Many parents and school administrators have suffered confusion and distress as a result of CDPHE's manipulative tactics that seem to have been explicitly designed to pit parents and school administrators against each other. CCVC has communicated with several school districts to clarify what the law requires to the satisfaction of both parents and schools. Concurrent with those efforts, CCVC has repeatedly sought clarification from CDPHE officials as to why they refuse to stay within the law. CDPHE continues to sow confusion and distrust.
Print attorney Shaun Pearman's letter to provide clarification for your school administrators. [It's a 14 page PDF].
UPDATE 3/1/2017: The JR continues to wind its way through the judicial system.
We have been working hard this Fall to help families understand and deal with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE) vaccine exemption form and process. We believe that CDPHE is in wide-ranging violation of rule making procedures and are therefore clear grounds for invalidating the rules regarding 2016 changes to the Colorado vaccine exemption process.
Therefore CCVC has taken legal action against CDPHE by submitting a Judicial Review (JR) to stop CDPHE from these unwarranted actions. Professional legal assistance will be required in order to successfully present and win our case. Thanks to your previous generous donations, CCVC presently has the funds required to retain a lawyer. Even with the 30% reduction of legal fees, we will need to raise a significant amount of money to pay for the remainder of the legal expenses.
Please donate and give what you are able. Funds will be used to defend Vaccine Choice in Colorado as the fight to preserve informed consent, vaccine exemptions and privacy in medical matters continues. CCVC is a 501(c)(4) IRS designated nonprofit. Because of its political and advocacy mission, donations are not tax deductible. CCVC’s volunteer Board collectively works hundreds of hours per month for no compensation to advance its mission to protect your right to vaccine choice.
Colorado Coalition for Vaccine Choice