Health

Release Nonviolent Criminals to Reduce Spread of COVID-19 in Prisons

The prison system in the United States has become a hotbed of COVID-19, and something needs to be done to stop the rapid spread the virus. Demand that nonviolent criminals be either released or transferred to home arrest situations to stop more people from dying from this horrible illness.

Stop ‘Bomb Trains’ Carrying Dangerous Gas

Communities are at risk of literally going up in flames as the Trump administration allows trains carrying explosive liquefied natural gas to go unregulated. Call for safety measures to protect thousands of people from railroad explosion accidents.

Ban Spectators From NFL Games During Coronavirus Pandemic

The National Football League plans to welcome fans into stadiums and tailgaters into parking lots for the 2020-2021 stadium, despite rising coronavirus infections and deaths. This puts both the fans and the staff in danger. Sign this petition to urge the commissioner to ban spectators during the coronavirus pandemic.

Don’t Derail Delivery of Life-Saving Medicine

Life-saving mail-order medications are not reaching patients who desperately need them because of questionable actions undertaken by a political appointee to the USPS. Urge an immediate cease and desist to this seeming sabotage of one of the United States’ most vital services.

Grant America’s Frontline Workers Paid Sick Leave

The United States is one of the wealthiest nations in the world, yet it does not require employers to grant their workers the basic right to paid sick leave. Demand that, especially during this pandemic, all full-time workers be given paid sick leave.

Don’t Ban Face Masks in Police Department During Deadly Pandemic

A Florida sheriff recently banned deputies and visitors to the police department from wearing face masks. This comes despite the fact that coronavirus cases are surging throughout the state. Demand Sheriff Billy Woods reverse his reckless decision and protect his community during a global pandemic.

Do Not Force Division I College Athletes to Risk Their Health to Compete

The NCAA has cancelled Division II and Division III championships in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Division I athletes are still expected to play, risking their health for the $9 billion dollar industry of college sports. Sign this petition to urge the NCAA to prioritize the health of students.

Protect Farmworkers from COVID-19

Farmworkers are at high risk for contracting COVID-19 because of a lack of safety measures and social distancing on farms. Call for the Department of Labor to set safety requirements for farms to protect the lives of their workers.

Investigate Deadly Port Explosion Caused By Hazardous Materials

An explosion occurred in Beirut’s port that left at least 100 people dead and 4,000 more injured. The blast, which was felt over 100 miles away and shattered glass windows, overturned cars, and started fires in surrounding neighborhoods, may have been caused by improper disposal of hazardous materials. Urge the Lebanese government to investigate and identify those responsible.

University of Texas at Austin: Increase COVID-19 Safety Measures

The University of Texas at Austin plans to open its campus for the fall semester, welcoming back over 50,000 students in the midst of a global pandemic. The university’s contingency plan includes an automatic school closure should a student die of COVID-19, but not if a staff member or professor succumbs to the same virus. Urge the university to value the lives of their employees as much as their students.

Stop the Spread of COVID-19 by Pausing In-Person School Schedules

Hundreds of new cases of COVID-19 have already appeared because of the re-opening of in-person instruction in our schools. Demand that all schools in the United States switch to distance learning until the pandemic is over.

Prohibit Wildlife Trade that Spreads Disease

Wildlife trading and importation led to the COVID-19 pandemic. A bill in California would prohibit these dangerous practices that not only lead to disease, but also the spread of invasive species. Urge California to prohibit wildlife trading to protect public health and biodiversity.

Protect the Citizens of Washington State from the Spread of COVID-19

Washington State has almost 51,000 cases of COVID-19 and the number of sick people continues to rise. Sign this petition today asking Governor Inslee to impose a stay-at-home order to lessen the spread of this virus.

Don’t Broadcast Dangerous Conspiracy Theory About the Coronavirus

A dangerous conspiracy theory claiming that the U.S.’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, manufactured the coronavirus, will air on television stations across the country. Spreading falsehoods about Covid-19 will only weaken the U.S.’s already fractured response to this deadly virus. Demand Sinclair Television choose not to broadcast misinformation about the coronavirus on T.V. stations across America.

Don’t Promote Dangerous and Unproven Coronavirus Treatments

Chlorine dioxide is being promoted and ingested as a possible treatment for the coronavirus in the Latin American country of Bolivia. Health experts have warned that drinking this bleach solution could be very hazardous to one’s health. Demand the president stop promoting this harmful chemical as a treatment for Covid-19.

Trump: Stop Spreading Dangerous Lies About the Coronavirus

President Trump told multiple lies about the coronavirus pandemic in a recent interview with Fox News. Among them, he claimed that the United States had “one of the lowest mortality rates in the world,” then said that countries with lower death rates “don’t test.” Demand Trump stop spreading misinformation about Covid-19 in order to protect the public.

Don’t Hide the Truth About COVID-19 Infections

Federal officials have cut America’s leading disease control agency out of coronavirus data gathering, in the Trump administration’s latest attempt to downplay the crisis. This action could deprive states hard-hit by rising infections of essential information and aid. Demand a reversal of this destructive threat to public health.

Protect Exploited Firefighting Prisoners From COVID-19

Prisoners who are exploited to fight California’s wildfires are facing an elevated risk of contracting Covid-19. In addition to performing dangerous work for very low pay, they live in cramped conditions and lack the ability to social distance. Demand these valuable workers receive sufficient resources to protect against the coronavirus.

Reverse Dangerous Ban on Mask Mandates During Deadly Pandemic

The Governor of Georgia issued a ban on mask mandates throughout the state, a clear threat to the health and well-being of the local people. This decision could cost lives and it cannot be allowed to stand. Demand that he reverses course on this horrible misstep or resign from his position as governor.

Mandate Masks on All American Airlines Flights During Deadly Pandemic

American Airlines is still allowing passengers on their flights without wearing masks, a clear health risk in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Countless people will die if this isn’t changed immediately. Demand that American Airlines mandates masks for everyone on board.

Tell Ted Cruz to Grow Up and Put on a Mask

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has been photographed on an American Airlines flight and in an airport refusing to wear a mask. Whether he is too vain, too selfish, or too ignorant to take this simple step to save lives, only he knows. Regardless, it’s time to tell Senator Cruz, and other politicians like him, to “put on a mask!”

Trump: Don’t Dismiss International Health Experts During Deadly Pandemic

The Trump administration is withdrawing the United States from the World Health Organization. This could result in many more COVID-19 cases and deaths and delay the development of a life-saving vaccine. Demand that the U.S. protect lives by continuing to work with and listen to health experts.

Offer Immediate Food Aid to Families With Malnourished Children

Thousands of children in England are receiving treatment for malnutrition in hospitals, their families unable to feed them without adequate support under the UK’s coronavirus lockdown. Demand that these families and others at risk be given food assistance immediately.

People in face masks - Henry Merino

Enforce Stronger Penalties for Not Wearing Masks During Pandemic

Many people across the United States refuse to wear masks in public, most notably a Florida man who’s angry reaction to being asked to put one on in a store has gone viral. Several states are issuing fines to those who will not wear masks, but this is not enough to curtail this selfish behavior. Urge the government to issue stronger punishments towards those who selfishly ignore public health concerns for their own “rights.”

Publicize Coronavirus Risks to Workers in Meat Processing Plants

Employees at meat processing facilities are forced to work in close conditions without adequate sanitation or knowledge of the risks posed to them by COVID-19. Demand that their employers be required to disclose infection rates at their facilities and provide effective health protections.

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