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NY URGENT, Get on the Phone TODAY: They are sneaking through a bill to allow shots for kids without your consent.

NY Come to Albany 5/16,  Protect your right to know what shots and drugs your child is given. 

You called, you emailed, you tweeted, and we stopped the vote scheduled for Tuesday in the New York Assembly Health Committee on Health Committee Chair Amy Paulin’s A267a, a bill that allows any medical product that purports to prevent sexually-transmitted diseases to be given to minors without parental knowledge or consent. They slightly changed the bill so now it is A276B, but it is not different in any significant way.

This is where they start, and you know that if this bill passes it is just a matter of time before all the vaccines and many more drugs will be added to the list of things that can be given to your child without your knowledge. And homeschooling won’t protect your child. Any time your child is out of sight, he or she will be vulnerable.

We are told that the bill will be back on the Health Committee agenda for next Tuesday, May 16. We have to keep up the pressure and we need to be there in Albany next Tuesday if we are going to stop this bill. 

Our spring Lobbying Day was scheduled for May 16 anyway, and this bill, aimed directly at your children, demands you take action and get to Albany. 

So get to the Legislative Office Building, corner of S. Swan St. and State St., Albany, NY by 9 am on Tuesday, May 16.

Next Tuesday, May 16, First stop is Room 823 on the 8th floor of the Legislative Office Building for the next meeting of the Assembly Health Committee. It starts at 10 am. Get there no later than 9:30. We want the committee members to walk through a sea of people opposed to A267B. You will need to go through a security check to enter the Legislative Office Building so get in line to clear security by 9 am. 

Here's what you need to do today:


Use the Panel to the right to send an opposition message to your Assemblymember.

Call your own State Senator and Assemblymember today and make an appointment to see him or her, or staff. Let them know you are opposed to A267B and any bill that takes away your right to make medical decisions for yourself or your children. 

Your Assemblymember’s information should appear below.

[CONTACT: officials (name, party, district, capitol phone number, district phone number)]

You can also look them up here:




Get on the phone TODAY. Call your own Assemblymember, Speaker of the Assembly Carl Heastie, Health Committee Chair Amy Paulin and every member of the Assembly Health Committee, and your Assemblymember (whose contact information should appear below.)

Get on the phone to the leaders of the Assembly and the members of the health committee and let them know that you are opposed to A267B. 

Carl Heastie, Speaker of the Assembly

(518) 455-3791, (718) 654-6539


LOB 932, Albany, NY 12248

Twitter: @carlheastie



Chair of the Assembly Health Committee:

Amy Paulin: (518) 455-5585, (914) 723-1115, sponsor

LOB 822, Albany, NY 12248


Twitter: @AmyPaulin



And the members of the Assembly Health Committee:




Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn: 518-455-5385, (718) 940-0428, 


LOB 727, Albany, NY 12248

Twitter: @NYSBichotteHerm



Daniel Rosenthal, (518) 455-4404, (718) 969-1508

LOB 441, Albany, NY 12248


Twitter: @DanRosenthalNYC



Nader Sayegh: (518) 455-3662, (914) 779-8805


LOB 331, Albany, NY 12248

Twitter: @naderjsayegh



Michaelle Solages: 518-455-4465, (516) 599-2972


LOB 736, Albany, NY 12248

Twitter: @solagesny



Edward Braunstein: (518) 455-5425, (718) 357-3588


LOB 842, Albany, NY 12248

Twitter: @edbraunstein



Aileen Gunther: (518) 455-5355, (845) 794-5807 and (845) 342-9304


LOB 826, Albany, NY 12248

Twitter: None



Karines Reyes, (518) 455-5102, (718) 931-2620


LOB 327, Albany, NY 12248

Twitter: @karinesreyes87



Jennifer Rajkumar, (518) 455-4628, (718) 257-5824

LOB 534, Albany, NY 12248


No Twitter



Nikki Lucas, (518) 455-5912, 

LOB 842, Albany, NY 12248


No Twitter

No Facebook


Phara Souffrant Forrest,  (518) 455-5325, (718) 596-0100

LOB 731, Albany, NY 12248


Twitter: @phara4assembly




John McDonald III, (518) 455-4474, 


LOB 625, Albany, NY 12248

Twitter: @johnmcdonald108



Anna Kelles, (518) 455-5444, (607) 277-8030, (607) 208-2024, Co-Sponsor

LOB 833, Albany, NY 12248


Twitter: @AMKelles



Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, (518) 455-4545, (718) 457-0384, Co-Sponsor

LOB 834, Albany, NY 12248


Twitter: @votejgr



Linda Rosenthal: (518) 455-5802, (212) 873-6368, Co-Sponsor


LOB 943, Albany, NY 12248

No Twitter

No Facebook


Phil Steck: (518) 455-5931, (518) 377-0902, Co-sponsor

LOB 607, Albany, NY 12248


Twitter: @PhilSteck



Andrew Hevesi: (518) 455-4926, (718) 263-5595, Co-Sponsor


LOB 626, Albany, NY 12248

Twitter: @AndrewHevesi



Jeffrey Dinowitz: (518) 455-5965, (718) 796-5345, Co-Sponsor


LOB 632, Albany, NY 12248

Twitter; @JeffreyDinowitz






Marjorie Byrnes: (518) 455-5662, (585) 218-0038

Twitter: @Byrnes4Assembly

LOB 723, Albany, NY 12248




Josh Jensen, (518) 455-4664, (585) 225-4190,

LOB 722, Albany, NY 12248


Twitter: @JoshJensen134




John Mikulin, (518) 455-5341, (518) 228-4960


LOB 550, Albany, NY 12248

Twitter: @JohnMikulin

No Facebook


John McGowan, (518) 455-5118, (845) 624-4601

LOB 548, Albany, NY 12248


No Twitter

No Facebook


Scott Gray, (518) 455-5545, (315) 786-0284, (315) 386-2037

LOB 940, Albany, NY 12248


No Twitter



Jarrett Gandolfo, (518) 455-5258, (631) 589-0348

LOB 426, Albany, NY 12248


No Twitter



Jake Blumencranz, (518) 455-4684, (516) 937-3571

LOB 545, Albany, NY 12248


Twitter: @blumencranzJake

No Facebook


Scott Bendett, (518) 455-5777, (718) 320-2220, (718) 892-2235

LOB 836, Albany, NY 12248


Twitter: @ScottBendettNY

No Facebook



Talking Points

The bill does not have any age limits, which means that the only age limit will be the youngest age permitted to use a product set by the Food and Drug Administration. Hepatitis B vaccines are given at birth so there is no age limit, HPV vaccine can be given at 9, and Truvada can be given to people who are at least 77 lbs, the weight of an average 5th grader. 

Amy Paulin’s A276a protects pedophiles by gutting mandated reporter laws. Paulin’s bill protects pedophiles by subverting New York’s  “Mandated Reporter” law that requires licensed professionals to report suspected sexual abuse of children to law enforcement. What rational person would not suspect something was very wrong if a nine-year old requested an injection that purports to prevent a sexually-transmitted disease and the child did not want his or her parents to know about it? What should a mandated reporter do if an 11-year-old requests a drug to prevent HIV?  Under New York law sex with children of that age is always a felony.

Amy Paulin’s A276a takes away the current legal right to refuse vaccines for a child. This law goes much further than the repeal of the religious exemption from vaccine mandates to attend school. At least parents have the option to refuse a vaccine and homeschool a child. This law removes parents completely from their child’s healthcare. 

HPV shots have a terrible safety record. HPV shots have an alarming safety record. According to the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System as of 4/28/2023 in New York there have been 3,273 reported adverse incidents with HPV vaccines, including 9 deaths, 814 emergency room visits, 119 hospitalizations, and 88 permanent disabilities. Almost all of these injuries are among girls under 20. And according to Dr. David Kessler, who was the head of the FDA under Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, these injuries are probably less than 10% of the actual number. 

The safety record of HPV vaccines is so troubling that Japan ended their recommendation of HPV vaccination for Japanese girls in 2014.

Truvada (PrEP) has significant safety issues and costs more than $20,000 per year, Kidney failure, bone loss, death, and dozens of other side effects are caused by TDF, the active ingredient in Truvada. The problems with TDF are so common and so extensive that television advertisements for class action suits against drugs that contain TDF are broadcast everywhere.

See  an ad here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU_6TPvrfj8

Violates federal law. The infamous law passed in 1986, the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act,  that removed legal liability from vaccine manufacturers and people who administer vaccines, also requires that a healthcare professional provide a copy of the current vaccine information sheet to an adult patient or to a child’s parent/legal representative before vaccinating a child with a dose of the following vaccines: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), influenza, pneumococcal conjugate, meningococcal, rotavirus, human papillomavirus (HPV), or varicella (chickenpox). 42 U.S.C. §300aa-26

Children do not know enough about their own medical history to consent. It is absurd to assume that a child of any age knows enough about their own medical history, and the medical history of their family, to provide informed consent. They must know if they had earlier adverse reactions to vaccines given to them as infants, whether they have allergies or sensitivities to vaccine ingredients, or if there is a family medical history that would contra-indicate a shot. A nine-year old child will know this?

Merck is charged with submitting fraudulent documents in the licensing process. A lawsuit is underway in California, Robi v. Merck, that alleges Merck, the manufacturer of Gardasil, submitted fraudulent safety and efficacy data to the federal government during the licensing process.

Who decides who can decide? A person giving the shot, who may have a financial incentive to do so, is allowed to use whatever reasons they want to determine if a minor is capable of giving consent. Nor is there any specific language to prevent shots from being given to minors with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

How can a parent make informed healthcare choices for their child? In the event of an adverse reaction, especially if a child is unconscious, how is a parent, first responder, or other healthcare professionals supposed to provide appropriate medical care to the child?

The official description of the bill is inaccurate and dishonest. It claims the bill, “Provides treatment for sexually transmitted diseases to minors without a parent’s or guardian’s consent.” That is a lie. New York law has allowed minors to seek treatment for STDs since the 1970s. New York law does not allow minors to consent to treatment purported to be “preventive.”

A current illegal regulation allows giving drugs and vaccines to minors without parental consent  The goal of this bill is to make legal an illegal regulation pushed through in 2017 by former governor Andrew Cuomo that allowed giving drugs and vaccines to minors without parental consent.  Paulin acknowledges in the Memo for the bill that the bill is needed to make the State’s current practice legal! Cuomo had no legal authority to push through what amounts to an entirely new law. 

Please share this link to this Action Alert: https://www.votervoice.net/AUTISMACTION/Campaigns/104918/Respond

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