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SacBee profiles Conscience Coalition’s work in California

By August 12, 2019 August 21st, 2019 No Comments

Hannah Wiley, a journalist for The Sacramento Bee, featured Conscience Coalition’s founder and executive director’s commentary and profiled the organization’s work in California.

The organization has been arming Californians with tools, messaging and strategies to help fight against Senate Bill 276.

Wiley reports:

The consultant, Jonathan Lockwood of Oregon, charges that California leaders are ready to “sacrifice children” by compelling more kids to get vaccines through Senate Bill 276. 

He’s supported by an alliance called the Conscience Coalition, which is a national effort founded by California-native Renee Bessone and lobbyist Greg Mitchell. Lockwood is a spokesman for Republican lawmakers in Oregon.

The trio has partnered with groups and families across California to tank Sen. Richard Pan’s measure, which they say will hurt, even kill, children.

“Anti-vaccine groups in last ditch CA fight over exemptions,” The Sacramento Bee, Aug. 12, 2019.

Wiley joined The Bee as a legislative reporter in 2019, and produces their morning newsletter for Capitol Alert. Wiley is a Chicago-area native and a graduate of Saint Louis University and Northwestern.

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