NOTE: This e-mail correctly links the e-mail address for Chairman Rob Bell. The previous e-mail linked to the next delegate. Please use this e-mail when contacting Del. Bell:

January 27, 2016  
The 2016 legislative session has begun, and HEAV is closely following 26 bills online and in committee.  HB 1342--a bill that threatens a parent's right to make decisions concerning immunizations--has been introduced and is scheduled for its first hearing in the subcommittee tomorrow after the full committee adjourns or at 9:30 a.m.
This proposed bill challenges a parent's right to delay or refuse immunizations by eliminating language that has historically given parents and guardians the
right to claim religious or medical exemptions. 
What You Can Do 
  1. E-mail the subcommittee delegates tonight and tomorrow, asking them to vote "no" on HB 1342. Contact information is below.
  2. Call the subcommittee delegates tomorrow morning and ask them to oppose this bill. Contact information is below.
  3. Attend the subcommittee meeting in House Room D at 9:30 a.m.

You do not necessarily need to speak at the subcommittee meeting, but your presence at the meeting will show strong support for parental rights. 

With warm regards,
Yvonne Bunn

Yvonne Bunn
Director of Government Affairs
P.S. If you are not an HEAV member, may I urge you to join today and support the work of keeping Virginia families free? We cannot do it without you!
Contact Information
Find your delegate on HSLDA's lookup tool here.
Here are the members of the subcommittee:

Robert B. Bell, Chairman 
(804) 698-1058
(434) 245-8900

Brenda L. Pogge

(804) 698-1096
(757) 223-9690

Christopher P. Stolle 
(804) 698-1083
(757) 633-2080

Roxann L. Robinson 
(804) 698-1027
(804) 308-1534

Gordon C. Helsel, Jr. 
(804) 698-1091
(757) 969-9036

Joseph R. Yost
(804) 698-1012
(540) 922-8032

M. Keith Hodges
(804) 698-1098
(804) 277-9801

Patrick A. Hope
(804) 698-1047
(703) 486-1010

Mark H. Levine 
(804) 698-1045
(571) 234-8481

Lashrecse D. Aird 
(804) 698-1063
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