Event is designed to help those facing vaccine mandates obtain information about exemptions
A Vaccine Mandate Exemption Workshop will be held Thursday evening in Vancouver to help area residents learn about their religious exemption and how to present it to employers.
The event is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Faith Center, located at 11608 NE 107th Street in Vancouver. Participants are encouraged to go to onewashington.com and find information on the event in the event calendar. Registration opportunities are also provided.
Those planning to attend are encouraged to arrive at 6 p.m. and to bring a copy of their employer documents (if they exist). Documents may include a vaccination policy with signatures, criteria and process for reviewing exemption requests, and an exemption request form. Those in attendance are also encouraged to bring a fully charged laptop or notebook to take notes.
Similar events have been held in other areas around Washington state. They have been organized by One Washington, a group described as “a coalition of informed activated citizens” whose goal is “informed, well-organized, effective action.’’
The group’s website (OneWashington.com) focuses on three actions:
• Educate: Understanding the Founding Documents of our Nation and the principles that guided their development is essential for citizens to understand basic rights and duties as Citizens. From time to time there are also practical issues that are important to Washington State citizens. To that end, One Washington provides educational opportunities for citizen groups, faith communities, as well as links to helpful resources.
• Organize: Since our State and nation are founded on the premise “We the people,” every individual voice in this Constitutional Republic is important to the proper working of our Government – locally, State-wide, and Nationally. Even so, collective action can increase Individual effectiveness. One Washington helps State citizens organize in their local community, region, and/or across the State to multiply effectiveness.
• Activate: People who care about issues affecting their families and communities often feel overwhelmed and ask, “What can I do?” In addition to the previous two objectives, the ultimate objective of One Washington is to be a catalyst for action by proposing practical steps people can implement to support and protect their basic God-given Constitutional rights.