Wednesday, May 26, 2010
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Grant Park, Downtown Chicago
Chicago: The Windy City, That Toddling Town, My Kind of Town and now we want it to be your kind of town -- full of the helpful and hopeful parents, families, educators, researchers, organizations, doctors, therapists, and all who care about the sanctity of human rights. As Autism One fast approaches in Chicago (5/24-5/30), you're invited by the group American Personal Rights to attend the American Rally for Personal Rights. From the group:
We believe in the rights to life, liberty, and personal security for ourselves and our children. We demand the universal human rights standard of informed consent for all medical interventions. Compulsory vaccination cannot be legally and morally justified. We affirm the sanctity of personal space, the right to be left alone, and the freedom to make personal health care decisions guided by the professionals of our choosing. We invite all people, families and organizations committed to protecting these fundamental rights to stand with us in downtown Chicago on May 26, 2010 at our inaugural rally, and to work with us after the event to support grassroots advocacy, education, and leadership in defense of our personal – individual, parental, legal, moral, religious, civil, and human – rights. Here are the participating organizations.
UNVEILING... THE RALLY PLATFORM SPEAKERS!
Our two-hour rally program will feature platform and rapid testimony speakers. A couple of notable leading voices will be added to this list soon. Listed in alphabetical order, we proudly announce our platform speakers:
Judith Converse, MPH, RD, LD. Judy will describe the American public health crisis. In addition to testifying before state and federal lawmakers on vaccine safety, she works closely with our most vulnerable and damaged children. An author of three books on the subject, Judy is a licensed registered dietitian specializing in pediatric special needs nutrition care since 1999.
Louise Kuo Habakus. Louise is the lead organizer and emcee of the Rally. Through the selection of speakers and coordination of the rally program, she will show that the ascendant zeitgeist of vaccination is first and foremost a rights issue. Louise is a board-certified health practitioner specializing in homotoxicology and integrative nutrition. A former senior corporate executive, she is the founder of Life Health Choices and a founding board member of the Center for Personal Rights.
Boyd Haley, PhD. Boyd will speak to the organic chemistry of vaccine ingredients. He is Professor Emeritus and former Chairman of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky. Boyd is the founder and President of CTI Science, a biotechnology company.
Mary Holland, JD. Mary will tell us why vaccination is a human rights issue. She is a New York University law school professor and previously worked for several major U.S. law firms. She also worked at a major U.S. human rights advocacy organization, Human Rights First, as director of its European program. Mary clerked for a federal district court judge, taught international law courses at Columbia Law School, and served as a consultant to the Aspen Institute Justice and Society Program. She is a founding board member of the Center for Personal Rights, and the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy.
Abdulkadir Khalif. Abdulkadir will address a microcosm of the immigrant experience with vaccination. Why is the reported rate of autism among US-born children of Somali refugees in Minnesota so high (an estimated 1 in 28 versus 1 in 110 for all US children)? Abdulkadir is the father of a little boy who stopped talking after receiving vaccines.
Robert J. Krakow, JD. Bob will explain the recourse available to parents after their children are injured by vaccines. Responding to government public health exhortations, millions dutifully line up their children to receive 69 doses of 16 different vaccines by age 18. Bob is an attorney in private practice in NY, focusing on the trial of civil and criminal cases, specializing in the representation of persons injured by exposure to environmental toxins and vaccines, as well as legal services to individuals with disabilities.
Captain Richard Rovet, RN, BSN, B-C (USAF ret). Captain Rovet recorded post-vaccination illnesses at Dover AFB in Delaware, Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio, and Keesler AFB in Mississippi. He will speak to the absence of informed consent for vaccines in the military, as told through the stories of our Gulf War veterans. Of the 700,000 troops deployed in 1990-1991, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports of 300,000 Gulf War Veterans have filed disability claims- (HERE) as of March 31, 2010.
James S. Turner, JD. Jim will talk about the high stakes dangers involving outdated laws, underfunded government agencies, and powerful corporations driven by bottom-line profits. As Chairman of Citizens for Health, Jim is the nation's leading natural health freedom advocate. He is a principal in the law firm Swankin & Turner which represents businesses, consumer groups and individuals in regulatory matters involving food, drug, health, environmental and product-safety.
Michael Belkin. Michael will offer an analyst's view of the "vaccine bubble." Michael is a leading market strategist, author of the Belkin Report, published since 1992. He was a Vice President in the equity department at Salomon Brothers where he was a quantitative strategist in global macro proprietary trading. Michael testified before Congress about his daughter, who died at the age of five weeks, about 15 hours after receiving her second Hepatitis B booster vaccine.
Stay tuned for more details. Coming soon... rapid testimony speakers.
There will also be a Satellite Rally happening in Albany and you can get one going in your town too!
A message from Albany lead organizer, Heather Walker: New York Campaign for Liberty, New York Alliance for Vaccination Choice, Albany Vaccine Choice, along with New York State healthcare workers and concerned citizens, are delighted to host a satellite rally in conjunction with the historic, inaugural American Rally for Personal Rights taking place in Chicago on May 26, 2010. The Albany satellite is the perfect way for a large community of people who are unable to travel to Chicago but eager to demonstrate support.
"We don't want to miss out on the excitement of the event and the opportunity to listen to an impressive roster of world-class speakers. We've made it easy and economical to rally with our colleagues and friends in Chicago."
The OTB Teletheatre, Capital Room in Albany, New York was chosen to hold the satellite rally. The venue is equipped with 35 television screens, two large screens, and a full-service bar. A private caterer will provide the food. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather urges supporters in other states to organize a similar event. Does your town have an OTB-type facility or auditorium you could use? Use modern technology to be part of the rally. For the live video stream, a laptop computer, wireless card and internet connection are required to hook up to the television screens. A simple camera hook-up is needed for the live feed from Albany to Chicago. Mini DV camera wire firewire input is recommended but a simple built-in webcam can work, too.
Also Rally gear here to purchase. Wear it at Grant Park, at Autism One or in your home town to be a part of this important and historic event!
SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS!
If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at our event, click HERE for more information. Then contact us.
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THE AFTER-PARTY - GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
After making history in Grant Park, it's time to party! Join us at the Party: HERE after the rally. We've reserved the entire second floor and booked deejay Andres Martinez to play our favorite rally songs and more. Wait out the rush hour traffic and come mingle with rally speakers, press, volunteers, supporters, exhibitors, and friends.
It will help us out if you tell us that you're coming. Until May 18, party admission is just $10pp (kids are $2pp). Tickets will be $15pp after May 18 and also available at the door, if space is still available. Click HERE to save your spot.
WESTIN O'HARE BUS AND LUNCH OPTIONS:
We are offering round trip transportation to the Rally from the Westin O;Hare, site of the Autism One Conference HERE .
Reserve your seats now. The buses depart from the hotel to Grant Park at 1:00 pm. You can even reserve a delicious boxed lunch from Gourmet Gorilla. The return-trip buses offer two options. Go here here and select the option that works best for you.
Thank you for all you are doing to help to make this a truly extraordinary event.
Louise Kuo Habakus
and a growing list of volunteers and supporters