Kennedy Speaks Out at Green Our Vaccines Rally in DC

12 06 2008

RFK Jr. Green Our Vaccines rally, Washington, DC, June 4, 2008

(If you don’t mind us sayin’ so, Sir, you’re lookin’ mighty Presidential there…)

KENNEDY SPEAKS OUT AT “GREEN OUR VACCINES” RALLY

On June 4th, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. joined with Jenny McCarthy, Jim Carrey, and a crowd of several thousand at the “Green Our Vaccines” rally on the Capitol grounds in Washington, D.C. — and his words obviously made quite an impact.

Over the past week, our website has been flooded with new visitors who heard him speak at the rally and were deeply moved. Signatures on the “Kennedy for President” petition have also spiked dramatically. We notice that many of the latest signers adding words of encouragement and pleas for leadership are autism mothers, and we heartily welcome them.

Parents of autistic children are tired of being lied to. They’re tired of being ignored in Washington. They’re tired of being told by media decision-makers that their issue is not newsworthy and therefore does not merit any substantial coverage. They’re tired of hearing that their concerns about toxic vaccines are scientifically irrelevant. They’re tired of watching their kids suffer while politicians flap their lips.

Above all, they want to elect leaders who understand and actually care enough to do something about this issue. When the vaccines we give our kids to keep them well make them sick instead, something is terribly wrong. All these parents ask for is a real investigation. And some real action.

Who we put in the White House is going to have a lot to say about the direction of the autism/vaccines debate in years to come. The President will steer the legislative and public agenda on this issue. That’s why it is so critically important that we elect someone who is informed and willing to listen. Someone who will advocate for this cause and act in the best interests of children. Someone who isn’t in Big Pharma’s back pocket.

To the minds of many in the autism awareness movement, RFK Jr. is exactly that kind of leader. After hearing Bobby speak at the autism rally a week ago, the answer to their leadership question seems clear: they want to put him in the White House where he can help their families!

RFK Jr. in D.C. Green our Vaccines Rally 2008

RFK Jr. addresses the “Green Our Vaccines” rally in Washington, D.C., June 4, 2008.

If you missed Kennedy’s tremendous speech, you’re not alone – the mainstream media didn’t bother to cover it – (surprised, much?), but several video versions are quickly spreading across the web and RFK Jr.’s speech is certainly garnering a lot of rave reviews.

We highly recommend you check it out. Highlights from the rally are available on YouTube, and the Age of Autism website also posted Bobby’s complete speech in 3 parts.

YouTube Video link here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udxgXp_nsMs

“We have been inspired by Mr. Kennedy’s support of mothers’ positions on vaccines and his ground breaking article, Deadly Immunity,” Jenny McCarthy told press of Kennedy’s appearance. “His continued efforts are greatly appreciated.”

According to a Sun Herald report, Jim and Jenny have said that they “do support immunization, like many parents and experts in the medical community, although they and their many allies feel that children are receiving too many vaccines, too soon, many of which are toxic. Their goal is to demand a safer vaccine supply and schedule for children.”

RFK Jr. at Green Our Vaccines 2008. Photo by elizabeth cary

RFK Jr. delivers a passionate speech on the Capitol grounds.

Bobby must have brought that “Kennedy weather” with him. A heavy rain fell on D.C. last Wednesday morning, threatening to postpone the march. But just about the time Bobby arrived on scene, the sun came out and shone down on the rally for most of the afternoon. No sooner had the speeches ended, the sky opened up as if on cue — unleashing furious severe thunderstorms and dropping tornados. Ironically, several meetings between autism activists and their Congressmen had to be quickly and unceremoniously adjourned because tornado warnings evacuated the Capitol!

And to think…I used to believe all that talk about “Kennedy weather” was rubbish. Guess it might be true after all.

RFK Jr. at Green Our Vaccines Rally, Washington DC June 4, 2008

Kennedy greets the demonstrators, Green Our Vaccines rally, Washington. June 4, 2008.

(Photos by Elizabeth Cary and Lighthouse Studios, who have some wonderful photos from the rally on their website.)

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2 responses

13 06 2008
Delilah

that’s one of the best speeches i’ve heard from RFK jr. in a while (he’s always great – don’t get me wrong)- but the crowd here really seemed to inspire him to greater heights.

thank you bobby for standing up for autism moms!
and our kids!

we need you to run…please, please be our president.

13 06 2008
Ronny

God bless you RFK jr. for listening to us and for speaking up on behalf of my autistic son!!!

If only our current president would do the same.

hope you will run because there aren’t many “politicians” i feel i can believe on this issue. but I believe YOU!

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