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Austin, TX, Release: October 8, 2021 — For Immediate Release

Austin, Texas – Today the Texas Republican Party released an Open Letter To Governor Abbott and a Resolution Defending Medical Freedom and Personal Responsibility. Both of these actions encourage Governor Abbott to protect personal freedom from overreaching vaccine mandates we have recently seen from the Biden administration and large corporations.

Current Texas law provides no legal protection to any Texas based employer or employee who resists these unconstitutional orders. Texas only protects patrons at a business from showing proof of a vaccine; employees at the same business do not enjoy the freedom afforded to their customers. Both the letter and resolution encourage Governor Abbott to ban private vaccine mandates by adding the item to the special session call.

The Republican Party of Texas is further asking all Texans who have been affected by a vaccine mandate to speak out and tell their story to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House. If you have experienced harassment, differing treatment, or lost your job, your elected officials need to know about it.