Nov 1, 2015, NCE 2015 Sen. Pan Awards - YouTube
Paul Offit: "You are brave man. (audience laughter) You were able to take something which those who oppose vaccines always make a parent's right issue and make it a child's right issue. I think that to oppose groups like these--we're not talking about sort of the vaccine hesitant parents--but more the professional anti-vaccine types, that is a politically savvy, media-backed, often lawyer-backed group that can make your life miserable. I think it takes an enormous amount of bravery to do what you did.
"You know you've gotten into the center of things when you meet the very best people and the very worst people. (more audience laughter)
Next Dr. Stuart Cohen of the American Academy of Pediatrics, California: ". . .Nothing has risen to the level in both difficulty and acclaim as your SB277. (laughter)
"So with that in mind, we'd like to honor you, American Academy of Pediatrics California, as legislator of the year. 'For his invaluable leadership and heroic achievements to keep California children safe at school from vaccine-preventable disease, in order to protect the public health with Senate Bill 277.'"