People are coming to their senses.
Fully Open California
We the people of the United States of America have a right to the freedoms provided under The Constitution and demand our officials FULLY OPEN CALIFORNIA no later than May 1, 2020.
We believe that all people have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
As a constituent and concerned citizen, I am petitioning to FULLY OPEN our businesses, churches and public spaces before May 1.
I’m sure that you’re aware that your constituents are suffering immensely:
– Many are without employment and have no way to provide for themselves and their families. They live each day in constant worry.
– Some have had to close businesses that they poured their hearts and souls into building and sustaining. Their hopes and dreams have been shattered.
– Some have relatives who are elderly or fatally ill whom they can’t visit and who will ultimately end up dying alone. This can lead to overwhelming grief and trauma.
– Some are not getting needed medical care, and others are being refused life-saving medical treatments by hospitals that are reserving medical supplies for COVID patients.
– Many are crippled with fear and anxiety over constant news reports about coronavirus, the possibility of death, and a shortage of hospital beds, supplies and treatments for those who fall ill.
Despair, depression and devastation are widespread — be it from job losses, isolation, a lack of support systems, the erosion of fundamental freedoms of healthy, law-abiding citizens, and uncertainty over what the future holds. Staggering unemployment statistics and the loss in GDP alone cannot measure the degree of mass human suffering and the devastating impact stay-at-home orders have had on the human spirit.
Projections by the Imperial College London — which were later retracted because they were vastly exaggerated — were used to justify the shutdown of our country, affecting the lives of hundreds of millions of healthy Americans. The model’s authors went on to acknowledge that two-thirds of the people projected to die from COVID-19 would have died with or without the infection due to the vast prevalence of chronic disease and related co-morbidities.
Citizens now know that the real numbers and risks from COVID-19 are dramatically different. As such, the proportionate government response must also be dramatically different. It’s extremely troubling that data upon which life-and-death decisions are being made is inaccurate and methodologically flawed. Both the US health statistics agency and the World Health Organization have announced that the certification of “deaths by COVID-19” requires zero proof that the virus is the cause of death. As a result, the official death statistics attributed to COVID-19 do not require cases to be positively confirmed through virus testing. Merely “suspected” cases of COVID-19 are being included in the official numbers.
I understand that your office holds very broad police powers during times of emergency. It is your responsibility to implement safety measures to protect all citizens during a declared emergency. In the best interest of our families and your voters, those powers must be used wisely. Public health policies are not intended to, nor will they ever be able to, provide individual or collective health.
Public health policies have a proper role in society to shape a landscape conducive to achieving health: clean air; clean water; properly functioning sanitation systems; solid infrastructure; and education and resources on hygiene, nutrition and food preservation standards. It’s not the government’s role to guarantee health or to privilege certain lives over others. It is the government’s role to protect voters’ fundamental freedoms, including the freedom to worship and to provide for their families, without state interference.
Closing all schools and public spaces; closing all “non-essential” businesses; mandating that healthy, law-abiding citizens stay at home; and imposing other extreme measures has created widespread devastation. The more than 17 million people who have filed for unemployment over the past few weeks far surpasses anything we saw during the Great Recession of 2008 when 6.6 million people lost their jobs.
The shutdown must end by May 1, when more than 26 million individuals are projected to be unemployed. The constant perpetuation of the fear of grave sickness and death must be lifted to return communities back to a state of functioning.
I petition for you to FULLY OPEN CALIFORNIA schools and businesses by May 1. Implement commonsense policies to protect the vulnerable while restoring people’s livelihoods and mitigating the real costs associated with shutting down schools and businesses. I implore you to allow healthy individuals to return to work so that our jobs, our economy and the well-being of our citizens are not destroyed.
We all have a right to quarantine. The elderly, the sick and high risk have a right to quarantine. We encourage them to do so.
The healthy and the able ha ve a right to live their lives.
We believe that each American should be trusted to follow the basic hygiene and protections outlined by the CDC:
“The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed. COVID-19 spreads from person to person, and can be spread by those who are infected but don’t display symptoms. The CDC advises washing hands, avoiding close contact with others, and cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Older adults and those with underlying chronic medical conditions should take extra precautions.The CDC recommends use of non-medical, cloth-based face coverings in some public settings. Medical masks should be reserved for healthcare workers.” cdc.gov
We believe the people can exercise these recommendations WHILE LIVING THEIR LIVES.
WE THE PEOPLE will be exercising our rights and taking the following actions UNTIL CALIFORNIA IS FULLY OPEN:
ACTION 1: PETITION
Sign Petition to Restore our Rights and Freedoms and FULLY OPEN CALIFORNIA by May 1, 2020
ACTION 2: EMAIL, CALL & WRITE
Call, email and write to your governor, mayor and local representatives and demand the restoration of our rights and freedoms and FULLY OPEN CALIFORNIA by May 1, 2020.
ACTION 3: MARCH FOR OUR FREEDOM
Peaceably Assembly May 1, 2020 Noon
Sacramento – Capitol Building
Los Angeles – City Hall
Orange County – Huntington Beach Pier
San Diego – Gaslamp / Padres Stadium
All people are required to maintain CDC guidelines for prevention, including social distancing of non-family members.
We encourage the sick and at risk to stay home and protect their health if they see necessary.
We DO NOT CONDONE the use of force or violence by anyone.
Anyone committing violent acts is disavowed by WE THE PEOPLE and the FULLY OPEN CA movement. They are plants and/or are acting independently and should be treated as such and not affiliated with this movement.