FLORIDA: Tell Governor DeSantis COVID protections are obsolete; we need protections for today and into the future
SB222 / HB305 protects Floridians from future mandates and discrimination; we need his support for this critical civil rights bill to move forward.
Our Stand: At-A-Glance
- During a press conference on March 16 marking "three years to slow the spread,” Governor Ron DeSantis said, "We don’t necessarily say it's only about COVID, because they're going to find something else, sometime in the future, to try to use and to try to take advantage of." We are asking you, with one click, to urge him to lend his support for Florida’s historic bill SB222 / HB305 as it protects all Floridians from vaccination discrimination and vaccine mandates today and into the future.
- Is this your first time hearing about this bill? Here’s the backstory: Senator Joe Gruters filed SB222 and Representative Webster Barnaby filed the companion HB305 titled the “Protection of Medical Freedom Act.” SB222 / HB305 are civil rights bills that will protect Floridians from continued discrimination based on their vaccination or immunity status.
- Many Floridians have faced profiling, discrimination, segregation, termination, denied exemptions, denied service, injury, and even death due to injections. This is a serious civil rights and humanitarian issue that must be remedied now.
- SB222 / HB305 offers sound public policy that does not allow for mandates, specifically by prohibiting discrimination based on your vaccination status in both the workplace and the public square. Here’s a breakdown of what our bill offers Floridians:
- Vaccination / immunity status becomes a protected class in our civil rights language.
- Employers cannot discriminate based on your vaccination or immunity status.
- Protects your vaccination data from crossing the state line or being handed over to the federal government.
- Prohibits both businesses and government entities from allowing vaccine passports or any type of proof of vaccination.
- It’s unconstitutional for a government entity or corporation to require a person to participate in specific medical services in exchange for access to gainful employment or to participate in society.
- It’s unethical and immoral to mandate an injection for which there is no liability, or to limit a citizen’s ability to work based on a medical mandate. As such, we’re urging all Floridians to support SB222 / HB305 to protect their right to informed consent and the freedom to decline any injection.
- As a reminder, the protections that were put into place in the 2021 special session will sunset (expire) July 1, 2023. At that point, mandates could be ushered in, so time is of the essence. We must protect our future and our children’s future today.