Dear Members of Congress,
Independent Women’s Voice (IWV), which fights to enhance people’s freedom, opportunities, and well-being, is proud to support the Health Freedom For All Act. This bill, introduced by Representatives Jim Banks (R-IN) and Claudia Tenney (R-NY), would put a stop to unconstitutional mandates forcing Americans to undergo COVID-19 vaccinations.
Government should not be in the business of coercing Americans to get vaccinated. President Biden’s recent executive order mandating vaccines or weekly testing for businesses with over 100 workers, which affects more than 80 million private-sector workers, is a threat to our personal rights and liberties. The federal government has a role to play in reassuring the public that FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines are safe and should engage in outreach efforts encouraging vaccination against COVID-19, yet patients should be able to consult with their trusted health providers and ultimately make that choice for themselves.
Public health officials have had incredible control over our lives over the last year and a half. At first, we accepted these tremendous infringements on liberty based on the idea that it was an extraordinary moment in our history, but now is the time to regrant these fundamental freedoms–not erode them–and give us back control over our own lives.
IWV thanks Rep. Banks and Rep. Tenney for their leadership on this important issue and urges all Members of Congress to join them and support The Health Freedom For All Act.
Hadley Heath Manning
Director of Policy
Independent Women’s Voice