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Influence Public Health Policy

Resources and guidance to help you communicate with politicians and influence legislation related to health freedom and informed consent.

We’ve never faced a more critical time for people to be actively engaged in the legislative and decision-making process in their school districts, cities, counties, states and with the federal government. Constituents need to know who their elected officials are and where they stand on critical issues such as bodily autonomy, medical freedom, informed consent, parental rights and due process prior to the installation of small cell antennas in their community.

It’s vital that concerned parents, grandparents and citizens all over the world create relationships with their elected officials. Your legislators work for you. Their job is to listen to the concerns of their constituents to ensure their voices are represented.  Ensure that your voice is heard.

Effective advocacy to prevent vaccine mandates

Effective advocacy at local and state levels is crucial if we want to stop vaccine mandates. Pharmaceutical lobbyists have been hard at work for years setting the stage for legislatures to enact vaccine mandates, ensuring the most profitable immunization uptake rates are achieved. The COVID-19 pandemic provided the perfect backdrop of fear and panic that Big Pharma, the World Economic Forum and others needed to push through mandates swiftly. Your advocacy efforts are crucial to preventing these dangerous, freedom-decimating legislative efforts.

Tips to help you effectively communicate with your state legislators and community leaders

Whether you’re a seasoned advocate or new to advocacy — we’ve assembled the most effective tools to assist you in making your voice heard on a policy level.

First and foremost, don’t be intimidated by the thought of approaching lawmakers. Your legislators have been elected by the people and it’s their job to do the people’s work. Keep this in mind as you connect with like-minded individuals and prepare to visit a legislative office.

Children’s Health Defense encourages you to Show Up Strong in 2023. Organize in your respective states to show up at your statehouse at the start of your legislative session.  Stand up against bad bills  through rallies or organize a lobbying day to speak with legislators as a group. We have become a powerful voting block and we must keep the momentum going through consistent advocacy.   Remind your elected officials that health freedom is the number one issue for their constituents.  Remember to submit your rally for Show Up Strong!

  • Find your tribe. Connect with others in your area who also oppose vaccine mandates and plan your approach. There are advocacy groups in every state which can be found on social media.
  • Be proactive, not reactive. It is important to have a clear understanding of where your local and state legislative bodies stand on the issues being addressed. Maintain close contact with elected officials in your district, and be prepared to contact all of your representatives quickly as these bills are being fast-tracked. Create educational outreach campaigns for those who appear to be in the moveable middle.
  • Get personal with a face-to-face meeting. In-person visits to lawmaker offices are the most effective way to communicate, and group visits typically have the most impact.
  • Build relationships with your local elected officials. Get to know your lawmakers. Follow their social media pages and attend local events. Build a relationship before legislation has resulted in an emergency situation. Even if there are no mandate bills under current consideration, it’s quite possible there will be in the future — your efforts will have paved the way.
  • Lead by example. We are part of something bigger than ourselves and we represent a movement of millions. Always be respectful and calm when communicating with your lawmakers.
  • Lead with your why. We all have a reason that we are committed to doing this work. Share your story of vaccine injury, job loss due to mandates, removal of fundamental rights such as the ability for your child to attend school and any other way you’ve been personally impacted.  Share your story as to why you oppose the proposed legislation or issue to make an impact on a more personal level. Photos of your vaccine-injured child or relative can be very effective.
  • Leave informational material. Take credible information that’s well-sourced and carefully cited to use in your meetings and to leave with legislative leaders and staff so that your representatives have something tangible to review and reflect back upon. Refer to our handouts, ebooks and other resources to distribute to legislators.
  • Follow up often. Follow up with a phone call or email to thank your representatives for their time and remind them of your stance on the proposed legislation of concern. If you can’t travel to your state capital for in-person visits, phone calls and emails can also be effective. Be brief and to the point and contact your representatives frequently. Some groups arrange specific days to call or email in response to announcements of committee meetings and votes on bills being considered.

Please watch this video on effective lobbying and download our free resources to give you the confidence you need to win any vaccine debate and speak to your legislators.

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