LULAC Concilio Zapatista - 4383

Civil Rights and Vaccines Children, Truth, Safety


WHEREAS, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is this nation"s oldest and largest Latino organization, founded in Corpus Christi, Texas on February 24, 1929; and

WHEREAS, LULAC advocates for the well-being of, but not exclusively of, Latinos throughout our country which requires truth and safety in all healthcare initiatives; and

WHEREAS, children are precious and wholly dependent upon their parents and/or guardians (henceforth parents) to choose medical treatments that are necessary and age appropriate, and

WHEREAS, parents make these choices after analyzing the best information available to them, from trusted government agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in combination with advice from their family physician who also relies on the CDC for truthful information, and

WHEREAS, parents vaccinate their children because these trusted authorities have convinced them that if they do not vaccinate their child, they are exposing them to the risk of contracting a disease and that vaccines are both safe and effective.  Additionally, parents are increasingly coerced to vaccinate with threats of legal action and loss of public services and benefits if they do not comply with an ever increasing number of mandated vaccines, and

WHEREAS, it is now known that the CDC withheld information about contaminants, toxic byproducts, preservatives (formaldehyde), and heavy metals (aluminum and mercury) in vaccines that have been linked to neurological damage, illness, lifelong injuries and death, and

WHEREAS, the CDC has insisted that vaccination equals immunity, however, vaccinated children have been known to contract the disease they were vaccinated against, and in some cases develop the disease as a result of vaccination.  Therefore, we are concerned that, in truth, some vaccines are not safe and not effective, and

WHEREAS, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the CDC hold patents on vaccines and many members of their staff and scientists have financial interests in vaccines which constitutes a clear conflict of interest, and

WHEREAS, members of the CDC Vaccine Division committed scientific fraud, a clear violation of their duty of care.  CDC whistleblower and staff scientist, Dr. William Thompson, released documents showing that African American boys in Georgia had been disproportionately harmed by vaccination.  The CDC did not take action to protect the public, but rather, spent years denying that a problem existed, before finally destroying evidence.  These actions may have resulted in even more children being harmed.  A high level CDC participant in the 'cover-up,' was later hired by Merck, a vaccine manufacturer as head of its vaccine division, and

WHEREAS, the CDC has consistently claimed that thimerosal (ethylmercury), a neurotoxin, was a safe component of vaccines, however, in a study by CDC scientists released in January 2017 they were forced to admit that thimerosal is 50 times more toxic to the brain and persists in the body twice as long as methylmercury, a poison found in fish that they have warned the public about for years.  Contrary to claims of safety, there are no peer reviewed studies that show thimerosal is safe for infants and children at levels in vaccines but there are over 80 peer reviewed studies that show a link between thimerosal and autism, and

WHEREAS, a recently published study in the Journal of Translational Science by epidemiologists from the School of Public Health at Jackson State University suggests that fully vaccinated children may be trading the prevention of certain acute illnesses (chicken pox, pertussis) for more chronic illnesses and neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) like ADHD and autism.


THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that LULAC wishes to thank Congress for establishing the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVCIP) to compensate families of individuals injured by childhood vaccines.  This program has distributed over $ 3.3 BILLION to compensate for lifelong injury and death.  However, we believe, the program must be changed to place the financial burden on the vaccine manufacturer and not the taxpayer because the current system disincentivizes manufacturers from making safer vaccines.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that LULAC  believes that many parents, especially in poorer communities have been denied rightful compensation because they were never told about the program.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that LULAC requests that there be NO limitation on time between vaccination and time of filing a petition to the National Vaccine Injury Program for compensation.  Current arbitrary limits hurt the very people the program was intended to help.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that LULAC requests that members of Congress responsible for making decisions on the vaccine program be required to divest themselves of all financial interest in vaccines.  We believe, allowing these members to profit creates a financial incentive to increase the number of vaccines required, may have contributed to their decision to pass legislation that indemnified vaccine manufacturers from financial responsibility, and may influence them to support legislation for mandatory vaccines, which we oppose.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that LULAC requests that Congress initiate an unbiased investigation of cover-up and scientific fraud at the CDC and FDA and that Congress subpoena CDC researcher, Dr. William Thompson and other employees to testify under oath about cover-up and scientific fraud in their agencies so that all involved can be held responsible for their actions.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that LULAC requests that all vaccine providers be trained to recognize symptoms of vaccine reactions.  By law, all injuries are to be reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), however, it is estimated only 10% are reported which results in a false sense of safety.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that LULAC requests that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency that oversees vaccine production and safety, create a real time recall system to notify the media,  all health professionals, and parents of any serious adverse health effects reported.  Additionally that all lots (batches) of unused vaccines be removed immediately from the supply chain until determined to be safe.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that LULAC stands with organizations that promote changes to ensure safer vaccines such as the World Mercury Project and the National Vaccine Information Center.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that LULAC agrees with the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons ( that mandatory vaccines violate the medical ethic of informed consent.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that LULAC demands that intimidation by public health agencies and healthcare professionals for refusing vaccination be stopped immediately.

Respectfully Submitted By LULAC Concilio Zapatista-4383


Date Submitted:   7/8/2017

Linda Alfaro             President

Henry Rodriguez     Executive Director