Valley Health, one of the largest health services providers in the Commonwealth of Virginia, announced on Monday, July 19th that it would require ALL staff to get the Covid-19 vaccine by November 1st.
This mandate marks just the latest development in the ongoing, nationwide effort by both the federal and state governments, along with certain corporations, to achieve universal inoculation for Covid-19 through coercive means.
And we need YOUR help to defend Virginians from employer-mandated vaccinations now more than ever.
Can we count on you to contact your General Assembly Members today, and urge them to do whatever it takes to protect Virginia workers from intrusive employer vaccine mandates?
You can reach your General Assembly Members in one easy step using this simple contact form (see right) that we're making available here on LifeSite's Action Center.
With one click, your message is sent directly to their office without having to look up any contact details.
Then, please SHARE this important call to action with your friends and family members to spread the word across Virginia!
During the 2021 legislative session, a total of three individual bills were introduced that would have cracked down vaccine mandates and discrimination. HB 2242/SB 1449 would have made discrimination against unvaccinated people an unlawful employment practice in Virginia; HB 2336 would have banned any public or private entity from requiring an individual receive a non-FDA-approved vaccine; and HB 2335/SB 1450 would have flat-out banned any form of discrimination based on an individual's vaccination status.
But, unfortunately, opposition from the Democrat majority ensured that all three of these bills died in committee, and never actually got a full floor vote in either the Virginia House of Delegates or Senate before the General Assembly adjourned back in February.
And now, we're seeing the results come to fruition: Just two weeks ago, on July 19th, Valley Health, one of the the largest health services providers in Virginia, announced that it would require its entire staff ("employees, medical staff members, and contractors") to get vaccinated before the November 1st deadline, or face potential suspension or termination for choosing against doing so.
The same rule will also immediately apply to all new employees joining Valley Health, as well, requiring them to be inoculated before commencing their work.
However, this announcement has led to immediate public outcry, with community members from across Virginia voicing both their concern about and opposition to vaccine mandates in Town Halls and meetings in every corner of our state.
And rightfully so: No person should be given an intrusive ultimatum to get vaccinated or potentially lose their job and their livelihood.
The right to choose for oneself whether or not to get vaccinated for Covid-19 should unquestionably be protected under state law, and, unfortunately, Virginia missed its chance to guarantee these protections during its annual legislative session earlier this year.
But there is a silver lining...
A special session of the Virginia General Assembly is scheduled to convene TODAY - Monday, August 2nd!
We mustn't let this opportunity pass us by -- there couldn't be a better time for our elected representatives in both the Virginia House and Senate to consider reviving legislation that bans vaccine mandates for the people of Virginia.
Please take a few minutes to contact your members of the General Assembly, and urge them to consider legislation to ban coercive vaccine mandates like the one issued by Valley Health in the Commonwealth of Virginia during this special legislative session.
All Virginians should be free to, if they so desire, choose against getting vaccinated for Covid-19, be it for medical, faith-based, or simply personal reasons, and nobody's job or livelihood should be used as leverage in that decision-making process.
That's why we need our General Assembly Members to make the most of this special legislative session by working to ban vaccine mandates in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Thank you for supporting this important effort.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Locals furious after enormous VA, West VA, Maryland health system mandates coronavirus vaccine for workers': https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/locals-furious-after-enormous-va-west-va-maryland-health-system-mandates-coronavirus-vaccine
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