Pregnant women in Texas are in imminent danger as the state’s maternal mortality rate is now the highest in the developed world. Demand that health care resources and clinics receive more funding so that these women can stop suffering preventable deaths.
The American Heart Association recently found that sugar is America’s biggest health problem and recommended the daily intake be lowered significantly. Despite this, the FDA has decided to keep its recommendations the same. Demand that recommended intake levels are lowered in the interest of public health.
Schools, homeless shelters and jails across the country do not currently provide women with free menstrual products. These products are vital for women’s health. Sign this petition so that a federal law is made to force these institutions to provide menstrual products free of charge.
Police are stopping activists from cleaning up rotting piles of trash left in front of resident homes after the city started refusing to pick it up. This is creating a significant health hazard. Demand that the city let volunteers remove the putrid garbage.
Sugary energy drinks and sodas are responsible for a myriad of health problems in America, and yet the USDA allows the purchase of these items with food stamps. Demand that the government prove that citizen health is a top priority by outlawing the sale of energy drinks and sodas with food stamps.
Two schools were forced to give their students bottled water because the drinking fountains were found to have high levels of lead in them. Demand that someone is held accountable.
Thanks to a generous donation, Planned Parenthood centers in Texas will give out free IUDs and STD testing to 1,000 low-income women each year for the next three years. Applaud this major win for women in a state that is constantly out to oppress them.
As the threat of Zika in America grows, Congress has yet to pass funding to combat the disease. Bipartisan efforts have failed due to party politics, and the issue has since been stalled until Congress reconvenes. Sign the petition to urge Congress to work together to pass funding that protects American citizens against the dangerous disease.
Millions of Americans are at risk from unsafe levels of dangerous chemicals in their drinking water. Demand immediate action to address this dire public health crisis.
The health of Americans is in danger due to the fact that the USDA does not test our food for glyphosate, a toxic ingredient in the popular weed killer known as Roundup. For the health and safety of the American people, sign this petition to urge the USDA to test all food for this toxic herbicide.
Official dietary guidelines still include meat, fish, dairy and eggs despite numerous scientific reports linking animal protein to severe health risks and a higher mortality rate. Urge the committee in charge of the guidelines to encourage the population to replace animal protein with far healthier sources of plant protein.
Alternative medicine is just as legitimate as traditional medicine when it comes to treating patients, but health insurance companies are still refusing to cover these treatments. Patients end up paying hundreds of dollars out of pocket as a result. Sign this petition to demand more coverage for alternative medical treatments.
A major candy company is still using sugar alcohols, which are notorious for causing digestive problems, in its sugar-free candy. Sign this petition to demand the company make the switch to better sugar substitutes.
Fracking has been linked to increased asthma attacks in Pennsylvania. This data adds to the growing body of evidence that shows the negative impact of fracking on public health and safety. Demand an end to fracking in Pennsylvania.
Mental health care will receive a sorely-needed upgrade thanks to a new bill passed by the House. Applaud this progressive legislation for addressing a growing problem in America and providing assistance to thousands of mental health patients.
A U.S. nuclear waste facility is leaking toxic fumes and causing worker health problems. Many of the tanks there are old and out of date. Tell lawmakers to oversee this facility and make sure that it is safe.
EpiPens are the most reliable way to treat severe allergic reactions, and their price has increased by a factor of five. Mylan Pharmaceuticals must stop raising the cost of EpiPens and make them accessible and affordable.
The Green Giant brand of frozen and canned vegetables still uses toxic BPAs in its packaging even though these chemicals have been found to cause diseases like cancer. Sign this petition to tell the company it’s time to seek healthier and eco-friendly alternatives.
Abortion continues to be criminalized and restricted in Ireland, despite free access in neighboring countries and the rest of the world. Tell Ireland to end this injustice and stop restricting healthcare to the most desperate young women in the country.
A new bill would strongly discourage medical professionals from performing abortions. Demand that this unethical and illegal measure be struck down before it ever becomes law.
A discriminatory blood donation policy bans gay men from donating blood unless they’ve been abstinent for a year, even if they’re HIV negative and haven’t engaged in risky behavior like unprotected sex. Urge officials to reform this policy so that healthy gay men can donate blood the same as heterosexual people.
Olive Garden still uses factory farms that stuff their animals full of antibiotics so they can be kept in cramped and unsanitary conditions. Demand that this giant restaurant chain stop sourcing food from abusive and unhealthy factory farms.
Cannabis is currently classified as a Schedule I drug alongside heroin and ecstasy despite its potential to treat suffering in a myriad of patients. A maze of legislation obstructs research on its medical uses and long-term effects. Demand the restrictions on cannabis research be lifted.
A loophole in a law mandating that all public hospitals that provide maternity care also provide on-site abortion has been closed. Applaud the move, which will ensure access to safe abortions for millions of women.
Two elementary schools were recently discovered to have levels of lead in their drinking water over twice the legally acceptable amount. The water there hadn’t been tested for lead in 15 years. Protect students by insisting lawmakers mandate regular testing.