For four hours and 48 minutes, Alaskan after Alaskan came forward to testify against forced vaccine mandates. About 40 percent of those who testified at the Loussac Library on Saturday were associated with the medical community — chiropractors, billers, schedulers, nurses, and technicians. Some came from the Kenai, one flew in from Juneau, but most were from Anchorage. Some called in from the North Slope.
At the invitation of Assemblywoman Jamie Allard, they came in droves to speak their minds against the vaccine mandates being enacted by major employers, including the hospitals and clinics..The event took place in the Loussac Library Assembly Chambers, because of the overwhelming numbers. Earlier meetings had been in a City Hall conference room.
At one point, every seat was taken. Each speaker had three minutes.
“The testimony they gave in front of Mayor Dave and I was different than what we heard last Tuesday, when the doctors in favor of mandates spoke at our regular meeting. But the testimony was also different from what we heard Thursday and Friday in our smaller listening sessions. Today, they were talking about women losing babies in their third trimester….that is something that is really usually rare, but these nurses are seeing more of among vaccinated pregnant women. These were smart, young, 30-something women saying they are not taking the vaccine. They are educated, vibrant, beautiful nurses saying they are not taking the vaccine.”
On Tuesday, medical professionals were brought into the Assembly Chambers to testify in favor of vaccine mandates and mask mandates. They were coordinated by a union organizer and Assemblyman Forrest Dunbar.
Allard and Bronson heard today from a nurse that said if a new mother gives birth in Providence Hospital and is Covid positive, the staff immediately takes the baby away from her for 10 days. Not even the father can touch the baby. The mother cannot breastfeed the baby.
Horror stories like that were told by the dozens at the meeting that was organized by Allard as a listening session, not a townhall. Other Assembly members were not informed about the meeting, but Assemblyman John Weddleton showed up, saying he was returning a book to the library and saw the crowd.
Word then got back to Assemblyman Dunbar, who was furious on social media, and wondered if there was a violation of the Open Meetings Act. He quickly sent word to his blog The Blue Alaskan.
“I can’t remember the last time we had a townhall in there was wasn’t announced/publicized,” Dunbar wrote on Twitter.
He was right. Mayor Bronson had the full support of community members and many in his administration, who were there to support the public. This was not a union-organized event, but one that was decided upon on Friday, when so many people said they could not make the Friday listening session.
“I was just sitting there astounded at the stories they are telling us,” Allard said. Allard said she has heard from people who didn’t get to attend the Thursday, Friday, or Saturday listening sessions, so she plans to schedule more in coming days.
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