ICWA Advocacy, along with the Family Freedom Coalition, WA Freedom Keepers and Initiatives for Family Health, have requested Health Choice surveys from all 2020 candidates – Legislative, Congressional & for State offices.
All responses received have been summarized in the following linked documents to help you make an informed decision on your August 4th WA primary ballots.
How likely are Washington candidates to support Health Choice and Informed Consent:
- STATE OFFICE CANDIDATES (Last updated 30-July 8 AM): Many of these people, especially the Governor and Lt. Governor, can have a great effect on how your health care choice is legislated – and protected.
- LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATES (Last updated 4-Aug Noon): These are your state Senators and Representatives who vote on school admission vaccine policy (e.g., exemptions).
- CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES (Last updated 2-Aug 8 PM): These are the people who go to Washington DC and aren’t directly involved in state vaccination laws. However, they can work to direct federal agencies (e.g., CDC, NIH) to do their jobs better.
We still need more surveys filled out by candidates. Please remind those candidates you’re familiar with (local, friends, etc.) to send in a response. You can use the prior link, or tell them to look for the email sent to their campaign address.
We also can be reminded of past legislator performance, which we will account for in the voting record rating for incumbents. We are still expecting to ‘upgrade’ those who spoke in floor debate to support our stances. If you have any knowledge on candidate history or intentions regarding health choice, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.