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October 28th; Update from the Capitol

Friday, October 29, 2021

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM

REP. JEREMY MUNSON - DISTRICT 23B

 

Thursday, October 28th, 2021 -- 

Even though 42% of all children age 5-11 have had confirmed cases of COVID and have natural immunity against it, and even though these children are the least at risk of death, the government is on track to allow COVID vaccine mandates to apply to children as young as five.

On Wednesday, a panel of FDA advisers voted 17-0 to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for kids aged 5-11.  

Support for the children's vaccine comes as a USA TODAY analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University shows that new coronavirus infections are down 56.8% nationwide since the delta variant surge peaked in the first week of September.

Minnesota’s Department of Health Commissioner, Jan Malcolm, announced their goal to jab 50% of children age 5-11 within 90 days and 80% of all children before Summer. 

We do not have 80% of adults who have agreed to be injected, even with the Governor handing out prizes and free spins on the lottery and his terrible mandates. If his goal is to force vaccinations on little children, Representative Mike Freiberg’s bill to remove conscientious objections from school vaccine mandates will be legislation forced upon Minnesotans in the next legislative session. It even applies to homeschooled children. 

Since I arrived in the legislature, I have been fighting against this legislation and will continue to support parental rights.

JM at rally

National First Responders Day

This week, we celebrate National First Responders Day. This year, it is even more critical to recognize the heroic men and women who make it their business to take immediate action when disaster strikes. This year, their medical freedom is under attack by bureaucrats being used to institute a political agenda. Please stand with our first responders. Stand with the nurses, EMTs, police, firefighters, dispatchers, and everyone else who professionally keeps our community safe.

First Responders day

Over 100,000 More Minnesotans Will Lose Gun Rights

This week,The MinnPost ran a story on my legislation to restore and protect gun rights for the more than 100,000 Minnesota patients whose Doctors will have submitted their qualifying health condition to the MN Medical Cannabis Registry by next March. Any patient whose name appears on that registry loses all right to purchase, possess, or carry a firearm.

The Senate voted to expand the medical cannabis program to include the flower. This will greatly reduce the cost of the program for patients, and enrollment is expected to skyrocket from 40,000 to 150,000 by the time the new law takes effect on March 1, 2022.

HF435, my legislation protecting patients’ civil rights, passed the MN House this year, but Republicans in the Senate would not pass it.  I hope my colleagues in the Senate will take action next session.

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