Lincoln Snyder is the president and CEO of the National Catholic Educational Association.
Donna Orem is the president of National Association of Independent Schools. The association includes more than 1,600 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.
J. Mike Smith is the president of the Home School Legal Defense Association, a Christian-based organization. The media contact is Sandra Kim.
Mary Zamore is a rabbi and the executive director of the Women’s Rabbinic Network. She co-authored “Jewish Organizations Must Address the Pandemic Parenting Gender Gap,” published in September 2020 by eJewish Philanthropy.
Jennifer Hawks is associate general counsel of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C. She provides legal analysis on church-state issues. In May 2020, her opinion piece titled “School voucher proponents are using the COVID-19 crisis to push for taxpayer money for religious education” was published by Baptist News Global.
Alan Rogers is a history professor at Boston College and the author of The Child Cases: How America’s Religious Exemption Laws Harm Children.
Robert McElroy is the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego. He issued a letter instructing priests in his diocese to decline to issue vaccine exemptions. Aida Bustos is the media contact.
Greg Fairrington founded and leads Destiny Christian Church in Rocklin, California, with his wife. He has offered to issue religious exemptions for vaccination requirements.