Background Numerous groups of engaged citizens have been spontaneously forming throughout California to defeat the Covid-19 vaccine mandate for all K-12 students, but most of these groups have remained fragmented and are failing to leverage the power of large numbers working together through statewide unity.
Purpose We are a group of concerned families, business leaders, and other professionals that recently joined together to launch The Unity Project to aid a unified movement against forced Covid-19 child vaccines, via unification efforts, resourcing, and the need to amplify the best strategies of the most effective groups already doing tremendous work in this space. We recognized the urgent need to unite statewide into a powerful force of concerned citizens that is well-resourced, well-coordinated with streamlined communication and propelled by strong execution across the state. Our humble intention is to also serve as a catalyst that significantly amplifies the best strategies being driven by the most experienced and effective groups in the space. The effort has been met with overwhelming enthusiasm, as everyone knows there’s tremendous power in large numbers acting together.
Values Unity & Teamwork. We have built a “broad tent” community that is neither interested in nor distracted by “Left – Right” partisan politics. Instead, we are committed to a framework where integrity, care for one another, and rational evidence-based common sense guide us. This powerful movement has already gained tremendous momentum involving citizens across both sides of the political aisle who share these core values and are deeply united on this particular issue. Diversity & Action. This statewide movement reflects remarkable diversity across the political, racial, socio-economic, and all other “spectrums,” forming a beautiful mosaic of thoughtful citizens who share one common goal: to protect our children and each family’s freedom to choose. Vaccine Neutral & Choice. Broad swaths of those in the movement have received the Covid-19 vaccine. However, we stand for parents’ freedom of choice in our kids’ health care, and we stand as a voice for the marginalized children in this particular story.
We Stand Against Forcing children as young as five-years-old to effectively become human shields, assuming vaccine-injury-risk despite having statistically zero risk of COVID-19 to those who are healthy, just so adults with comorbidities can feel safer — what kind of a society does that? At no time in history have we put children in harm’s way to protect adults. Stripping risk/benefit discretion from parents with a novel vaccine for children, which, if healthy, are at statistically greater risk of the seasonal flu than Covid-19. Illogical, unscientific, top-down, one-size-fits-all carte blanche mandates for healthy children that directly contradict the current body of evidence and data.
Strategic Advisory Council
Physicians and Scientists
Listed in alphabetical order
Dr. Paul Alexander MSc, MHSc, PhD, Oxford University, University of Toronto, McMaster University, Former WHO/PAHO Washington DC Consultant and Senior Advisor to the US government in 2020 reporting to the Department of Health and Human Services Full Bio Dr. Keith Berkowitz MBA, MD, Columbia University, New York Medical College Founder, Center for Balanced Health, Co-Founder, Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC Alliance) Full Bio Dr. Aditi Bhargava PhD, M.Sc, B.Sc, Professor of Center for Reproductive Sciences, Obstetrics, and Gynecology, University of California San Francisco Full Bio Dr. Aaron Kheriaty MD, Georgetown University, Notre Dame, Professor at University of California Irvine, Chairman, UCI Hospital's medical ethics committees and at the California Department of State Hospitals Full Bio Dr. Pierre Kory MD, ICU Director, pulmonologist, one of the world's pioneers in ultrasound use in ICU settings, co-pioneer of leading research/treatment for septic shock, Co-Founder and President, Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC Alliance) Full BioDr. Tess Lawrie PhD, MD, Founder, Evidence-Based Medicine Consultancy LTD, Bath, United Kingdom, 10-year Senior consultant to the WHO supporting health policy recommendations for countries globally Full Bio Dr. Robert Malone MD, Northwestern School of Medicine, MS, UC San Diego and Salk Institute Molecular Biology and Virology Laboratories, Giannini Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UC Davis, Harvard Medical School fellow -- Global Clinical Research Scholar (2016), original Inventor of the mRNA vaccine platform used in the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines as well as the DNA vaccine platform used by Inovio Full Bio Dr. Chris Martenson PhD, Duke University, pathology and toxicology, MBA, Cornell University, Founder and CEO, Peak Prosperity Full Bio Dr. Peter McCullough FACC, FAHA, FASN, FNKF, FNLA, FCRSA, Chief Medical Officer, Truth for health Foundation, one of the most highly published medical specialists in practice today and an authoritative commentator for major media on COVID-19 Full Bio Dr. Charles Penick MD, Loma Linda University, integrative board-certified family medicine physician, expert in broad approaches to health optimization utilizing the latest scientific technologies and breakthroughs to restore a state of health by addressing root causes of disease Full BioDr. Harvey Risch BS, mathematics & biology, California Institute of Technology, MD, UC San Diego School of Medicine, PhD, biomathematics, University of Chicago, professor of epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health Full Bio Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, Community Leaders and Legal Listed in alphabetical order Mari Barke President, Orange County Board of Education Full Bio Kurt Belcher Founder and CEO, STA Jets Full Bio Ryan Gallagher Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Space Investment Partners Full Bio Sam Gallucci Senior Pastor at Embrace, Church in Oxnard, California Full Bio Alysson Hartmann Founder, Reopen San Diego Tracy Henderson Trial Attorney, Founder, California Parents United Full Bio Tiffany Justice Co-founder of Moms for Liberty, one of the largest grass-roots movements in the nation, 152 chapters across 32 states with over 60,000 members Full Bio Ginny Merrifield Co-Founder and Executive Director, Parent Association, with chapters across 119 districts throughout 26 counties in California Full Bio Steve McClurkin Founder, SIDNEY INC. Full Bio Carina Powers Co-Founder, Latinos for Medical Freedom, actively engaging the Latino community on human rights issues, nearly 2,000 members strong Full BioLawrence Sanchez Co-Founder, California Educators for Medical Freedom, over 800 teachers and school employees represented, LAUSD, 2nd largest school district in the nation Full Bio Troy Skabelund Founder and CEO, Advisory Zone, former Fortune 100 experience, Walt Disney Company executive Full Bio Stephen Thames Attorney, Former Chair of the Orange County Litigation Department for a prominent law firm Full Bio Henry Walker President, Financial Services Firm Full Bio Royce White Entrepreneur, Former NBA Player Full Bio
Board of Directors Jeff Hanson Chairman of the Board, Independent Director Full Bio Laura Sextro CEO, COO, Director Full Bio Heather Puhek Marketing Specialist, Corporate Secretary, Director Full Bio Charmetra Chatmon Independent Director, Teacher Liaison Full Bio Royce White Independent Director, Former NBA Player Full BioRyan Gallagher Compensation Committee Chairman, Treasurer, Independent Director Full Bio Kurt Belcher Audit Committee Chairman, Independent Director Full Bio Amber Smith VP, Operations, Director Full Bio
Executive Team Laura Sextro CEO, COO Full Bio Parisa Fishback President, General Counsel Full Bio Dr. Paul Alexander Chief Scientific Officer, The Unity Project MSc, MHSc, PhD, Oxford University, University of Toronto, McMaster University, Former WHO/PAHO Washington DC Consultant and Senior Advisor to the US government in 2020 reporting to the Department of Health and Human Services Full Bio Dr. Aaron Kheriaty Chief of Medical Ethics, The Unity Project MD, Georgetown University, Notre Dame, Professor, University of California Irvine, Chairman, UC Irvine Hospital's medical ethics committees and at the California Department of State Hospitals Full Bio Dr. Robert Malone Chief Medical & Regulatory Officer, The Unity Project MD, Northwestern School of Medicine, MS, UC San Diego and Salk Institute Molecular Biology and Virology Laboratories, Giannini Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UC Davis, Harvard Medical School fellow - Global Clinical Research Scholar (2016), original Inventor of the mRNA vaccine platform used in the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines as well as the DNA vaccine platform used by Inovio Full BioAmber Smith VP, Operations Full Bio Heather Puhek Marketing Specialist, Corporate Secretary Full Bio