GREAT NEWS! We have a bill that would compel public schools to ACCEPT a standard form for religious waivers to vaccines- no questions, no qualifications and no child is barred from school. The bill link is below:
The bill has strong sponsors (Senator Martin Golden and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried) and is written to protect every child's right to a public education. It is being met with broad support. It can pass into law.
BUT YOU HAVE TO HELP!
Contact your Senator and Assemblymember and tell them you want them to co-sponsor the bill.
Look them up at:
In the US, 47 states offer a religious exemption to immunizations. ONLY NY judges a parent's belief system.
In fact, no other place in the world has a review process for religious exemptions.
MOST DISTRICT IN NY DO NOT ASSESS A PARENT"S BELIEF SYSTEM. About 30 NY districts in total quiz and fail parents on their faith- but NYC is one of them. That means lots o' families.
There is NO correlation between a standard and accepted form for exemptions and a high non-vaccination rate.
Judging someone's faith is impossible, profoundly offensive, a waste of time and resources and violates our first amendment freedoms.