Action: CALL and EMAIL Republican Members of the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules
Why: We need to keep additional vaccine requirements OFF the required schedule for school children. We are asking for a hearing for this, as well as a vote to suspend the new requirement. This is a vital protection for the future should exemptions be removed in Wisconsin WHICH IS POSSIBLE in the future.
Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 5pm.
Goal: 100 calls and 100 emails to each of these offices
Name Email Phone number
Rep. Spiros Rep.Spiros@legis.wisconsin.gov 608-237-9186
Rep. Petersen Rep.Petersen@legis.wisconsin.gov 608-237-9140
Rep. Neylon (Co-Chair) Rep.Neylon@legis.wisconsin.gov 608-282-9198
Senator Nass (Co-Chair) Sen.Nass@legis.wisconsin.gov 608-266-2635
Senator Stroebel Sen.Stroebel@legis.wisconsin.gov 608-266-7513
Senator Bradley Sen.Bradley@legis.wisconsin.gov 608-266-5400
Easy Copy / paste emails: Sen.Nass@legis.wisconsin.gov, Rep.Neylon@legis.wisconsin.gov, Rep.Spiros@legis.wisconsin.gov, Rep.Petersen@legis.wisconsin.gov, Sen.Stroebel@legis.wisconsin.gov, Sen.Bradley@legis.wisconsin.gov
- We need CONSTITUENTS especially to make sure they state they are a constituent, especially of Rep. Spiros, Rep. Petersen, and Rep. Neylon. Find out if you are a constituent here: Wisconsin Legislative District Viewer
As of today, Wisconsin has three vaccine exemptions available for day care and K-12 children.
In the event that the legislative majority decides to remove vaccine exemptions, we need the protection RIGHT NOW of the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules. We need them to suspend a rule requiring additional vaccines for Wisconsin school children. This is an action that is going to protect us in the future, should the worst happen.
It is VITAL. You may think that Wisconsin exemptions are secured today, but they are not. If the legislature decides to remove exemptions in the future, we need the Rules committee to have our back and suspend these requirements NOW.
“I am calling to request
- that you call a public hearing on CR 19-079
- that you VOTE TO SUSPEND DHS Rules 19-079 that would require WI children to receive the meningococcal vaccine for school and make changes to chicken pox reporting.”
CALL and EMAIL your own Senator and Representative and request they:
- Put pressure on the committee members of JCRAR to hold a hearing and suspend these rule changes.
- Remind them if they truly support vaccine choice, they will request this hearing in order to suspend these rules.
Find your legislators here: Wisconsin Legislative District Viewer
Questions? Please email email@example.com and someone will get back to you.
Wisconsin DHS proposed some rule changes a few years ago that just went into effect Feb. 1, 2023, one of which added the meningococcal vaccine to Wisconsin's vaccine requirements for 7th and 12th graders.
We do not want any additional vaccines added to WI's required vaccination schedule, and we have the chance here to push the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules to suspend these rule changes.
DHS is already alerting day care centers and schools of the updates, and we believe they are purposely being unclear to cause confusion and misunderstandings. Exemptions DO still stand – Wisconsin has personal, religious, and medical, however it is imperative we continue to push against any and all additions of vaccine requirements
on our schedule for daycare/school. We have had enough of the heavy-handed government telling citizens what to do.
The details of this rule change (CR19-079) can officially be found here
Learn about Wisconsin Vaccine waivers/exemptions here