The Board Chair for CPL Julie Quist explained what happened in a statement to The Minnesota Sun: “On Wednesday, Child Protection League had an email scheduled to go out at 6:15 a.m., titled ‘Serious Questions about the Rush to Inject Children: It has been said the truth can handle a few questions’ in which we ask 10 questions about the rush to inject children between the ages of 5 and 11 with experimental mRNA ‘vaccines’ for which there is no long-term safety data.”
Quist continued, “At 6:15 a.m., when the email was scheduled to go out, CPL received an email from Mailchimp, our email platform, that our account was suspended.”
State Representative Jeremy Munson (R-Lake Crystal) found out about the suspension and posted on Facebook on Wednesday condemning the action.
He wrote, “Mailchimp disappoints me. The Child Protection League Action does great, bipartisan work protecting children.” Munson, also a user of Mailchimp, said he was canceling his subscription.
Mailchimp then replied to Munson’s post saying, “We’ve reached out to the Compliance team on your behalf. Your account has been reviewed and is now active for sending. Our apologies for the inconvenience.”
Quist said that she asked for an explanation from Mailchimp regarding the account suspension, but did not receive a reply from them until around 4:30 p.m. that same day when she was told that their account was reinstated.
Munson updated his Facebook post with a statement about Mailchimp’s actions, calling them “fishy.” He said, “After making this post, Mailchimp responded and corrected the error and the CPL is back in business. It’s fishy, but I am glad things worked out.”
Munson continued, “As a legislator, representing over 40,000 constituents and fighting for millions more, I rely on technology to disseminate the happenings in St Paul and to solicit input on drafting legislation. I fear the day that Facebook or my email provider deplatforms me and removes my megaphone to communicate. We rely on private companies owned or run by people that frequently oppose what we believe in. It’s a tough situation.”
Quist told The Sun that while they are “back in business for the time being” they will be exploring other options and platforms because she believes “Mailchimp has communicated that it is willing to censor us.”
Quist said, “We are now aware that Mailchimp is willing to shut us down for asking questions and putting out solid, well-documented information. Had it not been for the intervention of a high profile state legislator on our behalf, we would still be without email communication with our base of supporters in Minnesota and across the country. We are being forced to look into and consider more reliable platforms as we move forward.”
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