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Rep. Maloney To Host Autism Vaccine Briefing


Wednesday, September 24 at 2:00 PM
210 Cannon House Office Building
Independence Avenue, Washington, DC.


Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) is hosting a special briefing for Members of Congress and their Staff to update them on recent developments in the vaccine-autism debate.

David Kirby, investigative journalist and author of The New York Times bestseller Evidence of Harm, Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic – A Medical Controversy, will inform Members and their staff about developments in this debate from science, public policy, politics and law.  Mr. Kirby will be joined Mark Blaxill, Director of the Coalition for SAFE MINDS.

Among the issues to be discussed are:

● A recent Vaccine Court case in which the federal government conceded that vaccines induced autism in one girl with an underlying mitochondrial dysfunction.

● Possible links between mitochondrial dysfunction and autistic regression, and information on several ASD children with mitochondrial issues;

● State-of-the-art research underway at top universities on the connection between environmental toxins, mitochondrial function, oxidative stress, glutathione depletion, neuro-inflammation and autistic encephalopathy;
● Research agendas from the CDC and NIH that include investigations into links between vaccines and neuro-immune disorders

● The scope and implications of the autism epidemic. How scientific politics is preventing policy from catching up to the problem.

● Ongoing research into connections between mercury exposure and autism. Why most of what is reported is inaccurate.

● Reframing concerns over the vaccine program: It’s not a question of being pro or con vaccines, but rather a question of safety management.

We are asking all of our members to contact their elected representatives and urge them to attend.




Jeff Ransom

Just heard from Sister at Congressman Nathan Deal's (R-GA) office she said Congressman Nathan Deal will try to make it but health staffer Blake will definitely be there.

Tina Thompson

I have contacted:

Senator Carl Levin
Senator Debbie Stabenow



Obama's DC office does not pick up and v mail is full--what is that all about? I know he is running for prez but this is a HUGE issue for many of us--and I would like our Congress to be educated. (and hopefully, future president!)

I called my local Obama office and they are sending info to his scheduler..which I had already done and never heard back. I emphasized that he is not on the list and that does not look good. I gave them the website here so....they are supposed to call me back to confirm a staffer can attend and get him on the list. Forget Durbin....I'm still waiting on Rep Rahm Emanuel.


All 8 of Minnesota's Reps and its senators have been invited. I have not heard a response from any of them.

Heather Aschmann

Just notified Sen Menendez, Sen Lautenberg, Rep LoBiondo and asked all of our friends and family to do the same. Thank you for keeping us updated


Rep. Ben Chandler (D) of KY has been invited.


Another thing to remember is since this is open to the public you can ask other community and government officials to attend. I faxed and will call Corzine's office. After all, it was on his watch that four new vaccines were mandated for our kids in NJ. I feel he should attend to get his facts together and hear the truth and not some line from Big Pharma. I also agree that it is best to call. I made some calls Friday and will make some more on Monday.


I seen that when it comes to autism, this guy (Voinovich) is right next to Offit in my book. That just makes me want to bother him even more,lol. I will personally take my son to meet him. Show him Riley's records from birth to present.
I guess that falls in the category of "don't make my mom kick your ass"!! I have a big mouth and I really don't think he could ignore me if he tried. I'm going to be his new best friend!


Invited Sens. McConnell and Bunning, and Rep. Yarmuth.

Terri Lewis

Riley's Mom,

You asked me a question here and I didn't get a chance to answer. . .

I haven't contacted George Voinovich, and if you take a peek at his record on autism-vaccine issues (, you'll see why.

In my opinion, this guy is the kind of scum we need to throw out with the trash; I'll be concentrating my efforts where I hope they'll do some good.

Thank you so much for all you're doing, and the same to everyone who's working on this!

Terri Lewis

Clifford G. Miller

"What?!??! They've got a vaccine for Autism now?" said Media Scholar

Yep. Merck's new ad campaign "Vaccinate for Autism Today". Hurry, hurry, hurry, roll up folks. Don't panic. Plenty for everyone, especially your kids.

And guess what, heading up the new campaign is Borat's cousin and British autism expert Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, who is infamously quoted in the British press as saying:-
"it has never been a better time to have autism" [What are you optimistic about? The Independent on Sunday, 21 January 2007]. "

True, check it out here "Borat's Cousin Hired in British Government's Desperate Bid to Find Adult Autistics"

And they have hired British autism-is-a-myth spin meister extraordinaire Kevin Leitch to do the spin. Check him out too and see if you can count how fast he is spinning - watch carefully folks, cos he goes really really fast:-
Lies, Damn Lies and Blog Posts

And the new TV ads running with this end up with lots of smiling paediatricians in white coats holding syringes ready to jab your kids and singing in chorus over and over "Have a nice day" like the Tabernacle Choir.

Later there will be a Larry King Live with a Merck executive explaining how they got it all wrong before and have realised they must sell to their strengths and that this is the natural progression of the marketing driven drug industry. She will tell Larry that if a drug has a feature, don't hide it. Sell it for all it is worth and how they did lots of focus group studies. They asked all the [ex-]Vioxx users.

Ten million Americans can't be wrong [can they?].


A tip. If you are emailing your reps via their websites, the email may not be seen for days.

Call their office. Let the person who answers know that you are calling to request attendance at the briefing. Ask permission to email the details directly to the health policy advisor and if you may speak with that person. Your goal is to get to a specific person directly.

They may direct you to a scheduler. That's probably fine. When I arranged meetings for after the rally in DC, the schedulers were great to work with and the aides called me back directly. Push for the rep. or senator to attend personally.

Also, let them know how many legislators have already confirmed attendance. Email this list with the briefing details.


If you are not getting a response from your Rep. or Senator here is a suggestion.

I sent requests to my Congressman and both Senators. I have eamail addresses for specific staff members. I got a commitment from the Congressman and one Senator. To the Senators aide whe was not responding, I sent the following and within 15 minutes received a reply that they would have someone there.

Here's the email I sent. Note: I include the list of reps who have confirmed so far.

Hi Justin

I have received commitments from Senator Isakson and Congressman Price's offices that they will attend. I hope the same will be true for Senator Chambliss.

Following, you will find a list of those who have confirmed attendance in the past 24 hours.

Pamela Felice

The following provides a running tally of the Senators and Representatives who are attending Representative Carolyn Maloney's (D-NY) vaccine-autism meeting on Wednesday, September 24th at 2:00pm.
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA)
Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN)
Rep. Tom Price (R-GA)
Rep. Christopher Carney (D-PA) (In person)
Rep. Carney’s Health Care Legislative Aide
Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Rep. Paul Brown (D-GA) (Will try to attend in person)
Rep. Michael McNulty (D-NY) (“Likely)
Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-TN)

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) (“Likely”)
Sen. John Isakson (R-GA)
Sen. Thad Cochrane (R-MI) (“Will try”)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-OH)
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) (“Will try”)
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)


I emailed and called the offices/schedulers of Congressman Rush Holt (NJ), Senator Frank Lautenberg (NJ) and Senator Robert Menendez (NJ). I sure hope they attend.


I sent to:

Senator Corker
Senator Alexander
Representative John Duncan, Jr

Sue Morgan

Just sent to Dianne Feinstein.

Joe Herr

Bottle feeding, colitis and regressive autism go together.

In my opinion, two factors, 1) Exclusive breast feeding and 2) Avoiding vaccines containing elements capable of respiratory infection will end the epidemic of regressive autism.

Colitis and ear infections are two of the more common disorders in regressive autism patients. The literature reports that the severity of colitis is related to the duration of bottle feeding. (Rigas) Also, exclusive breast feeding for four months protects against ear infections. (Duncan) [Citations for both Rigas and Duncan are below.]

Parents report that vaccinations trigger the ailments associated with regressive autism, especially the ‘MMR’ vaccination. An NIH web page reports that although the cause of colitis is unknown, respiratory infections can initiate an attack of colitis. ( Since measles is an upper respiratory viral infection it would seem appropriate to avoid the MMR vaccination.

Repeating my opinion, 1) Exclusive breast feeding and 2) Avoiding vaccines containing elements capable of respiratory infection will end the epidemic of regressive autism.

My latest Internet posting is at:

[Below the three references is a copy of that posting on autism]


Duncan B, Ey J, Holberg CJ, Wright AL, Martinez FD, Taussig LM. Exclusive breast-feeding for at least 4 months protects against otitis media.Pediatrics. 1993 May;91(5):867-72. [abstract]

Rigas A, Rigas B, Glassman M, Yen YY, Lan SJ, Petridou E, Hsieh CC, Trichopoulos D. Breast-feeding and maternal smoking in the etiology of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in childhood. Ann Epidemiol. 1993 Jul;3(4):387-92.

Details @:


I sent requests to:

Senator Gordon Smith (OR)
Senator Ron Wyden (OR)
Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR)


Clinton's office knew nothing about it - said they needed something in writing. Schumers office put me thru to a voicemail.

Please New Yorkers -- get on the phone and e-mail and contact them.


I emailed Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez. I will work on NJ Congress reps later. Thanks for letting us know about this!

Dave Westbrook

"What?!??! They've got a vaccine for Autism now? "

Actually the MMR shot prevents autism because rubella can harm a pregnancy and cause the baby to have symptoms of autism.

Katherine Walker

I've sent to:
Senator Chuck Hagel
Senator Warner
Senator Webb
Congressman Moran

Cathy R.

emailed and faxed Kerry and Kennedy.

A big thank you to everyone behind this briefing...


sent requests to

Senator Gordon Smith
Senator Ron Wyden
Congressman David Wu

for the state of Oregon

K Fuller Yuba City

I just saw that Jenny McCarthy will be on Oprah on the same day.


I have to vent. Sorry. I just moved into a trailer park. It's a nice community where everyone owns their homes and everyone is friendly and waves at their neighbor. While living here, I've made very good friends with the park manager. She has "adopted" my kids and lets them call her grandma. She knows my Riley and knows he is vaccine injured. She knows how passionate I am. She knows how hard I fight to save him but also to save other children from this.
Tonight, I swear to the Lord above, I was writing a letter to our Senator for Ohio. I heard an ambulance siren. You know how you get that mother instinct? Something isn't right? I first thought of my oldest Jeremy because he was out riding bikes with friends but I knew in my heart, it wasn't him. My two youngest are here in the house so it, for sure, wasn't them. But I couldn't shake that feeling.
I hit send on my letter to our Sen. Sherrod Brown for the meeting on Sept 24th and my phone rang. It was Sharon our park manager. The sirens were for a baby not even 1 yr old that just had her vaccines yesterday. She is in a comatose stage. Her fever spiked and her eyes rolled up into her head and the grandmother started screaming. She was sent by ambulance to Akron Children's Hospital here in Ohio.
I just got back from Sharon's house. She seen the baby being loaded into the ambulance and said she doesn't look very good. She is limp and not responding to her mother or father.
There is no report on her condition yet. But I had to vent. I had to say NOT one more!!! That's why it is absolutely critical that we write our Sen or Gov or Rep. in Washington to attend this meeting.
My heart is aching. It physically hurts. My chest feels tight and this isn't my child but she is all of our "child" right now. Her mother is us now. Scared and wondering why this happened when her doctor said it was ok to vaccinate her child.
If you pray, then pray for her and her baby. If you don't keep her in your mind and heart. I don't know her name yet but it doesn't matter. She needs all our thoughts right now and I pray she makes it through the night.
Thanks everyone for listening,


I just emailed PA senators Bob Casey and Arlen Specter, as well as Rep Phil English. Kudos to Rep Maloney!


tomorrow morning I was going to call Sen Brown's office and send an email. Have you contacted Voinovich yet? I'm doing the same with his office too.
Will be looking into the Gov's office in the afternoon.
I'm truly "all over" this one. I also posted to my home yahoo group of TACA. I've sent this to every family member and friend in Ohio and beyond.


I invited via email and phone-

Sen Obama
Sen Durbin
Rep Rahm Emanuel

I also sent them this link so they can see how important this is and that their names are now on "the list".

I am hoping they do not disappoint me.

Terri Lewis

I'm thinking phone calls.

A couple of minutes tomorrow morning.

Let's see if we can get some good attendance from those who are already on our side, or show that they could be.

There's great info. on how our reps have already voted on autism-related issues at (I won't keep plugging Autism Facts, but it's a great site if you're working from the political angle.)

Know who our friends are, who might be open to learning, and who is clearly against us.

Terri Lewis


This chick is all over it...I already invited my Washington reps. Now I'm faxing a requests to others. I wasn't too happy seeing only 2 names on the RSVP!

Lorelei Cadotte

I will be sending this information to Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth
Congressman Tim Johnson
and Senator John Thune
South Dakota' representative, if I get any response I will send it back.

Michael's Mom

I just sent requests to Barbara Mikulsky and Ben Cardin, senators and to Chris Van Hollen, representative. If I hear anything back, I'll post.

K Fuller Yuba City

I have notified Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer and Wally Herger. I also sent it to George Bush,Laura Bush, both Chaney's, The Secretary's of Health,Veteran's affairs,Defense, and Health.


I am e-mailing all of my military family and friends with Age of A's Sept 16th article "NY Rep Carolyn Maloney Questions Vaccine Reactions in Military" first. Then I follow it up with this call to action to e-mail Congressmen.

Media Scholar

What?!??! They've got a vaccine for Autism now?

Just kidding. :->


FYI: according to one of Maloney's staffers, this briefing is scheduled for WEDNESDAY the 24th, not Thursday.

I have called my reps' offices and asked them to make the correction. I've also requested a phone call or email informing me of whom (from the office) will be attending. Also reminded them that this issue affects a minimum of one in every 67 families and should not be ignored.


Ok, I sent notes to:

Senator John Warner
Senator Jim Webb
Congressman Frank Wolf

And now you know I live in Virginia :)

Terri Lewis

All please note--

This is a call to action, not just another piece of news to applaud.

We won't get very far unless Rep. Maloney can get good attendance at this meeting from those who already get it and those who are willing to learn.

A quick way to know where your representatives stand on autism issues (i.e., who's already on our side, and who isn't) is to check out their grades (A through F) on

This is a wonderful site but still underused by our community.

I'm in the process of sending e-mails to my own reps (I've contacted Sherrod Brown, D, OH so far) but it's going to take more than that.

Let's all take a few minutes here and contact some of the people who've shown an interest in our issues.

Terri Lewis


Grrrreat now were importing seizure disorders and chronic fatigue. Along with better employment you'll get Medicaid for your newly acquired Alzheimer's at 42.
The good news is you might not get the 2 strains, out of dozens, of treatable HPV.
Come on in!
Land of the free, home to government mandated toxic metals!
Forget the atomic clock, we need to start measuring how soon we will become bankrupt and officially a 3rd world nation.


I was in the process of writing to my senators when I noticed that the date given is "thursday, September 24th", but the 24th is a wednesday. I wanted to make sure I had the date right before writing to them. Will this be held on wednesday the 24th?

Oh, and by the way, this is AWESOME!!! I plan to write Rep Maloney and thank her too.


Rep. Carolyn Maloney,
You just totally rock!
I heard you speak at a rally a couple years ago. In a sea of CDC brainwashed lawmakers
you are the real deal. A breath of fresh air.
Thank you, for all that you do to help our kids!


I am proud to be represented by Carolyn Maloney.


I've just sent requests to:
Senator Lamar Alexander
Senator Bob Corker
Congresswoman Marcia Blackburn

We'll see who responds.


Thank you Thank you and Thank you again to David Kirby for never backing down and for Rep Maloney for standing up. The subjects to be address are absolutely wonderful. I hope and pray this is the answer "I" have been looking for. Please let it be.

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