March to Defeat Mandates, St. Luke’s UHN Updated Visitation Policy, and January Lobby Day

March to Defeat Mandates, St. Luke’s UHN Updated Visitation Policy, and January Lobby Day

Something important is happening in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, January 23rd and we want to help you get there!

march to defeat vaccine mandates is being organized by the Unity Project, Children’s Health Defense and the International Alliance of Physicians and Scientists. At 11:30am on January 23rd, participants will walk from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial (about a mile). At the Lincoln Memorial, a wide range of featured guests will be waiting. Recording artists, prominent doctors, journalists, professional athletes, actors and premier thought leaders will give a series of inspiring “TED talks” and musical performances. Though the specifics have not been released, it will include the likes of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Del Bigtree, Dr. Robert Malone, MD, Steve Kirsch, Jimmy Levy and many others. This is a great opportunity to show we are unified against vaccine mandates of any kind!

Pennsylvania Coalition for Informed Consent (PCIC) is partnering with Children’s Health Defense Pennsylvania to facilitate transportation to D.C. from three key cities here in PA. If you want to secure a seat please provide a donation before Wednesday, January 12th at noon. We will use your donation to determine what transportation we can arrange to take YOU to D.C.! The goal is to fill a 55 person bus from these three cities: Harrisburg, King of Prussia (Philadelphia-area), and Pittsburgh. These buses will leave at 6am and will depart D.C. on the same day at 6pm.

To secure a seat click our One-Time Donation button to submit your suggested donation of $60 per person. In the notes you’ll include the name, email and contact phone number for the person(s) you’re donating for. If you want to donate a seat as a gift please note that. We accept debit cards, credit cards and PayPal via our donation portal powered by PayPal.

After clicking the One-Time Donation button enter your donation amount and then select whether you’re using Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal account. You will then be presented with a pencil icon, click on the edit pencil icon to enter notes to “Add special instructions to the seller”. This is where you’ll designate who will be using the bus seats. Samples are provided below:

Example notes include:

$120 – two seats, John and Jane Smith, Harrisburg, (610)555-1212


$60 I am donating one ticket from anywhere in PA to DC. I will NOT use this seat and am gifting them to PCIC/CHD


$120 two seats one for me (Jana Jones) and one for a friend still to be identified. We want to leave from Philly. 281-555-1212

YOUR DONATIONS DETERMINE THE SIZE AND LOCATIONS OF THE BUSES WE ARE ABLE TO CHARTER. If we do not cover the minimum bus cost we will give you the option to refund your donation. 

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Three Phone Calls to CEOs at St. Luke’s University Health Network

A large hospital system in PA, St. Luke’s University Health Network, enacted a new policy in all their PA campuses that allows only those vaccinated for COVID-19 to visit their loved ones. Unvaccinated visitors are not permitted.

  • This policy does not apply to unvaccinated parents visiting their minor children.
  • This policy does not apply to visitors for COVID patients since these patients are not allowed any visitors unless they’re at the end of their life.

This discriminatory policy, if allowed to stand, may spread to other major hospital systems, leaving those who have declined vaccination unable to see their family and friends in the hospital. This leaves many patients without an advocate and causes undue additional strain on families during a health crisis.


Please call these three executives at St. Luke’s and tell them their new policy for visitors is unaccetable. It’s ok to leave a voice message if you have to call after hours.

  1. President & CEO, Richard Anderson 484-526-4900
  2. Chief Nursing Officer, President of Bethlehem Hospital,  Carol Kuplen  484-526-4922
  3. Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Joel Fagerstrom 484-526-4100

Talking points for calling St. Luke’s:

  1. As declared by the CDC, vaccinated people can still become infected and transmit SARS-COV-2. This policy does not prevent the spread of COVID. In some PA counties, like Allegheny County, there have been more vaccinated positive cases than unvaccinated in recent weeks.
  2. This policy is discriminatory to those who have medical and religious reasons for not being vaccinated. The PA constitution is clear in its protection of civil rights.
  3. A hospital where I am not seeking medical care for myself should not have access to my private medical records, nor be asking questions about my medical history. A simple temperature and symptom screening would keep sick visitors from visiting.
  4. No patient should ever be in the hospital without the choice to have their loved one advocating for them.

Please Join Us for the First Lobby Day of 2022!

It’s the new year and we’re inviting advocates to join us in Harrisburg each month to meet with PA legislators. Please make a commitment to attend at least one Lobby Day before the summer break!

Scheduled PCIC Lobby Days for 2022 are Tuesdays from 10am until 2pm on: January 25, February 8, March 29, April 12, May 24 and June 7. Email us before lobby day to join us and to ensure you have current information via Participating in a PCIC lobby day is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the legislative process. Our Capitol Coordinators have been hosting events and meeting with state legislators since our beginning in 2015. The knowledge our advocates have gained is an invaluable gift that they want to share with you!