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Saturday, September 24 • 9:50am - 10:50am
Why Are We Fighting About Vaccines?

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Moderators
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Morgan Smith (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Smith is an enterprise reporter at the Tribune, where she specializes in politics and profiles. Previously she covered public education, including school finance reform and accountability and testing in Texas public schools. Her political coverage has included congressional and legislative races, as well as Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign, which she followed to Iowa and New Hampshire.

Speakers
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Anna Dragsbaek

President and CEO of The Immunization Project
Dragsbaek is a public health attorney and the president and CEO of The Immunization Partnership, a Houston-based organization working to eradicate vaccine preventable diseases. Previously, she was the manager of the Immunization Project at the Texas Children’s Hospital. Before pursuing her law degree, Dragsbaek served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone.
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Jackie Schlegel

Director of Texans for Vaccine Choice
Schlegel leads Texans for Vaccine Choice, a political action committee supporting vaccine choice rights. The PAC was formed after a Facebook group of the same name grew to 1,300 members due to a mobilization to strike down legislation introduced in 2015 to eliminate exemptions from school immunization requirements.
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Jason Villalba

State Representative
Villalba, R-Dallas, has represented House District 114 since 2013. He serves on the House Business & Industry and Economic & Small Business Development committees. He founded the Freshman Delegation, a bipartisan group dedicated to building relationships through the legislative process. Villalba has also been a partner at Haynes and Boone, a Dallas law firm.
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Bill Zedler

State Representative
Zedler, R-Arlington, has represented House District 96 since 2003. He serves on the House Public Health and Special Purpose Districts committees. Zedler has worked in the health care industry and previously served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of the first lieutenant.


Saturday September 24, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
Texas Union, Santa Rita Room 2308 Whitis Avenue, Austin, TX 78705