For Immediate Release
April 17, 2024

Matthew Franklin, [email protected]


Emergency Campaign to Prevent Approval of Stealthy Surrender of American Sovereignty, States’ Rights and Individual Freedoms

WASHINGTON, D.C.— In just 40 days, the Biden Administration plans to agree to what amount to two international treaties that will give the World Health Organization (WHO) the ability to define and control the United States’ response to public health emergencies, in direct breach of its officials’ sworn oaths to “support and defend” the U.S. Constitution.

The two accords – a so-called Pandemic Agreement and a set of radically transformative amendments to existing International Health Regulations (IHR) – will empower WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus to become effectively the dictator of public health worldwide. This role is all-the-more unacceptable given Tedros’ malfeasant actions, and his inactions, during the COVID-19 pandemic that contributed materially to the needless death of an estimated one million Americans and millions more elsewhere.

Yet, incredibly, the U.S. government and those of other nations around the world are poised to give Ghebreyesus even more power.

It is simply outrageous that the American people have not been consulted, or even informed, about such an appalling prospect. And that is by design. Negotiators meeting at the WHO in Geneva – including the Chinese Communist Party, the World Economic Forum, the European Union, Bill Gates and Big Pharma – intend to apply the “Pelosi Rule”: Basically, only after these treaties are approved next month will we know what is in them – namely, a legally binding plan to fundamentally transform the International Health Regulations and create new and sovereignty-crushing arrangements governing actual or potential “public health emergencies of international concern.”

Fortunately, on Thursday, April 18th, leading patriotic legislators will hold an urgent public event at which the Sovereignty Coalition will announce the launch of an emergency campaign to defeat this stealthy travesty. At a 9:00 a.m. ET Capitol Hill press conference that day, Coalition representatives will second Senate and House members’ opposition to the WHO treaties. They will also unveil a range of initiatives including a new Align Act campaign at and other federal- and state-level efforts aimed at declaring “Not Now” to the Biden Administration’s impending betrayal.

The two immediate objects of the emergency campaign are: 1) Defer the planned approval next month of the Pandemic Agreement and the amendments to the International Health Regulations. As it happens, the WHO’s own regulations requires such a step.  Specifically, the IHRs’ Article 55 states: “The text of any proposed amendment shall be communicated to all States Parties by the Director-General at least four months before the World Health Assembly at which it is proposed for consideration.”  Hence, the deadline for the IHR treaty’s contents to be publicly revealed was January 27, 2024.  The WHO is, therefore, breaking its own rules by attempting to force though a vote at the World Health Assembly next month – and it must not be allowed to get away with it.

And 2) the U.S. Senate must do its duty of formally considering and voting on any such treaties before their sweeping changes to our Constitution and liberties become binding upon Americans. Every Senator must be held accountable now for fulfilling their oaths of office by preventing this assault on our sovereignty, states’ rights and individual medical freedoms.

What: A press conference opposing the surrender of U.S. sovereignty to the WHO and launching an emergency “’Not Now’ Campaign to Defend America’s Sovereignty.”

When: 9:00-10:00 a.m. ET, April 18th

Who: Senator Ron JohnsonReps. Ralph Norman, Bob Good and other legislators, together with leading members of the Sovereignty Coalition including: Former U.N. Ambassador Kenneth Blackwell, Tea Party Patriots Action President Jenny Beth Martin, Frank Gaffney and Reggie Littlejohn, Sovereignty Coalition co-founders and Kris Ullman, President, Eagle Forum.

Where: House Triangle, Capitol grounds

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To interview representatives of the Sovereignty Coalition, contact Matthew Franklin at [email protected].