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Excellent article on vaccine inquisition in Ithaca
School district targets families who can't afford lawyers
     The Tompkins Weekly just published an excellent article on the ongoing inquisition (there really is no other word to describe it) by the Ithaca Central School District against families that attempt to exercise their right to a religious exemption from vaccine mandates to attend school. Families that cannot afford a lawyer are bearing the brunt of this injustice. Any school district could begin a similar inquisition at anytime. 
     Please click on the Take Action link above to send a link to the article to your State Senator and Assemblymember, and ask them to support A8123b in the Assembly, and S6141d in the State Senate, bills that would end these kangaroo courts. 
Here is the article:

ICSD vaccine policy impacting local families
Posted on July 9, 2018

By Pete Angie
Tompkins Weekly

The Ithaca City School District has made a seemingly significant change to its protocol for handling religious exemptions to vaccinations for students of the district. New York State Public Health Law requires that students attending schools in New York be vaccinated unless their parent or caretaker holds religious beliefs contrary to vaccinations. Parents and caretakers with such beliefs were simply required in the past to submit a letter to ICSD stating their objection, which is similar to the standard practice in most schools across the state. Last year, however, parents seeking an exemption, and some of those who had already received one, started seeing a change.


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