Ohio House Bill 268

Ohio House Bill 268

Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom supports Ohio house Bill 268, introduced on May 28, 2019 by Representative Ron Hood and Representative Bernadine Kennedy Kent. House Bill 268 would make it illegal for Ohio employers to take “an adverse employment action against a person who has not been or will not be vaccinated.” Read the bill as introduced.

This bill is not a solution looking for a problem. In recent years, some Ohio workers have been reassigned jobs, lost merit pay and promotions, and some have been fired for declining employer mandated vaccinations. Some have left careers they loved, some have gotten sick or experienced short and long term injuries, and at least one died because of this overreaching corporate policy.

Mandatory vaccination as a condition of employment violates the principles of informed consent, personal liberty, and religious freedom defined in the Geneva Conventions, the Ohio and United States Constitutions, the Civil Rights Act, the American Medical Association’s Code of Medical Ethics, the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, and Ohio Revised Code 2317.54.

Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom will be very clear on this issue: We believe that all Ohioans deserve to receive the fundamental right to both informed consent and bodily autonomy.

Take Action Now!

  1. Sign the online letter of support on this page.
  2. Write the House Commerce and Labor Committee and let them know you want them to support HB268. Contact information.
  3. Write your legislator and let them know you want them to support HB268. Find your legislator now.
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  5. Start preparing your testimony!!! The proponent hearing could happen any week now, so we need to be prepared to show in numbers. Even if you cannot attend in person, you’ll be able to submit your testimony via email to be entered into the record and for the Representative’s review. So please write yours asap.
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House Commerce and Labor Committee

  • Committee Chair, Representative Gayle Manning, District 55 – 77 S. High St, 12th Floor,Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-5076 – rep55@ohiohouse.gov
  • Committee Vice-Chair, Representative Bill Dean, District 74- 77 S. High St, 12th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1470 – rep74@ohiohouse.gov
  • Committee Ranking Member, Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan, District 58 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-9435 – rep58@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Juanita O. Brent, District 12 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1408 – rep12@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Anthony DeVitis, District 36 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1790 – rep36@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Jay Edwards, District 94 – 77 S. High St, 14th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-2158 – rep94@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Ron Hood, District 78 – 77 S. High St, 12th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1464 – rep78@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Don Jones, District 95 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-8728 – rep95@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Mary Lightbody, District 19 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-4847 – rep19@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Thomas F. Patton, District 7 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-4895 – rep07@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Craig S. Riedel, District 82 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 644-5091 – rep82@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Michael Sheehy, District 46 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-1418 – rep46@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Kent Smith, District 8 – 77 S. High St, 14th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-5441 – rep08@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Dick Stein, District 57 – 77 S. High St, 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-9628 – rep57@ohiohouse.gov
  • Representative Bride Rose Sweeney, District 14 – 77 S. High St, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 – Phone (614) 466-3350 – rep14@ohiohouse.gov