The same city that administered the oath we took to “SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION” is now violating their duty to UPHOLD that same oath by mandating us to take this vaccine, test weekly, and provide our private medical information! Don’t be fooled, filing for an exemption is a form of self-reporting.
Our nation, city and department are in an unprecedented time, and OUR actions will define our future as Americans, because this is a FREEDOM issue. It is much larger than a police issue, a department policy issue, or a city mandate.
We need to rally with each other, as brothers and sisters to stand against this! We need to form a coalition of cops that are willing to stand for freedom. There is strength in numbers, and I know this department is full of Patriotic Americans who are loyal to the oath they took. NOW is our time to take a stand!
This coalition will be an organically grown collection of “We the People” within the department, civilian and sworn, along with family members, and will not have any attachment to any union or any other group. We must show that we are standing FIRM and in complete resistance to this mandate. We must not back down, never give up, and never surrender our freedom or our inalienable Constitutional rights!
**We are one of the largest police departments in the nation and how we address this will affect law enforcement agencies across the nation**
We can either be known as the ones who helped lead the charge to freedom, or we can set the vaccine mandate precedent for other agencies and watch our freedoms end - not just in our jobs, but in everyday life. If we give in to this mandate, think about what will be asked of us tomorrow. What else will you give up? Your children will be next. Your promotions, upgrades, transfers, and futures are at stake.
This may cost our jobs and our family’s financial security. And like many of you, my family solely depends on the paycheck from this city. It will be stressful, mentally and emotionally, on all of us and our families. But, we must be willing to die on this hill, otherwise there won’t be another to fight on!
WE can do this. WE hold the power. WE can be the change!
So, what do we need to do now?
- STAND FIRM and DO NOT BEND.
- Do not submit anything, including a religious exemption!!
- Do not admit anything.
- Don’t refuse, but ask questions! Express concern over your health.
- Demand answers.
Most importantly, support one another! We must uphold the very Constitution we SWORE an OATH to - to PROTECT our FREEDOM and our futures.
Calling all to join us at a Coalition meeting to discuss actions and remain informed.
One more note: Submitting a 15.7 means you are self-reporting and subjecting your information to PERMANENT FILING. This form has NO legal standing and it will not protect your job. It merely functions as "AN EMPLOYEE'S REPORT".