“If we can do this in Vermont, it can happen anywhere. “
“March of Dimes and some other child health groups contracted with a PR firm to get parents involved.”
“I was contacted by a friend who was unable to participate because she has a rather high level government position.”
“I spoke with the woman at the PR firm… They had many, many medical doctors and nurses and various professionals on board and ready to testify but they wanted to make sure that like the anti-vaccine community that they had just regular parents there.”
“She helped us develop talking points to testify… told us which person in the room to sit next to … layed out our testimony, reviewed it in advance, made it as easy as possible.”
“So the main takeaway is that there are people out there, you know organizations and people that they work with and PR firms who really can make this as easy as possible and hold your hand through the process…”
* Note: This conference call was held by Voices for Vaccines (Task Force for Global Health) and they publicly released the tape from this call. It was sent to us by a concerned friend and we uploaded it to our website so you can listen. Quotes are from Allison Mindel, a Vermont parent.
Listen from 18:30-22:55 about Vermont, here: http://www.vaxchoicevt.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/VFV-August-2015-Everyday-parents-and-legislation.mp3