Senator seeks unity on right to refuse vaccines

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California Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez of 67th District addresses the audience during a town hall meeting she conducted Friday, Jan. 10, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1508 in Wildomar. Valley News/Jeff Pack photo
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Sen. Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, today introduced a resolution seeking the Legislature's support for implementing provisions in state law recognizing the right to refuse coronavirus vaccines. Melendez said her Senate Concurrent Resolution 59 would establish that Californians "have a right to decide what they choose to put in their bodies, without being threatened with their jobs by government or employers.'' "Our Constitution allows free-thinking people to take responsibility and make decisions for themselves and their families, and those decisions should be free from retaliation or coercion by their government,'' Melendez said. SCR 59 specifically requests that the Legislature resolve to amend Health & Safety Code 120140, which lists the circumstances
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