“Medical Freedom” protesters plan to march ahead of Executive Council meeting
By PAULA TRACY, InDepthNH.org
CONCORD – Protesters will welcome executive advisers to Manchester on Wednesday to oppose a point filed regarding accepting two contracts to hire 13 new full-time temporary positions to handle vaccinations in the state until June 2023.
This is part of a statewide pushback against the Biden administration’s orders to require the coronavirus vaccination of federal employees, federal contractors, and private employers with 100 or more employees and others.
Andrew Manuse, president of Rebuild NH, sent an email to the five members of the Executive Board, informing them of the protest.
In the balance is more than $ 27 million in federal funds via the US bailout to implement the state’s COVID-19 vaccine response as well as additional resources to support ongoing vaccination efforts.
“We want the Executive Council to KILL the federal DHHS grant for 13 vaccine propaganda bureaucrats. Come PROTEST with us on Wednesday. September 29 at 7:30 am ”, we read on their poster.
The poster, sent as a warning to council members, read, “Join us in OPPOSING federal DHHS money and STAND UP for medical freedom.”
The literature indicates that the federal grant “TAKES OFF state sovereignty”. He also indicates that there is an additional march to State House in support of “medical freedom” on Saturday, October 2, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm “Join us for the march for medical freedom to push back vaccination mandates and other violations of freedom, “it says.
Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, and Lori Shibinette, commissioner for the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, backed the contracts, noting that it is significant funding to help support the efforts statewide immunization programs, not just COVID-19.
Separately, the governor said Biden’s plan went too far and that he plans to continue.
On September 15, the Council deposited the two contracts. This was followed up by the Legislative Tax Committee which also filed the DHHS request last Friday. Both votes are needed to accept the money.
Executive advisers received emails and phone calls from opponents all week urging them not to back the contracts.
“We need to send a STRONG message to the Executive Board that we DO NOT want federal grants with conditions and 13 new vaccine propaganda bureaucrats. Federal puppeteers want to strip us of local control and force us to “abide by existing and / or future directives and directions of the [federal HHS] Secretary regarding the control of the spread of COVID-19 ′ ”, what they note is the language of the grant.
“No amount of money is worth giving federal authorities this control over the citizens of New Hampshire!” We have put enough pressure on the Executive Council, Council and Tax Committee to put them on the table – it’s time to put the nail in the coffin of this federal overreach, ”the literature says.
The protest is scheduled from 7:30 am to 8:30 am outside of the meeting to be held at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, 100 Saint Anselm Drive in Manchester.
JR Hoell, treasurer, also signs literature in addition to Manuse; Melissa Blasek, Executive Director; Carolyn McKinney, Base Coordinator.