find your voice
We all serve a purpose in this fight. Some of us are more comfortable speaking to legislators. Some would prefer to educate through flyers, personal conversation, or social media posts. Some people would have no problem standing on a street with a sign at a football stadium and educating strangers. Some would rather volunteer behind the scenes at events.
Some would do it all!
There is no right or wrong way to advocate so long as our message is clear and concise. We are a free people. We will not suffer our rights to be violated.
Here are just a few ways you can get involved:
become a member!
No matter how else you'd like to participate, by joining Informed Alabama or ACVR as an official member you will have access to more information and resources. Stay up to date on current issues and join us in partnering with other health freedom groups to make a difference. When we show up in numbers, we ensure our voices are heard!
You'll also be able to join your local zone group to connect with others in your area. The larger our zone groups grow, the more we can do! Members can host, organize, and participate in local events, meet-ups, and activism. Get together to chat, attend local events to represent IA or ACVR and educate others, or even hand out or post educational materials in your area!
This is perhaps the simplest way to get involved. Join our Facebook discussion group, follow our pages, and participate in the conversation! Comment on and share posts, engage with other members, share articles and information you find to be important. If you're a bit of a veteran in the health freedom movement, offer your advice and experience. If you're newer to all this, don't be afraid to ask questions!
This is a step to take in assisting us that takes very little time. Contributions go toward operational expenses like website fees, educational materials, seminars, and events. When you join as a member, you will have access to all monthly and annual public financial reports.
If you'd like to donate you can do so here.
Write your legislators. While a handwritten letter is best, e-mail or phone call will work as well and is easier to accomplish if you have a busy schedule. You can also go by their office and have a face to face as well. Let them know why vaccine choice matters to you. If you look into their stance on different topics and voting history, you may can even make it more personal to them. Are they pro-life? Inform them of the role abortion plays in vaccine creation. Are they adamant about "My Body My Choice"? Inform them that vaccine mandates violate body autonomy. The best course when addressing religious exemptions is to keep it simple. Religious rights are protected by the Constitution and it is their sworn duty to uphold that.
Find your local legislators here.
Some county health departments hold meetings open to the public. Follow your county health department on their Facebook page or website to stay up to date on that activity and get involved in those issues that interest you. You can find those links here.
Each county (with a few exceptions) has an official website where you can stay up to date on meetings open to the public and any other plans they have in the works. Don't be afraid to attend! You can always link up with a member in your zone and go together. There is no pressure to participate other than observing but it always helps to speak to those public officials and express your opinions on any issues that concern you. Their job is to listen to their constituents!
Click on your county below to be taken to their website
Write a letter or e-mail to your local newspaper, news station, or radio station. Ask them to share your personal story or address the legislation taking effect all over the U.S.
Improve public access to information. Check to see if your local library carries DVDs, books, and other educational materials that address important issues. If you find the selection unsatisfactory, find copies of your favorite informational books at used book stores or thrift stores and donate them!