Voters closed a loophole that allowed guns to be sold without background checks online and at gun shows. Let the backers of this initiative know you appreciate their efforts to protect people from gun violence.
Food safety and animal welfare groups have come together to sue the FDA for approving the use of a harmful additive in livestock feed. Please sign this petition to thank these groups’ efforts to stop the use of this harmful drug.
Dairy consumption is linked to many serious ailments, such as asthma, cancer and arthritis. Even though long-term studies have proven that dairy is harmful, the dairy industry continues to insist that dairy is a necessary staple for a healthy diet. Tell the dairy industry to stop lying to consumers.
Babies born with life-threatening complications need specialized care to survive and grow healthy. Don’t cut back on programs that these newborns and their families depend on.
People living with HIV/AIDS are vehemently denied health care in Yemen. Sign the petition to stop this discriminatory practice.
Pig farms in North Carolina are massive polluters, causing health problems and environmental issues in the communities where they exist. A group of prominent, environmental lawyers is working to change the negative impact these farms have. Commend the group for working to address the harmful pollution on North Carolina’s hog farms.
Countless patients with terminal illnesses in Mexico suffer unnecessarily from chronic pain and discomfort due to inadequate end-of-life care. Sign the petition to stop this needless suffering by urging reform of Mexico’s health care system.
More Americans are dying from heart disease and stroke due to excess salt consumption. Call for mandatory labels on food products that are high in sodium, to help curtail the amount of unhealthy salt people consume.
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.