Health

Address Deadly Air Pollution in the United Kingdom

Address Deadly Air Pollution in the United Kingdom

Over 40,000 people die from toxic air pollution each year in the United Kingdom. The British high court has twice ruled the government’s current plan does not go nearly far enough to address this crisis. Sign the below petition to ensure public safety by instituting aggressive pollution reduction measures.

President Trump: Keep Campaign Promise to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

President Trump: Keep Campaign Promise to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Prescription drug prices are projected to rise 11 percent in 2017. President Trump promised during his campaign to lower the cost of medications, but a draft executive order could actually result in higher drug prices for many Americans. Sign the below petition demanding President Trump fulfill his campaign promise to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable for price increases.

Protect Nepal from Floods and Water Shortages Caused by Climate Change

Protect Nepal from Floods and Water Shortages Caused by Climate Change

The Himalayan country of Nepal, which depends on mountain glaciers as a source of water, is projected to suffer freshwater shortages and floods due to global warming. Urge the government of Nepal to safeguard its water supply and protect its municipalities from floods now and into the future.

Protect Kids from Deadly Gun Violence

Protect Kids from Deadly Gun Violence

Gun violence is the third leading cause of death among American children under age 17. Demand that gun violence prevention initiatives be implemented to protect the children.

Purify Contaminated Drinking Water for 15 Million Americans

Purify Contaminated Drinking Water for 15 Million Americans

15 million people in the United States have been exposed to a class of known carcinogens through contaminated drinking water. The government has not committed to ensuring water purity in affected areas. Sign the below petition calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to protect public safety.

Stop Funneling Donations for Kids With Cancer Into the Trump Organization

Stop Funneling Donations for Kids With Cancer Into the Trump Organization

Hundreds of thousands of dollars that donors gave to the Eric Trump Foundation under the impression it would directly benefit kids with cancer has in fact become revenue for the Trump Organization. Demand that this money be given back to the children robbed of it by the Trump Organization.

Don’t Rob the Elderly of Their Healthcare

Don’t Rob the Elderly of Their Healthcare

Donald Trump wants to cut as much $1 trillion from healthcare funding for the elderly. Sign the petition and demand that the government protect the elderly and other disabled members of our society, not rob them of care.

Denounce Cover-Up of Zika Virus Outbreak

Denounce Cover-Up of Zika Virus Outbreak

The Indian government did not disclose for months that several cases of Zika virus had been diagnosed in the country. This decision left citizens more vulnerable to infection as standard precautionary measures were not implemented. Sign the petition criticizing the Health Ministry for not prioritizing public health.

Don’t Make Mainers Work or Die

Don’t Make Mainers Work or Die

Tens of thousands are at risk of losing access to healthcare in Maine. Sign this petition to demand the governor work to expand coverage to all underprivileged constituents, and not strip them of their access to life-saving care.

EPA: Ban Dangerous Pesticide That Causes Birth Defects

EPA: Ban Dangerous Pesticide That Causes Birth Defects

The EPA refuses to ban a deadly pesticide despite proven links between the pesticide and birth defects and developmental disabilities in children. Sign this petition to demand that the EPA take this threat seriously and ban this dangerous pesticide.

End Rampant Deforestation to Combat Deadly Malaria

End Rampant Deforestation to Combat Deadly Malaria

Studies have indicated a link between increased deforestation and rising rates of malaria infection. Malaria is the number one cause of death among children in countries such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which have been heavily deforested. Sign the below petition urging that responsible deforestation practices be adopted to preserve public health.

Don’t Cut Healthcare Funding for Children

Don’t Cut Healthcare Funding for Children

Donald Trump’s latest budget will cut healthcare funding for millions of seriously ill children. Tell Trump that there is no reason that one of the wealthiest nations in the world shouldn’t be able to pay for children’s healthcare.

Do Not Take Away $800 Billion of Medicaid Funds

Do Not Take Away $800 Billion of Medicaid Funds

President Trump’s new budget plan will include $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid funding, which will hurt millions of low income Americans. Demand that Medicaid’s funding be preserved.

Scott Pruitt: Do Not Overturn Asbestos Regulations

Scott Pruitt: Do Not Overturn Asbestos Regulations

Asbestos is the leading cause of tens of thousands of deaths in the United States each year, but EPA administrator Scott Pruitt wishes to roll back regulations on this deadly substance. Sign this petition to demand Pruitt keep these regulations in place.

Charge Anti-Vaxxers Responsible for Measles Outbreak

Charge Anti-Vaxxers Responsible for Measles Outbreak

Forty-eight people, mostly children, have been infected with measles in an outbreak caused by misinformation about vaccines. These illnesses would have been easily preventable with modern immunizations. Sign this petition to punish those responsible for spreading anti-vaccine propaganda.

Stop the Next Ebola Outbreak

Stop the Next Ebola Outbreak

An Ebola outbreak has just begun in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Sign this petition to demand we act now, before it’s too late.

Remove Carcinogens From Water Supply

Remove Carcinogens From Water Supply

A small community in New York state has faced potential exposure to a known carcinogen through contaminated drinking water for over 500 days. The Department of Environmental Conservation has not yet transitioned to an alternative water source despite resident health concerns. Sign the below petition urging that necessary resources be allocated to ensure community access to pure drinking water.

Help Minnesota Fight Measles Outbreak

Help Minnesota Fight Measles Outbreak

The largest measles outbreak in 30 years is putting Minnesota’s children and families at risk, and the state does not have sufficient funds to effectively fight it. Demand that the request for emergency monetary aid from the legislature be granted.

Tell Big Business Not to Threaten School Lunch Programs

Tell Big Business Not to Threaten School Lunch Programs

The work of Michelle Obama to ensure students are provided with healthy, filling meals has been undone by lax new new USDA regulations on school lunches. Sign this petition to tell one of the largest school lunch providers in the country not to sacrifice children’s health in the wake of new rules designed to serve political ideologues and big business.

Don’t Worsen America’s Deadly Opioid Crisis

Don’t Worsen America’s Deadly Opioid Crisis

Tens of thousands of American lives are lost to drug abuse every year, yet the Trump administration wishes to slash funding for the federal office best equipped to deal with this national crisis. Sign this petition to demand no cuts be made to ensure that our nation can adequately respond to this growing threat to national health.

Stop Trump From Allowing Deadly Pesticide Produced by Major Donor

Stop Trump From Allowing Deadly Pesticide Produced by Major Donor

The Trump Administration is considering a request from Dow Chemical to ignore scientific research on the impact of commonly used pesticides. Peer-reviewed studies found these chemicals posed a serious threat to over 1,700 plant and animal species. Sign the petition demanding the government side with public safety in rejecting this proposal and banning harmful pesticides.

Do Not Loosen School Lunch Standards

Do Not Loosen School Lunch Standards

Nutrition standards for school lunches could be loosened, allowing some schools to continue to serve unhealthy options that contribute to childhood obesity. Add your name to oppose this step backward

Protect Public From Carcinogenic Cigarettes

Protect Public From Carcinogenic Cigarettes

E-cigarettes threaten the health of children and adults, but the Trump administration wants to provide zero oversight of these dangerous products. A Surgeon General report found e-cigarettes contain known carcinogens in addition to highly addictive nicotine. Sign the below petition calling on the federal government to support public safety through common sense regulation of e-cigarette manufacturers.

Allow Nurse Practitioners to Help Struggling Addicts

Allow Nurse Practitioners to Help Struggling Addicts

A drug that can help struggling addicts reclaim their lives is banned from being prescribed by nurse practitioners and many doctors. This poses a huge, unnecessary hurdle for many addicts trying to recover. Sign this petition to allow more medical professionals to prescribe this necessary medication.

Protect Bangladesh from Climate Change

Protect Bangladesh from Climate Change

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with much of its land lying below sea level. Climate change, in the form of rising seas, may lead to a refugee crisis of unimaginable proportions, with tens of millions of Bangladeshis potentially being displaced. Demand that more is done by the government to protect people and the environment from the effects of global warming.

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