, legislative session has been moving super fast and I feel like I don't know where it went.

We have also had tremendous growth, but in that I have noticed that some of you want every single text message (thank you) and others are not quite able to keep up with all texts but want to remain involved. 

In order to find a happy middle ground we have created a group for everyone.  I am not sure if we will use this much this year but wanted to roll it out before we really need it.

As you can see from the graphic to the side all you have to do is text the name of the group you would like to join to us. After that we will keep you updated from there.

Thank you for your continued support!

H4ML Near Me

I have been dreaming of this for quite some time, and it is finally here.

In addition to our zoom meeting, Fort Wayne Locals will be able to sit in on the meeting with their neighbors at Crossroads Wellness Center.

We are looking for more Local Partners and look forward to many more locations across the state! Check the website often for updates, or text 260-286-0988 the name of your county like “Allen County” for updates on local meetings. 

Let's get scary!

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Right now more than ever this training is imperative for Liberty Loving Hoosiers.
 
I sound like a broken record, I know. This class changed my world and Hoosiers for Medical Liberty is the result.
If you want to learn about politics in a while new way- join us March 26ths in Fort Wayne. 

The only regret you will have is not going!
 
Can't make the 26th? Visit h4ml.org/facl for other Indiana classes. Register NOW

Thank you all for the work you do, for staying up to date, and sharing with your friends.

Don't hesitate to forward this email along to those who may be looking for answers.

For Liberty,
Ashley Grogg MSN-RN
Hoosiers for Medical Liberty- Founder

PS If you aren't a member yet, be sure to do so now!

P.S.S. We take our work very seriously, and are thankful for all the generous donors who make sure we can keep our website and communications going.  If you aren't a regular donor please consider making a monthly $50, $25, or even $10 donation to help us further Medial Liberty in Indiana. 

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<![CDATA[DYING BILLS]]>Wed, 26 Jan 2022 00:48:39 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/dying-billsHow can bills be dying 3.5 weeks into session?
There are rules for the legislative session and how bills are moved through the legislature.  Each bill must pass through both chambers, the House & Senate. This year is a short session, and everything is a little faster than what it was last year.  Legislative session will only last for about 2 months total.
This neat graphic shows how bills move through the legislature, but more on that later.

How do you know bills are going to die?

You can visit the Indiana General Assembly (IGA) website to see the deadlines under session or via the chamber’s daily calendar. When looking at the calendar you can see that the deadline for “committee reports” for senate bills is Jan 27th. Today Jan 25th is the deadline for House Committee reports.

So what does that mean?

It means that all bills in the chamber must have had a “committee report” completed prior to that day.  The committee report entails the first reading along with the first vote. If a bill passes the first reading it moves out of committee, gets a report, and is sent to the full chamber for 2nd reading.
 
Even though the Senate date isn’t until the 27th, these bills die earlier. Tomorrow Wednesday Jan. 26th is the last committee meeting for Health & Provider Services in the Senate and the last chance to be heard. Public comment is only taken during committee hearings or “1st reading.” Committee chairs are required to give at least 48 hours’ notice to the public prior to hearing a bill.  That means that any bills not already on the committee calendars are not eligible to be heard.
 
This year multiple Medical Liberty bills were filed, I am pretty sure there are more that what I listed.

Why were so many filed and not heard?

This is a hard question to answer. It is probably a combination of factors. First, the legislature knows that Medical Liberty is the hottest issue of the time. Over the past year Hoosiers have made it perfectly clear that they do not want to be forced to take a vaccination.
 
That explains why so many were filed, but not as to why they weren’t heard. The answer to this can be found in so many of our blog posts. The Indiana State legislature seems to be snared by corporate interest groups, lobbyists, and the chamber of commerce. These entities do not want the rights of the individual preserved over the rights of business.
 
Representatives Curt Nisly and John Jacob have both worked with H4ML over the past two years to bring about Medical Liberty. Time and again their amendments and bills are discarded and avoided at all costs. We are now seeing this type of behavior against other bills offering Medical Liberty protections. Some wonder if the only way that Medical Liberty will be permitted is if it is under the watchful eye and discretion of special interest groups.

Who is to blame?

This is another tough question, in part- we need to take a long look in the mirror. For decades most of us (as a culture) have been politically apathetic. We have blindly trusted our Indiana “Republican supermajority” to represent conservative values of Indiana. While we have been off living the American dream corporations, lobbyists, and greed have been able to swoop in and control the thoughts, values, and voting habits of our legislators.
 
We must take ownership of the mess we are in. Only through our involvement and continued accountability for our legislature will we see proper representation.
 
The purpose of this was not to chastise or discourage you. It is quite the opposite. I hope this encourages you to stay involved and become an active member of the organizations that align with your values.
 
If you are looking for a no-nonsense Medical Liberty group you are in the right place. We are going to keep writing these blogs, exposing truth, and educating our followers. We want you to feel empowered to take an active role in our government. This is the only way out of the tyrannical mess we are in.
 
We invite you to become a member of Hoosiers for Medical Liberty, make sure you are on our contact list, and of course, share with your friends!
 
Thank you for your attention and I hope this helps clear up some confusion.
 
Thank you,
Ashley
I didn’t forget! Here is more information on how a bill becomes law.
A little more on how bills become a law:

First someone has an idea and they present that idea to a legislator. The legislator weighs the pros and cons and if they like it they draft and file a bill.
Once filed the bill is assigned to a committee in the chamber the legislator belongs to.

In committee lucky bills get to be heard- this is also called “1st reading.”
Bills are not guaranteed to have a first reading or vote. One of the most common ways for bills to die is in committee. Bills that do have first reading can be amended or “refined” in committee.

If the bill passes then it moves “out to the full chamber.” During 2nd reading any member of the chamber may offer amendments and each amendment can be voted on. Once the amendments are voted on the chamber votes to move the bill to 3rd reading. 3rd reading is when a vote is taken on the final version of the bill before sending over to the other chamber.

Once the bill “flips” to the other side the whole process starts over again. 
If the bill is amended in the second chamber the author can approve the changes or challenge the changes. If challenged the bill versions go to “conference committee.” In conference committee a small number of legislators from each chamber are brought together and decide on a final draft before passing. If an agreement is not able to be reached the bill fails.
If a bill makes it through both chambers unchanged it moves on to the Governor for signature.

Once on the Governor’s desk, he or she can sign or veto the bill.  If the bill is vetoed, then it goes back to the originating chamber and can be voted on again. 

That is a crash course in how a bill becomes a law.
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<![CDATA[Politics: A dirty game of smoke, mirrors, and deception.]]>Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:40:51 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/politics-a-dirty-game-of-smoke-mirrors-and-deceptionHoosier cries for Medical Liberty protections have fallen on deaf ears for over a year. The Indiana General Assembly (IGA) flat out refused to adopt SB74 last year, scrambled for political cover, only to fall short by passing a worthless vaccine passport ban.
 
It looks like they might be trying their hardest to do nothing more than the same this year, but they want you to think they are “striking balance” between the rights of the people and the rights of the businesses. 
Where do you think their loyalties belong?
With the people or with the businesses?
2022 legislative session started two and half weeks ago. It feels much longer because Hoosiers have been getting empty promises with major strings attached for the past two months. 

Despite over 14 hours of testimony the House Republicans refused to make any positive changes for medical liberty on HB1001 and INSIST on bowing down to dangerous demands set forth by the governor.

HB1001’s exemptions are no more protective than federal protections currently available and has its fair share of strings attached. The bill includes provisions that would allow an unelected official to accept federal funding and “any other federal law, regulation, guidance or policy pertaining to COVID-19 relief.” This is giving the federal government an open door into our state governance. The IGA has the capability to end the state of emergency without adding these stipulations into law. The administrative aspects of this bill are a threat to Liberty!

We DO NOT want this bill the way it stands.

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Meeting Jan 20th 7pm EST

On Thursday Jan 13th HB1001 was open for amendments and brave Representatives Curt Nisly and John Jacob offered up amendments that would have corrected the flaws of the bill.

Yet neither of them were passed.
 
I encourage you to go back and watch the footage.

Representative Nisly’s amendment would have stripped out the governors demands. House Republicans seem to carry too much loyalty to the king… err Governor than to do the right thing and end the state of emergency via a House Concurrent Resolution. Instead, they choose to continue to promote the poor fiscal decisions of the Biden administration and open Hoosiers up to the potential for increasingly tyrannical rule. The amendment was defeated when nearly all House Representatives voted against it.

Next Rep. John Jacob brought forth an amendment for Bodily integrity. This amendment would have fixed all the issues Medical Liberty Activists saw in HB1001’s vaccination portion of the bill. It was beautifully crafted and Rep. Jacob’s speech was heartfelt and compelling. However Representative Leonard made a point of order stating that the amendment was in violation of rule 118.

Rule 118 is also referred to as “Bill pending.” Meaning that you can not write an amendment that looks like a current bill.  At the time of filing the amendment, there were NO bills in the house that looked similar. Yet on January 13th HB1408 appeared on the IGA website and was eerily similar to Rep Jacob's amendment.  In this story the order of events is incredibly important.

Let’s look at this timeline:

But there is more to this story. When watching session, you don’t get to see everything that happens. While the House “stood in recess” Representative John Jacob went to bat for your medical liberty. Stating that he would withdraw the amendment if the committee chair that HB1408 was assigned to would publicly announce the bill would be heard and VOTED on. Both Representatives Todd Huston & Representative Leonard were reported to appeared to be appalled at his request and DENIED it.
Could it be that the House Republicans are hell bent on ensuring they protect the interests of Governor Holcomb, special interest groups, and big business while flat out refusing to address TRUE Medical Liberty?
Take an objective look at these facts and decide for yourself.

HB1001 passed through the House and has been referred to the Senate where Senators Messmer and Charbonneau are sponsoring the bill. 

These two senators have not previously been champions of medical liberty, in fact Senator Charbonneau is the chair of health and provider services committee. This particular committee has historically had close relationships with the hospital association and pharma. 

Some might say that the assignment of HB1001 to Sen. Charbonneau was an intentional death sentence, especially after Senate Pro Temp Rod Bray’s negative public comments about the bill.

Senator Charbonneau’s committee has already passed Senate Bill 3 which covers the dangerous administrative portions of the HB1001 without the exemption portions.  SB3 will be heard on second reading today (Jan 20th).

Hoosiers for Medical Liberty drafted an amendment and attempted to get several Senators to file it on behalf of Hoosiers. Unfortunately, Senator Kruse is out of town ineligible and with the help of Dr. Dan Stock three other Senators were approached without anyone willing to take up the amendment.
 
My expectation is that HB1001 will die in Charbonneau’s committee and SB3 will pass through and transfer over to the House rapidly while HB1001 sits to die.

Understanding politics is difficult enough however, it is easy to completely lose sight and misunderstand when the political class uses smoke, mirrors, and deception.
Hoosiers deserve Medical Liberty and they certainly deserve transparency of government.

Call to action:

Call your House Representative & Senators TODAY and tell them:

“I am sick of political games and misdirection. It is time to deliver TRUE Medical Liberty protections. It's time to live up to your role. I am asking you to take a stand, do what is right, help bring transparency to politics.”

If you need help finding your elected officials text 260-286-0988 the word: FIND
We find this song inspiring and think you will to.  Check FiveTimesAugust.com out for more information.

Our commitment to you:

  • H4ML will continue to expose the inner workings of the IGA so that we can fight for Medical Liberty here in the Hoosier state.
  • H4ML will continue to work with our legislators to gain policy.
  • H4ML will continue to add resources and information to this website.
  • H4ML will continue to share news articles on social media outlining the most recent topics so you can stay informed.
  • H4ML will continue to educate Hoosiers on their right to file an exemption and how to do it.
  • H4ML will continue to support Hoosiers facing job loss, looking for assistance, & needing to share their stories.
  • H4ML will continue to facilitate FACL trainings to ensure more of our citizens are prepared to take political action.

But H4ML needs your help. In order to reach the legislators who don't take Medical Liberty seriously we need to continue to organize the constituents in their districts.  We need to make sure they have NO EXCUSE to avoid representing the people the way they ask.

H4ML needs you to share these calls to action.
H4ML needs you join the mailing & texting lists. (you can do this on the right hand side of this page!)
H4ML needs you to invite your friends to a meeting.
H4ML needs you to help find Local Partners to help host in person meetings!

We couldn't be more thankful for the way you have helped get H4ML up off the ground and supported our continued growth. Hoosiers have all worked so hard and are starting to see the fruits of our labors. Now is absolutely not the time to back down. We must continue to grow this momentum and exceed all expectations. 

I have faith in our great state.
I have hope for our future.
I know we will triumph over tyranny.

Thank you for all you do!

For Liberty,
Ashley Grogg MSN-RN

P.S. Don't miss our meeting tonight Jan 20th at 7pm EST. Register here.

P.S.S. Do you like what you see here? Be part of the change and support H4ML financially through Membership or donation. Thank you for your generous and ongoing support!

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<![CDATA[HB1003]]>Tue, 18 Jan 2022 12:34:33 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/hb1003Updated:
This bill has passed out of the Senate Committee without any of the changes recommended by Hoosiers.  Yesterday, passed second reading without amendments. There is little to stop it from becoming law.

H4ML Call to Action!

Are you concerned about the quality of care in Hospitals?

Staffing shortages have been exacerbated by vaccine mandates and the House is trying to correct shortages via dangerous HB1003 through temporary licensing & cutting back on student clinical hours without addressing mandates.

Here is the breakdown of issues with this bill:
  1. The bill addresses temporary licensing for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Respiratory therapists, and Pharmacists. It creates a temporary fix but may actually cause a bigger problem once it expires. The bill ends the last day of the quarter in which the federal emergency ends. That means temporary licensees and their employers could have notice of any where from 3 months to as little as 3 days notice that the license expires. This could easily create a vacuum effect and cause immediate staffing issues.
  2. Nursing students can get a temporary license prior to completing NCLEX, the MINIMUM competency licensing test. There are also no parameters on how long a student is permitted to work without completing the exam. This is very concerning, hospitals are desperate for staff and may take advantage of students in these positions. While working large numbers of hours to earn money and please their new employer students may not prioritize the exam over work. Students may also be at higher risk for burn out, mistakes, and moral injury.
  3. The bill also offers temporary licensing to foreign nurses. We don't hold anything against foreign nurses, however the state has seen issues with language barriers creating dangerous situations for patients. This could be fixed with a simple amendment to require English competency.
  4. The bill addresses nursing education allowing qualifying nursing programs to "increase enrollment at any rate the program considers appropriate." This is asking for trouble. Nursing faculty is difficult to obtain and there are no guidelines to keep the programs from over enrolling to increase. The bill adds that programs may be mostly staffed by part-time faculty and allows the school to replace important clinical hours with simulation lab up to 50%. This is astounding, clinical hours imperative for students to learn how to interact with patients and learn the skills that cannot be taught out of a book. This has significant potential to impair the education of our future nurses. These students may care for you or your loved ones.
  5. Finally, they NEVER address vaccine mandates for students. It seems the House Republicans want to go above and beyond to allow licensing loopholes and potentially allow for bad practices in nursing education, yet they can't address the elephant in the room. Far to many students in health care tracts are being bullied, harassed, and even removed from their programs for not taking the vaccination. This seems incredibly unfair, once in the medical profession these students will have the right to exemptions for medical and religious reasons. Other students are choosing career paths outside of healthcare to avoid vaccine mandates.  This injustice must be corrected!


Call the Authors & your Rep and tell them: "HB1003 needs to be amended. Vote YES on Rep. Nisly's amendments calling for respect of religious exemptions for health care students and increased safety in temporary licenses and health care education."

Make 4 calls before 1pm this afternoon!

1. Ethan Manning 317-232-9619
2. Your State House Representative (learn who it is by replying: Find)
3. Brad Barrett 317-234-2993
4. J. Michael Davisson 317-232-9619

Don't forget to tell your friends, especially if they are in a medical profession.

Our Virtual Meeting dates have changed!

Join us via Zoom to learn more about what is happening. In case you missed our last email our meetings have changed to the 3rd Thursday of the month.

That means we will be meeting Thursday Jan 20th at 7pm EST

Register here

We look forward to seeing you there!
Thank you,
Ashley
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<![CDATA[Happy Holidays]]>Wed, 22 Dec 2021 21:53:55 GMThttp://hoosiersformedicalliberty.com/blog/happy-holidaysIt is hard to believe that 2021 will be coming to an end in the next two weeks. 

What an incredibly wild ride it has been. I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays as you close out your year.

2021 started out with a bang as we embarked on our first legislative journey learning along the way. H4ML & it's Membership was the driving force behind SB74 and nearly 20 amendments on other bills to secure Medical Liberty. We have been working behind the scenes to make sure we can continue creating change here in Indiana!

I want to end the year with a last update and sharing my New Year's Resolution, but more on that later!

Here is what you will read today:

  1. Ashley's New Year's resolution.
  2. Monthly Meeting Date is MOVING! Exciting changes, coming in 2022!
  3. Legislative Plans for 2022.
  4. Candidate questions, and why we can't go there.
  5. Success & Growth.
Ashley's New Years Resolution!
Resolutions are often thought of as personal goals that people make and then, usually break. Intentions are good and the resolution is probably something very much needed, yet often discarded.
Why?- Let's revisit this in a little bit.

Right now, we are all living in a dystopian world where everyday happenings seem surreal and impossible.

So many of us would like to just return to “normal.” As much as I hate to admit it, normal is never coming back.

We will never go back to the “pre-pandemic” way of life.

In a lot of ways, that is a blessing.

Hoosiers have learned so much over the last two years. Many of us have become politically active for the first time, perhaps in our lives. For so long we took the importance of politics for granted.

I don't enjoy politics, but I never want to go back to apathy. This has been an incredibly empowering time for all of us. Even though most days it can feel overwhelming or even as though we are up against insurmountable odds.

The truth is, the American spirit is THRIVING
The American Dream isn't possible without American Politics.

My New Year's resolution is to never return to normal.
My New Year's resolution is to find balance between politics and the American dream.
My New Year's resolution is encourage and inspire those same things in each of you.
I want nothing more than for each and every one of us to continue fighting for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Each new day brings a new lesson and reason to keep fighting for everything we have enjoyed.

My hope is that you will join me in this resolution and share this message with others, so that they may be inspired to shake off apathy and join in defending Liberty.

But… I mentioned before- New Year's Resolutions are often forgotten.

Why do we break our resolutions?

Do we make resolutions that are unattainable?
Maybe there is a lack of support?
Or, life just gets busy?

Sure these are all reasons why people break their resolution.

This resolution is attainable, its a work in progress.

This resolution will be supported, because we are all working on it together.

Of course, life is going to get busy, but we must never forget where we are. We must never forget how much time we have sacrificed to reclaim our rights.

Even after victory seems apparent is going to be vital to remain “in play." By staying engaged we will ensure we never come back to this place again.

Will you join me in my New Year's Resolution and help make it a reality? 

Changes to our monthly meetings!
With a new year comes some exciting new changes. For quite a while I have wanted to roll out H4ML Near Me and we are FINALLY there. We will be moving our monthly meetings to the THIRD THURSDAY of the month from 7:00-8:00pm EST.

I have put the final touches on the agreement forms and now we can recruit local professionals to assist in hosting meetings.

Our plan is to have 5 locations in January. Each location will live stream the typical monthly meeting for the first 20 minutes and then the rest of the meeting will be for community building and outreach planning.

We think this is going to add so much life to the movement, rapidly accelerate growth, and success.

As we add locations you will be able to find them under the H4ML Near Me page nestled under the “Get Involved" tab on the website.

You can also text 260-286-0988 with your county for example: ADAMS COUNTY to get notified of new meeting places.

If there is a local professional in your area that would like to consistently host monthly meetings please have them text 260-286-0988 the word: PARTNER to get more information.

You will still be able to participate from home via Zoom just as before. You will need to register for the meeting again.

Thank you for helping us make this a success!

2022 Legislation
Did you ever imagine you would be excited about Legislation?

Me either!

Yet here we are, waiting with baited breath to see what kind of legislation will pop up surrounding Medical Liberty.

So far there are two bills filed by Senator Kruse. SB 30 which is very similar to our bill last year, ensuring exemptions. SB 31 which is specific to COVID. Senator Kruse has a third bill being drafted off of language we presented and we are pretty excited about the prospects.

The House of Representatives has only filed one bill…

We have all seen House Bill 1001, which is a far cry from protection for Hoosiers but we anticipate many more bills yet to come.

We will be keeping an eye on legislation and could use some volunteers.

We will be reaching out to those who have specifically asked to help in the past and will have a zoom to discuss bill reading.

Be on the lookout for that email.

Haven't signed up yet? No worries, click the link for volunteering and sign up now.
Candidate questions & why we won't go there!
It is so exciting to see so many of you looking ahead to the future!

Much like this year snuck up on us and flew past, we know that the May primaries won't be much different.

We would love to be able to answer all the questions we get about the best liberty candidates, but as a non-profit, we cannot do that. In fact, we do not endorse, promote, support, or oppose any political candidate.

We don't want to leave you hanging. Liberty Defense PAC is an amazing organization run by a good friend of H4ML and they are fully equipped to help answer all your candidate questions.

In fact, January 15th they are hosting a HUGE candidate reveal. 

From what we have heard there is going to be a large number of new candidates hitting the scene. This event will give you the opportunity to meet them and learn about what they stand for!

Go get your tickets quickly, I have heard they are selling fast.

Rep. Curt Nisly and his wife Mary will be featured speakers!
Accomplishments & Acknowledgements
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I want to give a great big shout out to all our members and donors.

You truly make this all happen. Through your generosity we have accomplished so much in the past year. Let's take a quick review of what your donations have accomplished:

  • Our amazing website, full of resources, education, and petitions. It is not only appreciated by Hoosiers but we get traffic from all over the country using our resources for exemptions.
  • 24/7 access to education on exemptions including sample forms, educational videos, blogs and so much more.
  • 12+ in person exemptions trainings, and another 10+ online exemptions trainings
  • Nearly 5,000 Hoosiers have been part of one of our many exemption trainings
  • Thousands of emails with updates, education, and encouragement
  • 70,000 text messages sent to engage and activate Hoosiers in the development of Medical Liberty policy.
  • Monthly Zoom meetings. Including an upgraded meeting space to accommodate 1000 participants after we outgrew the old platform.
  • Education on the political process, how to navigate the Statehouse etc
  • Educational literature and handouts for rallies, events, and seminars.


Some of our work has not cost a dime, lets celebrate that too!
  • Building community and a network of Medical Liberty Warriros
  • Connecting citizens with their legislators
  • Streamlining communication for attorneys and plaintiffs in the Ascension case
  • Connecting citizens with legal counsel when needed.
  • Utilizing social media to elicit change
  • Training 600 Hoosiers in Confrontational politics by the Foundation for Applied Conservative Leadership
  • and so much more…


We couldn't be more grateful for the way the state has pulled together in order to defend our Medical Liberties.

While we celebrate this, we do ask that you take a moment and consider becoming a monthly donor.

As you can see we have been hard at work and will continue to be, as we grow so do our costs.

Text messaging has been revolutionary to the liberty movement and we are so happy to be able to provide quick alerts for our members especially when only about 20% of the emails we send are read.

Text messaging has made a remarkable impact on the speed and EASE of which Hoosiers participate in politics.

We hope you will continue to support these efforts!

Some of you may be able to donate $100, $50, or $25 per month, but know that donations of $10 monthly make a huge difference!

If you are already a member you can easily edit your donating preferences. If you need help, please reply to this email.

If you are not yet a member please do so now and consider the possibilities if you decide to donate monthly.

Thank you again, for all that you do. Merry Christmas, from my family to yours.



For Liberty,
Ashley Grogg MSN-RN



Paid for by the supporters of Hoosiers for Medical Liberty, a tax exempt non-profit organization under IRC 501(c)(4) which does not endorse, support, or oppose candidates for election.

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