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A New Speaker. House Parties. More Satellites.

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May 5, 2010

RALLY DETAILS

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Grant Park, Downtown Chicago

ANOTHER PLATFORM SPEAKER SIGNS ON!

Please welcome our latest platform speaker:

Robert D. Johnston, PhD. Professor Johnston will speak on the deep and powerful history of activism around vaccinations throughout American history. He is an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he directs the Teaching of History program. He has also taught in the Yale History Department and at Yale Medical School. Robert is the author of several award-winning books and will publish another, under contract with Oxford University Press, on the contemporary vaccination safety movement and the democratization of medicine. He urges Americans to be proud of our successful tradition of dissent and democracy. He also challenges us to think about the ways that scholarship and advocacy have always been intermixed.

Scroll down to see the full list of speakers announced so far. And hold onto your seats. Because there's more to come.

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HOUSE PARTIES FOR PERSONAL RIGHTS

Virtual Participation

Many of you are excited about the rally, but live too far away to stand with us in Chicago, so we have decided to bring the rally to you!

Announcing Virtual Participation and House Parties for Personal Rights!

We will be live streaming the rally online to allow people all over the world to participate in the rally from their hometowns, and to be virtually represented in Chicago. You can participate two ways...

You can register your family as virtual participants, watch from home, and have the members of your family represented by balloons at the rally site in Chicago...

AND

You can attend (or throw) a local House Party for Personal Rights with others from your area who are interested in learning more about this important issue. Invite people to listen, with an open mind, to the professional and credentialed voices you did not hear on Frontline's The Vaccine War program last week.

Satellite Rallies: NJ and Seattle Join Albany

If you can't find a living room big enough to hold your community, consider holding a satellite event and inviting the entire town! A satellite rally is just an oversized house party. We are busy adding new satellite rally locations. New Jersey and Seattle will soon join Albany, New York so stay tuned!

Register your virtual participation here: Virtual Participants

You will never organize an easier rally! The speakers are already lined up and ready to go. We encourage all individuals, families, house parties and satellites to buy balloons and make your voice heard. Let's show the world how many Americans are paying attention and wanting more information.

Technology How-To:

1. A computer with a web camera. A laptop with a built-in camera is easiest.
2. A High-Speed Internet Connection.

To set up your Satellite Rally and submit it to our team please do the following:

1. Go to ustream.tv and create an account.
2. Click on "Your Shows" at the top of the screen.
3. Go to "Create A New Show" (right side of screen).
4. Name your satellite (i.e., Albany Rally for Personal Rights) and click "Create."
5. Click on "Share Your Show" to copy entire URL.
6. Send the URL to ginger at americanpersonalrights dot org. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will post it on our site.
7. The day of the event, login to ustream.tv and click on "Broadcast Now."
8. Follow any onscreen prompts.
9. Make sure to test your stream prior to the event.

If you are looking a local house party, check out our community forum. We will list them as they are put together. Can't find one in your area? Throw one! Contact us at Admin at AmericanPersonalRights dot org

PLEASE REGISTER

Who doesn't have friends or business in Chicago? You know you're thinking about it. Register! Click this link or go to the rally website and sign up. Check out our site for hotel deals and local attractions.

If your plans change and you can no longer attend the Rally, just return to the registration page, fill out the form again using the same e-mail address, and put "0" as the number of people attending.

SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS!

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at our event, click HERE for more information. Then contact us.

We are expecting a huge turnout of participants and national media attention. If you'd like to share the spotlight, we'd love to work with you to structure a promotional opportunity that can benefit us both.

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THE AFTER-PARTY - GET YOUR TICKETS NOW

After making history in Grant Park, it's time to party! Join us at the LaSalle Power Company after the rally. We've reserved the entire second floor and booked deejay Andres Martinez to play our favorite rally songs and more. Wait out the rush hour traffic, mingle with rally speakers, press, volunteers, supporters, exhibitors, and friends.

It will help us out if you tell us that you're coming. Until May 18, party admission is just $10pp (kids are $2pp). Tickets will be $15pp after May 18 and also available at the door, if space is still available. Click HERE to save your spot. Your fee includes a wristband, one drink ticket, and light snacks. The drink ticket is good for one domestic draft or bottled beer or a well drink. We'll have juice boxes for the children.

Kids are definitely welcome. Most of us will be staying for dinner. The only rule is that guests under 21 must leave by 10:00 pm.

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$11 VALET PARKING - THE BEST DEAL DOWNTOWN!

LaSalle Power Company is opening their valet parking service on rally day at 1:00 pm and giving us a great deal... $11 until closing, just for us. So plan ahead. It's only 1.5 miles from the rally site. Arrive early and park at LaSalle. Walk or cab to Grant Park to check out the exhibitors/giveaways. Stake out the best rally seats for the program that begins at 3:00 pm.

And your car will be precisely where you want it, when the After Party is over and you're ready to head home.

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WESTIN O'HARE BUS AND LUNCH OPTIONS

We are offering round-trip bus transportation to the Rally from the Westin O'Hare, site of the Autism One-Generation Rescue Conference.

Reserve your seats now. The buses depart from the hotel to Grant Park at 1:00 pm. You can even reserve a delicious boxed lunch from Gourmet Gorilla. The return-trip buses offer two options. Go to our site and select the option that works best for you.

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SUPPORT THE RALLY... DONATE AND BUY GEAR!

If we think small, we limit ourselves before we're out of the starting gate. When we think big, anything is possible. When we plan big... we also incur some huge bills!

If you support our message and our work, we need you to support the rally. In addition to many thousands of dollars in Grant Park permitting fees, we are required to hire a professional security firm, rent portable washrooms, a stage, podium and sound system, and more... it adds up. Please know that none of the speakers is being paid to address the rally.

So buy a shirt. And remember that your donations are tax-deductible.

NETWORK WITH US!

Make sure you have signed on to our Twitter account and our Facebook group for the Rally.

And we are very pleased to tell you about two new Facebook additions:

The fan page for the Center for Personal Rights.
The Students for Personal Rights Facebook group, led by NYU sophomore Allen Tate. Please be sure to forward this to the students in your lives.

THE GROWING LIST OF RALLY PLATFORM SPEAKERS

Our two-hour rally program will feature platform and rapid testimony speakers. A couple of notable leading voices will be added to this list soon. Listed in alphabetical order, we proudly share platform speakers:

Michael Belkin. Michael will offer an analyst's view of the "vaccine bubble." Michael is a leading market strategist, author of the Belkin Report, published since 1992. His clients include hedge funds, investment banks, mutual funds, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds. He was a Vice President in the equity department at Salomon Brothers where he was a quantitative strategist in global macro proprietary trading. Michael testified before Congress about his daughter, who died at the age of five weeks, about 15 hours after receiving her second Hepatitis B booster vaccine.
Judith Converse, MPH, RD, LD. Judy will describe the American public health crisis. In addition to testifying before state and federal lawmakers on vaccine safety, she works closely with our most vulnerable and damaged children. An author of three books on the subject, Judy is a licensed registered dietitian specializing in pediatric special needs nutrition care since 1999.
Louise Kuo Habakus. Louise is the lead organizer and emcee of the Rally. Through the selection of speakers and coordination of the rally program, she will show that the ascendant zeitgeist of vaccination is first and foremost a rights issue. Louise is a board-certified health practitioner specializing in homotoxicology and integrative nutrition. A former senior corporate executive, she is the founder of Life Health Choices and a founding board member of the Center for Personal Rights.
Boyd Haley, PhD. Boyd will speak to the organic chemistry of vaccine ingredients. He is Professor Emeritus and former Chairman of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky. Boyd is the founder and President of CTI Science, a biotechnology company.
Mary Holland, JD. Mary will tell us why vaccination is a human rights issue. She is a New York University law school professor and previously worked for several major U.S. law firms. She also worked at a major U.S. human rights advocacy organization, Human Rights First, as director of its European program. Mary clerked for a federal district court judge, taught international law courses at Columbia Law School, and served as a consultant to the Aspen Institute Justice and Society Program. She is a founding board member of the Center for Personal Rights, and the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy.
Robert D. Johnston, PhD. Professor Johnston will speak on the deep and powerful history of activism around vaccinations throughout American history. He is an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he directs the Teaching of History program. He has also taught in the Yale History Department and at Yale Medical School. Robert is the author of several award-winning books and will publish another, under contract with Oxford University Press, on the contemporary vaccination safety movement and the democratization of medicine. He urges Americans to be proud of our successful tradition of dissent and democracy. He also challenges us to think about the ways that scholarship and advocacy have always been intermixed.
Abdulkadir Khalif. Abdulkadir will address a microcosm of the immigrant experience with vaccination. Why is the reported rate of autism among US-born children of Somali refugees in Minnesota so high (an estimated 1 in 28 versus 1 in 110 for all US children)? Abdulkadir is the father of a little boy who stopped talking after receiving vaccines.
Robert J. Krakow, JD. Bob will explain the recourse available to parents after their children are injured by vaccines. Responding to government public health exhortations, millions dutifully line up their children to receive 69 doses of 16 different vaccines by age 18. Bob is an attorney in private practice in NY, focusing on the trial of civil and criminal cases, specializing in the representation of persons injured by exposure to environmental toxins and vaccines, as well as legal services to individuals with disabilities.
Captain Richard Rovet, RN, BSN, B-C (USAF ret). Captain Rovet recorded post-vaccination illnesses at Dover AFB in Delaware, Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio, and Keesler AFB in Mississippi. He will speak to the absence of informed consent for vaccines in the military, as told through the stories of our Gulf War veterans. Of the 700,000 troops deployed in 1990-1991, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports 300,000 Gulf War veterans have filed disability claims as of March 31, 2010.
James S. Turner, JD. Jim will talk about the high stakes dangers involving outdated laws, underfunded government agencies, and powerful corporations driven by bottom-line profits. As Chairman of Citizens for Health, Jim is the nation's leading natural health freedom advocate. He is a principal in the law firm Swankin & Turner which represents businesses, consumer groups and individuals in regulatory matters involving food, drug, health, environmental and product-safety.

Stay tuned for more details.

"REMEMBER CHICAGO?"

It will be an event we'll be talking about for a long time to come. Don't miss it!

Louise Kuo Habakus
Mary Holland
Bob Krakow
Mia Nitchun
Ginger Taylor...

and a growing list of volunteers and supporters

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