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.
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.
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:
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....
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
Ashley Grogg, MSN-RN
Hoosiers for Medical Liberty- Founder
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Ashley Grogg RN-MSN sharing insights, tips, and updates on Medical Liberty throughout the Hoosier state.