A food company is researching humane, healthy, and environmentally sustainable alternatives to eggs. Thank this company for committing to cruelty-free food.
Soon, Republicans in Congress will have substantial support for a bill that will force women to buy additional insurance if they want to be covered for abortions, even in the case of rape. If passed, this law will severely restrict women’s access to abortions and force women to plan ahead for unplanned pregnancy, an impossible feat. Do not let this bill get passed.
Twenty-one contaminants exist in over one third of all drinking water in the United States. Most of these chemicals are hazardous yet unregulated, meaning the government has no responsibility to remove them. Demand better standards for drinking water in the U.S.
Millions of people suffer from chronic pain, because the Indian government imposes strict restrictions on medications like morphine. These patients desperately need treatment. Urge the President of India to reform the nation’s medical laws.
Breast cancer leaves scars that are not only physical, but also emotional. Sign this petition to support women who get tattoos to beautify their scars from breast cancer as a way to cope with both their physical and emotional scars.
Suicide is a serious, and frequently underestimated problem in the United States. Support the efforts of a strong organization that is fighting against this epidemic.
A new device is in the process of being developed that would help paralyzed wheelchair users gain more independent mobility. Praise the team of scientists who are working to finalize this device.
A multi-millionaire recently left behind an amazing donation for a major Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington. Praise his generous act of philanthropy.
Many gynecologists, who specialize in treating the female reproductive system, also care for male patients who are HIV+ or who have anal cancer. A recent ruling could prevent these doctors from giving their male patients essential care. Demand they be allowed to continue providing much needed treatment.
After decades of supporting Childhaven, a therapeutic center for children with special needs, the U.S. government pulled its funding of this important program. Urge federal officials to reinstate the funding agreement, and help give these children the care they require.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation held a contest to design condoms men would actually use. Commend their commitment to safe-sex practices.
Forty-four percent of children in Austin, Texas are at risk from obesity. Austin’s City Council is considering creating ‘healthy food zones’ around schools, which would ban building new fast food restaurants. Combat childhood obesity by supporting this effort.
An organization is paying alcoholics in beer to clean up the city of Amsterdam. Please encourage the group to direct its efforts towards programs that help alcoholics overcome their addiction, rather than encouraging it.
Antibiotics are being over-prescribed, causing germs to become resistant in patients. Urge federal officials to rectify this dangerous situation before an epidemic of antibiotic resistance occurs.
Sham service dogs are a growing problem, due in large part to the lack of regulation in terms of who can buy a service dog vest. Sign this petition to increase regulations on service dog vests to ensure the safety of those who need the aid of service dogs.
The Food and Drug Administration recently made an announcement about the dangers of a cancer-causing chemical, acrylamide. Ask the agency to take action to limit the chemical’s consumption by humans.
Bulimia is a worldwide epidemic and a disease that is incredibly difficult to recover from. Support an online community center that provides free resources to those suffering from the disease.
Dietary supplements are widely used, yet their dangers are barely regulated. The FDA must step in and ensure the safety of these health products.
Toxic dye is used to color maraschino cherries. Millions of children ingest these harmful cherries and are exposed to the toxins. Urge the FDA to immediately ban this toxic dye.
HIV positive patients are now allowed to donate organs to one another, a procedure that had previously been banned. This increase in available organs will improve chances of survival for HIV patients across the country. Praise this open-minded and thoughtful government achievement.
A parent was recently deemed ‘unfit’ by a psychologist for not allowing his son to eat Mcdonalds. Support this father who is being criticized for simply trying to practice healthy eating habits with his child.
University of Washington researchers have developed software that allows visually impaired individuals to learn yoga poses without having to see a teacher’s example. Applaud the makers of this software for opening the door for the visually impaired to participate in exercise activities successfully.
The Food and Drug Administration has recently addressed the possibility of regulating or banning trans fats in American food products. Support the ban of this dangerous substance from food items and create a healthier society.
Trans fats increase the risk of heart disease, serve no known health benefits, and have no safe level of consumption. Please voice your support for efforts to phase out this harmful and unnecessary food additive.
Alberta’s industrial heartland has become known as ‘Cancer Alley,’ due to the cancer-causing chemicals that are emitted there every day. These chemicals threaten citizens in surrounding communities as well as the environment. Demand a plan to end emissions of deadly chemicals.