Press ReleaseDecember 21, 2021


Today, President Biden defended his vaccine mandate at a press conference announcing new efforts to combat Covid-19.

Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of the Job Creators Network (JCN), released the following statement: 

“Today, President Biden acknowledged that ‘vaccination requirements are unpopular,’ but then called his mandate ‘legal and effective.’  The U.S. Supreme Court will be the judge of that.  Job Creators Network was the first small business advocacy group to sue the Administration in November and we were the first to file at SCOTUS after the Sixth Circuit ruled last weekend.  To be clear, JCN is not anti-vaccine.  We encourage people to get vaccinated, in consultation with their doctor.  We are staunchly opposed to a federal mandate forcing people to get vaccinated in order to keep their jobs.  This mandate, if it takes effect, will be an onerous burden on small businesses that are already suffering from a near-record labor shortage.  Only 10 percent of small businesses are fully recovered from the pandemic, according to a JCN Foundation poll, and now Biden wants to add a new burden when we can least afford it.  Justice Kavanaugh has asked the Administration to respond to our appeal no later than December 30th. We look forward to the Administration’s response.”

To learn more about JCN’s lawsuit against the Administration, click here.