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Don’t Ban NFL Player Using Marijuana to Treat Crohn’s Disease

Don’t Ban NFL Player Using Marijuana to Treat Crohn’s Disease

A Buffalo Bills player who uses marijuana to treat his Crohn’s disease is now facing his second suspension from the NFL. If he fails another drug test, he will be banned for life. Tell the NFL that this is cruel and unfair – there should be a medical exemption for cannabis.

Stop Misleading Consumers About Herbal Supplements

Stop Misleading Consumers About Herbal Supplements

Herbal supplements, used by millions of Americans for various health and wellness concerns, have been proven to belie their labeling. A surprising number of supplements contain no trace of the medicinal herb advertised, or are heavily diluted by cheap fillers, and sometimes dangerous imposters. Tell the FDA herbal supplements must be regulated like other food and drug products.

Don’t Let Junk Food be the New Form of Famine

Don’t Let Junk Food be the New Form of Famine

Junk food has become a human rights issue. When we consider the number of people worldwide who are malnourished despite an adequate calorie intake, it’s clear to see that big food corporations are profiting at the expense of people’s health. Sign this petition to help ensure that citizens no longer have to choose between nutrition and affordability.

Save Lives by Legalizing Gene Replacement Therapy

Save Lives by Legalizing Gene Replacement Therapy

Tens of millions of Americans suffer from rare, deadly diseases, but gene replacement therapy may provide a cure. However, it is not approved in the United States. Demand that the FDA approve this treatment so that so many more families can live longer and healthier lives.

Allow NFL Players to Use Cannabis

Allow NFL Players to Use Cannabis

Current and former NFL players suffer from a myriad of physical and psychological problems that could potentially be cured or prevented with regular use of cannabis. Currently, the NFL bans this substance but allows players to take dangerous, addictive prescription painkillers. Sign this petition to demand that football players be allowed to utilize medical cannabis.

Demand Aid for Starving Children

Demand Aid for Starving Children

Over 200,000 pregnant and nursing mothers and children under 5 are suffering severe hunger and malnutrition due to a record drought. Demand United Nations aid for those affected by this catastrophe.

Transgender Boy Dead After Hospital’s Alleged Mistreatment – Demand Action

Transgender Boy Dead After Hospital’s Alleged Mistreatment – Demand Action

A transgender teen killed himself after allegedly being discriminated against in a hospital where he was under suicide watch. Staff reportedly referred to him as a girl, causing immense distress on a child who was already going through a crisis. Sign this petition to demand that the hospital ensure that no child under their care experience something like this ever again.

Protect Community From Dangerous Levels of Toxins

Protect Community From Dangerous Levels of Toxins

Residents of a housing community are having their health threatened by hazardous heavy metals present in a construction site. Despite the potential for this contamination to spread, the government agency engaged in construction has allegedly taken minimal precautions to prevent contamination. Demand that construction is stopped until a proper plan is laid out to clean up this contamination.

Recall Teething Tablets That May Be Responsible for Deaths of 10 Children

Recall Teething Tablets That May Be Responsible for Deaths of 10 Children

In recent years, 10 children have died and hundreds of others have taken ill after using popular teething tablets. The FDA has released a warning and has commenced an investigation into the product, while stores have begun pulling them from shelves. Demand that the FDA go one step further and recall all of the products so that no other children suffer.

Success: DEA Reconsiders Ban on Life-Saving Herb

Success: DEA Reconsiders Ban on Life-Saving Herb

A life-saving plant was slated to be banned by the Drug Enforcement Administration, despite hundreds of years of medicinal use. The plan was widely opposed, and the DEA has responded by giving the herb a reprieve pending research and an official public comment period. Applaud the decision to listen to the needs of the people and reconsider the misguided ban.

Stop Air Raids Against People Growing Single Pot Plants

Stop Air Raids Against People Growing Single Pot Plants

An octogenarian grandmother’s home was raided without a warrant by the Massachusetts National Guard, all for a single marijuana plant which she was growing for medicinal use. This is an invasion of privacy, a waste of resources, and a classic example of the overly aggressive war on drugs. Tell the National Guard we should already be past this nonsense.

Success: UN Takes Responsibility for Cholera Crisis in Haiti

Success: UN Takes Responsibility for Cholera Crisis in Haiti

The U.N. has finally claimed responsibility for its role in a cholera outbreak that started in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and has recently seen an alarming acceleration after Hurricane Matthew. Applaud the organization for taking responsibility and sending aid to combat the outbreak.

Restrict Sale of Deadly Drug

Restrict Sale of Deadly Drug

A deadly drug with the potential to be used in terrorist attacks is being bought online and shipped across the world. Sign this petition to demand a crackdown on the companies responsible for developing this lethal chemical.

Applaud Approval of Automated Insulin System for Type 1 Diabetes

Applaud Approval of Automated Insulin System for Type 1 Diabetes

Quality of life will drastically improve for those with Type 1 diabetes since the FDA approved a new insulin delivery system. This new method is safer, easier to use, and will monitor blood sugar levels so that people with diabetes can sleep through the night without fear of their glucose levels dropping dangerously low. Commend the FDA for its approval of this groundbreaking device.

Success: Congress Passes Zika Funding Bill

Success: Congress Passes Zika Funding Bill

Congress has finally passed a bill funding the fight against the Zika virus after over eight months of delay. Thank Congress for prioritizing the health of American citizens.

Success: Judge Prevents Defunding of Planned Parenthood

Success: Judge Prevents Defunding of Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood in Arkansas was saved from defunding after a federal judge ruled that the state must continue to provide the organization with money. Applaud the decision to preserve this important women’s health organization.

Congratulate Canada for Passing Life-Saving Drug Policy

Congratulate Canada for Passing Life-Saving Drug Policy

A country has adopted a progressive new drug policy that could reduce drug related deaths, health risks, and criminal activity. Sign this petition to support decriminalizing addicted people and treating them with compassion.

Prevent Companies From Selling Toxic Diesel

Prevent Companies From Selling Toxic Diesel

Oil companies are unloading toxic diesel onto African countries with weak environmental standards, causing air pollution that is putting the health of citizens at risk. Stop these companies from putting human health at risk for the sake of profit.

Provide Funding to Communities with Lead-Contaminated Water

Provide Funding to Communities with Lead-Contaminated Water

Lead exposure is extremely hazardous to our health, especially children, and contaminated water poses a huge threat to many communities. Provide help to communities that have been exposed to toxic lead levels and protect our children from the dangers of lead poisoning.

Demand Lead-Free Drinking Water

Demand Lead-Free Drinking Water

Tests have found that many houses in Pittsburgh receive water with dangerously high lead levels. In several cases, levels have exceeded federal maximums by up to five times. Demand action to ensure that Pittsburgh residents have access to safe water.

End Lead Contamination in Schools

End Lead Contamination in Schools

Thousands of children across the country are at risk from dangerously high levels of lead in their drinking water supply. Demand that this dangerous chemical be removed before it causes extensive long-term damage.

Success: President Permanently Protects Planned Parenthood Funding

Success: President Permanently Protects Planned Parenthood Funding

Family planning and health care for people nationwide will be saved thanks to a new rule proposed by the Obama administration. Commend this rule and the protection of affordable health care clinics across the country.

Ban Harmful Chemical From Popular Toothpaste

Ban Harmful Chemical From Popular Toothpaste

A chemical found to disrupt hormones and the human reproductive system is still used in a popular toothpaste, even after having been prohibited from use in topical products. Sign the petition to ask the FDA to ban the potentially harmful chemical.

Train Dermatologists to Spot Cancer on Black Skin

Train Dermatologists to Spot Cancer on Black Skin

Half of dermatologists were not taught how to spot cancer on black skin, and barely one in 10 dermatology residencies teach how to treat the skin of people of color, according to a recent study. Demand medical schools be required to teach how to diagnose cancer and other conditions on black skin.

Stop Treating Heroin Addiction as a Crime

Stop Treating Heroin Addiction as a Crime

Heroin addicts can be charged with homicide if they are found in the presence of someone who has accidentally overdosed on heroin. Instead of being provided with the help that they so desperately need to combat this horrible addiction, they are sometimes faced with prison time. Demand that heroin addicts stop being treated as criminals and are rather treated for their addiction.

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