Use the letter below as a starting place and for talking points, but it’s always best to write in your own voice and style when possible.
SUBJECT: Please vote NO on HB 264
Your Contact Information (including your county and/or district)
Dear Representative _________,
I am a registered Tennessee voter, and I am opposed to HB 264. I am very concerned about the impact this bill will have on the rights to health and safety of Tennesseans.
There are protections already in place in Tennessee laws that allow parents to decline vaccinations. Because these protections retain individual choice while protecting the right of every child to be free from deadly preventable diseases, HB 264 is unnecessary.
HB 264 puts children and vulnerable citizens at risk of contracting contagious and fatal illnesses and undermines our collective progress in protecting our children and families from life-threatening diseases. Children and school staff who are immunocompromised or unable to receive certain vaccines for medical reasons are especially vulnerable when they are in close contact with children who are unvaccinated.
(Add a personal story if you have one)
I would appreciate hearing your position on this issue, and I respectfully ask for your no vote on HB 264.
House Population Health Subcommittee Members (please copy them on your email)