Health

Stop the Spread of Ebola

Stop the Spread of Ebola

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.

Keep Kids Healthy

Keep Kids Healthy

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.

Don’t Leave Seniors Without Healthcare

Don’t Leave Seniors Without Healthcare

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.

Defend Women’s Access to Healthcare

Defend Women’s Access to Healthcare

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.

Applaud Ingenious Water Filtration System

Applaud Ingenious Water Filtration System

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.

Reduce Animal Waste to Prevent Air and Water Pollution

Reduce Animal Waste to Prevent Air and Water Pollution

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.

Investigate Health Impacts of Pollution from Oil and Gas Production

Investigate Health Impacts of Pollution from Oil and Gas Production

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.

Applaud Campaign to Make Trick-or-Treating Safer for Children with Food Allergies

Applaud Campaign to Make Trick-or-Treating Safer for Children with Food Allergies

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.

Support Sustainable Urban Agriculture

Support Sustainable Urban Agriculture

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.

Applaud Expanded Access to Healthcare for Veterans

Applaud Expanded Access to Healthcare for Veterans

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.

Give Home Health Workers Better Pay and Health Insurance

Give Home Health Workers Better Pay and Health Insurance

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.

End Mining Companies’ Destruction of Appalachia

End Mining Companies’ Destruction of Appalachia

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.

End Counterproductive Travel Ban on Ebola-Affected Countries

End Counterproductive Travel Ban on Ebola-Affected Countries

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.

Ask Magazine to Place Disclaimers on Photoshopped Images

Ask Magazine to Place Disclaimers on Photoshopped Images

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.

water pollution from dairy farms in Wisconsin

Investigate Polluted Drinking Water

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.

Require Warning Labels on Couches Containing Toxic Flame Retardants

Require Warning Labels on Couches Containing Toxic Flame Retardants

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.

Support Healthy Local Alternative to School Fundraisers

Support Healthy Local Alternative to School Fundraisers

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.

Don’t Restrict Food for the Homeless

Don’t Restrict Food for the Homeless

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.

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Stop Fearmongering Over Ebola

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.

Stop the Attack on Women’s Health

Stop the Attack on Women’s Health

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.

Apologize to Journalist Uninvited from Conference Due to Ebola Panic

Apologize to Journalist Uninvited from Conference Due to Ebola Panic

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.

Toxins in pizza boxes and other paper food container products

Stop Importing Toxic Food Container Products

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.

Don’t Increase Pollution

Don’t Increase Pollution

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.

Applaud Promotion of Veganism

Applaud Promotion of Veganism

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.

Let Disabled Veteran Keep Her Service Pig

Let Disabled Veteran Keep Her Service Pig

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.

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