Submitted by Kathy Lynch, Westford Resident
MassGOP Opposed to Forced Vaccines and Vaccine Passports
At their meeting on January 27, 2022, the Massachusetts Republican State Committee, the governing body of the Massachusetts Republican Party, passed a resolution “in opposition to all forms of vaccine- and vaccine-passport mandates to ensure the rights of all residents of the Commonwealth afforded to them under our state and federal Constitutions.”
Republican State Committeewoman Kathy Lynch handed in more than 3,000 signatures from residents statewide who are fed up with medical mandates. Lynch gathered signatures in person and online at https://ourfight.online/8443ef3a-f2eb-4a53-8c96-bbe58a23b878.
The petition reads:
We call on Governor Baker and all MA lawmakers
to protect our health and mobility rights
- No person shall be compelled by law to acquiesce to medical treatments or procedures, collection of specimens, or sharing of personal data or medical information.
- A person’s fundamental rights to privacy, travel, and speech afforded under the United States Constitution shall not be infringed upon to impede the making of decisions for themselves or for their dependents, including, but not limited to, health and medical care, including complementary and alternative healthcare services, education, employment, travel, and lifestyle preferences.
- No employer shall terminate the employment of an employee solely on the basis of the employee’s choice to engage or not engage with medical treatment.
- The commonwealth shall not require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of entry to the commonwealth.
- The commonwealth and all of its agencies, authorities and political subdivisions shall not require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of entry to a public building. No public or private elementary school, secondary school, high school, charter school, college, university or other post-secondary institution of higher education shall require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of enrollment, access to campus or attendance in in-person classes.
- No business shall require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of entry to the business.
- No owner, lessee, proprietor, manager, superintendent, agent or employee of any place of public accommodation, resort or amusement shall, directly or indirectly, by themselves or another, require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of entry to a place of public accommodation, resort or amusement.
The petition uses language from two health-freedom bills in the legislature: Bill SB1122 – An Act relative to bodily autonomy and family integrity filed by Senator Patrick O’Connor (R) and Bill HD4416 – An Act prohibiting COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of entry filed by State Representative Peter Durant (R).
State Committeewoman Lynch, who may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, said “While many in Massachusetts have no problem getting an experimental vaccine or even using a vaccine passport, tonight we showed that thousands are adamantly opposed to this intrusion. Republicans believe the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, privacy, and freedom must be honored.”