American Citizens for Health Choice: Canary Party’s Fundraising Arm?


By Jake Crosby

There is supposedly a new group on the horizon that calls itself the American Citizens for Health Choice (ACHC). However, it appears to be a new incarnation of a political organization founded in 2011 that effectively caused the collapse of the congressional autism hearings: Canary Party.

All four board members listed on the ACHC website are either former or current heads of Canary Party, although only two mention their affiliations. Jennifer Larson lists her position as president and co-founder of Canary Party and Patti Carroll says she is executive director of Canary Party. Despite also being co-founder as well as chairman of Canary Party, however, Mark Blaxill lists no affiliation with Canary Party in his bio on the ACHC website, simply saying he is editor-at-large for the (Canary Party-sponsored) blog Age of Autism as well as a director of SafeMinds, although he publicly stepped down from the latter organization’s board of directors last year. Meanwhile, the fourth board member of ACHC, Ginger Taylor, lists no past affiliation with Canary Party despite having been its previous executive director and then its vice president before announcing her departure from the latter position and autism advocacy in general on New Year’s Day.

ACHC may try to make itself look like a unique organization but appears to be nothing more than Canary Party’s fundraising arm. An anonymous source informed me that several Canary Party parents got together to start this new fundraising organization founded on the same premises as the Canary Party’s –  fighting chronic disease and promoting individual choice. The mission statements on the homepage of each group’s website are also similar.

Here is the  Canary Party homepage description:

“The Canary Party is a movement created to stand up for the victims of medical injury, environmental toxins and industrial foods by restoring balance to our free and civil society and empowering consumers to make health and nutrition decisions that promote wellness.”

And here is the ACHC homepage description:

“Our group was formed in response to a study published in Academic Pediatrics that represented 43% of children (32 million) in the US suffers from a chronic health condition. It is our belief that these rates will continue to increase if parents are not aware of the unhealthy choices in their lifestyle such as industrial processed foods, side effects of vaccine choices, and other environmental and lifestyle factors.”

Although the premise as well as the leaders of the two organizations are the same, it is obvious from their websites that they are trying to look like independent organizations when they are anything but. Since Canary Party is not a non-profit and ACHC is, it would appear that the purpose of the latter organization is to act as a fundraising arm of the former organization. With only $687.12 in the bank by the end of 2013, Canary Party is in need of some new cash. Apparently, ACHC’s purpose is to fulfill that need. ACHC first started filing 990 forms in 2012, but it has yet to publicly announce its existence.

Addendum: As of the date of this post, the link to now re-directs to a website with the URL that simply reads along with the following notification: “This site is down for maintenance. Please check back again soon.” However, the homepage can still be found archived.

Jake Crosby is editor of Autism Investigated. He is a 2011 graduate of Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts in both History and Health: Science, Society and Policy and a 2013 graduate of The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services with a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology. He currently attends the University of Texas School of Public Health where he is studying for a Ph.D. in Epidemiology.

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16 Thoughts on “American Citizens for Health Choice: Canary Party’s Fundraising Arm?

  1. Lujene G. Clark, MA, LMT on March 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm said:

    Oh, what a tangled web they weave…

  2. Kelly on March 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm said:

    I am absolutely disgusted at the lengths these yay-hoos will go to in order to pull the wool over people’s eyes. Am I understanding that they formed this group since banding together as the Canary Party? That this one came later?

    (Apologies- I’m reading from my telephone)

    Are we trying to start anew perhaps because the CP has lost all credibility?

    Great investigating, Jake. These”leaders” make me sick to my stomach.

  3. White Rose on March 15, 2014 at 10:15 pm said:

    Ginger – please give us your “take” on everything ?

    I’m not expecting a response , it is remarkable how coordinated the team reaction always is from AoA ,
    no-one ever breaks ranks . Dan Burns ? John Dan Stone ? anyone ?

    How is it the people at AoA & Canary work is such a close coordinated fashion ? No-one ever steps out of line , no-one acts independently , are they all taking orders from a senior (military or Govt) source ?

  4. White Rose on March 21, 2014 at 1:27 pm said:

    Any news\update on the situation in Chile ?

  5. White Rose on March 23, 2014 at 10:10 am said:

    The Age of Autism site is unbelievable , here I am talking about state sponsored Hg-enocide , and Mark Blaxill is running T shirt competitions .Book competitions . Video set competitions .

    What is next ? Win a try-out on an autism simulator , for Parents to experience first hand the anguish of the industrial maiming of a whole generation of children .

    • Barry on March 24, 2014 at 1:56 am said:

      As bad as you think they are White Rose, I’m here to tell you that they’re even worse than you think:

      Yesterday, at 02:41PM, I posted the following comment under the Dan Olmstead’s Weekly Wrap:

      “… Psychiatrist Dr. Gail Salz, laughed off the vaccine-autism connection: “This is essentially a coping mechanism gone awry. It makes us tremendously anxious to feel that we have no control over the possibility that our baby could get autism, and to be life-ruining, it’s terrifying. So that idea that we can identify something that makes us less anxious.”


      Since psychiatrists aren’t really doctors, I generally ignore them and anything that have to say.

      But I’m pretty sure this narcissist will be reading these comments, because …. you know, thats what narcissists do. And I’d like to point out to her , that laughing off other people’s vaccine-poisoned babies, is a MUCH better example of a coping mechanism gone terribly awry… ”

      Although I have not made a single post there since, someone else HAS been posting repeatably under the name Barry. And they’ve been saying things that I would never dream of saying.

      It doesn’t get much creepier than that. And I can honestly say that this twisted stunt will put a definite end to my internet posting. There, or anywhere else for that matter.

      I’m Just passing this along to anyone else who plans to keep posting on the matter of vaccines. Goodness knows what these people are capable of.

  6. White Rose on March 24, 2014 at 4:04 pm said:

    Barry – Psychiatry has completely covered itself in excrement regarding the Vaccine Autism story
    Particularly over in France in recent years .

  7. White Rose on March 24, 2014 at 4:11 pm said:

    Again to Barry – All you have to do to prevent any counterfeiters over at AoA is to ask them to simply & honestly respond to the Brian Hooker , Beth Clay story , And you’ll be banned from commenting on there for life (as happened to me by John Dan Stone) .

    Or go further and accuse them of collaboration with the Pharma Harma (for which we have the evidence thanks to Mark Blaxill’s business dealing and his mysterious generous $ donations) .

    Challenge them , ask them honest straightforward questions which no honest person would ever be afraid of answering , and your name will evaporate like water vapour from their website forever .

    Mark Blaxill does not represent the parents of the Vaccine Autistics , he is a Merck man ,

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