Up until recently, people with mental disabilities in New York were restricted to living in institutional homes. They now have the right to transition to live independently in newly approved subsidized housing complete with medical and social services. Please show your support of this major reform of New York’s mental healthcare system.
Colombia has just become the first country in the Americas to eliminate river blindness. Sign the petition to commend Colombia for its commitment and dedication that allowed for the elimination of this parasitic disease.
Unmonitored kitchens onboard a luxury liner led to the discovery of disgusting conditions and a coverup comparable to Watergate. Urge Silversea Cruise Lines to make immediate changes to its dining regulatory practices.
Several Southern California drug rehabilitation centers have been found to be falsifying records and collecting money from the government for rehab services they did not perform. Urge the California Department of Health Services to suspend and punish the rehab centers immediately.
A prominent assisted living company ignored years of citations outlining a multitude of deficiencies, ultimately leading to the death of one of its residents. Condemn the company for its callous actions and demand that it implement a plan to restore adequate care to its residents.
Chemicals released from cooking make indoor air pollution a significant threat to human health. Current ventilation standards focus more on energy use than health risks and must be improved to protect consumers from harmful chemicals. Urge the EPA to create science-based kitchen ventilation standards to reduce the threat of indoor air pollution.
A major pharmaceutical company has been withholding the cure for hepatitis C in an effort to increase their own profits. Demand the company stop prioritizing money over human lives and make the cure publicly available.
Secondhand smoke remains seriously dangerous to anyone around it. Demand Alaska join the ranks of the states that have already enacted statewide bans on smoking in enclosed public places.
Joi Wasill, founder of Decisions, Choices and Options, recently gave a sex education presentation full of misinformation and lies. A student recorded the program, exposing Wasill’s agenda. Tell Wasill and her organization to stop giving these biased presentations to students in public schools.
Did you know we can prevent the transmission of pediatric AIDS from mother to child nearly 100 percent of the time? However, this can only happen if parents are educated about HIV treatment during pregnancy and funds are provided to support these efforts.
Cruise ships are not required to submit to health inspections and health code violations are taking place with no concrete way to solve the problems. Sign the petition to invoke mandatory inspection for all cruise lines and ensure health violations are punished.
Genetically engineered modern wheat strains in our food are causing significant health problems in our country. Because agricultural geneticists never tested their hybrid for safe human consumption, we have become obese and diabetic, as well as suffered from neurological impairment and inflammatory diseases for forty years. Demand that modern wheat be tested before it is grown and processed into our most popular grocery store brands.
An elderly autistic woman was recently left for five hours in the back of a van. She is currently hospitalized and non-responsive. Please sign this petition in order to seek justice for this woman callously left to die.
Being diagnosed with cancer is never easy, but it can be especially difficult when you’re a child. Recently, former President George H.W. Bushhe shaved his head to show solidarity with a two-year-old cancer patient. Sign this petition to applaud his compassion.
Singer Demi Lovato has created a scholarship fund to cover the costs of treating mental illness and addiction issues. Commend her for giving people the opportunity to take care of themselves and for raising awareness about these important issues.
When we talk about negative gender stereotypes, usually we focus on the ones that apply to women. But Julie Siebel Newsom’s newest documentary, The Mask You Live In, explores how damaging our society’s problematic conception of masculinity can be on boys and men. Please commend Newsom’s new film and its work to challenge what it means to be a man.
Recently, at least 22 Indian schoolchildren died from eating free school meals tainted with poisonous insecticide. The organization responsible for these deadly meals distributes food to 600,000 schools – this widespread and outrageous lack of regulation must be overhauled. Demand that the Indian government better manage its free public school-lunch program to prevent children from falling ill or dying.
Our culture has a history of shying away when it comes to discussing sex, and sex education. We will gladly glorify action and bloodshed, but when our nation’s youngsters begin to be sexually active, we shouldn’t take the easy route by ignoring it. We should applaud California’s comprehensive and modern approach to sexual education, which has led to a large decrease in teenage births.
Recently a women’s reproductive health care clinic purchased air time on popular radio stations, but the ads were pulled for violating ‘decency standards.’ Tell the media company responsible that women’s health care is not indecent, and urge it to reinstate the ads.
A family in California recently became victims of serious injuries resulting from an e-cigarette explosion. They are suing the electronic cigarette company VapCigs after having the device’s battery charger explode and catch on fire. Electronic cigarettes must be better regulated, and the public must be made aware of their dangers.
Rhode Island recently banned the sale of synthetic marijuana and cathinones, also known as ‘bath salts.’ These substances follow no regulations and have the potential to cause a number of side effects, including death. Please sign this petition in support of the ban on selling dangerous and unregulated drugs.
Dairy Company Stonyfield has made a point in the fight against GMOs by recently stating that all of its products are GMO-free. Support and commend the company for a job well done.
A North Dakota judge recently overturned a ban on medical abortion that significantly limited the rights and medical options for women in the state. Tell Judge Wickham Corwin he made the right decision.
Genetically engineered foods sit on our grocery store shelves without any sort of indication that they’ve been altered. Allowing genetically engineered foods to enter our food supply — and the natural world — without our knowledge makes our food and ecological systems deeply vulnerable to the special interests of agribusiness. Congress must require the labeling of all genetically engineered foods in the United States.
In India, over 20 children died from consuming free food that was tainted by an insecticide. Please sign this petition to urge the government to better monitor food distributed to children.