Take Legislative Action

Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom is currently working on two legislative projects and related activities


opposeOppose Attacks on Ohio’s School Immunization Exemptions

Recently the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) published new rules for licensed preschool and child care programs that included disallowing reasons of conscience exemptions that are included in Ohio law under ORC 5104.014.

OAMF opposes any legislation that imposes vaccination (or any other medical) mandates and that restricts medical freedom and informed consent. We are working to prevent this proposed bill from proceeding.

What to Take to Legislator Meetings

Listen to PR chair Stephanie Stock describe what items you should consider taking to meetings with your legislators. Click the links to download all documents mentioned in the video.

Current OHIO issues:

ODJFS/ ODE Attempted removal of ‘reasons of conscience exemption’ for preschools and day cares in Ohio

  1. 45 CFR 98 FACT CHECK
  2. 2.1% of Ohio Children claiming Exemptions chart
  3. Speech Disabiities costs to the state

Employee Health Autonomy Bill- & FLU SHOT FACTS

  1. Employee Health Autonomy info for Legislators
  2. The Truth About the Flu Shot (by DR. Sherri Tenpenny)
  3. SUMMARY of 2017 Evidence for patient benefit underpinning policies of enforcement (re: flu shot)
  4. Influeza Vaccination of Healthcare workers study (PLOS)
  5. Official ONA Position statement on Influeza vaccination
  6. UH Stat Sheet showing ONA UNION nurses HAVE all 3 exemptions available for use
  7. AMA Medical code of Ethics (Exemptions and reaction reporting requirement)

Vaccines 101 For Legislators

  1. Undeniable Facts: Vaccination & Informed Consent
  2. HRSA VICP Payouts and Kessler 1% reporting Comment
  3. GAO Vaccine Injury Compensation Claims Breakdown
  4. Vaccine Doses for children 1962 vs. 2016 (Learn the Risk)
  5. Vaccine Excipient & media Summary (FDA)
  6. US Diseases by the numbers BEFORE vaccines
  7. US Mortality rates Prior to vaccine introduction (Vital Statistics chart)
  8. Measles CDC Pink Book
  9. What is Herd immunity Theory & Shedding?
  10. If only 1/2 of america is properly vaccinated, where are the epidemics?
  11. Disease Outbreaks in Full vaccinated communities
  12. Statement of WHISTLEBLOWER Researcher William Thompson Phd on MMR study
  13. Project TENDR consensus statement
  14. AMA Medical code of Ethics (Exemptions and reaction reporting requirement)

Don’t forget to email or Facebook message OAMF to request a “Vaxxed” screener link for your legislator before your meeting. Send us the legislator’s name, email, and the date/time of your meeting.

As a follow-up to your in-person meeting, consider sending the legislator a link to Representative Bill Posey’s testimony before Congress.

Write Your Legislators

Ohio Legislators Lookup – Find your current state representative and senators and get links to contact them.

To find contact information for your local, state, and federal officials, visit USA.GOV.

  • Address them by “Senator” or “Representative” and their last name.
  • Introduce yourself in the first line with your name. Identify yourself as a constituent (if you are) or as a representative of an organization or an affiliation.
  • Be polite. Use appropriate and respectful capitalization and punctuation. Check spelling and grammar.
  • Be clear and concise. Try to keep your letter as close to 250—300 words as possible, while including enough information about why you are writing to them.
  • Explain your issue clearly and why it is important that you are contacting them. Give enough information for the legislator to understand your position.
  • If applicable, include slides, charts or other documents that support your arguments as attachments.
  • Be specific with your request, ie. tell the legislator the name and number of the bill you are asking them to support or oppose.
  • It is appropriate and encouraged to request a response. Ask what his/her position on the issue is or how s/he will vote on the bill.
  • Offer yourself as a resource if they would like any additional information.
  • Remember any and all correspondence with staff and legislators at a state or government issued email address is part of the public record and is not considered private or confidential correspondence.
  • Don’t forget to include your contact information.
  • Conclude the letter politely with “Sincerely” or “Thank you for your time”.
  • Follow-up with a telephone call. An in-person meeting is worth a thousand letters.