Welcome to MPVR PAC
Donations will financially support candidates for the MS legislature who have shown commitment to our purpose, as well as campaigns to unseat those who have been a hindrance to our goals.
Mississippi Patriots for Vaccine Rights’ purpose is to promote and support medical freedom, including informed, voluntary consent in vaccine decision-making for all.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THURSDAY MAY 5th!
Commissioner Andy Gipson to Speak at Take Mississippi Back Meeting at Riverside Church in Flowood
CLICK HERE for map, agenda, and other details! Please invite your friends
WATCH: Weaponizing Redistricting to Hurt Republicans Who Stood for Medical Freedom – Senator Chris McDaniel
HB1509 Passed Out of Conference Committee with No Further Amendments. Now headed to House Floor.
HB 1509 COVID-19 vaccine mandate; prohibit state and local government from imposing.
Bill has made it out of Conference Committee, with no new amendments.
Conferees were as follows:
HOUSE: Conferees Named Mims, Shanks, White
SENATE: Conferees Named Kirby, Boyd, Michel
HB1509 Synopsis with MaryJo Perry on WYAB (video) | MPVR’s CALL TO PACK THE SENATE A HUGE SUCCESS
MPVR made a last-minute call for Mississippians to show up at the capitol in Jackson and pack the Senate balconies as Senator Chris McDaniel proposed our amendment to HB1509. Our amendment would have expanded religious exemptions in MS.
Together, we sent a clear message to lawmakers that we are serious about our religious freedom in the state of Mississippi.
We are incredibly proud that, not only did we pack the senate with only 12 hours’ notice, but there was a line of people outside the senate who showed up and couldn’t get in due to the balconies being full capacity!
MPVR thanks all Mississippians who rearranged their day, last minute, and showed up for what really matters. You ARE making a difference for the families of our beautiful state!
(pictures and videos below)
What is HB1509?
HB1509, authored by House Speaker Philip Gunn, would only enact a partial ban on Covid vaccine passports and mandates, applying explicitly to only state funded institutions. The bill would, however, provide protections for religious exemptions to the Covid vaccine for all employees, public and private.
HB1509 Amended in Senate Rules Committee
Once the bill passed the House, it was amended in the Senate Rules Committee earlier this month. The Chairman of Rules, Senator Dean Kirby, removed Speaker Philip Gunn’s language that would solidify the authority of the MS State Health Officer to add the Covid vaccine to the required childhood schedule for Mississippi’s schools and daycares. Language was then added in that would make it unlawful for schools and daycares to require a Covid vaccine as a condition of attendance.
HB1509 Brought Before the Senate with Amendments to Expand Religious Exemptions – Historic Conflict
After being amended in committee earlier this month, HB1509 then passed the Senate Floor Wednesday. The bill will now go to Conference Committee in the House for further work.
Senator Dennis DeBar added a “reverse repealer” on the Senate Floor so they can further amend the bill in conference to ensure the vaccine mandate ban won’t affect state funding of universities and colleges. HB1509 did not pass the Senate Floor without historical conflict between conservative Senators and the Lt Governor.
As the bill was brought up after lunch Wednesday, Senator Chris McDaniel offered an amendment to expand religious exemptions to vaccines in Mississippi, simply codifying into state law what is already federal law.
Immediately upon proposal, Democrat Senator David Blount made a point of order that the amendment was “not germane” to the bill. The amendment was germane according to capitol attorneys, but Hosemann has been known to be against exemptions to any vaccine, especially for children. He recently demonstrated this position by purposely killing a clean religious exemption bill, Senator Angela Hill’s SB2107, that was before him, in February.
There were arguments on the Senate Floor that the rights of the individual should not trump the good of the public (Sen John Horhn D) and that the covid vaccine “cures covid” (Sen David Jordan D). SEE FOOTAGE HERE.
Once the point of order was brought to his desk, Lt Governor Hosemann appeared to look over the HB1509 and the amendment, then agreed with Senator Blount that the amendment was not germane.
Senator Chris McDaniel called a roll call vote (a vote on the record) of each legislator who would stand with him and our amendment to expand religious liberty, and who would stand in support of Lt Gov Hosemann to throw our amendment out. A roll call vote in opposition to the Lt Governor has not been attempted in over 25 years. This was a bold move and MPVR PAC is proud that we have legislators with the moral courage to do the right thing, breaking with the traditional political games that keep our state down.
15 BRAVE Senators stood on the side of religious liberty together, including Senator McDaniel. We are grateful to those 15 and pray that God rewards them for their moral courage.
See the list of Republicans below and how they voted, below. All Democrats voted with Hosemann.
Senator McDaniel’s Speech on the Floor 3/9/22
Synopsis of HB1509 & The McDaniel Amendment: MaryJo Perry on WYAB’s The Mike Madison Show
Full Senate Floor Hearing of HB1509 with Religious Amendment
SB2107 – K-12 Religious Exemption KILLED by Lt Governor Hosemann and his Democrat Appointee to the Public Health Committee, Chairman Hob Bryan
On Tuesday, February 1, we delivered over 12,000 petitions to Lt Governor Hosemann and Chairman Hob Bryan. Your signatures on the petition for a K-12 religious exemption to vaccines was almost 250 pages, 28 of which were Rankin County!!! Rankin County led the state with just under 1500 signatures, with Madison and Desoto coming in second and third!
When the petitions were delivered to the office of Chairman Bryan, I had to step out and get a pen to sign my name to the cover letter. When I walked in the office lobby, I witnessed Chairman Bryan’s assistant fanning through the pages of our petition and either taking pictures or videoing the massive stack of names. I feel sure she didn’t realize I was watching her. I am not sure if maybe she was sending to Chairman Bryan or what her intentions were.
We sent a press release to over 160 media contacts that we would be delivering the over 12,000 petitions but didn’t get any coverage.
It is also interesting to note that there was to be one last Public Health Committee meeting scheduled at 3pm. The Senate Schedule showed that they had a list of significant bills they were to discuss and pass. However, for a reason we are uncertain of, it was canceled with no explanation, and even committee members were confused as to why it was canceled. Perhaps Chairman Bryan had some sort of emergency, or perhaps he was avoiding meeting those of us delivering the petition signatures.
So, at this point, the only vehicle we have left to get some things done is Speaker Gunn’s HB1509 which has been passed on to the senate. While we are pleased that Speaker Gunn has realized and taken action on some semblance of a religious exemption, it is weak legislation that appears to do something, but ultimately doesn’t do as much as a Mississippian would hope.
Most bills don’t leave the Senate without changes, so hopefully one of our legislators will go to bat for you to tighten up the language a bit more to protect you and your family.
We can breathe for the moment, but everyone should refuel, pray up and get ready for round 2. We appreciate all of your hard work and just want to see Mississippi a better place for all of our families.
Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is FREEDOM. 2 Corinthians 3:17
RALLY FOR MEDICAL FREEDOM
Wednesday | January 19th, 2022 | 9:30AM-4PM
OUR FAMILIES’ MEDICAL FREEDOMS ARE UNDER HISTORICAL ATTACK.
Mississippi’s Republican lawmakers have failed to protect Mississippians, repeatedly demonstrating their loyalty to wealthy medical lobbies by killing EVERY MEDICAL FREEDOM BILL for the past decade.
Mississippi vaccine laws continue to remain the most draconian and inflexible in the U.S. and even in the world.
Let’s send a clear message:
It is the right of ALL Mississippians, by God, to decide what is injected into our bodies and when, freely, without coercion or fear of retribution. Lawmakers should pass laws immediately to protect Mississippians from mandatory liability-free medicine.
PRE-REGISTER NOW FOR FREE AND BE COUNTED! It’s all about numbers and you are needed! Check out our optional fun registration merchandise add-ons and raffle chances.
9:30AM – Lobbying Appointments and Prayer Walking Kick-Off
12PM – LUNCH
1PM – Press Conference, Speakers, Demonstrating, Continued Lobbying Appointments.
To set up appointments with your legislators, accompanied by MPVR PAC leaders, please send either a FB Message from our event page HERE, or a text message to Cheryl Peeples, at 662-419-2111
** If you aren’t sure who your legislators are, please visit openstates.org and scroll down to enter your street address. All Mississippians have one state representative and one state senator.
ACTION ALERT! MS Governor Tate Reeves Nominates Pfizer Employee to State Board of Health
In November, Governor Tate Reeves nominated an obstetrician-gynecologist and a pharmacist to join the Mississippi State Board of Health. One of the nominees, Dr. Lee Ann Griffin, happens to also be an employee of Pfizer. (Read here) When lawmakers meet after Christmas, the MS Senate will be voting to confirm Governor Reeves’ nominees. Appointing a Pfizer employee is a conflict of interest and the people of Mississippi must do something to discourage this corrupt behavior immediately.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
- Call, message, and email your senator TODAY. Do not wait until January!
If you don’t have their contact information, you can call the capitol switchboard at (601) 359-3770.
- Ask for your your state senator by name. Let them know that you absolutely are opposed to Governor Reeves appointing an employee of the pharmaceutical industry to our State Board of Health because it is a conflict of interest! Our senators must VOTE NO to reject Dr Griffin, a Pfizer employee, as a member of our State Board of Health!
REMEMBER! These are State Senators and NOT U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith. To find your own state senator please CLICK HERE and enter your street address. Then, click on your State Senator for contact information.
Forward this information to everyone you know, share it on social media, and ask them also call today!
Mark Your Calendars!
This is your time to stand up and be counted for our children and the future of our country!
Saturday | October 9th, 2021 | 10AM-4PM
The Sillers Pedestrian Mall, Jackson MS
Demonstrations, Prayer Walk, Speakers, Live Music, Picnicking, Merch, Prizes, and more – details coming soon!
Make your reservations HERE.
Sign the petition calling for the termination of MS State Health Officer, Dr. Thomas Dobbs
“As a citizen of the state of Mississippi, I am calling for the termination of Dr. Thomas Dobbs as State Public Health Officer.
A State Health Officer should be held to the highest professional standard and able to effectively lead with integrity during a public health crisis. Throughout our state’s plight with COVID19, Dr. Thomas Dobbs has not demonstrated these characteristics. To the contrary, he has seemingly set the stage for public health to fail in the state of Mississippi.”
In response to overwhelming outcry from Mississippi healthcare workers because of the current and impending Covid-19 restrictions, MPVR PAC is taking action to promote and support your medical freedom including, but not limited to, informed, voluntary consent in vaccine decision-making.
The Sillers Pedestrian Mall is the large outdoor grassy area between the Supreme Court and Sillers Buildings on Hig hStreet across from the Capitol in Jackson MS.
**Note the date. We will not be holding a rally in Jackson on Sept 25th**
HB 475 – Religious exemption to school vaccines
School Immunization; authorize exemption from requirements for religious beliefs.
HB 719 – Prohibit employers from requiring COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment
An act to prohibit public and private employers from requiring any of its employees to receive a vaccination against SARS-COV-2 or COVID-19 as a condition of the person’s employment or continued employment with the employer; and for related purposes.
HB 476 – Mississippi Adult Health and Privacy Act
An act to provide that each person who is eighteen years of age or older shall have the right to determine, in their sole discretion, whether he or she will receive vaccinations or immunizations for any disease, except when the person is required to be vaccinated to attend school; to prohibit any person or entity from requiring any such vaccination or immunization for any disease as a condition of employment or a condition of receiving any benefit or service; to prohibit any person or entity from using any means of intimidation or threat of termination of any such person’s employment, or denial or reduction of any benefit or service to any such person, or disclosure of any such person’s medical history or records to others, in order to cause the person to receive a vaccination or immunization for any disease; to amend section 41-23-43, Mississippi Code of 1972, to allow first responders an exemption from vaccinations for philosophical reasons; and for related purposes.
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Freedom― 2 Corinthians 3:17
Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.― Benjamin Franklin