A conservative political action group has targeted the new health care law passed by the Obama administration. It is spreading misleading information about the act so Americans will oppose the law. Condemn this group for lying to the public.
Nearly 150 California inmates were pressured into sterilization from 1997 to 2010. Not only were these women pressured, none of the procedures received required approval. The prison and doctors who performed these sterilizations need to take responsibility for their actions.
The Norwegian Health Department made an announcement about the health hazards of eating farmed salmon. Thank Norway’s government for acknowledging the toxicity of farmed salmon in their area and protecting its citizens from harm through labeling and public awareness.
The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) prevents discrimination against people with disabilities by requiring specific accessibility in public buildings and facilities. A United Nations treaty would extend those requirements worldwide, but it needs to be scheduled for a hearing in order for a vote to go forward. Please sign this petition and show your support for extending the protections and accessibility of the ADA overseas.
Recent restrictions on a military benefits program have cut back on the available treatment for children with autism. These cuts can cause significant damage due to the varying nature of autism. Demand such restrictions be repealed so that military families can get the treatment they deserve.
Pepsi cola products still contain high levels of the carcinogenic chemical 4-methylimidazole in most parts of the country. Tell Pepsi to honor its promise of eliminating the harmful chemical from its products worldwide.
Pregnancy and family leave for women in the United States is inadequate. Pregnant women and new mothers are only given 12 weeks to care for a newborn. This regulation results in tragedies – women and newborns dying at high rates in our country. Urge President Obama to show his leadership and expand family leave for pregnant women.
An exciting new drug has proven to improve mobility in children with a type of Muscular Dystrophy, but the drug has not yet been made available to all children. Urge the FDA to approve this drug and change the lives of many suffering children.
Amidst the dangerous, hormone-intensive and lax industry standards of poultry farms throughout the state, a Georgia farm has adopted safer, ethical, and more transparent practices through pastured poultry. Commend the farm’s efforts to create a more sustainable model for poultry farming.
Autism is an increasingly prevalent disorder that drastically impairs the quality of life for millions of individuals and their families, but recent research offers hope of potential treatment. This research suggests that viral infection and immune inflammation may be causes or components of autism and related disorders. Please ask the American Academy of Pediatrics to acknowledge this research and to promote further studies so that families with autism may have hope of effective treatment.
Firefighters are at increased risk of cancer because of toxic chemicals in fire retardants. New legislation to control toxic chemicals was recently introduced in the Senate. Support lawmakers who want to pass this critical law.
Ohio just approved a budget that completely cuts funding for low-cost family planning services, puts tight restrictions on abortions and takes away women’s reproductive rights. Let Governor John Kasich know that limiting women’s rights is not acceptable.
State laws vary on their protections of working pregnant women and many women don’t know what their rights are. A bill needs to be passed to ensure nationwide federal protections for these women to ensure their health and safety in the workplace. Urge the U.S. House Committee to pass this bill.
Texas Senator Wendy Davis filibustered a bill that would have put significant restrictions on abortion in Texas. She spoke for 13 long hours to save women’s rights to a medical treatment and decisions they deserve to make. Commend Wendy Davis for saving women’s medical rights.
The U.S Agricultural Department recently banned the sale of junk food in schools and mandated that they be replaced by nutritious snacks. Commend the Agricultural Department for its efforts in helping students maintain a healthy lifestyle.
President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines has recently signed an insurance act that expands coverage to include all members of society. Congratulate this country’s government for prioritizing the wellbeing of its citizens by making health care accessible to all.
A federal judge recently ordered the state of California to move several thousand inmates out of two prisons where they are at risk of contracting a deadly airborne fungus. After the state failed to act upon scientific findings regarding this threat, the judge was forced to step in and protect the prisoners’ health. Commend the judge for doing his duty and protecting these people in danger.
A large biotech company has recently introduced new, genetically engineered, bruise-resistant potatoes. These genetically engineered crops have not been fully tested for potential negative effects on human health, yet the company is still seeking approval of the crop for sale and consumption. Urge the USDA not to approve this crop.
The American Medical Association stated that it would support an end to the ban on blood donations from gay men. The ban is discriminatory and unjustified. Sign this petition to thank the AMA for voicing its opinion.
Recent research has revealed that eight to ten American food products contain chemicals banned outside of the U.S. These chemicals have been linked to hearing loss, organ damage, kidney failure, and cancer. Urge the FDA to ban the use of hazardous chemicals in American food products.
A Tennessee state official recently claimed that complaining about water quality was an ‘act of terrorism.’ This comes on the heels of reports of people getting ill from the poor quality of local water. Denounce the official’s statements and stop him from silencing local critics.
As many as 23,000 girls under the age of 15 are at risk of female genital mutilation each year in the UK. Victims of this painful procedure cannot protect themselves since they are usually between the ages of four and ten. Sign the petition to support a charity’s effort to protect these young girls.
The Roadrunner Food Bank in New Mexico recently announced that it would start a program to provide meals to needy children over the summer. Commend Roadrunner Food Bank’s efforts to help feed kids so that they have the proper nutrition they need to learn and grow.
The Supreme Court recently struck down a federal law that forced AIDS prevention groups to uphold conservative ideologies in order to receive funding. Now, relief agencies can reach out to at-risk populations without espousing viewpoints that may alienate those communities. Please tell the Court you applaud the decision to protect free speech and keep politics out of disease prevention.
Research consistently shows worsening health indicators for America’s youth. Poor diets contribute to heart disease risks, diabetes, and epidemic levels of obesity. Demand stricter regulation of youth-targeted fast food advertising now.