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CHD-CA is not a law firm and cannot offer individual legal advice. However, we recognize that resisting tyranny requires each of us to become better informed about the law,
our legal rights, and how to use the law to respond to the illegal policies that are quickly spreading among our schools and places of employment. Below are some resources
to help educate both ourselves and those imposing these policies upon us.

Where do you want to start? 

Mandate Exemption Requests


Customize this template to reflect your sincerely held beliefs, then submit this to your school to request an exemption from a mandated vaccine or other health protocol.

Customize this template to reflect your sincerely held beliefs, then submit this to your employer to request an exemption from a mandated vaccine or other health protocol.

U.S. colleges/universities and some employers are starting to require COVID-19 vaccination for enrollment/employment. While medical exemptions must be supported by a letter from a medical professional, religious exemptions do not require the support or endorsement of an official clergy or recognized religious leader.

Get information on how to claim a religious exemption from a vaccine, test, or mask mandate from Peggy Hall at The Healthy American.

School Mandates


LAUSD was the first School District in California to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 and up. The first step in this process was holding a vote on it. 
Replace "Los Angeles Unified" and "LAUSD" in this letter with your school district, then sign and send it to your school board if they are voting on a similar mandate.
LAUSD mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 and up, effective October 2021. Replace "Los Angeles Unified" and "LAUSD" in this letter with your school
district, then sign and send it to your school board to put them on notice that their mandate is illegal and they may be liable for adverse effects.
Senate Bill 277 (SB 277) removed the option to file a Personal Belief Exemption for the vaccines currently required for school attendance.  California law is very
clear that if the CDPH does add a new immunization requirement, both medical and personal belief exemptions must be allowed. Before SB 277, Personal Belief
Exemptions were requested using a CDPH form. At this time, no additional vaccines have been added through the proper channels and CDPH has not provided
any information on what constitutes a valid Personal Belief Exemption.

Use this letter to object to the coercive policies at your college or university, including requirements for vaccination, testing, and masking. This letter also formally serves notice to the college or university that side effect from these interventions are real and they could be liable for damages.

As a student/staff/faculty at an institution, use this form to request detailed information including the university policies and data relied upon to create them, in regards to a requirement that students/staff/faculty get a COVID-19 emergency use authorization (EUA) experimental vaccine.

PERK has created this letter, with accompanying instructions, to help you educate your school board and school superintendent about their ability to NOT enforce a mask mandate. Last updated July 2021

This letter was written to Princeton University, but serves as a good example of how to educate your college or university about Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) and the legal limitations surrounding them, including the prohibition against mandating drugs or vaccines distributed under an EUA.

Download this letter and use the parts that support your request for your school to rethink mandating a COVID-19 vaccine. Full of legal and scientific references and citations, this letter has something for everyone.

COVID-19 vaccine “clinics” have been set up at many schools, circumventing informed consent and troubling parents. This letter can be used as a template for informing your school of the legal requirements around EUA vaccines, including informed consent.

Employer Mandates


Use this letter to object to the coercive policies at your job, including requirements for vaccination, testing, and masking. This letter also formally serves notice to your employer that side effects from these interventions are real and they could be liable for damages.

As an employee, use this form to request detailed information including your employer’s policies and data relied upon to create them, in regards to a requirement that employees get a COVID-19 emergency use authorization (EUA) experimental vaccine.

Learn more about your right to refuse the experimental COVID-19 vaccines in this set of documents from PERK.

Getting a religious exemption is not easy in this current environment, and might not necessarily get you the accommodations you request, even if granted. The following document by a seasoned Human Resources manager explains the typical interactive process as well as the steps you should take to make sure that your employer follows Title VII requirements.

Medical Freedom Advocacy


Prepare to discuss vaccination clinics, health passes, and the EUA status of the vaccine with your Superintendent. Start with this outline template.

Gear up for local meetings regarding vaccine verification systems with this meeting outline template.

Community Outreach


Put this sign in the window of your business to tell your community that you do not discriminate based on sex, gender, race, creed, age, vaccinated or unvaccinated,
masked or unmasked. Print extras and offer them to friendly businesses.