UPDATE — RESOLUTION HAS BEEN DEFEATED!!! THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!! PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY MORE EMAILS THEY ARE NO LONGER NECESSARY. TO READ MORE INFO ON THIS GREAT DEFEAT GO HERE
The following letter was emailed to Andy Pallotta, Randi Weingarten and Michael Mulgrew on July 2, 2021 at approximatley 10pm. Please copy and paste the following letter and send it to the following email addresses (UPDATE – DO NOT SEND ANY MORE EMAILS, NO LONGER NECESSARY)
To the Honorable Mr. Andrew Pallotta:
My name is Michael Kane, NYC teacher for 14 years and founding member of the NY TEACHERS FOR CHOICE union caucus.
One month ago NYSUT confirmed for us that you do not support force vaccinating teachers. We thanked you and NYSUT for this correct position at the time.
Now we see that the NEA has NEW BUSINESS Item #33 calling for forced covid testing and vaccination of all teachers and students before returning to in-person education. I, and the thousands of educators and parents that support TEACHERS FOR CHOICE, are 100% opposed to this resolution and we expect you and all NYSUT delegates at this conference to vote NO to NEW BUSINESS Item #33. I kindly ask that you let us know precisely how the New York delegation votes on this item.
I will be appearing live on NEWS MAX on Monday, July 5th and one of the topics of discussion will be how the New York NYSUT delegation voted in regard to item #33. I hope at that time I will be able to thank you for being true to your word and upholding your fiduciary responsibility to your dues-paying members as well as doing what is right for the students we educate and care for.
You may not be aware, but the CDC has recently placed an official warning on all COVID vaccines stating they can cause myocarditis and pericarditis in teenagers. These are heart inflammation conditions that can be fatal. You can learn more about that in the TEACHERS FOR CHOICE response to NYC DOE Chancellor Meisha Porter at the following link: https://nyteachersforchoice.wordpress.com/2021/06/30/response-to-nyc-doe-schools-chancellor-on-vaccine-education-for-students/
Thank you for your time.