Photoshopped images of women and girls are creating unrealistic and unhealthy standards for beauty. Urge a major fashion magazine to let readers know when it alters the photos in its pages.
Nearly a third of private water wells in a county in Wisconsin have tested positive for bacteria and nitrates. If consumed, both of these contaminants pose huge risks to human health. Demand the EPA conduct an investigation to find the source of the pollution.
The majority of couches and other upholstered furniture sold in California are produced with an abundance of cancer causing frame retardants that put the health of consumers at risk. Please sign the petition to require mandatory warning labels on furniture containing these harmful toxins.
One concerned parent started a school fundraiser that sells local produce and goods instead of highly processed sweets and snacks to raise money for education. Praise this alternative fundraiser’s success and encourage its expansion to other regions of the country.
Many cities in America are considering laws that would regulate food-sharing operations such as soup kitchens, forcing many to close altogether. Demand that the federal government treat the root of the issue, hunger, and ensure that the homeless always have a healthy meal to eat.
A representative recently stated that Ebola had possibly mutated to become transmissible through the air, despite health authorities offering no evidence whatsoever of that being the case. Demand that he stop contributing to a culture of fear about Ebola, and urge him to stay in his line of expertise in the future.
Women’s health is under assault, with lawmakers attempting to block access to crucial services while denying health coverage to women all over the country. Pledge to fight back against this attack on women’s rights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.