A woman dedicated to animal rights and social justice has been promoted to an influential position at the USDA, and is advocating a sustainable diet to highlight the impact that our food choices will have on the future of people, animals and the planet. Commend this woman for taking a bold stand in defense of health and environmental conservation.
Senate Republicans shot down a bill requiring employers to offer contraception to female employees. Criticize them for this unjust action that favors corporate greed and religious bias over women’s healthcare.
The public has a right to know when dangerous oil trains are running through their communities. Urge the governor of your state to ensure that railroad companies release the necessary information to keep communities safe.
Millions of children go hungry because they lack access to nutritious, dependable food options. Pledge to help end childhood hunger and raise awareness about this unacceptable situation.
After a teen’s dream of becoming a police officer was dashed when his leg was amputated, his teacher worked to have him escorted by police to his prom. Thank the teacher and local police force for giving this teen a prom night he’ll never forget.
Obamacare has already helped many Americans gain access to basic healthcare. Thank the woman who made this landmark program possible.
Dangerous substances that can cause devastating diseases have been mishandled at the same centers that are expected to provide for the safety and health of American citizens. American citizens cannot afford to fall victim to the mistakes of those who fail to follow regulations. Urge the director of this U.S. institution to create more stringent rules to ensure public welfare.
In India, hospitals are driven by the need to make a profit, purposefully purchasing expensive equipment and medicines on the dime of the patients. As the cost of these products are becoming increasingly unaffordable, it is increasingly difficult for patients to receive vital treatment. Sign this petition to stop this immoral act and call for inexpensive care for the patients of India.
Thousands of patients in Colorado have received health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, however, the state’s ineffective system has failed to provide Coloradans with even the most basic care. Urge legislators to find a Medicaid system that works for everyone.
Many popular candies contain harmful petroleum-based artificial dyes, which have been linked to hyperactivity in children. Urge candy companies to stop using artificial dyes and instead explore all-natural alternatives.
Companies looking to exploit cheap labor often do little to ensure the safety of temporary workers, increasing the risk of serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Call for the enforcement of stricter penalties to help protect these vulnerable workers.
The state of Colorado recently employed an initiative to offer free birth control to women from low-income backgrounds. Join in applauding state officials from Colorado for the program’s success in lowering teen birthrates and abortion rates.
A vitamin that helps prevent fatal diseases and birth defects could soon be privatized by big drug companies, endangering consumer health. Help make life-saving nutritional supplements accessible for everyone.
Out-of-pocket costs for maternity care in the United States have more than tripled in the past two decades, leaving new mothers with the stress of a new child and an exorbitant bill. Urge officials to mandate a cap on maternity care costs so that this vital and natural process is affordable for all women.
Hundreds of millions of women lack access to modern birth control in countries around the world. Demand improved availability of family planning resources and women’s health care.
Factory farms continue to abuse antibiotics, posing serious threats to human health by strengthening bacterial resistance to the drugs. Urge Congress to criminalize this dangerous misuse of life-saving antibiotics.
Although the U.S. has strict regulations in place to ensure that imported foods are safe, there is not enough funding to enforce these regulations. Demand that Congress allocate the necessary funding to keep our food free from contaminants.
The dying deserve a chance to fight for their lives with whatever means are available. Help persuade state leaders to give terminally ill patients access to potentially lifesaving drugs.
A young boy has helped send over 300 wheelchairs to people in developing countries by opening his own lemonade stand. Please sign this petition to thank him for his willingness to help others in need.
A Maine school district is considering adding a mercury-laden fish to its lunch menu in a misguided attempt to promote the local food movement. Tell this school district to prioritize the health of its students when serving local seafood.
West Africa is suffering from the worst Ebola outbreak the world has ever seen. The deadly virus has already killed hundreds and continues to spread. Urge the international community to fund treatment efforts and develop a cure to eliminate the disease once and for all.
The British Medical Association is proposing a law that would ban cigarettes for anyone born after the year 2000. Please sign this petition to encourage this initiative for the elimination of smoking and its hazards.
The Supreme Court has ruled that family-owned corporations can deny birth control coverage to their employees, citing religious objections. Demand that this harmful decision be reversed.
Pollution from commuter traffic has a devastating impact on the environment. Support the efforts of a new program encouraging more people to commute by bike and train rather than by car.
Individuals with lower limb disabilities can find assistance with walking, standing and even climbing stairs thanks to an innovative new device. Applaud this invention for bringing paraplegics greater mobility and social connectivity to their lives.