Improper waste disposal and a lack of water treatment facilities are killing poor residents of the Philippines. Help end the prevalence of waterborne diseases by encouraging the country to adopt safer drinking water policies.
Instead of sacrificing children’s nutrition by weakening healthy school lunch standards, lawmakers need to find solutions to support schools. Demand incentives and training programs to leave children hunger-free and healthier.
Venezuelan beauty queen schools are encouraging young girls to undergo dangerous procedures to achieve a beauty pageant look. Stop these schools from pushing the girls to do anything they can to achieve beauty pageant standards.
Six major school districts are saying no to antibiotic-fed chickens in their cafeterias in favor of students’ health. Support this important initiative against antibiotic abuse.
Adults with mental health issues have been given a chance to earn money and receive valuable vocational training thanks to the efforts of a nonprofit bistro. Applaud this organization for empowering individuals to overcome their challenges and work toward independence.
A volatile gas pipeline lies dangerously close to a nuclear power plant, powerful transmission lines, active fault lines, and a natural river, and could soon be expanded and put even more people at risk. Stop this dirty and dangerous project from receiving a permit.
Farm subsidies disproportionately support corn, wheat, and soy, which are used in the animal agricultural business. This forces lower income families to rely on animal products, fast food, and processed foods because they are unable to afford healthier options like fruits and vegetables. Push for a more balanced farm subsidy, because a balanced diet shouldn’t be a luxury.
Hundreds of veterans have found sanctuary from the horrors of war at a unique, healing retreat. The chance to care for horses and other alternative therapies are available free of charge. Applaud this incredible resource for America’s wounded warriors.
Thousands of young women receive help with reproductive care or pregnancy from doctors and nurses at Planned Parenthood. Thank these dedicated individuals for their service and compassion.
A severely epileptic child has been seizure-free for nine weeks thanks to free medication provided by a marijuana dispensary. Thank the donors, who intend to medicate another 500 children at no cost.
New funding to combat mental health conditions in the Canadian military was recently announced. Praise the Canadian government’s decision to provide much-needed support for its dedicated service members.
Cancer treatment programs are being put on the chopping block by Congress, and patients and their families are in danger of losing the care and support they need. Don’t let lifesaving medical programs disappear.
The health risks of dairy milk have been exposed in a recent New York Times article. Exposure through this respected newspaper is necessary to encourage consumers to stop drinking milk. Applaud the author responsible for this important article.
The Hawaiian island of Maui has voted to pause GMO farming and research until an environmental and public health analysis proves their safety. Commend the non-profit group responsible for this groundbreaking initiative.
Thousands of women die every year as a result of pregnancy complications and unsafe abortions, in developing countries around the world. Don’t let this preventable travesty continue any longer.
Voters closed a loophole that allowed guns to be sold without background checks online and at gun shows. Let the backers of this initiative know you appreciate their efforts to protect people from gun violence.
Food safety and animal welfare groups have come together to sue the FDA for approving the use of a harmful additive in livestock feed. Please sign this petition to thank these groups’ efforts to stop the use of this harmful drug.
Dairy consumption is linked to many serious ailments, such as asthma, cancer and arthritis. Even though long-term studies have proven that dairy is harmful, the dairy industry continues to insist that dairy is a necessary staple for a healthy diet. Tell the dairy industry to stop lying to consumers.
Babies born with life-threatening complications need specialized care to survive and grow healthy. Don’t cut back on programs that these newborns and their families depend on.
People living with HIV/AIDS are vehemently denied health care in Yemen. Sign the petition to stop this discriminatory practice.
Pig farms in North Carolina are massive polluters, causing health problems and environmental issues in the communities where they exist. A group of prominent, environmental lawyers is working to change the negative impact these farms have. Commend the group for working to address the harmful pollution on North Carolina’s hog farms.
Countless patients with terminal illnesses in Mexico suffer unnecessarily from chronic pain and discomfort due to inadequate end-of-life care. Sign the petition to stop this needless suffering by urging reform of Mexico’s health care system.
More Americans are dying from heart disease and stroke due to excess salt consumption. Call for mandatory labels on food products that are high in sodium, to help curtail the amount of unhealthy salt people consume.
The spread of the Ebola virus is turning into a deadly runaway epidemic. Urge world leaders to take swift action before thousands more lives are lost.
Thousands of children could lose access to crucial healthcare services because lawmakers are failing to act. Don’t put kids’ health on the chopping block.