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.
Recent testing revealed that the flu vaccine contains dangerously high levels of mercury. Regardless of the known health risks of mercury exposure, Americans are pushed to get annual flu shots. Demand the removal of mercury from flu shots immediately.
A ban on polio vaccinations by the Taliban has led to a spike in the number of polio cases in Pakistan, but health officials have been working hard to ensure Pakistanis are vaccinated. Praise them for their valiant efforts.
Restaurants and coffee shops in America’s capital will no longer be able to use plastic foam food and drink containers. Thank the city’s mayor for initiating the ban, which will help address the climate change crisis.
An aggressive plan targeting HIV/AIDs will save thousands of lives by reducing new infections. Commend a governor for his plan to end the deadly AIDS epidemic.
Malaria kills up to 1,700 people a day. The disease-causing parasite as well as the mosquito that carries it are developing resistance to preventative drugs and insecticides. Call for stronger international leadership to halt the spread of this deadly, but preventable disease.
Fluoride, a chemical added to the drinking water of millions of U.S. citizens, is also used as a commercial pesticide and rodent killer because of its superior poisonous properties. Help stop the use of fluoride in drinking water and reduce the negative health effects from long-term exposure to this chemical.
Cholera epidemics continue to claim many lives in the developing world. Applaud a humanitarian aid group helping stop the spread of this deadly disease.
Despite a large nuclear site’s ongoing issues with leaks and unsafe working conditions, it continues to undermine worker safety through poor communication and fear tactics. Demand that the nuclear site create a safer working environment for its employees.
Despite outcry from local residents, a toxic byproduct known as ‘petcoke’ is being stored in large, uncovered containers throughout working class residential neighborhoods. Petcoke dust contains toxic metals, which can cause serious health issues. Support Chicago citizens and demand that the city ban petcoke storage in residential neighborhoods.
Thousands of poor Virginians had cause for celebration recently as their governor announced an expansion of Medicaid. But his office has since backed away from the plan to extend health insurance to the state’s most poverty-stricken residents. Call on him to do the right thing for his constituents and expand Medicaid.
Republicans in Congress are trying to allow schools to opt out of meeting minimum nutrition requirements for meals served to students. Tell these legislators to stop undermining efforts to decrease childhood obesity and diabetes.
The amount of government assistance a family can receive is often capped to discourage additional children. These rules have no effect on family size but are proven to intensify poverty. Urge lawmakers to repeal these caps immediately.
There have been increases in water-borne diseases and upper respiratory tract infections in Kashmir, which are linked the degrading environmental conditions in the region. Clean up garbage, agricultural runoff, and hospital waste in Kashmir to prevent the further spread of disease.
HIV patients are dying in Louisiana because the governor’s ideological opposition to Obamacare is causing him to reject funding for treatment options. Tell Governor Jindal that people’s health is not a political game and to allow expanded treatment of HIV patients.