Pacific Justice Institute helped a group of nursing students at Umpqua Community College, where the students were threatened over refusing The Jab.
“They were informed,” says PJI attorney Brad Dacus, “that they either had to get vaccinated, withdraw from the nursing program and maybe reapply sometime in the future, or be expelled and receive grades of F on all their classes, as well as forfeit the money they already spent on their tuition.”
That punishment would have likely ruined the plans for the students in a field that is already rigorous and demanding, and expensive and competitive.
One of the nursing students, who went back to school as a mom, had been named “Outstanding Student of the Year” for the 2020-2021 school year.
PJI did not name the students in its press release.
The community college partners with Mercy Medical Center, where the students perform their clinical requirements, and where the students learned their requests for a religious exemption were denied.
According to PJI, Oregon’s far-left governor, Kate Brown, mandated The Jab for health care workers but employers were allowed to grant religious exemptions. So the community college got a letter from PJI warning school leaders they were violating state law and the constitutional rights of the students.
“And we threatened a lawsuit,” Dacus tells AFN, “if they did not back down.”