MEDIA ADVISORY: August 17 Press Conference & Protest Rally Against Mandated HPV Vaccine

August 13, 2015
Press Conference & Protest Rally
Monday, August 17, 6:00 pm, Cumberland Public Library

ADVISORY: A press conference and protest rally calling on Governor Raimondo to
halt the State’s mandate of the controversial HPV vaccine for all 7th grade boys and girls as a condition to attend school will be held this coming Monday evening by the nonpartisan RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity, in association with Rhode Islanders Against Mandated HPV Vaccinations, a parents group which has attracted over 2100 members in the past two weeks.

Multiple statements from state legislators and former state health officials as well as spokespersons from various parents groups, physicians groups, legal organizations, and good government groups, are expected to highlight various civil rights, public policy, transparency, legal, medical, and cronyism concerns over this coercive government edict. Also expected to participate are families who have suffered adverse side-effects from the vaccine.

The event will be held prior to the last of five pre-scheduled public forums orchestrated by the RI Department of Health.

The Center’s home page for the HPV issue is
The parents group website is

WHAT: Press Conference & Protest Rally Against Mandated HPV Vaccine

WHEN: Monday, August 17; 5:40 pm rally; 6:10 pm press conference

WHERE: Cumberland Public Library, back entrance by Hayden Meeting Center; 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI 02864

WHO: RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity, parents group spokesperson, state lawmaker, Stephen Hopkins Center for Civil Rights, more

Media Contacts:
Mike Stenhouse, CEO, RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity
401.429.6115 |
Shawna Lawton: RIers Against Mandated HPV Vaccinations
401.339.9226 |

About the Center
The nonpartisan RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity is Rhode Island’s premiere free-enterprise research and advocacy organization. The mission of the 501-C-3 nonprofit organization is to return government to the people by opposing special-interest politics and advancing proven free-market solutions that can transform lives by restoring economic competitiveness, increasing educational opportunities, and protecting individual freedoms.

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