Ohio Call To Action Alerts – State Legislature

SAY NO TO VACCINE PASSPORTS!

Please call and email state lawmakers in your district and express the following two points:

  1. Vaccine passports in Ohio are absolutely unacceptable. Not only will they lead to discrimination and a second class citizenry under a medical apartheid, but there is every reason to distrust how my private information and medical records will be mined by Big Tech and other corporations to line their pockets at the expense of my rights and privacy.
  2. Even though Governor Dewine has said he will not mandate vaccine passports in the state, he has lied to us before. Also, we don’t know who will occupy the Governor’s seat when Dewine is no longer in office. Therefore, we need a strong bill now that outlaws such passports in Ohio.
  3. Any vaccine passports mandated by the private sector will be in violation of the right to religious exemption under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title II. You need to be informed about this to express it to your elected representatives in the state legislature.

Find your representative in your district here

BILL WATCH – CALLS TO ACTION ON THIS PAGE

  1. HB 248 – Action Required Now.
  2. HB 253 – Action Required Now.
  3. SB 169 – Action Required Now.
  4. Holistic Health Choice Act – Pending bill language approval from LSC.

***Call to Action***

Proponent testimony for Sub. H.B. 248, the Vaccine Choice and Anti-Discrimination Act, is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8th at 10am, in Room 121 at the statehouse. The start tine is subject to change, so check back to this page periodically to double-check the time.

The bill prohibits mandatory vaccinations, vaccination status disclosures, vaccination passports, tracking and certain other actions regarding vaccinations, individual’s rights and privacy. HB 248 would apply to all current and future vaccines, requirements and related issues. It is a very comprehensive bill that affirms our right to informed consent and health privacy, as well as the right to seek legal relief.

**Please begin writing your testimony about ALL vaccines (including Covid shots) and passports. Indicate your concerns and also any actual experiences you’ve had around any vaccine requirements. This bill is to address all mandatory vaccination and vaccine passports in the state, not just Covid-19 shots.**

You can submit your proponent testimony and witness form (found here) by emailing: Rep62@ohiohouse.gov

THANK THE SPONSORS AND COSPONSORS – You can call or email.

Sponsor: Representative Gross

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/jennifer-gross (rep52@ohiohouse.gov)

Cosponsors: Representatives Loychik, Vitale, Fowler Arthur, Click, Creech, Brinkman, Wiggam, Stoltzfus, Jordan, Dean, Zeltwanger, McClain, Merrin, Edwards, Ferguson

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/mike-loychik (rep63@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/a-nino-vitale (rep85@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/sarah-fowler-arthur (rep99@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/gary-click (rep88@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/rodney-creech (rep43@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/thomas-e-brinkman-jr (rep27@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/scott-wiggam (rep01@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/reggie-stoltzfus (rep50@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/kris-jordan (rep67@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/bill-dean (rep74@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/paul-zeltwanger (rep54@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/riordan-t-mcclain (rep87@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/derek-merrin (rep47@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/jay-edwards (rep94@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/ron-ferguson (rep96@ohiohouse.gov)

Please let them know how important this legislation is. If you have specific negative experiences around vaccine requirements, passports and discrimination, briefly share.

Also reach out to the members of the Ohio House Health Committee:

https://ohiohouse.gov/committees/health

Contact your representative if they’re not a sponsor, cosponsor, or Health Committee member; tell your story; and ask them to support the bill. Find your representative here:

https://ohiohouse.gov/

Get written testimony ready to go. (Much of the testimony for the COVID-19 vaccination/passport bills will be similar, so have a basic template ready.) We are unsure how quickly this bill will move. Ohio is fortunate to have several freedom-related bills that could set wonderful precedents this assembly. We have to show up BIG! The Health Committee typically meets Tuesday mornings. If you cannot make it in person, please make time to call and submit formal written testimony.

https://healthfreedomohio.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/Vaccine%20Choice%20Updated%20Draft-sub.pdf

HOUSE BILL 253 + Sub HB 253Regards to proof of COVID-19 vaccinations

House Bill 253 will soon be heard in the Health Committee. The bill establishes that “no individual shall be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to enter either of the following: (a) The state;(b) A building or facility controlled, operated, or owned by a state agency.” This bill essentially bans government entities from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or acquiring/sharing vaccination status.

Amendments will also be introduced during the hearing to ban vaccine passport technology and strengthen the provisions in the legislation.

***It’s important to tackle all of these concerns from various angles and banning vaccine passport technology and government overreach are worthy of supporting when it comes to preserving our freedoms.

**Please begin writing your testimony about ALL vaccines (including Covid shots) and passports. Indicate your concerns and also any actual experiences you’ve had around any vaccine requirements. This bill is to address all mandatory vaccination and vaccine passports in the state, not just Covid-19 shots.**

THANK THE SPONSORS AND COSPONSORS

Sponsor: Representative Cutrona

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/al-cutrona (rep59@ohiohouse.gov)

Cosponsors: Representatives Jordan, Riedel, Johnson, Stein, Zeltwanger, Click, McClain, Loychik, Bird, Carruthers, Wiggam, Stoltzfus, Young, T., Fowler Arthur, Lampton, Dean, Powell, Creech

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/kris-jordan (rep67@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/craig-s-riedel (rep82@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/mark-johnson (rep92@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/dick-stein (rep57@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/paul-zeltwanger (rep54@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/gary-click (rep88@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/riordan-t-mcclain (rep87@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/mike-loychik (rep63@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/adam-c-bird (rep66@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/sara-p-carruthers (rep51@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/scott-wiggam (rep01@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/reggie-stoltzfus (rep50@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/tom-young (rep42@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/sarah-fowler-arthur (rep99@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/brian-e-lampton (rep73@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/bill-dean (rep74@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/jena-powell (rep80@ohiohouse.gov)

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/rodney-creech (rep43@ohiohouse.gov)

Please let them know how important this legislation is. If you have specific negative experiences around vaccine requirements and passports, briefly share.

Also reach out to the members of the Ohio House Health Committee:

https://ohiohouse.gov/committees/health

Contact your representative if they’re not a sponsor, cosponsor, or Health Committee member; tell your story; and ask them to support the bill. Find your representative here:

https://ohiohouse.gov/

Get written testimony ready to go. (Much of the testimony for the COVID-19 vaccination/passport bills will be similar, so have a basic template ready.) We are unsure how quickly this bill will move. Ohio is fortunate to have several freedom-related bills that could set wonderful precedents this assembly. We have to show up BIG! The Health Committee typically meets Tuesday mornings. If you cannot make it in person, please make time to call and submit formal written testimony.

HB 253 is scheduled to be introduced by the bill Sponsor, Al Cutrona, on May 18th in the House Health Committee. It will be introduced with amendments that will focus on making vaccine passport technology illegal in the state of Ohio. The current (unamended) bill can be found here:

https://search-prod.lis.state.oh.us/solarapi/v1/general_assembly_134/bills/hb253/IN/00/hb253_00_IN?format=pdf&fbclid=IwAR3xoGAW-u-UxoGftNT3hQVfA-6brxVI-GA9HaoM89BSHZeBpjBXS4-6e6Y

SENATE BILL 169

Sponsor Testimony for Senate Bill 169 has been scheduled for its first hearing on Wednesday, May 26 at 9:00 a.m. at the Ohio Statehouse. The bill would protect Ohioans from COVID-19 vaccine mandates and proof of consumption. The bill aims to ban all entities — private and governmental — from requiring COVID-19 vaccination or having to acquire or share vaccination status.

Please begin writing your testimony about COVID-19 vaccines and passports. Indicate your concerns and also any actual experiences you’ve had around vaccine requirements. We will keep you posted when proponent testimonies are scheduled.

Here is the bill text: https://search-prod.lis.state.oh.us/solarapi/v1/general_assembly_134/bills/sb169/IN/00/sb169_00_IN?format=pdf

THANK THE SPONSORS AND COSPONSORS

Sponsor: Representative Brenner
https://ohiosenate.gov/senators/brenner (sd19@ohiosenate.gov)

Cosponsors: Senators Cirino, Lang, Schaffer
https://ohiosenate.gov/senators/cirino (sd18@ohiosenate.gov)
https://ohiosenate.gov/senators/lang (sd04@ohiosenate.gov)
https://ohiosenate.gov/senators/schaffer (sd20@ohiosenate.gov)

Please let them know how important this legislation is. If you have specific negative experiences around vaccine requirements and passports, briefly share.

Contact your state senator if they’re not a sponsor or cosponsor; tell your story; and ask them to support the bill. Find your senator here:
https://www.ohiosenate.gov/senators/district-map

Get written testimony ready to go. (Much of the testimony for the COVID-19 vaccination/passport bills will be similar, so have a basic template ready.) We are unsure how quickly this bill will move. Ohio is fortunate to have several freedom-related bills that could set wonderful precedents this assembly. We have to show up BIG! If you cannot make it in person, please make time to call and submit formal written testimony.