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Don’t End Federal Support for Substance Abuse Treatment

Don’t End Federal Support for Substance Abuse Treatment

Over two million Americans suffer from drug addiction — overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with over 50,000 deaths in 2015. The American Health Care Act would remove mandated coverage for substance abuse treatment. Sign the below petition calling on Congress to maintain support for substance abuse treatment.

Don’t Take Health Insurance Away From Millions of Americans

Don’t Take Health Insurance Away From Millions of Americans

The American Health Care Act is projected to increase the number of uninsured people by 14 million in its first year. A growing bipartisan group of policymakers are calling for this deeply flawed bill to be rejected by Congress. Please join them by signing this petition.

Reduce Food Waste in the United States

Reduce Food Waste in the United States

Over 70 billion pounds of food waste are produced each year in the United States. Reducing food waste would lower greenhouse gas emissions, fight food insecurity and yield economic benefits. Sign the petition below to urge the Trump Administration recommit to the USDA’s promise of reducing food waste.

Don’t Let Trump Raise the Cost of Healthcare for Millions

Don’t Let Trump Raise the Cost of Healthcare for Millions

The Trump administration stated it would be open to imposing work requirements, co-pays, and premiums upon Medicaid recipients, who would lose their insurance if they cannot afford to meet the standards. Stop this unreasonable and harmful bill.

Staff Sgt. David Reeves, 35th Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction), West Virginia National Guard, collects a sample of water from an operating room suite at the Charleston Surgical Center Jan. 11. Team members have been collecting samples and monitoring chemical levels in the water since the contamination issue was detected Thursday evening. (National Guard photo by Sgt. Anna-Marie Ward, 153rd Public Affairs Detachment)

Demand California Fulfill Clean Water Rights Law

Over 700,000 Californians do not have access to clean drinking water. California law says access to safe drinking water is a human right, but the state is not following through. Sign the petition calling on the legislature to fully fund clean water infrastructure.

Demand Nonpartisan Assessment of Obamacare Replacement Before it is Enacted

Demand Nonpartisan Assessment of Obamacare Replacement Before it is Enacted

The proposed replacement for Obamacare could prove catastrophic for the entire structure of America’s healthcare system, and yet the bill is being rushed through before its effects can even be assessed by the Congressional Budget Office. Demand that the full process of assessment be followed before the bill is passed.

Stop Anti-Cannabis Doctor From Becoming Chief Medical Officer

Stop Anti-Cannabis Doctor From Becoming Chief Medical Officer

Medical cannabis advocates in Nebraska are trying to block a CBD oil opponent from becoming the state’s next chief medical officer. Sign this petition to urge Nebraska senators to vote against this man.

Stop Subsidizing Obesity Epidemic

Stop Subsidizing Obesity Epidemic

Over 35 percent of adults are obese, and related illnesses account for 70 percent of total healthcare spending in the United States. The federal government provides billions in subsidies to cultivate cheap, unhealthy foods while providing almost no support for fruits and vegetables. Sign the below petition urging that farm subsidies be transitioned to nutrient-rich foods.

Prevent HIV Outbreak

Prevent HIV Outbreak

A sexual health awareness program aimed at combating HIV among youth was cancelled due to backlash from conservative groups. Demand that this program is implemented immediately to help prevent the outbreak of this potentially deadly virus.

Demand Water for People, Not Soft Drink Companies

Demand Water for People, Not Soft Drink Companies

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are draining precious water sources in drought-ravaged India. Thousands have pledged to boycott sugary drinks and a high court has suspended the companies’ access to water for irrigation. Sign the below petition calling on the President of India to suspend all water usage for sugar cultivation until conditions improve.

Don’t Let Doctors Lie to Pregnant Women

Don’t Let Doctors Lie to Pregnant Women

Doctors in Texas could soon lie to pregnant women if they suspect that revealing a fetus could be born with a disability may result in an abortion. Demand women have a right to know about what is happening with their bodies, so that they can make informed choices.

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Don’t Make Flint Residents Pay for Contaminated Water

Flint residents may soon have to pay full-price for their water despite the fact it remains contaminated. The removal of subsidies may also stall efforts to fix the water system. Demand that the state abandons plans to make Flint residents pay for contaminated water.

Success: Planned Parenthood Funding Upheld

Success: Planned Parenthood Funding Upheld

Texas tried to eliminate crucial funding for Planned Parenthood clinics across the state, but a judge has halted this blatant attack on women’s health. Sign this petition to applaud this judge’s decision.

United States: Help End Crisis in Venezuela

United States: Help End Crisis in Venezuela

Venezuela is slowly collapsing under the weight of extreme economic crisis and military corruption. Hospitals cannot afford medical supplies, and the military is profiting from the scarcity of food. Sign this petition to demand the United States send aid to these people immediately.

Don’t Rip Medical Coverage Away from Millions of Hardworking Americans

Don’t Rip Medical Coverage Away from Millions of Hardworking Americans

Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are trying to slash medical coverage for hard working Americans. Without access to affordable and fair heath insurance, millions of middle class Americans will be only one injury or sickness away from financial ruin. Demand Trump and Ryan stop their efforts to deny medical coverage to Americans.

Get Deadly Chemicals out of Home Products

Get Deadly Chemicals out of Home Products

A toxic chemical known to cause thyroid diseases, high cholesterol and cancer is now used in manufacturing plants in China by an American company after the United States banned the dangerous chemical. Sign this petition to demand that this company end its use of this toxic chemical worldwide.

Demand Poland Address Worst Air Pollution in Europe

Demand Poland Address Worst Air Pollution in Europe

Poland is home to 33 of the 50 most polluted European cities, and citizens are feeling the negative health effects of this pollution. Demand that the government make a move to tackle this rampant pollution.

Protect People From Toxic Fracking Contamination

Protect People From Toxic Fracking Contamination

Over 4,000 complaints alleging water contamination in areas near fracking operations have been filed in Pennsylvania since 2004. Sign the below petition calling on the Department of Environmental Protection to fully address the water quality concerns of those it serves.

Protect Children From Toxic Lead Poisoning

Protect Children From Toxic Lead Poisoning

Over 10 percent of children have been exposed to toxic levels of lead in Pennsylvania cities. This vastly exceeds the rate of those impacted in the Flint lead contamination crisis. Sign this petition urging Pennsylvania legislators to support proposed lead safety programs.

Protect 2.8 Million People From Polluted Tap Water

Protect 2.8 Million People From Polluted Tap Water

Nearly 3 million people in rural France are drinking polluted tap water. The places most affected by the pollution are rural areas near large agricultural operations where the use of pesticides, nitrates and other fertilizers is rampant. Sign this petition to protect the drinking water of the French citizens.

Success: Federal Judge Blocks Texas Ruling Requiring Fetal Burial

Success: Federal Judge Blocks Texas Ruling Requiring Fetal Burial

After reviewing a ruling which would have required women to bury or cremate fetal remains, a federal judge made the decision to block it indefinitely. Sign this petition to thank this judge for supporting women’s rights.

Success: Texas Blocked From Defunding Planned Parenthood

Success: Texas Blocked From Defunding Planned Parenthood

After Texas sent a letter to Planned Parenthood to say that the state would no longer allow the organization to receive Medicaid funds, a district judge stepped in to block the effort. Sign this petition to applaud the efforts that led to this victory for women’s rights.

Outlaw Medical Fat-Shaming

Outlaw Medical Fat-Shaming

Many women are reporting their doctors as dismissing their legitimate complaints of symptoms based on their weight, telling them that losing weight will cure them. Some women have nearly died as a result of this unethical trend. Sign this petition to demand doctors take the reports of symptoms seriously, no matter a patient’s size.

Demand Recognition of Cannabis Extract’s Medical Benefits

Demand Recognition of Cannabis Extract’s Medical Benefits

Cannabis extracts known to help children with chronic seizures have been classified under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act, making their possession highly illegal. Sign this petition to demand that CBD be removed from the list of Schedule 1 substances.

Demand Microsoft Provide Mental Health Care for its Moderators

Demand Microsoft Provide Mental Health Care for its Moderators

Internet moderators for Microsoft claim they developed PTSD due to the immense amount of pornographic and violent material they had to sift through. Sign this petition to demand that Microsoft provide professional mental health services to all its moderators.

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