Apr 6, 2023
We’re living in unprecedented times. Government corruption, health freedom, vaccine safety and censorship are now kitchen-table conversations among millions nationwide and around the world following three years of unrelenting government-sponsored censorship.
Millions of people are waking up to the real threat of forever losing freedoms to authoritarian industry-influenced governments if we fail to act. Children’s Health Defense (CHD) will do everything in its power to stop the abuse from tyrannical government leaders and public health officials who continue to put profits over people and ignore our inalienable, fundamental human rights.
Propelling the Movement Forward
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. filed with the Federal Election Commission Wednesday, April 5, as he considers running for President of the United States of America. Because of his decision to devote full time to his campaign, Mr. Kennedy’s title is now Children’s Health Defense Chairman on Leave. As part of his life’s work, he will continue to address CHD’s core issues — corruption, children’s declining health, failures of vaccine safety and more.
“My top priority is to end the corrupt merger between state and corporate power that has ruined our economy, shattered the middle class, polluted our landscapes and waters, poisoned our children, and robbed us of our values and freedom. This is central to CHD’s mission. I launched this organization after parents concerned about the meteoric rise in childhood chronic diseases approached me time and time again, urging me to look beyond what mainstream media and government health agencies were telling the public about what was causing these increases. After carefully reviewing the science, it was clear to me that vaccines and other toxic environmental exposures were inextricably linked to rising rates of autism, allergies, autoimmune disorders and a host of other conditions. I knew I could never turn my back on the children and families so profoundly affected by these exposures. My commitment to health freedom, preventing future injuries, unmasking those responsible and holding them accountable will never diminish. It will remain a driving force in all I do.”
In taking this step forward, long-time colleague Mary Holland will join RFK, Jr. as part of the campaign. Ms. Holland’s titles will now be CHD’s President on Leave and General Counsel on Leave.
“The health freedom movement has everything — truth, science, ethics, law — except power. It is time for CHD’s issues to take the spotlight. I believe that RFK, Jr.’s campaign will play a crucial role in this shift to center stage. And I believe CHD is now stronger than ever. CHD’s board and staff have been on the frontlines for decades and are eager to take on these new opportunities as the American public becomes more aware of our critical mission and vision.”
While RFK, Jr. and Holland will be on leave, CHD is poised to remain at the forefront of the health freedom movement. In Holland’s absence, my position as Executive Director is now CHD’s Acting President. I have been with CHD since its first day and have been a part of this important movement for 30 years. I believe our mission is one of the most critical in the world. I’m proud to stand with each one of you.
To fulfill the other part of Holland’s job, Kim Mack Rosenberg, Esq., litigator, long-time advocate and co-author of “The HPV Vaccine on Trial,” has joined the team as CHD’s Acting General Counsel.
In February 2023, CHD expanded its executive team by adding Chief Operating Officer Andrew Pek, who brings new executive management to CHD’s infrastructure.
CHD Board Member Kay Sullivan has embraced the role of Vice Chair.
CHD Remains Steadfast in Our Mission
Our work will continue with unwavering dedication and resolve from our staff and board, who are intensely focused on our mission to end childhood health epidemics by working aggressively to eliminate harmful exposures, hold those responsible accountable and establish safeguards to prevent future harm. CHD fights corruption, mass surveillance and censorship that put profits before people as well as advocates for worldwide rights to health freedom and bodily autonomy.
- Educate and inform with The Defender newsletter, CHD TV, our book publishing series, CHD Films and our awareness and advocacy campaigns, sharing meticulously-researched and trusted information that inspires action.
- Continue to make an impact in local communities by amplifying the voices of activists as we grow to nearly 30 CHD chapters worldwide, spearheading changes in policies by leaders at the national, state and local levels.
- Bring accountability through litigation of our 50+ active lawsuits that can have massive, life-changing impacts on CHD supporters and the world:
While significant changes are afoot, the CHD Team has never been more optimistic about our future and the movement. We will finally see our issues illuminated, educating millions of new people in the process. We remain committed to our mission and know that, with your actions and support, we can create the beautiful world our hearts and minds know is possible.
Laura Bono Acting President, Children’s Health Defense