AG Doug Peterson joins multi-state lawsuit against Biden’s COVID mandates

Mother putting mask on child.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Attorney General Doug Peterson joined a multi-state lawsuit against the Biden Administration’s COVID mandates on December 21st, 2021.

The suit addresses the President’s proposed requirements of masks on toddlers and COVID-19 vaccines for staff and volunteers in Head Start Programs.

Head Start provides much-needed resources to underserved children and their families. The program provides early childhood education and resources, including diapers, to families.

According to Attorney General Doug Peterson, Forcing teachers, contractors, and volunteers in Head Start Programs to vaccinate by January 31 will cost jobs and reduce programming.

The states claim that the Head Start Mandate is not only beyond the Executive Branch’s authority; but it also violates the APA’s Notice-and-Comment Requirement, the Tenth Amendment, and other constitutional requirements.

At this time there are 24 states that have joined the lawsuit.  Attorneys General joining are from the following states: Louisiana, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming, and West Virginia.

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