Vaccine Mandate Protestors Hit the Streets in Grand Junction
An extremely volatile issue sweeping across America has come to Grand Junction.
If you haven't passed the intersection of 7th and Patterson recently, you likely have not seen the evidence of protests that have been going on over the past couple of weeks in Grand Junction.
It's no secret Americans are divided on everything from their views on political and social issues to wearing masks and getting vaccinated for COVID-19. In this case, there are two issues. As the protest signs indicate, the group objects to forced injections and is standing up for their right to choose. The other issue, according to the website stopthemandatgj.com, they don't want the vaccine because "they have seen what it continues to do to people and the adverse reactions are only growing. True effects won't be known for at least another two years." Of course, if workplace vaccine mandates are implemented, without approved exemptions hundreds of workers could lose their jobs.
Stop the Mandate Petitions
Two petitions are currently being circulated - one for health care workers and one for the general public. The goal appears to simply be to demonstrate to local health care facilities widespread opposition to vaccine mandates not only among health care workers but in the community as well. There are in-person petitions and online petitions for those interested in supporting the movement.
What Do the Petitions Say?
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYEE PETITION
As employees vaccinated and unvaccinated, we oppose the implementation of a vaccine mandate. We respectfully request that you withdraw this mandate.
GENERAL PUBLIC PETITION
"As the community that you serve, we oppose the implementation of a vaccine mandate. We respectfully request that you withdraw this mandate.
The entire community will be watching closely over the next few days to see what happens next in regards to local healthcare workers, the vaccine mandate, and their jobs.
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