I helped organize protests Saturday to support healthcare workers who will be fired if they haven’t taken the jab by September. This effects hundreds if not thousands of Washingtonians. All told we had 1200-1500 people protesting in Longview and Vancouver.
I’m told the pressure is coming from Medicare/Medicaid, which has implemented a new metric for funding based on staff vaccination rate. Presumably this is part of Biden’s push to increase vaccination. While the illegal policy of mandatory vaccines has been implemented across many industries this spring and summer, it appears that it is healthcare workers who are rising up in the greatest numbers.
Although it’s an incredibly stressful situation for those involved, it’s also encouraging to see people rising up in larger numbers than I’ve seen throughout the summer. I am hopeful that we can continue to mobilize around these fierce, passionate people and defend our rights together.
Get updates on the healthcare resistance here.