When the Government Comes A’Knockin’

Knock knock.

Who’s there?

Hello, my name is Valerie and I am a Community Health Ambassador with the County Health Department. The reason I am here today is to talk to you about the COVID vaccine. Have you received a COVID vaccine already? i

How do you respond?

Across the country people have been going door-to-door with similar scripts well before President Biden’s announcement of a federal incursion into our communities. In New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy has an “army of community volunteers” to visit targeted homes. ii Lane County, Oregon is considering sending the National Guard to its neighborhoods. iii In Michigan, former Census Director Vicky Kovari’s team will knock on “every door in the city” of Detroit.iv  The grassroots Arizona Center for Empowerment rolled out their Take Your Shot campaign months ago. Governor Gavin Newsome allotted $10 million and hired 2,000 people to knock on doors in California.v Door-knocking campaigns can also be found in Connecticut,vi Louisiana,vii Ohio,viii and Georgia.ix Knocks are targeted at the homes of seniors, Latinos, and the black community.

The goal, according to most narratives, is not to influence, but to inform. Governments and grassroots are striving to build trust among the vaccine hesitant and homebound seniors. Some programs, however, are transparent about the intent to urge vaccination, such as one in Lexington, Kentucky. x

Chillingly, these injection initiatives have not all stopped at information. At least two programs have actually vaccinated, on the spot, after an unscheduled and unexpected knocks at the door.

In Orange County Florida, firefighters paired with “crews from the state” to walk neighborhoods to find homebound residents over fifty.

“They were prepared to register and vaccinate on the spot.” xi

More troubling are visits in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by “vaccine mobilizers,” who administered almost 140 doses in the first eight days of their campaign. xii, xiii The county partnered with health marketing specialist Lorraine Lathen, owner of Jump at the Sun Consulting, to target “15 zip codes identified as having the highest vulnerability.” xiv The health department is simultaneously running a “Crush Covid Crew,” with volunteers trained to inform, not persuade. However, Lathan’s vaccination program appears temporary, and is conspicuously timed with the expiration date of a reported excess of county-purchased J&J vaccine. xv Lathan recruited residents as young as 16, promising up to $2,000 in two months. xvi Among the crew is Lathan’s twin sister, a teacher “who is using her education skills as a mobile vaccinator.”

Lathen asserts, “Vaccinators are able to take time to talk to residents, educate people with science and give them facts.” But are her vaccinators informing people of reports of blood clots and warning of Guillain-Barre Syndrome associated with the J&J shot? Is she talking about the fact that there is excess J&J vaccine due to widespread public rejection?

More chilling to ponder, did the Health Department of Milwaukee just send unwanted doses of the most dangerous experimental vaccine into their most vulnerable neighborhoods?

A “personal invitation” to join a mass vaccination campaign is not new.xvii It is a key strategy for organizations like the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). “Frontline vaccinators” have knocked on the door in dozens of countries, including Kenya, Mozambique, Afghanistan.xviii Partners of GPEI include WHO, CDC, Rotary, UNICEF, Gavi, and Gates Foundation. GPEI boasts the “value of polio infrastructure in COVID-19 support.” xix But even in countries where door-to-door vaccinating is common practice, the Covid jab is being rejected because of its experimental nature. xx

The Biden Administration’s door-to-door plan prompted national attention to this issue, and many elected officials are pushing back. Governors Henry McMaster (SC) and Mike Parson (MO) are among the most prominent voices against this federal overreach into a state’s right to protect health and welfare its citizens. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich stated in a letter to the President that he would not stand for such activity in his state.xxi Representatives Lauren Boebert (CO) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA) likened the knockers to “Needle Nazis” and “brownshirts.” Representative Andy Biggs (AZ) called it a “blatant abuse of government authority” in a letter to the president, co-signed by 31 of his colleagues.xxii

So when a “health ambassador” tries to walk into your community, and into your home, how do you respond?

Here are 5 Simple Steps you can take to make a difference

  1. Put up No Trespassing signs.
  2. Tell any Covid Canvasser that knocks they are trespassing and they need to leave.
  3. Contact your local health department to ask them to issue a position statement against door-to-door intrusions. Send a letter with your concerns or suggested wording below, or call the office with your thoughts or our recommended wording below.
  4. Share this article with your friends so they are not caught by surprise with a visit.
  5. Talk to your elderly family members and neighbors to make sure they know their rights. They are most likely to get visits.

Door-to-door solicitations for information about covid vaccination status have been happening in communities around the country for months, by local government or grassroots organizations. Additionally, President Biden announced an initiative to send federally backed individuals into our community with the intent of entering property without notice.

One of the primary roles retained by the states at the signing of the U.S. Constitution is the preservation of health and welfare of its residents. This is typically carried out at a local level to meet individual needs of a community through the hard work of the Department of Health.

I am writing to urge you to take a stand against door-to-door Covid vaccination campaigns. They are a growing intrusion on the providence of the state, and the privacy and safety of individual residents. Targeted visits are increasingly happening in neighborhoods that are home to our most vulnerable or underserved communities. The intrusion of non-medical agents into a private health care decision is dangerous for our residents and a violation of privacy. The disparate acts of various organizations across the country is concerning for public safety as there is no guarantee of background checks or other safety precautions. And the overreach of the federal government in our backyards is a blatant constitutional violation. No matter who is knocking, private health data is being used to identify specific individuals, and data is being collected with no known tailored use, nor privacy protections.

I urge you to protect our families by adopting a policy precluding door-to-door medical canvassing caravans.

Thank you for your time and consideration of the welfare of our communities.


Phone Script For Local Health Department
“My name is ____. I live in ______ County. I am asking that the health department issue a position statement prohibiting or strongly discouraging knocking on resident’s doors to discuss personal health care decisions including vaccine status and decisions. Please let me know when our Health Commissioner plans to issue a statement.”
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Jill Hines

Directory of Advocacy
A former banker turned homeschool mom, Jill Hines began researching alternatives to conventional medicine in 2010 and what she discovered changed the trajectory of her life. She corrected a worrisome health issue, and embraced a natural approach to wellness. Advocating for informed consent and parental rights became a full-time mission when she joined the board of the Georgia Coalition for Vaccine Choice and later became the co-director of Health Freedom Louisiana. Due to her advocacy efforts during the COVID crisis, Jill was one of 25 Louisianans selected by Central City News as “a hero of the constitutional crisis.” She was also presented the Impact Award for Outstanding Public Service from the government watchdog organization Citizens for a New Louisiana. Jill now represents hundreds of millions of Americans who experienced censorship due to the Biden administration's efforts to suppress disfavored speech as a plaintiff in the landmark lawsuit Missouri v. Biden. Jill holds a marketing degree from Louisiana Tech University and now passionately “sells” health freedom full-time. Serving as Stand for Health Freedom’s advocacy director provides an incredible opportunity to advance the growing movement to preserve the sacred right to refuse unwanted medical interventions for ourselves and our children without fear of retribution.
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Chrissy Scott

Executive Assistant and Social Media Manager

A labor and delivery nurse with a lifelong passion for maternal and fetal health, Chrissy Scott left her job of 19 years after learning the truth about the harms caused by the medical system. In 2009, she was mandated by her employer to receive the H1N1 vaccine during her first trimester of pregnancy with her second child. She was assured that the vaccine was “safe and effective” for pregnant women, but her son was born with a kidney defect that could have been fatal. She didn’t connect the dots to vaccine injury until several years later when the declining health of her oldest son drove her to seek answers outside of allopathic medicine.

This personal journey ignited in her a new passion for truth and transparency in health care. As SHF’s Executive Assistant, Chrissy facilitates communication and local advocacy initiatives alongside Leah Wilson for their home state of Indiana. She also manages and creates graphics for SHF’s social media accounts and the website’s swag shop.

Chrissy earned her nursing degree from Anderson University and served her entire career at her local hospital. While she’s no longer a floor nurse, her five very active boys frequently test her nursing skills! She homeschools her children and has been co-owner of a successful home décor sign business with her sister.

“Parents, being the experts on their own children, are best suited to make decisions for the well-being of their family. To do this properly, they must be given full and accurate information and be free from force or coercion.”

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Ellen Chappelle serves as SHF’s resident wordsmith. A seasoned writer and editor, she’s enthusiastic about ensuring that our content is clear, concise, and inspiring.

Ellen is most energized by working on projects that transform lives. A truth seeker as well as a journalist, she’s disturbed by the lack of accuracy in today’s media and determined to help share fact rather than fiction. And having found greater healing with alternative approaches, she’s also passionate about preserving our freedom to make informed health choices.

Past projects include serving as regional editor of a dog magazine, color and trend specialist for a small cosmetics company, arts columnist, newspaper reporter, ghostwriter, and creator of website content for artists and small businesses.

With a degree in journalism and theatre, Ellen is also a performer. She enjoyed singing and dancing on a cruise ship and traveling with a national musical theatre tour, as well as recording industrial videos, television commercials, and radio voiceovers. She also creates handcrafted jewelry in wire, chain maille, and fused glass.

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An attorney with a background in complex litigation and advocacy, Leah Wilson is passionate about children’s health and has researched and worked on child welfare issues for more than a decade.

The overmedication of children in foster care as a form of behavior management is what compelled Leah to become an advocate and foster parent. During her time as a court-appointed special advocate for abused and neglected children, Leah witnessed the rampant use of psychiatric drugs among foster kids. She also discovered that, in addition to many extensive requirements, the state had a policy that all foster children and foster families be fully vaccinated, without exception. Through her involvement in law, health and the foster care system, it became abundantly clear to Leah that the single most important issue affecting child welfare in the United States is the practice of one-size-fits-all medicine via medical mandates. This motivated Leah to expand her advocacy beyond foster care to all children nationwide and to start Stand for Health Freedom (SHF) in 2019.

A graduate of the Saint Louis University School of Law, Leah holds dual bachelor degrees in political science and Spanish from Indiana University. In addition to her advocacy work with SHF, Leah is the owner and former operations director of MaxLiving Indy, one of the largest natural health centers in the Midwest. She is also an educator on holistic health as well as a sought-after speaker on issues ranging from religious rights to greening your home.

“Parental rights and religious freedom are God-given natural rights that cannot arbitrarily be taken away by government authorities. Parents are the single most important factor in a child’s success; I stand in full support of this sacred relationship.”

Sayer JI

Director and Co-founder

Sayer Ji is a widely recognized researcher, author, lecturer, activist, and educator on natural health modalities. Among his many roles, he is an advisor to Stand for Health Freedom, a reviewer and editor of the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, an advisory board member of the National Health Federation, a steering committee member of the Global GMO Free Coalition, and the co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed Inc., a revolutionary scientific validation framework.

Most notably, Sayer is the founder of Greenmedinfo.com, the world’s most widely referenced, evidence-based natural health resource of its kind. He founded the platform in 2008 to provide an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. Today, Greenmedinfo.com has more than a million visits per month, serving as a trusted resource on myriad health and wellness topics to physicians, healthcare practitioners, clinicians, researchers and consumers worldwide.

Sayer attended Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he studied under the notable American philosopher Dr. Bruce W. Wilshire. He received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy in 1995, with a focus on the philosophy of science. His new book, Regenerate: Unlocking Your Body’s Radical Resilience through the New Biology, was released in March 2020 and is an Amazon bestseller.

“I truly believe that education will be our greatest shield against accelerating the erosion of civil liberties, including the right to bodily sovereignty, as well as the greatest catalyst for positive change on this planet moving forward.”

Bailey Kuykendoll

Associate Director

Designer and visual marketer Bailey Kuykendoll began advocating for health and religious freedom and parental rights in 2014 after learning she was pregnant. A self-described skeptic, she’s not afraid to ask questions and do copious amounts of research to reach her own conclusions.

She’s also not afraid of hard work. As SHF’s Associate Director, Bailey truly keeps the organizational boat afloat. Working closely with our State Directors in each state, she ensures that SHF has calls-to-action for health-freedom bills and petitions on our website and across social media, spreading the word to encourage people to contact their legislators. She builds campaigns, graphics, website pages, and relationships.

Bailey earned a design degree from Harrington Institute of Design in 2008. She then served as a production assistant on several shows for HGTV, followed by working behind the scenes on the X Factor, small indie films, music videos, and documentaries. Bailey joined Health Freedom Florida after moving to the East Coast, becoming co-president of the grassroots organization in 2019. While at Health Freedom Florida, she successfully filed a state bill designed to stop discrimination based on your health status. She joined SHF in the fall of 2020.

“God placed a calling on my heart back in 2008 to be a part of something bigger for Him. Twelve years later, the opportunity came knocking to help others lean into their natural-born rights and take a stand for themselves and their families. I knew this is where I was called to be, and I have never looked back.”

Valerie Borek


Valerie Borek is a passionate advocate for health rights and family privacy. A mother of two with degrees in law and biochemistry, she is perfectly positioned to lead SHF advocates through complex health-rights policy. Her work is guided by a love for American values, uncovering truth, and a passion for empowering others. Valerie has served as SHF’s policy analyst since 2021.

Valerie’s understanding of the value of freedom to make one’s own health care choices is not just academic. Health freedom has kept her boys alive and thriving. Her choice to have home births jump-started her advocacy for health privacy. Her eldest son survived a rare and deadly cancer because her family was able to navigate medical care while holding onto values that were sometimes at odds with recommendations.

Before joining SHF, Valerie specialized in health and parenting rights at her boutique law firm, especially surrounding birth and vaccine rights. She advocated for informed consent in health care and transparent food labeling in her state. She helped found the Birth Rights Bar Association and was honored to present their argument to the Delaware Supreme Court that midwifery is not the practice of medicine, in support of a trailblazing midwife.

“Health is the foundation of how we show up in this world to love, serve, and create. Americans are blessed to live in a country that gets stronger the more we protect fundamental rights, like informed consent and privacy, so individuals and families can thrive.”

Mary Katherine LaCroix


Mary Katherine LaCroix became involved with SHF as a volunteer in 2019 when the religious exemption for childhood vaccines was at risk in her home state of New Jersey. She believes strongly that parents have the responsibility for their children’s health, education, and faith formation and that only they have the right to make medical decisions and manage their care.

She has worked in fundraising for more than 25 years at various educational, cultural, human services, and political organizations. A graduate of the University of Scranton, she holds a degree in History and English Literature.

Mary Katherine is thrilled to have this opportunity to work with and help grow SHF, believing that together we can achieve even greater impact in protecting our rights and caring for our loved ones. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and large extended family, as well as volunteering to support the special needs community.

“Parents are taught that they must trust the experts. That’s what we did, until we learned that the experts can be wrong and don’t always know what is best for your child. Parents should instead feel empowered by their natural, God-given ability to advocate and care for their children. SHF is here to give them the tools to do just that.”

Sheila Ealey

Political Analyst

Dr. Sheila Lewis Ealey is the founder and former director of the Creative Learning Center of Louisiana, a therapeutic day school for children who are on the autism spectrum or struggling with other nonverbal intellectual disabilities. The wife of a former U.S. Coast Guard Officer, she is also the mother of four children. Her son was diagnosed with severe autism spectrum disorder at 18 months. He is now a young man and considered moderate and emerging.

Sheila and her twins were featured in the documentary “Vaxxed.” She has traveled extensively, advocating for medical freedom. She continues to educate disenfranchised parents about their fundamental rights to religious and philosophical exemptions, their ability to live sustainably on a limited budget, and the importance of nutrition and biomedical interventions for optimum health with autism. She also writes individual homeschool curriculums for parents of children with autism or intellectual disorders. Sheila is a trustee for the Autism Trust, USA, and on the board of directors of Children’s Health Defense.

Over the past 20 years, she has educated herself to use natural healing modalities for the body and brain. Her formal education includes degrees in communication, special education curriculum, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership in Special Education. Sheila serves as an assistant content advisor and political analyst for SHF.

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