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Protect Your Right to Avoid GMO Foods

Protect Your Right to Avoid GMO Foods

We have a right to know if the foods we buy contain environmentally harmful GMOs, but now Congress is trying to ban states from requiring companies to label GMO products. Could it be that these companies are trying to hide something? Demand that states be allowed to protect consumers and mandate GMO labeling.

Praise Fight Against Hunger in Low-Income Families

Praise Fight Against Hunger in Low-Income Families

Millions of American children will not go hungry during their summer break if a recently introduced bill passes. It has the power to help decrease food insecurity by giving families grocery money to replace free meals provided by schools. Sign this petition to show your support for an act that will improve so many lives.

Allow Cancer Patients Easy Access to Pain Medication

Allow Cancer Patients Easy Access to Pain Medication

Thousands of cancer patients endure chronic pain due to a system that makes it almost impossible for them to get prescriptions for medication. Tell the Health Minister of Armenia that the laws need to change so that citizens can properly access pain killers necessary to help them be comfortable.

Prevent Deaths In Health Clubs

Prevent Deaths In Health Clubs

A 77-year-old woman died in a steam room at a Colorado fitness center and was found 12 hours later by other club members, not by staff. Demand that the club better train its staff to ensure the safety of the club members.

Figure A shows the location of the lungs, airways, pleura, and diaphragm in the body. Figure B shows lungs with asbestos-related diseases, including pleural plaque, lung cancer, asbestosis, plaque on the diaphragm, and mesothelioma.

Ban All Use of Toxic Asbestos and Compensate Victims

Though 55 countries have banned the use of deadly asbestos, in the United States this issue has been left to individual states to decide. The U.S. has neither a federal law that addresses asbestos nor a system to compensate victims. Sign to demand the U.S. ban asbestos and compensate victims.

Applaud Ban on Smoking in Parks

Applaud Ban on Smoking in Parks

A new ban on smoking in all public parks seeks to make Seattle a safer and better smelling place for all. Sign here to commend the group in charge of making it happen for cleaning up parks and saving lives.

Success: Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission Eliminated

Success: Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission Eliminated

HIV/AIDS is a major problem in the world, and organizations are focusing their efforts on preventing transmission of this incurable virus. Congratulate an organization for eliminating mother-to-child HIV transmission and syphilis in Cuba.

Don’t Reduce Access to Abortion Services

Don’t Reduce Access to Abortion Services

Abortion resources may soon be limited in Texas thanks to a controversial law already passed. Urge the Supreme Court to take this case and support countless women in their fight for reproductive health care.

Success: Law Passed Requiring Vaccines for All Schoolchildren

Success: Law Passed Requiring Vaccines for All Schoolchildren

All children attending public school must be up to date on their vaccinations, according to a new law passed in California. Praise this move, which puts the health and safety of all students at the forefront.

Applaud Addition of Transgender Curriculum

Applaud Addition of Transgender Curriculum

A school board has voted in favor of adding a transgender category to its sex education curriculum. Sign this petition to thank the school board for updating its curriculum to reflect inclusive, progressive lessons.

Save Children from Irreversible Blindness

Save Children from Irreversible Blindness

Millions of children go irreversibly blind every year because of preventable medical conditions. Help stop this tragedy from ruining the lives of even more young people around the world.

Support Paid Family Leave

Support Paid Family Leave

Working New Yorkers may soon be eligible to receive two-thirds of their pay when they take family leave. With the U.S. being one of only a handful of countries that don’t provide paid family leave, this is a chance to push to catch up. Encourage the governor to support New York families by signing this bill into law.

Stop the Sale of Rotten Meat

Stop the Sale of Rotten Meat

Nearly 100,000 tons of smuggled rotten meat bound for restaurants and markets was recently seized by authorities. Some of the rotten meat was nearly 40 years old. Urge the Health Chair to protect publich health by enforcing stricter monitoring of meat products and severe punishments for food safety perpetrators.

Praise Conservative Judge Who Affirmed Women’s Right to Birth Control

Praise Conservative Judge Who Affirmed Women’s Right to Birth Control

A conservative judge recently supported a woman’s right to birth control coverage. Sign the petition to thank him for supporting a deeply partisan cause that his peers are usually against.

Eliminate Taxes on Feminine Hygiene Products

Eliminate Taxes on Feminine Hygiene Products

Ohio is proposing eliminating taxes on feminine care products to save women money on these expensive necessities. Sign this petition to support this cost-saving initiative.

Success: Legal Smoking Age Raised from 18 to 21

Success: Legal Smoking Age Raised from 18 to 21

Hawaii’s legal smoking age has recently been increased from 18 to 21. The change will save countless lives and help to stamp out the problem of smoking once and for all. Sign here to thank the governor for his efforts and encourage other changes that will protect people from harmful, addictive products in the future.

Decrease Health Care Costs for Cancer Screenings

Decrease Health Care Costs for Cancer Screenings

New York is attempting to cut the costs of cancer screenings and give people paid time off for doctor visits in an effort to increase early detection rates and public health. Sign this petition to support this lifesaving initiative.

Stop Hazardous Fracking Pollution

Stop Hazardous Fracking Pollution

Fracking causes significant risks to human health. Demand that fracking operations stop until more is known about how to protect the environment and the public.

Give Chopper the Biker Dog His Therapy Registration Back

Give Chopper the Biker Dog His Therapy Registration Back

Chopper the therapy dog has lost his registration because his therapy organization does not allow animals to wear costumes. However, his clothing does not restrict him from providing effective therapy and is actually crucial to his work. Demand that the organization allow him to resume his lifesaving work at once.

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Save Lives by Reducing Air Pollution

Millions die every single year because of a particular kind of air pollution that gets into the bloodstream and leads to heart attacks and other deadly ailments. Demand that China and India, two of the leading producers of this pollution, immediately take steps to get it down to safe levels.

Provide Mental Health Counseling to Prevent Future Shootings

Provide Mental Health Counseling to Prevent Future Shootings

Another mass shooting took place, this time in an African American church, that might have been prevented by adequate mental health care coverage. Sign this petition if you support a nation that is mentally and emotionally well.

Prevent Accidental Overdose Among Veterans

Prevent Accidental Overdose Among Veterans

The death of a U.S. veteran due to a prescription drug overdose at a Veteran Affairs hospital has sparked a much-needed discussion about the serious issue of over-prescribing medications. Demand a policy be put in place to prevent similar tragedies from happening again.

Remove Potentially Deadly Vaccination Loophole

Remove Potentially Deadly Vaccination Loophole

Children are not being vaccinated because of a “personal beliefs exemption,” putting millions of others at risk of catching potentially deadly diseases. Urge lawmakers to get rid of this exemption before more children die.

Success: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Bans Trans Fats

Success: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Bans Trans Fats

The FDA has taken the final step in banning trans fats, setting a date for when they must be fully removed from all products. This ban will save millions of lives and billions of dollars. Sign here to show your support for this ban and your thanks for those working to keep people healthy.

Praise State for Providing Year’s Worth of Birth Control to Women

Praise State for Providing Year’s Worth of Birth Control to Women

Oregon women will now be able to obtain a year’s supply of birth control with a single prescription, making it easier for women to access contraceptives. Applaud this progressive new law by signing the petition.