It's time to write a letter.
Read these bills:
Your rights as a parent to know when your child is treated for an STD and to chose whether or not to vaccinate against STD's are at stake.
Write to your senator here, and your assemblyman here. All you need to know is your zip code.
If you don't know what to write, feel free to use my letter as template.
I am writing concerning bills S4779, A0778, and A6702.
I ask that you represent me as a parent in New York State by voting against these bills. They remove parental consent for treatment of sexually transmitted disease in minors, and legally enforce a vaccine that treats HPV. I have many reasons for asking you to vote against these bills, but my main concern is that they strip parents of their rights to make important decisions about their childrens' health and well-being.
I believe that our state and our country have been successful thus far because of a commitment to maintaining the rights of their citizens. Please vote no to taking away parents' rights to know when their children are treated for an STD and to choose whether or not to vaccinate against a sexually transmitted disease.
Thank you for your commitment to represent the people of western New York.
May God bless your work,
So, readers in NYS, please take the time to email your Senator and Assemblyman if you value your rights as a parent. Be aware that these bills are precedent setting and can be used in the future to justify legislation that mandates more STD vaccines, and to further strip parents of their rights to know about their childrens' medical treatment.
Thanks for taking time to be involved in your government- for the people, by the people. If you don't speak up- your representatives can't really represent you.
Use it or lose it. You know, your right to have an opinion.
And remember, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." What you can do is let your voice be heard.
Not yet motivated? I'll bake you some cookies. Really. If that's what it takes.
Blessings to you and your families (who currently know when a child is treated for an STD and has a choice as to whether to vaccinate against HPV),