Please Ask Senator Rosapepe and Senator King to Withdraw SB839 Which Implements a Covid-19 Vaccine Passport System

TEXT OF SB839 – Maryland Voluntary COVID-19 Vaccine Passport:

Requiring the Maryland Department of Health to ensure that the Maryland MyIR Mobile immunization record service meets certain design requirements for its voluntary use as a vaccine passport for displaying COVID-19 vaccination information on a mobile device; etc.

why icm opposes SB839

  • There is no Covid-19 vaccine currently available which effectively prevents infection or transmission of Covid-19. There is no public health justification for limiting access to any public spaces based on vaccination status.

  • Vaccine passports have not reduced Covid-19 prevalence or mortality rates in populations where they have been implemented. Implementation of vaccine passports has interestingly had an inverse effect on vaccine uptake in several countries.


  • Implementation of vaccine passports may have a negative economic impact on sole proprietors, local businesses, and local economies. Most importantly, vaccine passports violate the fundamental rights of citizens to medical privacy and individual autonomy, while failing to confer any demonstrable benefit to individuals or groups.

Who to contact about SB839

There will be a hearing for SB839 before the Finance Committee on Wednesday, 3/2/2022 at 1:00 PM.

URGENT: We’re asking all members to call and email Senator Rosapepe and Senator King and the members of Finance Committee and let them know, in your own words, why you oppose SB839.

Senator Jim Rosapepe

Phone 410-841-3141 | 301-858-3141
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3141
e-mail: [email protected]

If you’re a constituent of his – in District 21 – let him know!

Senator Nancy J. King

Phone 410-841-3686 | 301-858-3686
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3686
e-mail: [email protected]

If you’re a constituent of hers – in District 39 – let her know!

 

Please copy and paste the following email addresses of the Finance Committee members into the BCC section of your email in opposition of SB839:

 

Please call the offices of the Finance Committee members in opposition of SB839:

Senator Delores G. Kelley

Phone 410-841-3606 | 301-858-3606

Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3606

Senator Brian J. Feldman

Phone 410-841-3169 | 301-858-3169

Fax 410-841-3607 | 301-858-3607

Senator Malcolm Augustine

Phone 410-841-3745 | 301-858-3745

Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3745

Senator Pamela Beidle

Phone 410-841-3593 | 301-970-3593

Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3593

Senator Joanne C. Benson

Phone 410-841-3148 | 301-858-3148

Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3148

Senator Antonio Hayes

Phone 410-841-3656 | 301-858-3656

Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3656

Senator Stephen S. Hershey, Jr.

Phone 410-841-3639 | 301-858-3639

Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3639

Senator J. B. Jennings

Phone 410-841-3706 | 301-858-3706

Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3706

Senator Katherine Klausmeier

Phone 410-841-3620 | 301-858-3620

Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3620

Senator Benjamin F. Kramer

Phone 410-841-3151 | 301-858-3151

Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3151

Senator Justin Ready

Phone 410-841-3683 | 301-858-3683

Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3683

Please note: Rules for submitting written and oral testimony have changed this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, and can be viewed here. We’re asking members for phone calls, emails, and written testimony only at this time.

Please spread the word! Let’s flood the offices of Senator Rosapepe and Senator King and the Finance committee members with polite, respectful, forceful emails and phone calls. They need to hear our voices!

 

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