Health

Thank Campaigner for Decreasing Food Waste

Thank Campaigner for Decreasing Food Waste

Billions of tons of food are wasted in the world every year, and effective efforts to decrease the amount of food waste are necessary. Thank a campaigner for encouraging the French government to enforce laws that make food conservation mandatory.

Stop Spraying Toxic Chemicals on Forest Industry Workers

Stop Spraying Toxic Chemicals on Forest Industry Workers

Harmful chemicals are being sprayed on forest industry workers and near homes, campgrounds, and waterways by irresponsible herbicide sprayers. Demand that the government put a stop to this in order to protect citizens and the environment.

Don’t Let Kids Go Hungry

Don’t Let Kids Go Hungry

Millions of children go hungry every day in the United States. Help stop the child hunger epidemic by supporting much-needed nutrition programs, and keep our kids healthy and happy.

Stop Dangerous Shipments of Live Anthrax by U.S. Military

Stop Dangerous Shipments of Live Anthrax by U.S. Military

The U.S. military is believed to have shipped live anthrax across the country in unsafe packaging. Urge the military to enforce rigorous inspections to ensure this near disaster is never repeated.

Require Supermarkets to Donate Extra Food to Charities

Require Supermarkets to Donate Extra Food to Charities

Supermarkets are throwing thousands of pounds of perfectly edible food away everyday when this waste can be given to charities. Sign this petition and require all supermarkets to donate their food to those who are hungry.

Applaud Collaboration to Provide Improved Mental Health Emergency Services

Applaud Collaboration to Provide Improved Mental Health Emergency Services

Emergency calls involving mental health issues will no longer be solely in the hands of police officers lacking training in this area. Mobile Crisis Response Teams will begin assisting police officers when necessary. Sign this petition to thank this wonderful collaboration to better assist citizens.

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Fort Worth, Texas (Oct. 27, 2005) Ð U.S. Military personnel offload relief supplies from a truck on board Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) Fort Worth. NAS JRB Fort Worth has become the staging area for Region Six Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hurricane Wilma relief supplies heading to Florida. Approximately 250,000 pounds of FEMA supplies have already been offloaded from trucks and more than a million more pounds are expected to be delivered. The Navy's involvement in Hurricane Wilma humanitarian assistance operations are led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the Department of Defense. U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 3rd Class Margarito Garcia (RELEASED)

Stop Toxic Burning on Military Bases

Toxic waste is being dumped and burned in open-air pits on U.S. military bases, endangering the health of soldiers and surrounding communities. Call for an end to this wasteful and irresponsible practice.

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Prevent Fake Health Clinics from Lying to Women

Right wing anti-choice groups run “crisis pregnancy centers” that spread lies about abortion and reproductive health in order to dissuade pregnant people from having abortions. Demand that harsh regulations be signed into law to stop these insidious conservative centers.

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Let Terminally Ill Patients Die With Dignity

People with terminal illnesses deserve the right to end their lives on their own terms if they so choose. Demand that a proposal that would finally give people this humanitarian option be signed into law.

Don’t Let Kentucky Politician Strip Insurance Coverage

Don’t Let Kentucky Politician Strip Insurance Coverage

Despite its renowned success, the Kentucky governor elect Matt Bevin plans to work toward dismantling the state’s Affordable Healthcare Act insurance exchange. Tell Bevin to put citizens’ health before his own political interests.

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Commend Deaf Doctor for Inspirational Work

One of the first deaf American physicians has been changing the outlook of deaf individuals in the medical field, as well as enhancing deaf patients’ experiences at the doctor’s office. Commend this physician for serving as an inspiration to those with disabilities.

Protect Miners Against Diseases

Protect Miners Against Diseases

Gold miners that breathe in the dust created from breaking apart rocks can contract an incurable disease called silicosis. Tell China’s president to provide the proper equipment and protection so these miners do not contract this painful disease.

Applaud McDonalds for Testing Kale in Menu

Applaud McDonalds for Testing Kale in Menu

McDonald’s is now selling kale at select locations, which is a responsible public health move that raises awareness about healthy lifestyles. Sign this petition to praise the addition of kale to fast-food menus.

Stop Allowing Poisons in Our Food

Stop Allowing Poisons in Our Food

Our food supply is full of artificial dyes made from chemicals known to cause cancer and other disorders. Other governments around the world have banned these substances, and yet the FDA continues to allow food producers in the U.S. to use dangerous colorings, often in foods aimed at children. Tell the FDA that the time has come to end the use of harmful chemicals in our food.

Prosecute DJ Accused of Severely Injuring Fan During Show

Prosecute DJ Accused of Severely Injuring Fan During Show

DJ Steve Aoki allegedly broke a female fan’s neck by landing on top of her during a performance. This kind of reckless behavior is unacceptable. Sign this petition to ensure he is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if found guilty.

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Fund Life-Saving Needle Exchange Programs

Rising rates of HIV and Hepatitis C infection among intravenous drug users around the country have led to multiple public health emergencies. Demand that funding be made available for nationwide needle exchange programs to help combat these epidemics.

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Fight Back Against Dangerous New Street Drug

Sixteen people have died and hundreds more have been hospitalized after using a dangerous new street drug called “flakka.” Demand that immediate action be taken to combat this burgeoning public health epidemic.

Apologize for Child Molestation “Jokes”

Apologize for Child Molestation “Jokes”

A famous comedian joked about child molestation and how great it must be for the perpetrators of this horrific crime. He made these statements on a widely-viewed TV show, harming potentially millions of victims and encouraging abusers. Demand that he issue an immediate apology and retraction.

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Don’t Allow Racial Profiling of Pregnant People Suspected of Drug Use

Pregnant people of color will likely be racially profiled and reported to police just because prejudiced doctors suspect them of taking illicit drugs, thanks to a new potential law being discussed. Demand that this proposal be vetoed so that doctors won’t be able to racially profile their pregnant patients.

Praise City’s Innovative Anti-Obesity Initiative

Praise City’s Innovative Anti-Obesity Initiative

A free adult playground which includes exercise equipment has been created in Kansas. Praise the initiative, which is designed to encourage adults to keep healthy and fit at no cost.

Don’t Force Women Seeking Abortions to Have Mental Health Assessment

Don’t Force Women Seeking Abortions to Have Mental Health Assessment

Women seeking an abortion may soon be required to undergo a mental health evaluation, thanks to a far-reaching proposal from anti-choice lawmakers. Demand that their proposal be vetoed at once so that it can never be used to repress this vital medical procedure.

Success: Abstinence-Only Sex Education Prohibited

Success: Abstinence-Only Sex Education Prohibited

Abstinence-only sex education will now be prohibited in one California school district, thanks to a recent ruling. Praise those who worked to stop ignorance in sex education.

Applaud New Drug Treatment Program

Applaud New Drug Treatment Program

A small town is now allowing drug addicts to come forward for treatment with no threat of legal recourse. This program will save countless lives and do a great deal to heal the community as a whole. Sign here to praise the Gloucester police and beg them to spread this compassionate program far and wide.

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Stop Severe Potential Restrictions on Abortion

Abortions are set to become much more difficult for doctors to perform and for patients to receive if new legislation from anti-choice lawmakers becomes law. Demand that the proposal in question be vetoed without hesitation so that this vital procedure does not become even more difficult to obtain.

Increase Funding for Expansion of Online Mental Health Services

Increase Funding for Expansion of Online Mental Health Services

Reach Out is an online organization aimed at improving the mental health of the younger generation. Urge the organization to work to increase funding and vow to save many more lives.

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