Vaccines have saved millions of lives, protecting us from life-threatening diseases, from polio to measles to COVID-19.

But in recent years, a small but growing group of science deniers and conspiracy theorists have organized a dangerous anti-vaccine movement. The anti-vaxxers defy vaccination requirements, attack vaccination sites, and spread misinformation — risking the resurgence of diseases and undermining the U.S. effort to control the COVID-19 pandemic. 

It’s time to stand up to the anti-vaxxers and speak out for pro-science public health policy. The pro-vaccine majority is joining together to protect our communities. 

Standing with the California Legislative Vaccine Work Group

"Vaccines protect not only individuals but also whole communities when almost everyone is vaccinated at schools, workplaces and businesses, and safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines have already prevented the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans."

- Sen. Dr. Richard Pan

Dr. Richard Pan is a pediatrician, former UC Davis educator, and State Senator proudly representing Sacramento, West Sacramento, Elk Grove and unincorporated areas of Sacramento County.

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"We would like to return to our pre-pandemic lives as soon as possible and that will require immunization for everyone."

- Sen. Josh Newman

Josh Newman is a United States Army veteran, community activist, non-profit founder, and State Senator for the 29th Senate district of California. A graduate of Yale, Senator Newman has been motivated by public service his whole life.

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"Vaccines are miracles of science — one of the gifts of modern life. I’m energized to be a member of the vaccine working group and to fight alongside my colleagues against the misinformation and extremism that have kept so many from getting vaccinated."

- Sen. Scott Wiener

Elected in November 2016, Senator Scott Wiener represents District 11 in the California State Senate. District 11 includes all of San Francisco, Broadmoor, Colma, and Daly City, as well as portions of South San Francisco.

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"There is no excuse to allow people to live at risk when our health systems can protect them. My colleagues and I will rely on science to show us the way to a healthier future for every Californian and visitor to our Great State."

- Asmb. Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

In November 2016, Cecilia Aguiar-Curry was elected to the California Assembly to represent the 4th District that includes all or parts of Napa, Lake, Yolo, Sonoma, Colusa and Solano counties.

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Asmb. Evan Low

Evan Low represents Silicon Valley in the California State Assembly after District 28 voters first elected him in 2014. At the time, Assemblymember Low was the youngest Asian American legislator ever elected to the Assembly. District 28 includes Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and the areas of West San Jose, Willow Glen, Cambrian, and Almaden Valley in San Jose. 

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"Our objectives are clear—we are prioritizing the health and safety of all Californians. I am looking forward to crafting legislation with my colleagues that acts to protect all populations across the state."

- Asmb. Dr. Akilah Weber

Dr. Akilah Weber was elected April 2021 to represent California's 79th Assembly District, which includes parts of Southeast San Diego, Bonita, Chula Vista, La Mesa, Lemon Grove and National City. Dr. Akilah Weber is a medical doctor, educator, City Councilmember, San Diego native, and mom to two young boys.

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"Getting our vaccination rates up is our best chance of preventing more death and disability across California, and I’m so proud to unite with this group of legislators to advance data-driven policies that will save lives and protect the people we serve."

- Asmb. Buffy Wicks

Assemblymember Buffy Wicks represents the East Bay in the California State Assembly. Elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2020, her district spans the communities of Oakland to Richmond, and includes the City of Berkeley.

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