Please speak out for scientifically influenced public policy — ask the University of Wisconsin System to implement mandatory vaccination.
As the Freedom From Religion Foundation has reported, a religiously motivated state senator is trying to prevent the UW System from adopting Covid-19 mitigation efforts. UW System President Tommy Thompson is fighting back to protect academic freedom and public health. Please send him a quick thank you and urge him to enact vaccination mandates, as many public and private universities are responsibly doing.
This is a state/church issue since the anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers are almost entirely religiously motivated. The number of fully vaccinated Wisconsin residents is under the national average, and we’re in the midst of a major surge.
Click on the red “Take Action” link to use our automated system to contact Tommy Thompson and ask him to mandate vaccines for students and UW staff. Feel free to use or adapt the talking points provided. For best results, be polite and concise. If you are a UW alum or have children or grandchildren enrolled in the UW, please be sure to add that to the proposed message.
[I am a UW graduate.] Thank you for standing up against Sen. Steve Nass and for academic freedom. Now please stand up for science. Protect student, staff and community health around the state by mandating vaccines for students and UW staff. Your firm guidance on this will help curtail the current spread of Covid-19 and shorten the pandemic in our state. Thank you.