Millions of children do not have enough food to eat every day and their families often sacrifice their own meals to feed their children first. Thank a school for reaching out to households and providing them with much-needed meals.
A hospital will soon be raising its age requirement for pediatric patients. Applaud the plan to expand its pediatric trauma center, to allow for the faster and better treatment of more youth patients.
Deaths from heroin have gone up astronomically in the past few years, spreading from the big city to the suburbs. Recognize efforts to empower communities to prevent tragic drug overdoses.
Patients in the ER experiencing severe allergic reactions receive the treatment necessary to save their lives only eighty percent of the time. Push to improve ER protocol and reduce preventable deaths from severe allergic reactions.
Taiwan residents have been suffering from abdominal pain, diarrhea, and stomach cancer as a result of tainted cooking oil that was illegally recycled and resold. Thank the Taiwanese Environmental Protection Agency for implementing stricter regulations on cooking oil waste recycling.
Coal ash is a highly toxic substance produced by coal-burning power plants. Although the EPA is now regulating its disposal, it still fails to identify coal ash as a harmful substance. Tell the EPA to name coal ash as the hazardous waste that it is.
A decades-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men is finally coming to an end. Support the decision to end this discriminatory moratorium and increase the blood-donation supply to save countless more lives.
A USDA-sponsored dietary advisory wants to include environmental impact as part of its criteria for choosing healthy food, but some organizations don’t approve. Show your support for the advisory and ask them to include environmental impact in the report.
Coal ash contains toxic heavy metals and tends to leach into the environment, harming human health. Demand that it be properly treated as the hazardous waste that it is.
Improper waste disposal and a lack of water treatment facilities are killing poor residents of the Philippines. Help end the prevalence of waterborne diseases by encouraging the country to adopt safer drinking water policies.
Instead of sacrificing children’s nutrition by weakening healthy school lunch standards, lawmakers need to find solutions to support schools. Demand incentives and training programs to leave children hunger-free and healthier.
Venezuelan beauty queen schools are encouraging young girls to undergo dangerous procedures to achieve a beauty pageant look. Stop these schools from pushing the girls to do anything they can to achieve beauty pageant standards.
Six major school districts are saying no to antibiotic-fed chickens in their cafeterias in favor of students’ health. Support this important initiative against antibiotic abuse.
Adults with mental health issues have been given a chance to earn money and receive valuable vocational training thanks to the efforts of a nonprofit bistro. Applaud this organization for empowering individuals to overcome their challenges and work toward independence.
A volatile gas pipeline lies dangerously close to a nuclear power plant, powerful transmission lines, active fault lines, and a natural river, and could soon be expanded and put even more people at risk. Stop this dirty and dangerous project from receiving a permit.
Farm subsidies disproportionately support corn, wheat, and soy, which are used in the animal agricultural business. This forces lower income families to rely on animal products, fast food, and processed foods because they are unable to afford healthier options like fruits and vegetables. Push for a more balanced farm subsidy, because a balanced diet shouldn’t be a luxury.
Hundreds of veterans have found sanctuary from the horrors of war at a unique, healing retreat. The chance to care for horses and other alternative therapies are available free of charge. Applaud this incredible resource for America’s wounded warriors.
Thousands of young women receive help with reproductive care or pregnancy from doctors and nurses at Planned Parenthood. Thank these dedicated individuals for their service and compassion.
A severely epileptic child has been seizure-free for nine weeks thanks to free medication provided by a marijuana dispensary. Thank the donors, who intend to medicate another 500 children at no cost.
New funding to combat mental health conditions in the Canadian military was recently announced. Praise the Canadian government’s decision to provide much-needed support for its dedicated service members.
Cancer treatment programs are being put on the chopping block by Congress, and patients and their families are in danger of losing the care and support they need. Don’t let lifesaving medical programs disappear.
The health risks of dairy milk have been exposed in a recent New York Times article. Exposure through this respected newspaper is necessary to encourage consumers to stop drinking milk. Applaud the author responsible for this important article.
The Hawaiian island of Maui has voted to pause GMO farming and research until an environmental and public health analysis proves their safety. Commend the non-profit group responsible for this groundbreaking initiative.
Thousands of women die every year as a result of pregnancy complications and unsafe abortions, in developing countries around the world. Don’t let this preventable travesty continue any longer.
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.