Arizona Nurse Practitioner Council

Call to Action: Herd Immunity in Jeopardy. Stop Arizona Immunization Rates From Falling Lower / Three Bills in AZ Legislature Will Impact AZ Immunization Rates

Posted 3 months ago by Paula Christianson-Silva

Call to Action: Herd Immunity in Jeopardy. Stop Arizona Immunization Rates From Falling Lower

Three Bills in AZ Legislature Will Impact AZ Immunization Rates

You've seen many of the headlines. Members of the Arizona House of Representatives will be voting this week on three bills that will impact vaccination rates in Arizona - HB24702471, & 2472.

All of these bills will lead to more children not being immunized and will create obstacles to immunization. Additionally, passage of these bills will confuse parents about the efficacy and importance of obtaining vaccinations for their children and how it will impact the lives of persons who cannot obtain vaccinations due to age or existing health conditions.

Time is of the Essence

AzNA has identified an opportunity to sway the votes of several key Representatives in order to stop these bills from moving forward.

***Contact these members of the Arizona Legislature, especially if you live in the district of one of these members of the house.***

If you receive a response from any submitted correspondence, forward to info@aznurse.org so AzNA can follow up and track the impact of your email.

Deadline: Wednesday, February 27.

Who to Contact:

Suggested Content of your email

Subject: Nurse Urges "NO" Votes on HB2470, 2471, 2472

Content of email:

Dear Representative [LAST NAME];

As a proud Arizona nurse, I urge you to vote no on three bills that will lead to more children not being immunized, HB2470, 2471, and 2472.

These bills will lower Arizona vaccinations rates, create a larger potential for dangerous and deadly disease outbreaks, and confuse parents about the efficacy and importance of obtaining vaccinations for their children. Additionally, these bills impact the lives of persons who cannot obtain vaccinations due to age or existing health conditions, putting our most vulnerable at risk for permanent debilitation and even death.

As a nurse, ....[insert personal story to support any of the above here]

Please vote NO on HB2470, 2471, & 2472.

Respectfully,

Your Name and Credentials

**NOTE: If you live in the district of any of these members, make sure to state that you are a constituent of that district.

Example: As a nurse constituent living in Legislative District 18, I urge you to vote no.... Also, you can add "Nurse Constituent Urges NO Votes on HB2470, 2471, 2472" to your subject line.

Unsure Who your Legislator is?

Go to:

   https://azredistricting.org/districtlocator/