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Amended Vaccine Bill Skips Committee, Heads to Senate Floor

New amendments may have expedited passage of the controversial SB 277 bill to eliminate California parents’ right to exempt their children from one or more school required vaccinations on the basis of “personal belief.” The bill could see a floor vote as early as Thursday.

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ACLU Fights Democrat Vaccine Mandate Bill in California

Moms fighting vaccine mandate bill SB277 in the California legislature may have found an ally with the state’s branch of the ACLU given that both question its constitutionality. Moms, some with children, journeyed again to Sacramento on Wednesday to protest the bill

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State Sen. Pan Defends Bill Eliminating Vaccination Exemptions

Overwhelming opposition from parents appears to have prevented a California Senate bill from advancing out of committee Wednesday. The bill would strip parents of their right to exempt their children from one or more of doses of vaccinations. Co-author Senator Richard Pan stands behind it, and it appears to be inspired by a measles outbreak that began in Disneyland last December.

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Rally in Sacramento Against Anti-Semitism Prompted by Slew of Recent Hateful Activity

Community leaders and lawmakers will join Sacramento’s Jewish community on Monday afternoon on the State Capitol’s steps to rally against antisemitism in California. The rally coincides with a proposed law that would require all student government bodies in California to provide and take part in mandatory training in discrimination and civil rights.