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To: The Venues hosting Dr Tenpenny's Australian Tour
Stop American "Anti-Vaxxer" spreading dangerous misinformation!
To the venues holding the "Baby, Birth and Beyond" and "Raising Healthy Babies Naturally" events in March, where Dr Sherri Tenpenny is a key speaker.
Please do not give Dr Tenpenny a venue to for her seminar encouraging Australian parents to not vaccinate their children.
We call on you to cancel the event, or make your facilitation of the event conditional on her being removed as a speaker.
Spreading misinformation about vaccines is unscientific and poses a dangerous threat to the Australian community, especially children.
Why is this important?
Dr Sherri Tenpenny is one of the world's most notorious anti-immunisation advocates, and she is planning on touring Australia to encourage parents not to immunise their children from diseases such as measles and whooping cough.
The "anti-vaxxer" movement is unscientific, dangerous and poses a serious risk to our society.
As a parent to my three year old son Oscar, this matters to me. As a person who believes in science and medicine, this matters to me. And when I see the rising rates of diseases which were cured 50 years ago spreading in our community, as an Australian, this matters to me.
We saw recently the power everyday people can have when they band together to stop the spread of harmful messages. When it was discovered that "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc, who encourages men to place women in headlocks as part of a routine to score dates, was set to tour Australia, a huge public backlash meant that venues cancelled his event in their establishment fearing they would damage their brand. We can do the same now.
Dr Tenpenny is scheduled to speak in March. If enough of us speak up now we can make sure the following venues know the content of her message and ask them to reconsider hosting the event:
"Baby, Birth and Beyond" Seminar Venues
Bayview Eden, Melbourne **NOW CANCELLED**
Michael’s Oriental Restaurant & Function Centre, Brisbane
Concord Function Centre, Sydney **NOW CANCELLED**
Sutherland Shire Venue, Sydney **NOW CANCELLED**
"Raising Healthy Children Naturally" Seminar Venues
Rydges South Park, Adelaide
Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast
Kareela Golf Club, Sydney **NOW CANCELLED**
Dinner with Dr Tenpenny
Amora Hotel Riverwalk, Melbourne **NOW CANCELLED**
Will you sign the petition now, and ask your friends and family to do the same?