Thousands Of Americans Register for NVIC's New Advocacy Portal During Vaccine Awareness Week

by Barbara Loe Fisher

Thousands of Americans living in all 50 states took action and registered for the new NVIC Advocacy Portal at during Vaccine Awareness Week (Nov. 1-6, 2010) co-sponsored by the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) and The NVIC Advocacy Portal, a free, online interactive database and communications network to help Americans protect and expand vaccine exemptions in state vaccine laws, was launched during the joint weeklong effort to raise public awareness about vaccine safety and informed consent issues.

More Than Two Million People Reached

More than two million people were reached during Vaccine Awareness Week through a series of articles and videos about vaccination published on In a
joint press release issued Nov. 8, Dr. Joseph Mercola urged Americans to join with NVIC and and organize to protect vaccine choices.

"Americans should be free to say "yes" or "no" to using vaccines without being harassed or punished for the informed decision they make," said Dr. Mercola. "Like any drug or medical procedure a doctor recommends, getting a vaccine is a personal health choice and the voluntary consent of the patient is absolutely necessary."

Topics of articles about vaccination published on during Vaccine Awareness Week, included:

· NVIC Advocacy Portal

· Influenza

· Chickenpox & Shingles

· Hepatitis B

· HPV & Gardasil

· Vaccine Mandates & Big Business

Leveling the Playing Field in State Legislatures

Dawn Richardson, NVIC Director of Advocacy, who designed the web-based vaccine choice advocacy communications network, developed the Advocacy Portal to make it easier for average citizens to make their voices heard in state legislatures where vaccine exemptions are under attack.

Dawn said 'This is a dream for smart phone users who can be viewing a vaccine legislative action alert in their state, while also being able to get in immediate contact with their elected legislators to voice their opinion. We, the people, don't yet have the money to fight drug company lobbyists and doctors, who are camped out in state legislatures pushing for more vaccine mandates and the elimination of vaccine exemptions. This gives us an effective tool to help level the playing field."

Those who register on the NVIC Advocacy Portal become NVIC Advocacy Team Members and have access to:

· complete, up-to-date contact information for legislators
· vaccine tutorials
· webinars and conference calls
· tips for communicating with legislators and health officials
· web stickers for posting on websites, blogs, Facebook, MySpace
· urgent Action Alerts notifying NVIC Team Members about breaking vaccine legislation news
· online state and national vaccine newsletters
· "Tell a Friend" feature to send an online invitation to family and friends to join the NVIC Advocacy team

Getting Serious About Defending Informed Consent Rights

NVIC developed the NVIC Advocacy Portal because we know it is time to get serious about legally defending the human right to informed consent to medical risk-taking in America. Big medical organizations and doctors with financial ties to vaccine manufacturers are advocating for the elimination of vaccine exemptions in state vaccine laws. We cannot allow ourselves to become captive consumers of every new vaccine that drug companies produce.

NVIC is committed to making our Number One priority in the second decade of the 21st century the protection of the legal right for all Americans to make fully informed, voluntary decisions about vaccination for themselves and their children. NVIC is working to make sure that every state vaccine law includes:

· a medical exemption that does not require approval of state or federal government health officials;

· a religious exemption that is not questioned by doctors or government officials; and

· a conscientious belief exemption that allows citizens to obey their conscience and their personal or philosophical beliefs regarding vaccination.

NVIC & Partners Since 2008

NVIC's partnership with, which ranks in the top five most visited health information websites in the world, is strengthening and expanding NVIC's three decade call for the institution of informed consent protections in US vaccine laws. hosts and and has worked with NVIC since 2008 to research and disseminate referenced information about vaccination and health.

Click here to make a comment and watch a video interview Dr. Mercola conducted
on taking action NOW to protect vaccine choices.

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Click here to register for the free NVIC Advocacy Portal.

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Myn and Lu said...

I don't know if you'll have the time, because I'm sure you're incredibly busy. I appreciate all the work you do, and I'm trying to find some information that may hopefully help my daughter. She was diagnosed with autoimmune hypothyroidism before she turned a year old, and I suspect it may be a vaccine reaction...though I have one other possibility. She was so young when she started showing symptoms, and everything I've read says there has to be some sort of trigger for an autoimmune disorder like this; I've also done extensive research and learned that there are possible connections between vaccines and other autoimmune disorders, like diabetes. I'm trying to find out if you have ANY information on this or could point me in the right direction. I've researched so much and I'm confident in my decision to never give her another vaccine, but I still want to know what caused this. I am sorry to post all this on your blog. Feel free to remove it if you like. i just don't know where else to turn. I did the "submit your story" on Dr. Mercola's website, but I don't even know where that goes. If you can offer any assistance, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

Debbie said...

Barbara, my daughter and a group of other 6th graders are doing a project in conjunction with the international First Lego League Competition.
My daughter became aware of nutrition and Dr Mercola through me and one of the other boys on the team has never been vaccinated :)

The project specifies that they have to choose a body system (they chose the immune system) - then they have to choose a problem (they have chosen negative side affects of vaccines). Now they have to find a "solution."

Personally I think the solution is to strengthen the immune system naturally through nutrition. But the rules specify that the solution has to be a device that impacts the body. They believe that a change to the vaccine would be that device.
We have heard you say that certain things in the vaccines could be changed to make them safer - where can the kids find out more about that? Can you point us to a web site or source of information so they can do more research? At some point in the next few months, would you have time to talk to them briefly?
Thanks for all you do. FYI - the kids have to present this project to some people in the community in addition to the judges at the competition.

mama bear said...

My daughter's leg was partially paralyzed due to vaccines. Child Protective Services questioned me as to why I refused to vaccinate my children, and I replied that I have a 1) Medical reason, 2) a religious objection, and 3) concerns about the vaccine's side affects and the doctor's lying about the vaccine not having thimerosal. I also explained that EVERYone in my family with the standard vaccines has ADHD and autism, so there may be an allergic reaction involving brain cells.

I stood firm on my RIGHTS, and cited case law. They were required to back down. CPS and the courts shall draw NO quarter from me, as they actively work against individual rights.