By Jenny Thompson
He’s being called a “Pharmatrician.”
I’m talking about pediatrician and California Senator Richard Pan, who authored the state’s dictatorial SB 277 law mandating vaccines for school kids.
The bill, which was ironically signed into law a few days before the 4th of July, strips California parents and grandparents of one of their most basic rights. That’s the right to refuse having the CDC vaccine schedule forced on their children, or else.
No shots, no school. No more personal or religious exemptions allowed.
But Californians have said “enough.” They’ve joined together to boot Pan out of office by having him unseated with a statewide vote.
And they’re not taking SB 277 lying down, either.
A referendum is in the works to get the vaccine law on the ballot next year. That would put it directly in the hands of the voters and let them decide its fate, rather than politicians bought and paid for by the drug companies.
A new form of discrimination
“This is we, the people, exercising the people’s veto.”
That’s what former assemblyman Tim Donnelly told the press when he started the referendum against SB 277. He said it’s not about the safety of vaccinations, but the “freedom of a parent to make an informed decision” without being punished by the state.
As it stands now, even if one shot is missed, a child in California will be barred from school. For example, if parents opt to skip the hepatitis B vaccine — a risky shot for a sexually transmitted disease — but have allowed their child to have every other shot, the child would still be denied an education.
Donnelly’s referendum will need to gather 366,000 signatures in the coming months, and he’s recruited several thousand volunteers to help collect them. He said the effort has galvanized state residents to the point where “we’ve got hardcore Christian conservatives working side by side with people on the far left.”
Now where Pan is concerned, all that’s needed is close to 36,000 signatures from voters in his district to trigger what’s called a “recall election.” Once they reach that goal, an election for Pan’s seat would take place within six months.
Pan originally said that he wasn’t at all concerned — but if he thought this was a joke, he’s in for a rude awakening.
Organizers have already jumped through several legal hoops with the state to start the recall, and volunteers are out collecting signatures.
And what Pan needs to worry about most is that this election is going to draw even more attention to his cozy and suspicious relationship with Big Pharma.
The Sacramento Bee reported that Pan received more than $95,000 from drug companies, making him the top recipient of pharma dollars among California lawmakers. And the drugmakers who donated, and helped push SB 277 into law, reads like a who’s who of the pharma world. Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca were among the 20 leading names who threw more than $3 million into the hat.
No child in America should be denied an education. But what Pan and his political colleagues are pushing is a type of government-backed discrimination — one that allows politicians to decide who can attend school based on nothing but a vaccination history.
And hopefully the citizens of California won’t let this new brand of prejudice — and this attack on our freedoms — to take root.
Donnelly launches referendum to overturn new vaccine law Michelle Moons, Breitbart News, breitbart.com
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