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New York City Coalition for Vaccine Safety and Autism Advocacy Organizations
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OUTRAGED AUTISM GROUPS AND LEADERS TO ANNOUNCE 50,000-PARENT PROTEST IN NYC AGAINST BILLIONAIRE AND MICROSOFT CHAIRMAN BILL GATES AFTER BEING CALLED “CHILD KILLERS”
PRESS CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE TOMORROW, THURS, FEB 24th AT 12:00 NOON ACROSS FROM MICROSOFT EXECUTIVE OFFICES IN MANHATTAN
(New York, N.Y.) Autism advocates and authors Mary Holland, Esq. and Louise Kuo Habakus will join dozens of autism organization and group officials in a press conference on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 12:00 noon to announce a major protest and rally with 50,000 parents of children with autism against Microsoft founder and Chairman Bill Gates after his remarks that deemed those who don’t get vaccinations “child killers.” They are demanding an immediate apology from Gates. The press conference will take place outside the Microsoft Executive Offices at 1290 Avenue of the Americas (corner of 52nd Street) in Manhattan.
The groups plan to hold upcoming protests in the cities of New York, Long Beach and Omaha, where Gates will be speaking to business leaders. At some of these conferences, people have paid over $6,000 to hear Bill Gates speak. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $10 billion over the next decade for new vaccines and research. Today, it is estimated that one in every 110 children is on the autism scale in the United States, and numerous studies have proven the adverse effects of vaccines, causing not only autism but also illness, paralysis and death. Parents in New York City schools are required by law to give their children 35 vaccines to attend school. This legislation strips parents of the right to choose for themselves whether to vaccinate their children.
Habakus and Holland are co-editors and authors of recently released book Vaccine Epidemic and both are national leaders in the autism and vaccine safety movement.
When: Thursday, February 24, 2011
Where: Microsoft Executive Offices
1290 Avenue of the Americas (corner of 52nd Street)
New York, NY