A group led by truckers known as "The People's Convoy," has set their sights west, to protest COVID-19-related bills in the Golden State - which ranges from employer vaccine mandates to COVID related school requirements.
On the convoy's website, they list ten bills that must be opposed, which are all related to 'medical freedom.' Since this announcement, This morning, Oakland Democrat Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks is postponing Assembly Bill 1993, which would have required all workers in the state of California to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination by 2023, with no word on when that bill may be brought up again. Actively, California already requires certain employees, including health care and state workers, to get COVID vaccines or submit to regular testing. AB 1993 was scheduled to be discussed this afternoon in committee.
The convoy organizers claim if these bills pass in California, it opens the door for other states to follow suit. The bills the convoy will protest range from employer vaccine mandates to COVID-19-related school requirements. “I think stopping those is more important at this point in time than getting the emergency declaration repealed because that’s already in place and we need to stop stuff like these bills from getting in place,” said organizer Mike Landis in a livestream. “Otherwise, the rest of us that don’t live in California are going to end up subject to the same situation.”
The exact dates and times for the convoy to arrive in the state have not been disclosed yet.