Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a controversial vaccine bill into law. California lawmakers sent Gov. Newsom changes he demanded as a condition of signing a controversial bill that cracks down on medical exemptions for vaccines.
Protesters also blocked the entrance to Governor Newsom’s office, according to a capitol spokesperson. Dozens of women and children surrounded the governor’s office, shouting chants including “separate pharma and state.”
Some of the protestors said they were making noise and filling hallways because they feel like they have no other option to get lawmaker’s attention. They said they wanted to disrupt voting on a bill that would limit vaccination exemptions.
“The goal is you want to tire us out, we’ll tire you out. We are not going away. Where are we going to go?” Julie Fullerton said.
Another protester chose to remain anonymous.
“No one is listening, what does it take? I have pictures of injured kids in my pocket,” the protester said.
Protestors were also attempting to force the Senate to adjourn.