Health

Apologize to Journalist Uninvited from Conference Due to Ebola Panic

Apologize to Journalist Uninvited from Conference Due to Ebola Panic

A university recently disinvited an award-winning photojournalist from its annual journalism conference because of unfounded fears about his having reported on Ebola in Liberia. Denounce the university’s decision for furthering media hysteria over the outbreak, and demand a public apology to the journalist.

Toxins in pizza boxes and other paper food container products

Stop Importing Toxic Food Container Products

Toxic chemicals are being transferred to our food via imported food packaging, These chemicals pose a risk to developing fetuses as well as male reproductive health. Take action now to demand the FDA ban the importation of toxic food paper products.

Don’t Increase Pollution

Don’t Increase Pollution

A proposal to loosen smokestack emission standards in Michigan by 25 percent will cut emissions monitoring for substances with unknown health effects. Take action now to save the health of local communities and the integrity of Michigan air.

Applaud Promotion of Veganism

Applaud Promotion of Veganism

The most successful smoothie corporation in the world has introduced two vegan smoothies to its menu. Applaud the menu additions, which encourage a diet based in health and compassion.

Let Disabled Veteran Keep Her Service Pig

Let Disabled Veteran Keep Her Service Pig

A disabled U.S. veteran was fined for keeping a pig in her home, even though the pig is a certified service animal. Ask the New York government to change the laws so the veteran can keep the friend who has helped to keep her spirits up during a difficult time.

Stand Up for Health and Reproductive Rights

Stand Up for Health and Reproductive Rights

Anti-choice protesters can now literally stand in the way of patients trying to access reproductive health clinics. Pledge to fight back against harassment and intimidation of patients.

Keep Children Safe from Guns

Keep Children Safe from Guns

Every year, children and teens are injured or killed by firearms in their own homes. Too often, unsafe storage practices give children and teens access to these dangerous weapons. Demand action to protect our nation’s youth from guns.

Oil and gas waste

Protect Citizens from Toxic Oil and Gas Waste

Toxic waste produced by oil and gas companies contains compounds harmful to human health. Too often, the companies’ waste disposal sites expose nearby communities to these toxic chemicals. Take action now to protect people from this hazardous waste.

Stop Companies from Lying About Product Quality

Stop Companies from Lying About Product Quality

Many brands of olive oil on the market today are lying about the quality of their products, which contain GMOs and other additives that diminish the oil’s health benefits. Urge the FDA to protect consumers’ health by regulating the labeling of olive oil.

Demand Breast Cancer Charity End Partnership with Fracking Industry

Demand Breast Cancer Charity End Partnership with Fracking Industry

A breast cancer charity recently partnered with a fracking company to raise awareness for cancer. Ironically, oilfield workers have developed breast cancer due to exposure to carcinogens. Demand that the Susan G. Komen Foundation end this senseless partnership immediately.

Demand Full Reports of Medical Equipment Malfunctions

Demand Full Reports of Medical Equipment Malfunctions

Life-saving medical apparatus are vital for ensuring patients’ wellbeing. Unfortunately, occasional equipment malfunctions lead to serious health issues and sometimes even death. Urge a medical device company to decrease the number of patient deaths caused by malfunctioning medical equipment.

Make Sure Women Have Access to Healthcare

Make Sure Women Have Access to Healthcare

Anti-choice employers are allowed to deny women reproductive healthcare coverage, under a recent Supreme Court decision. Fix this misguided policy and protect women from discrimination in the workplace.

Prepare Hospitals for Emergency Ebola Response

Prepare Hospitals for Emergency Ebola Response

The majority of nurses in America feel unprepared, undereducated, and improperly equipped to deal with the arrival of Ebola in the U.S. Demand that a comprehensive plan is created in order to contain and treat the virus with full efficacy.

Protect Farm Workers from Dangerous Pesticides

Protect Farm Workers from Dangerous Pesticides

Farm workers are poisoned every year by toxic pesticides used in crop production. Exposure to these chemicals can be prevented. Help urge the EPA to implement proper protections for workers to keep them safer and healthier.

Derail Dangerous Exploding Oil-Carrying Trains

Derail Dangerous Exploding Oil-Carrying Trains

Old and outdated tankers pose a huge risk to the American public as they can derail or cause explosions. To prevent the loss of life, tell the Department of Transportation to ban these old tankers from transporting oil.

Stop the Attack on Women’s Health

Stop the Attack on Women’s Health

There’s a nationwide attack on access to essential health services and reproductive care for women. Take action to protect women’s health across the country.

Praise Clinic for Victims of Female Genital Mutilation

Praise Clinic for Victims of Female Genital Mutilation

A clinic for victims of female genital mutilation recently opened, becoming the city’s first such facility. Praise the medical professionals responsible and thank them for their commitment to finally ending female genital mutilation.

Support Compassionate Care for the Sick and Elderly

Support Compassionate Care for the Sick and Elderly

Compassionate caregivers who spend months or years caring for sick and elderly loved ones deserve to be praised, not penalized. Make sure caregivers don’t lose essential Social Security benefits.

Praise Cities for Advocating Against Antibiotic-Fed Animals

Praise Cities for Advocating Against Antibiotic-Fed Animals

For many years, American agricultural has fed livestock an overabundance of antibiotics, leading to antibiotic resistances in humans and the creation of drug-resistant super-bugs. Support Californian cities that are demanding federal action against this harmful practice.

Smokestacks, incinerator

Shut Down Incinerator for Harmful Illegal Emissions

A medical waste incinerator that emits pounds of cancer-causing air pollutants has been found guilty of emission overages and doctored records. Shut down this incinerator to protect the health of nearby residents.

Reprimand Meat Activist for Fighting Vegetarian School Menus

Reprimand Meat Activist for Fighting Vegetarian School Menus

A meat activist is fighting schools’ choices to serve vegetarian options on school lunch menus. Convince the activist to support these health efforts and shift his activism towards something more beneficial.

Stop Ebola Virus From Spreading

Stop Ebola Virus From Spreading

The Ebola virus is spreading like wildfire and killing thousands of innocent people in its path. As many as 1.4 million people could be infected within the next four months. Encourage the United States to take drastic action to help stop the spread of this deadly virus.

Praise Holistic Wellness Program for Addiction Recovery

Praise Holistic Wellness Program for Addiction Recovery

Malnutrition and sugar addiction is a devastating problem for those recovering from substance abuse. Applaud a holistic wellness center for providing nutrition education as part of its rehabilitation program.

Cure Leukemia and Lymphoma Cancers

Cure Leukemia and Lymphoma Cancers

Patients suffering from leukemia and other forms of blood cancer need bone marrow transplants in order to survive and recover. Make sure the cure for these deadly diseases isn’t rendered inaccessible.

Demand Accountability for Delayed Disaster Relief

Demand Accountability for Delayed Disaster Relief

Flood victims were made to wait over a week for disaster relief, such as rescue, food, and clean water. Denounce the government’s slow action and demand increased efforts to help citizens affected by the disaster.