TOPEKA, Kansas (LifeSiteNews) — The Kansas legislature has passed a bill to protect workers from federal COVID vaccine mandates.
The bill was passed on Monday by both the Kansas House of Representatives and Senate. It aims to protect workers from President Biden’s federal vaccine mandate by forcing employers to allow for a wide range of vaccine exemptions, including religious exemptions, and by offering unemployment benefits to unvaccinated Kansans who lost their job as a result of not getting the jab.
The bill received 24 votes against 11 in the Kansas Senate and 77 votes against 34 in the House of Representatives.
The final version of the bill was the result of a compromise among legislators and did not include an earlier Senate amendment that banned Kansas businesses from imposing vaccination on employees in the first instance.
However, the bill still offers Kansas workers a certain protection from the discriminatory mandate by allowing them to claim exemptions based on medical as well as religious and philosophical grounds.
The final version also includes a severability clause to protect the bill, should parts of it be successfully challenged at court in the future.
On Monday, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat who opposes President Biden’s federal vaccine mandate, pledged to sign the bill once it had been approved.
In a November 5 statement addressing Biden’s vaccine mandate, Kelly said it was “too late to impose a federal standard now that we have already developed systems and strategies that are tailored for our specific needs.”
Freedom-loving Australians are sending out an urgent call for help, a veritable SOS.
Over the past year and a half, Australia's democracy has been replaced by a type of medical fascism which has grasped control of power by using police state tactics.
In that time, freedoms have been curtailed or suppressed altogether and human rights have been abused, often with the use of the police force.
Please WATCH this video from our friends at Reignite Democracy Australia to better understand how BAD it is right now in Australia.
And, the situation just continues to deteriorate, so much so that our friends Down Under are now asking for outside help.
We simply must come to their aid! But, what can we do?
Please consider participating in the following two action items:
1) SAVE THE DATE and ATTEND a Pro-Freedom Rally on DEC. 4th (12pm, local time) at the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC, (address below), or at an Australian consulate office in one of the cities listed below.
2) Please SIGN and SHARE this petition, directed to the Australian Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Arthur Sinodinos, asking him to:
- End the lockdowns in Australia
- End police brutality in Australia
- End mandatory vaccinations in Australia
- Restore the freedoms of speech, assembly and travel in Australia
Remember, after signing, please make a note of this important date and time (and address, below): Saturday, December 4th, 2021, 12pm.
And, please commit to peaceful protest in support of Australian freedom at one of the locations below on that date!
Our friends Down Under are reaching their limits. So, we must now join them in their struggle to retain their freedoms and human rights against police brutality and medical dictatorship.
Thank you for taking part in this important campaign.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'‘SOS from Australia’: Freedom activists plead for political asylum from COVID regime' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/australians-call-on-foreign-leaders-to-accept-covid-tyranny-refugees/
Click here to learn more about the the December 4th protest, including helpful messaging for signs you can make at home to take with you on the day: https://www.reignitedemocracyaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/FINAL-media-release-SOS-from-Australia.pdf
LOCATIONS and PHONE NUMBERS of the Australian Embassy in the United States, as well as their consular offices in Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. [Please use the phone number to politely, but firmly object to the oppression of the people of Australia if you can't go to the protest in person.]:
Embassy - Washington, DC
1145 17th St NW,
Telephone: +1 202 797 3000
123 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1330
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Telephone: +1 312 419 1480
Penthouse, 1000 Bishop Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Telephone: +1 808 529 8100
3009 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 1310
Houston, Texas 77056
Telephone: +1 832 962 8420
Los Angeles Consulate
2029 Century Park East, 31st Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067
Telephone: +1 310 229 2300
New York Consulate
150 East 42nd Street, 34th Floor
New York, New York 10017-5612
Telephone: +1 212 351 6500
San Francisco Consulate
575 Market Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, California 94105
Telephone: +1 415 644 3620
The Kansas bill was criticized by Rep. Vic Miller, also a Democrat, who argued that the legislation is a “scam” that will allow anybody who is “just slightly smart enough to apply for the exemption” to avoid getting vaccinated.
“Frankly, I don’t think anybody is going to ultimately qualify for unemployment. It’s a pretend thing, to pretend that they care about these people. It’s bulls***,” said Miller.
“All they have to do is sign a phony statement that they believe the devil is their religion, and therefore they qualify,” he added.
GOP representatives on the other hand, argued that the bill doesn’t go far enough.
“We know that there’s some of you that think it doesn’t go far enough,” said Larry Alley, Senate Majority Leader.
“[But] this bill protects liberty and protects individual freedom, and keeps Kansans working and protects our religious beliefs,” he added.
His sentiment was echoed by Senate President Ty Materson, also a Republican.
“In the greater scheme of things, we have to stay focused on the priority, which is protecting those people right now that could be losing their jobs,” Materson said.
Kansas is only the latest U.S. state to pass legislation against the federal vaccine mandate.
Just last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill against the mandate, trolling Biden by doing so in the city of Brandon. A hint at now famous conservative “let’s go Brandon” slogan against President Biden.