BOSTON, MA – A nonprofit organization that is actively standing up for the rights of families in the face of government overreach is holding a peaceful rally to celebrate, support, and educate families who are also standing up for their rights.
The Family Freedom Endeavor (FFE) is a nonprofit organization that defends via legal action the civil rights of American families.
The organization was created in May of 2021 by Vincent Delaney, a self-described “regular old blue-collar guy” with a heart for protecting the rights of families who are facing government overreach into their lives and bodies.
Delaney made headlines in 2020 when he filed a lawsuit against Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker with regards to the unconstitutionality of Baker’s lockdown mandates and the harm that those mandates caused to businesses.
The lawsuit was unsuccessful overall, but Delaney told us that one “small victory” came from the fact that Baker subsequently relented on limiting church building attendance to 10 persons, and permitted larger numbers to attend services.
Delaney later organized a grassroots movement called “Flu You Baker,” comprised of over 11,000 Massachusetts residents. The group filed a class action lawsuit regarding Baker’s August 2020 issuance of an annual influenza vaccination mandate for babies, children, and young adults who were in day care or school.
The lawsuit did not proceed in court, as Governor Baker rescinded his flu vaccine order shortly after the suit was filed.
Delaney founded the Family Freedom Endeavor in collaboration with attorney Ryan McLane, who serves as Chief Attorney for the organization.
McLane approached Delaney on starting the nonprofit, making the point that the fight for families’ rights was far from over and encompassed so much more than mask and vaccine mandates; issues such as Critical Race Theory and indoctrination on gender issues are also at the fore.
Together, the pair brought in board members and launched FFE, and then proceeded to assist families in filing lawsuits against government overreach into families’ lives and choices.
Delaney told us:
“I’ve always believed in God, country, and family. I love families, I love kids. I had a calling, and I knew it was a fight that I needed to take on.”
Recently, FFE filed lawsuits on behalf of college students opposed to vaccine mandates at colleges in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and other states.
Sometimes plaintiffs find it difficult to come forward for legal action, said Delaney, as students fear retaliation for tackling this issue with their schools.
However, many plaintiffs have eagerly come to FFE for a class action lawsuit against the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in Massachusetts over a mask mandate for K-12 schoolchildren.
Nearly 10,000 plaintiffs have joined the suit – thousands of families who do not want the schools making personal and health-related decisions for students by imposing mask wearing. The filing should happen within a matter of days.
Delaney told us that parents facing mandates for their children have been grateful for the support and legal action, and they have been concerned that more mandates may be coming for young students.
“I have spent hours and hours and hours on the phone with so many parents, till all hours of the night.
“They’re stressed. They’re scared. They’re afraid that they’re going to mandate this [COVID] vaccine. They’ve already approved it for 12 years and up, and they’re afraid that they are going to go for the 12 and under.
“That’s where we come in.”
“There are people that need us. They need help. If I’m their instrument, then so be it.
“I didn’t go looking for this; it was sort of thrown in my lap, and I believe everything happens for a reason….
“I will never turn my back on a child. I just won’t. It’s just not in my DNA.”
Delaney is also planning a peaceful, family-friendly freedom rally in Boston. The rally is scheduled for Friday, September 17 from 12-3 pm at the Boston State House.
Projected attendance is on the order of 6 to 7 thousand rally participants.
There is a lineup of several speakers, including FFE Chief Attorney Ryan McLane.
In addition, natural health practitioner Mary Tocco of ChildhoodShots.com will be speaking. Tocco has expertise in holistic, functional, and chiropractic medicine, and has decades of research on the effects of vaccines under her belt.
Also, freedom-loving, Constitution-supporting personality Dave Kopacz, also known as RedPill Rebel, will be featured.
Close to the heart of the Law Enforcement Today family is featured speaker Kyle Reyes, National Spokesman for LET.
Reyes shared his thoughts on the battle for freedom, saying:
“ Reagan could have predicted 2021 when he simply said this: ‘Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.’
“We are right now in the battle for the soul of our country. We are witnessing the unprecedented collapse of liberty all in the name of safety.
“We’ve replaced the real God above with the God of “science”, which really isn’t based on science but rather control through fear.”
“I’m speaking because so many others can’t. I’m fighting because so many others won’t. I’m one voice today, but hopefully one that will inspire 100 others to speak up tomorrow.
“I’m battling with all of you right now because if we don’t in this moment, we won’t be able to ever again.”
The Family Freedom Endeavor is funded by generous donations from supporters, who can arrange a one-time or recurring donation at this link.
He told us that FFE works across state lines to fund a local attorney for representation, and added:
“We’ll go anywhere we have to go, to fight overreach.”
“We want to connect parents and let them know that they are not alone….
“There are other families, and we’re all in the same storm together, and we’re going to get through it.
“It’s about empowering parents. That’s what my mission is here, to let parents know that they have the power. It’s within them. They just have to find it.”
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Texas Supreme Court temporarily upholds Gov. Abbott’s mask mandate ban against defiant school districts
Originally published August 17, 2021
AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Supreme Court has temporarily blocked local mask mandates, siding with Gov. Greg Abbott after rulings last week upheld mask mandates in Dallas and San Antonio.
The court announced Sunday that a ban on mask mandates put in place by Gov. Greg Abbott (R) will remain in place until the court considers arguments.
— Keith Simonson (@knup9876) August 17, 2021
The Governor announced the court’s decision in a back-and-forth legal battle with local officials:
“The Texas Supreme Court imposes a temporary halt to lower court decisions that overruled the State ban on mask mandates. The ban doesn’t prohibit using masks. Anyone who wants to wear a mask can do so, including in schools.”
The ruling does not prohibit the use of masks by any person who wants to, but it does prevent local officials from imposing a mask mandate requiring people to wear masks.
The ruling comes as parents grappled with concerns over sending their children to school while wearing masks. The Covid-19 virus has proven to be less of a threat to children.
The decision Sunday comes after Gov. Abbott reinforced legislation in July barring government entities in the state, including school districts, from instituting mask requirements. The issue heated up as coronavirus numbers began to spike with the spread of the Delta variant.
~ Texas Schools to Abbott: "Take Your Law and Shove It." ~ In Texas, local school officials stick with mask mandate, despite court setback https://t.co/ArvCJqo2Hh
— BigFatMediaBomb (@BigFatMediaBom1) August 17, 2021
Several school districts have pushed for mask mandates for returning children, and officials in Dallas County and Bexar County were granted temporary restraining orders against the governor’s ban last week.
In Harris County, a district judge gave the jurisdiction authority to issue safety measures, including mask mandates.
Dallas School District to Defy Governor Abbott, Texas Supreme Court by Keeping Mask Mandate https://t.co/kc31DrBNLy
— Brian C. Lee (@HunterIsACrack2) August 17, 2021
The Dallas Independent School District, the largest school district in Texas, simply refused to obey the Governor’s ban and implemented a mask requirement for all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
The School District said prior to the ruling that the school had the right to impose the mask mandate despite the ruling:
“Governor Abbott’s order does not limit the district’s rights as an employer and educational institution to establish reasonable and necessary safety rules for its staff and students. Dallas ISD remains committed to the safety of our students and staff.”
Flurry of conflicting legal battles against Texas’ mask mandate ban complicates schools’ start https://t.co/8ZnApmqzna
— Rudy Metayer (@rmetayer) August 17, 2021
In a statement by Superintendent Michael Hinojosa following the ruling, the district said it will continue requiring masks:
“Until there’s an official order of the court that applies to the Dallas Independent School District, we will continue to have the mask mandate.”
Bexar County also said they would continue their mask mandate, according to a statement by the City of San Antonio Attorney Andy Segovia:
“The City of San Antonio and Bexar County’s response to the Texas Supreme Court continues to emphasize that the Governor cannot use his emergency powers to suspend laws that provide local entities the needed flexibility to act in an emergency. His suspension authority is meant to facilitate action, not prohibit it.”
Bexar County Health Authority Dr. Junda Woo’s health directive mandating the use of masks in public schools from pre-kindergarten through grade 12th remains in effect. City facilities will also continue to require the use of masks for both staff and visitors.”
Texas judge rules county can keep mask mandate in place https://t.co/FuVTCNTZiR
— Brian B. (@Brian02163188) August 17, 2021
Going against the state Supreme Court, State District Judge Antonia Arteaga approved Bexar County’s August 10 public school mask requirement on Monday:
“My thoughts continue to be with those children in our schools that don’t have access to the vaccine, but must attend school, coupled with the dire situation right here in Bexar County hospitals, and where we currently find ourselves.”
The court will continue to hear arguments from both sides before making a final ruling.
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