ICAN, founded by television host and producer Del Bigtree, is an organization dedicated to investigating the safety of medical procedures, pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines. The group's mission is to educate the public about their right to true, informed consent and to preserve health freedom in the United States. (Related: High risk, NO reward: CDC officially includes COVID-19 vaccine in its recommended immunization schedule for kids despite proven DANGERS.)
Aaron Siri, a representative of ICAN and the lead counsel of the organization's legal team, said Bigtree has pledged to finance up to 50 lawsuits if all 50 states attempt to require COVID-19 vaccines for students to attend schools.
"ICAN has told us it will financially support a challenge against any state. So, if all 50 states require it to attend school, ICAN will support challenging the mandate in every single one of those states," said Siri in an interview with the Epoch Times.
ICAN's process would require finding willing parents or other people or organizations who are willing to go to court to challenge any mandate that may arise. But ICAN will be providing the legal representation and a lot of funding for such suits, with the group saying that the people and money are already in place.
ICAN's pledge to provide as much financial and legal support as it can for anti-school vaccine mandate lawsuits comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously on Oct. 20 to recommend adding COVID-19 vaccines to its child and adolescent immunization schedules.
All members voted to add the Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax COVID-19 vaccines to the 2023 schedules, claiming that the vaccines can still prevent severe disease despite significant proof of their rapidly waning effectiveness.
Dr. Matthew Daley, one of the advisers who voted in favor of recommending the vaccine, viewed the committee's decision as a declaration that "COVID is here to stay."
"When I think about the routine immunization schedule as a pediatrician, I think of it as an opportunity to prevent serious disease and death," claimed Daley. "And if something is added to the schedule, it's because I feel like the benefits continue to strongly outweigh the risks."
The CDC still has yet to accept the recommendation, but it is expected to do so given the agency's strong support for these dangerous products.
Many states already require most, if not all, of the vaccines on the CDC's recommended immunization schedules for attendance in schools and daycares. However, some incumbent governors and gubernatorial hopefuls have vowed to block mandating COVID-19 vaccines for children. These include the governors and gubernatorial candidates of Florida, Colorado, Tennessee and Virginia.
Some states, including California, are expected to mandate the vaccines. These mandates will be announced well before they take effect to give parents time to vaccinate their children. This also gives groups like ICAN time to prepare their lawsuits.
California authorities were already preparing to require up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations for schoolchildren, but have delayed the statewide mandate until at least July 2023. Some local governments within the state have mandated the shots. At least one of these mandates was blocked due to a legal challenge from ICAN.
In a written statement following ICAN's legal victory against the San Diego Unified School District, Siri wrote that the legal basis for blocking the mandate – that school boards in California do not have the authority to require COVID-19 vaccines – could be applied to all school boards across California that are seeking to mandate the vaccine.
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine mandates at Vaccines.news.
Watch this clip from "The Highwire with Del Bigtree" as he explains how a lawsuit funded by his organization ICAN successfully struck down a vaccine mandate for schools in San Diego, California.