THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Gov. Kay Ivey signed Senate Bills 9 and 15 into law last week. In doing so, the governor also issued the following statement:
“Last week, when I issued my executive order to fight the overreaching Biden vaccine mandates, I reiterated that as long as I am your governor, the state of Alabama will not force anyone to take the COVID-19 vaccine. From the moment the White House rolled out its scare tactic plans to try to force this vaccine on Americans, I called it for what it is: an un-American, outrageous overreach. Alabamians — including those like myself who are pro-vaccine — are adamantly against this weaponization of the federal government, which is why we simply must fight this any way we know how. That is exactly why I have signed Senate Bills 9 and 15 into law. This is another step in the fight, but we are not done yet.
“From issuing the executive order to joining governors in Georgia, South Carolina and other states in suing the Biden Administration, we are doing everything we can to try to get this decision to the U.S. Supreme Court where, hopefully, this overreach will be stopped dead in its tracks. If the Biden Administration presses on with these mandates, the country’s economy will suffer for it. Alabamians — and all Americans — should not have to choose between putting food on the table and getting this shot. I will continue doing everything I can as your governor to fight this thing every step of the way. Alabama will not stand idly by and allow the Biden Administration to get away with this.” — Governor Kay Ivey