The spread of the Ebola virus is turning into a deadly runaway epidemic. Urge world leaders to take swift action before thousands more lives are lost.
Thousands of children could lose access to crucial healthcare services because lawmakers are failing to act. Don’t put kids’ health on the chopping block.
Cuts to essential healthcare programs threaten senior citizens across the country. Don’t let Medicare services disappear for patients who need them to stay healthy.
Women can be now deprived of access to healthcare by their employers, due to a misguided Supreme Court decision. Stand up for the right of all women to make their own healthcare choices.
Scientists recently developed an innovative water filtration system in the form of a book filled with clean water tips and filter sheets. Applaud their efforts to provide the developing world with a cost-effective, easy-to-use water filtration system.
The second largest pork producer in the U.S., North Carolina, has faced challenges in preventing animal waste from polluting the air and local water supplies. Urge North Carolina’s governor to better enforce waste management regulations.
Living or working near an oil or gas production site is associated with feelings of illness and a higher risk for cancer or other serious illnesses. Push for further research into this vital public health issue.
Children with allergies are often hard-pressed to find safe treats to eat on Halloween. Applaud a recent non-profit-led campaign for encouraging households to hand out non-food items in addition to sweets and for helping trick-or-treaters with food allergies have a happy Halloween.
Connecting low-income volunteers with opportunities to harvest excess fruit helps end hunger while preventing spoilage. Applaud one organization’s dedication to improving access to nutritious local produce.
Veterans in the rural U.S. are now able to use hospitals closer to home and have those included in their benefits. Applaud the Veterans’ Administration for saving veterans and their families hundreds of miles of driving and helping them receive care in a timely manner.
More than two million home health care workers will be needed in the next decade, but long hours and low pay are forcing many to seek jobs with better benefits. Urge the federal government to look after these caretakers as they already do for our sick and elderly.
Mountaintop removal mining is linked to increases in deadly health effects, the destruction of streams and forests and even the loss of mining jobs. Urge elected officials to advance a bill that would protect families from this health emergency.
A ban on travelers from Ebola-affected areas imposes counterproductive restrictions and does nothing to fix the real problem of containing and ending the disease outbreak. Urge a prime minister to reconsider travel bans on the most severely impacted countries.
Photoshopped images of women and girls are creating unrealistic and unhealthy standards for beauty. Urge a major fashion magazine to let readers know when it alters the photos in its pages.
Nearly a third of private water wells in a county in Wisconsin have tested positive for bacteria and nitrates. If consumed, both of these contaminants pose huge risks to human health. Demand the EPA conduct an investigation to find the source of the pollution.
The majority of couches and other upholstered furniture sold in California are produced with an abundance of cancer causing frame retardants that put the health of consumers at risk. Please sign the petition to require mandatory warning labels on furniture containing these harmful toxins.
One concerned parent started a school fundraiser that sells local produce and goods instead of highly processed sweets and snacks to raise money for education. Praise this alternative fundraiser’s success and encourage its expansion to other regions of the country.
Many cities in America are considering laws that would regulate food-sharing operations such as soup kitchens, forcing many to close altogether. Demand that the federal government treat the root of the issue, hunger, and ensure that the homeless always have a healthy meal to eat.
A representative recently stated that Ebola had possibly mutated to become transmissible through the air, despite health authorities offering no evidence whatsoever of that being the case. Demand that he stop contributing to a culture of fear about Ebola, and urge him to stay in his line of expertise in the future.
Women’s health is under assault, with lawmakers attempting to block access to crucial services while denying health coverage to women all over the country. Pledge to fight back against this attack on women’s rights.
A university recently disinvited an award-winning photojournalist from its annual journalism conference because of unfounded fears about his having reported on Ebola in Liberia. Denounce the university’s decision for furthering media hysteria over the outbreak, and demand a public apology to the journalist.
Toxic chemicals are being transferred to our food via imported food packaging, These chemicals pose a risk to developing fetuses as well as male reproductive health. Take action now to demand the FDA ban the importation of toxic food paper products.
A proposal to loosen smokestack emission standards in Michigan by 25 percent will cut emissions monitoring for substances with unknown health effects. Take action now to save the health of local communities and the integrity of Michigan air.
The most successful smoothie corporation in the world has introduced two vegan smoothies to its menu. Applaud the menu additions, which encourage a diet based in health and compassion.
A disabled U.S. veteran was fined for keeping a pig in her home, even though the pig is a certified service animal. Ask the New York government to change the laws so the veteran can keep the friend who has helped to keep her spirits up during a difficult time.