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Video: Vaccine critics protest at California Democratic convention

Vaccines debated at Democratic Convention

Parents, delegates and an actress rally against Senate Bill 277, a controversial legislative effort to require vaccinations.
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Parents, delegates and an actress rally against Senate Bill 277, a controversial legislative effort to require vaccinations.

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Hundreds of opponents of a controversial state measure requiring vaccinations for nearly all schoolchildren rallied outside the California Democratic Party’s annual convention on Saturday.

The demonstration, which took place next to a separate protest by unionized carpenters over a federal trade deal, included parents, children, and guest speaker Jenna Elfman, the actress known for her work in the sitcom “Dharma & Greg.”

With the bill moving to the state Assembly, the activists called on lawmakers to reject the measure, saying it infringes on their freedom. “We’re not going away!” they chanted.

Christopher Cadelago: (916) 326-5538, @ccadelago

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