FAYETTEVILLE — At the September meeting of the Washington County Republican Committee, the Committee voted unanimously to pass two resolutions regarding health freedom and the COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
The first is a resolution to prevent employers from implementing COVID-19 vaccination mandates as a requirement for employment. The resolution also will:
- Protect employees from being terminated from their current or future workplace due to the employee’s unwillingness to be vaccinated for the Covid-19 virus as a result of the employee’s own sincerely held belief or right of conscience;
- Protect employees from any form of harassment and discrimination in the workplace from their employer or other employees due to the employee’s vaccination status; harassment and discrimination shall include, but not be limited to, requiring only the unvaccinated to wear masks or only the unvaccinated be regularly tested for the Covid-19 virus;
- Protect employers from the overreach of the federal government in requiring employers to impose Covid-19 vaccination mandates on their own workforce as a condition of employment.
The second is a resolution requesting a Health Freedom Patients’ Bill of Rights. As a result of the current world-wide pandemic caused by the Covid-19 virus, the inalienable rights of health freedom and related individual choices belonging to each individual are under attack. This resolution states in part:
WHEREAS: Healthcare guidelines issued by the federal government focus primarily on Covid-19 vaccines and not treatment of the disease;
WHEREAS: The Covid-19 vaccinated, as well as the unvaccinated, are spreading the Covid-19 virus to others;
WHEREAS: Pharmacists across the state of Arkansas are refusing to fill some Covid-19 related prescriptions regardless of the directive by the prescribing physician;
WHEREAS: Monoclonal treatment for the treatment of Covid-19 is being rationed by the federal government;
WHEREAS: Natural immunity provides immunity to Covid-19 which is currently going unrecognized in the workplace;
WHEREAS: Rights of conscience against the Covid-19 vaccines held by employees are being ignored across the state by their employer;
WHEREAS: Arkansans are being coerced to take the Covid-19 vaccine without giving informed consent;
WHEREAS: Some employers, implementing Covid-19 vaccine mandates as a condition of employment, are challenging their employees’ written statements given to obtain religious and medical exemptions, claiming these are not sincerely held beliefs or medical conditions qualifying for legally recognized exemptions;
WHEREAS: Within workplaces across the state of Arkansas, private employers are experiencing employees fully vaccinated for Covid-19 contracting Covid-19 as well as spreading the Covid-19 virus to others whether or not vaccinated;
WHEREAS: Regardless of the sources of the spread of the Covid-19 virus, some employers across Arkansas continue to act in a discriminating and harassing way against their unvaccinated employees.