We are a non-partisan, diverse group of concerned individuals and organizations dedicated to the preservation and defense of our personal rights.
We focus on individual vaccination choice, parental consent to vaccination for children, and freedom to make healthcare decisions for ourselves and our families.
Established civil rights organizations have not adequately addressed these critical issues in an era of ever increasing vaccination mandates and frequently-declared public health emergencies. While we recognize many other personal rights issues, including reproductive rights and marriage rights, we do not take positions on them at this time. There are many established civil rights organizations addressing these questions across wide spectrums of opinion.
We seek to promote individual and parental autonomy for vaccination and healthcare decisions and thus to fill a void that we see in existing civil rights advocacy. Louise Kuo Habakus is Executive Director and a co-founder of the Center for Personal Rights. She is also the Executive Director of the Freedom of Health Foundation. Louise has appeared in numerous media outlets, including Fox & Friends, ABC World News Tonight, and the New York Times. She received a B.A. in International Relations and French Studies and an M.A in International Policy Studies, both from Stanford University. Louise also holds a certification in Integrative Nutrition from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University. Habakus was formerly a managing director for Putnam Investments, a corporate vice president for Prudential Financial, and a consultant at the strategic management consultancy Bain & Company.
Michael Belkin is a financial market strategist and President of Belkin Limited, a financial and economic forecasting firm. He authors the Belkin Report, a weekly global market forecasting service for hedge funds, mutual funds, pension funds, investment banks, sovereign wealth funds, and family offices, which has been published since 1992. Belkin is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business and previously served as a vice president and quantitative strategist in the equity department of Salomon Brothers. He is also a former director of the Hepatits B Vaccine Project of the National Vaccine Information Center. His five-week-old daughter, Lyla Rose Douglas Belkin, died hours after receiving the hepatitis B vaccine. He continues to speak out in her memory and to educate parents and medical authorities about issues of vaccine safety and conflicts of interest. He is the founder and guitarist and lead vocalist of The Refusers, a high-energy rock band that performs rousing protest songs tinged with humor, satire, and biting lyrics. The Refusers’ album, “First Do No Harm,” directly challenges the medical system status quo by denouncing the drug adverse reactions and medical errors that have become the third largest cause of death in the United States. In a barbed lyric from the band’s recent single “Do You Want A Flu Shot,” Belkin answers emphatically “N.O.” and warns of “Big harm from Big Pharma.”
Robert J. Krakow, JD Bob is an attorney in private practice in New York City. He focuses on the trial of civil and criminal cases, and specializes in the representation of persons injured by exposure to environmental toxins and vaccines. Bob started his legal career with the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG). In the 1980's he was a prosecutor with the New York County District Attorney's office, serving for five years as Bureau Chief of the Special Narcotics prosecution division. For seven years through 2009 Bob served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lifespire, Inc., a 62-year old New York not-for-profit organization that provides programs and supports for over 5,000 developmentally disabled adults and children. He continues as a Lifespire Board Member and has founded and/or served on the boards of prominent autism advocacy organizations, including the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy (EBCALA), A-CHAMP, Autism One, National Autism Association, and SafeMinds. Bob is a contributing author of Vaccine Epidemic. He is a coauthor of Unanswered Questions from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: A Review of Compensated Cases of Vaccine-Induced Brain Injury, Pace Environmental Law Review, Vol.28, No. 2, Winter 2011. He has served as co-counsel in amici briefs representing the interests of vaccine injury individuals before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Lisa B. Rudley is a consultant for Clark Dodge Asset Management. She is responsible for Client Advisory Services and Business Development for Special Needs families and brings over 15 years of financial investment services expertise. Lisa earned her BA from Richard Stockton College of NJ in 1988 and received an MBA in finance with a designation in international business from Fordham University in 1995.
James Turner, JD is a partner at Swankin & Turner, a Washington, DC law firm organized in 1973, which specializes in food, drug, health, and environmental regulation. Jim served as special counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Food, Nutrition, and Health and to the Senate Government Operations Subcommittee on Government Research. Jim was the lead attorney on a successful petition to the FDA to reclassify acupuncture needles from Class III to Class II medical devices, permitting their legal importation and distribution. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Law. He served as a gunnery officer in the U.S. Navy. Jim is a founder and Board Chair of two non-profit advocacy organizations dedicated to choice and freedom in health care: Citizens for Health, and Voice for HOPE. Jim is a contributing author of Vaccine Epidemic.
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