We would like to take this opportunity to personally thank the Medical Freedom Coalition (Curtis Cost, Aga W., Antonia D., Elizabeth G., Nate D., Lawren, and Dan T.) for their extraordinary work in assisting us in our fundraising efforts for the CT school mask lawsuit.
Special thanks also to Danielle D., who created the promotional video and worked tirelessly promoting the fundraiser in her networks.
We are very grateful for your support!
What we are fighting
The CT Freedom Alliance is fighting to strike down the state's mandate that all children wear masks in school, with rare exceptions. The appeal is estimated to cost up to $50,000 in legal expenses. We also have outstanding legal bills (attorney's fees, expert witness fees, etc.) totalling approximately $20,000.
Why this is so importantWe are asking advocates from all over the country to support our fight in this battle, for this simple reason: If we lose, the CT mandate will likely be used as a blueprint to mandate masks in schools in other states. For the sake of our kids, we cannot let this continue. If we win, the case could be a blueprint for those challenging school mask mandates in other states, and start a domino effect.
About kids and masks
Above and beyond the fact that a large body of science shows that masks do not prevent the spread of viruses (especially aerosolized viruses like COVID-19), mask wearing in children is particularly problematic. Prolonged and/or incorrect use can lead to difficulty breathing, severe headaches, increased anxiety and panic attacks, skin rashes, bacterial imbalance in the mouth ("mask mouth"), and more serious conditions like pleurisy (bacterial infection of the lungs).
Additionally, not getting clean air makes it impossible for kids to perform at their best levels. They need good air to thrive, think, and learn.
About the exceptions
The current law does not make adequate allowances for physical or emotional disabilities - there are so few exceptions that they are essentially irrelevant. Children with asthma or respiratory challenges need to breathe mask-free. And children with autism or other sensory challenges simply cannot focus with the discomfort/distraction of wearing a mask. And all children - but particularly children with social struggles - need to be able to see people’s facial expressions to support their social and emotional development.
To be clear, we are against mandating masks for all children.
Schools have reopened across various states and across the world that do not require children to wear masks, and data shows that this has NOT led to large COVID outbreaks in their communities. Masks are simply unnecessary and unsafe for schools.
Join us to take back our Children’s freedom and the right to grow up in healthy and safe environments! We are counting on you!
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