CALL TO ACTION!
Tomorrow the Washington State Board of Health will have their November meeting from 9:30AM to 3PM. On their agenda for this meeting is a Legislative Statement Update. Our team has reviewed the board’s Statement on Possible Legislative Issues, and we wanted to bring some of the issues to your attention. We have a CLW representative who will provide public comment on behalf of our organization, but we strongly encourage every citizen to take just a few minutes to write an email and express your concerns. Send your email to: firstname.lastname@example.org;
“Well they won’t listen anyway.”
That may be true. But if we don’t give them anything to listen to, we can rest assured that things will continue to get far worse for Washington. Imagine if hundreds, thousands, of citizens took a few moments to send an email what a statement that would make!
We went through the Statement of legislative issues and these are our top concerns. You can review the document in its entirety HERE
- “The Board recognizes that racism is a public health crisis.”
- Increased funding to support additional environmental justice efforts across state agencies
- IMMUNIZATIONS: legislation to reduce the number of children who are “out of compliance”
RACISM IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS
This is a very dangerous statement and one that we feel must be strongly opposed. You know what they say: “never let a good crisis go to waste.” Advancing equity in state government because the Board of Health has declared racism a “public health crisis” advances the leftist agenda that seeks to disrupt and dismantle the current system.
We are absolutely against racism of any kind, but that is not what these policies (also known as DEI – Diversity Equity and Inclusion) are. Equity is the expansion of socialism.
“Equity is the goal of all DEI programs, which is to say that DEI programs exist to force captive audiences of people to achieve “equitable” redistribution of resources, status, and wealth according to neo-Marxist Identity Theories like Critical Race Theory.” James Lindsay
Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act/Environmental Justice
“Washington cannot achieve equity without environment justice.” This works hand-in-hand with the statement above about equity and racism being a public health crisis. The board is asking for increased funding to support the implementation of the HEAL act and more funding for “environmental justice.” Again, more policies that advance socialism.
This is by far, one of the biggest areas of concerns that we hear from citizens about. We watch the BOH very closely and have team members who attend every meeting to keep abreast of what’s going on or what may be coming. It’s no surprise to us, and probably not to you either, that one of the Board’s priorities is around legislation that would:
- Bring children “into compliance.”
- Make the Covid “vaccine” more accessible.
In Washington, children over 13 could get a Covid “vaccine” without parental consent. It’s part of the “mature minor doctrine.” With School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) already in many schools across the state and more legislation/funding for this on the docket for 2024, we are very concerned with the idea that students could be given the shot at school without parent knowledge or consent.
The language of bringing children “into compliance” is also very concerning as the Board had a TAG (technical advisory group) last year to review and advise on the idea of requiring students to get the Covid shot to attend public school. We encourage parents to continue to write to the board letting them know you do not want them to mandate these shots – for students or anyone!
Lastly, the final line of the Statement is extremely concerning to us, especially in light of legislation like SB 5599. Mental health services are very important AND they do not belong in schools. The “social and emotional supports” in Washington schools are often in alignment with queer theory and confusing children about gender. We strongly oppose mental health in schools.
There is no shortage of concerning issues with this state agency. We encourage you to pick the one that you are most concerned about and send a comment to the board members. It doesn’t have to be long or eloquent. Just a few sentences to make your point. Be respectful but take a stand. If you need help don’t hesitate to reach out to our team: email@example.com