A grade school teacher donated his kidney to save his dying student’s life, after finding out that she had fallen ill and would have to miss school. Please sign this petition to say thank you.
Safeway refuses to label genetically modified foods, despite strong public support. Every consumer should be informed about what they are purchasing. Please sign this petition to ask Safeway to label its genetically modified store brand processed foods.
There has been a dangerous increase in steroid drug use among teenagers. An organization has been helping to combat the problem by providing needle exchange facilities for abusers. Please sign this petition to thank this group.
Several celebrities are campaigning against vaccines in children based on one study that is outdated and disproven. Stop these celebrities from using their influence to leave many children unprotected and in danger.
Certain diseases and cancers affect minority groups at a higher rate than non-minorities, but minorities only account for 5% of participants in clinical trials. Urge researchers to conduct clinical trials that are more representative of the entire population.
EIght desperate cancer patients in Russia committed suicide over the past two weeks, likely because of the limited treatment available for terminally ill patients. Russia must start providing adequate treatment and hospice care for terminal cancer patients.
Unexploded bombs and mines litter the Afghanistan countryside, and many question whether America’s military will keep its promise to clean up the mess. Demand a firm commitment to removing all toxic military waste from Afghanistan.
The war in South Sudan has displaced too many of the nation’s people. Tens of thousands of refugees live in cramped, flooded camps in terrible conditions. Demand action to relocate the refugees and improve camp sanitation.
More Americans with severe mental illness are incarcerated than are treated in state-run psychiatric hospitals. The trauma of life behind bars often worsens symptoms. Demand prioritization of funding for treatment instead of for jails and prisons.
The Filipino Supreme Court has recently upheld a law requiring public access to free contraceptives and sexual health education. Commend the decision to protect the right to family planning and birth control.
Tobacco use by our military personnel carries with it tremendous physical and financial costs. Encourage the Secretary of the Navy to ban the sale of tobacco products on Navy bases and ships to better the health of those who serve our country.
Engineers and construction workers are currently building a containment unit at a radiation site and cleaning up radioactive waste. These workers are at tremendous risk as they work in close contact with this nuclear site. Keep workers safe from radioactive hazards by ensuring them proper protection.
Almost every other day in 2013, someone attempted suicide by jumping off San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. The fear of ruining the landmark’s aesthetic appeal has fueled a sixty year-long debate over construction of a suicide barrier. Push to end the sacrifice of human lives for the sake of looks.
One of eight deaths in the world is caused by air pollution and half of those deaths are due to pollution emitted by household stoves. Make home stoves safer in low-income countries to reduce the number of air pollution deaths and illnesses.
The increasingly popular e-cigarette uses liquid toxins to make its allegedly innocuous vapor. Recent poisonings have shot up in recent years, particularly in young children. Support regulating these liquids in order to prevent further harm to the public.
An extremely dangerous drug with high potential for abuse is now available as a prescription medication. It is non-tamper resistant, and many times more powerful than any related product currently prescribed. Demand that this hazardous drug be removed from the market.
Two New York legislators are leading an effort to end employer discrimination against women for their reproductive health decisions. Commend them for their efforts to ensure that women have access to affordable preventative health care.
Hectic, overwhelming, and designed for speed, emergency room care is hardly conducive to the healing of our elderly friends and family members. Push for better critical care for this growing and vulnerable population.
The U.S. government is considering a rule that will allow chicken production to speed up significantly, leaving more room for inhumane slaughter and unsafe work environments. Urge that this ruling does not happen by signing this petition.
Hawaii passed a bill banning certain deadly pesticides, and yet one biotech company continues to spray its fields anyway. Meanwhile, residents are suffering numerous ailments, including lung disease and cancer. Tell this company to prioritize residents’ health over profit.
A plan to deregulate the poultry industry is now in the final stages of becoming a reality, despite the huge risks to public health, and undoubtedly yet more suffering for the animals. Sign the petition to urge the government not to go through with this deregulation.
America’s most contaminated nuclear site is leaking nuclear waste but this information was hidden from the public. Demand immediate action to fix this nuclear crisis.
Guns kill twice as many children as cancer, and giving away free guns at promotional events helps feed this epidemic. Condemn one faith group’s use of gun giveaways to attract new church members.
Tiny scrubbing micro-beads in many face and body washes enter our waterways and absorb toxic substances. They are then eaten by fish and make their way up the food chain to humans, poisoning several species in the process. Urge Congress to create a bill banning these harmful substances.
Recently the FDA announced it would make generic versions of emergency contraception available over the counter. Thank the FDA for expanding access to cheaper options and for standing up for women’s reproductive rights.