2021 Sep 9, 10:25pm
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During the week-long event, beginning Sept. 13, parents and educators across the U.S. will engage in peaceful noncompliance activities to remind government officials that individuals should have the final say when it comes to their health.A nationwide Walk-Out Week to protest vaccine and mask mandates will begin Sept. 13.Parents and educators across the U.S. will participate in the coordinated week-long event focused on peaceful non-compliance, to remind government officials that individuals should have the final say when it comes to their health.Participants in Walk-Out Week are urged to keep their children home from school and organize with like-minded parents to show up at local schools and state education departments in peaceful protest.Parents can also work with other local parents to explore alternative schooling.Educators, teachers and staff members are urged to stay home from work and pressure unions to protect your right to chooseEveryone is welcome to participate in the week-long walk-out and also to sign this pledge. ...Parents around the country who are fed up with mask mandates imposed by schools, especially after a summer of normalcy in most states where children have been enjoying summer activities mask-less, are among those organizing and participating in the walk-out, as are teachers, educators and staff who prefer choice when it comes to masks, vaccines or weekly testing and are frustrated with their state government overreach and lack of support for choice from their unions.As the 2021-2022 school year approaches, more states are mandating masks, even school districts that previously left it up to personal choice. There is disparity across the nation, while some states mandate, others — such as Texas, Florida and Arizona — are prohibiting mandates, while other states are leaving up to the discretion of each school.Schools are finding themselves caught in the middle of a debate between their state legislators, local department of health or board of education members, while being pressured with guidance from the pharma-funded, captured agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics.In some cases, parents are storming board of education meetings voicing concerns over masking healthy children for six hours a day, and sharing the evidence of how masks are ineffective at stopping the spread of COVID-19.Overwhelming data that shows universal masking is not effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19, and may be causing more harm than good to our children.Additionally, there are a number of studies that point to psychological, physical and emotional harms from masking.The evidence is now clear that children who get COVID typically have very mild symptoms, and the pediatric population overall has a very low death rate.There are no studies that show universal masking provides protection against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, nor have there been studies to demonstrate that masking children at any age is safe.As the potential for vaccine mandates grows in many states, parents are concerned about their ability to maintain choice when it comes to protecting their children.New York State Sen. Brad Hoylman, who sponsored the bill that removed religious exemptions in New York, also introduced a bill to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for all eligible school-aged children in New York.Frustration over the potential for COVID vaccine mandates is rising not only among parents, but also with school educators, teachers and staff members across the country.Some teachers and staff who have already had COVID and fully recovered, and now have natural immunity, don’t want to submit to mandatory masks, vaccines or weekly testing.California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom was the first to mandate the COVID vaccine for all teachers in his state.Governor Jay Inslee also made vaccines mandatory for school educators and staff in the state of Washington.In New York, on the very first day of office for the newly appointed Gov. Kathy Hochul, she mandated masks and vaccines for all school staff and educators.New Jersey also joined the list, as Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order instituting vaccination or testing requirements on all preschool to grade 12 personnel.Here are five actions you can take to fight back against mask and vaccine mandates:Attend your school district’s board of education meeting and advocate for parents’ right to choose when it comes to masks and vaccines. Organize in your local community to have large numbers of parents and educators in attendance prepared to speak to the studies and data.Email, call and send letters to your elected state officials. Let them know you oppose mandatory universal masking and mandatory vaccines. Let your elected officials know if either masks or vaccines are mandated that you intend to pull your children and homeschool and/or are willing to walk away from your career.Plan to strike the week of Sept 13. Keep your children home from school that week and organize with like-minded parents to show up at local schools and state education departments in peaceful protest.Speak with your union district reps and union president. Ask them to protect your right to choose and let them know you will stop paying union dues if they don’t.Get loud on social media. Print out your pledge and share pictures of your homeschooling experience and any local protests during the week of Sept. 13 and use hashtags #ParentRising #WalkOutWeek and #MyChildMyChoice.
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