Target: Mr. Richard Pan, California State Senator
Goal: Commend introduction of mandatory vaccination law.
A new law mandating vaccinations for all children has just been introduced to the California State Senate. This much-needed law was called for by many citizens of California and a recent Force Change petition. The new law would remove the option of not having a child vaccinated due to “personal beliefs” and it does not currently even include an exemption for religion. This bill is a wonderful step towards protecting the children of California and the author and sponsors of it deserve commendation for their efforts.
This law became necessary after a recent outbreak of measles in California. The outbreak, which was completely preventable, started because people have been allowed to not have their children vaccinated. Why would one not want to protect their children from harmful illnesses? Misinformation. A 1998 medical study claimed that there was a link between vaccines and autism. The study proved to be faulty, the numbers used were made up entirely, and the doctor that wrote it has since lost his medical license for it. Despite all of this some people still claim that the paper was correct and refuse to have their children protected.
Now, those children that were unprotected are putting other children at risk. Measles, mumps, and rubella were almost entirely eradicated in this country, but due to this willfully ignorant anti-vaccine campaign, they are on the rise once more. That is why this legislation is not only commendable, but sadly very necessary. There is no reason to expose these children to harmful and painful diseases and this law will protect them. Please sign here to support this bill as it moves through the California State Senate and to thank the author and sponsors for trying to save California’s children.
Dear Senator Pan,
I am writing to personally thank you for introducing a mandatory vaccination bill to the California State Senate. The anti-vaccination movement has gotten out of control and your bill will go a long way to quelling it. People have already had to be told to stop intentionally infecting their children, but now they will be forced to protect them.
As a doctor, you understand that the one paper linking vaccines to autism was unable to be replicated and that the author lost his medical license for it. You also know how painful and serious these diseases can be for children. Choosing to not vaccinate your child is not just foolish, it’s child abuse. Many of these completely treatable illnesses can have serious complications and the risks do not outweigh the rewards; of which there are none.
Thank you again for hearing the call of the common man and taking action to right a serious wrong. Thanks to you, millions of children will be safe from these preventable diseases and with luck, they will disappear entirely.
[Your Name Here]
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