Health

Stop Anti-Maskers as COVID Cases Surge

Masks have been proven to decrease COVID cases by as much as 75 percent. So why are some local governments debating their use? Demand that one of the nation’s largest counties extend life-saving mask mandates.

Trump: Join Effort to Save Millions of Lives from COVID-19

The Trump administration has refused to join nearly 200 countries in working to find a safe, effective vaccine for COVID-19, depriving medical researchers of vital resources and knowledge and putting impoverished communities at risk. Demand that this cruel position be reversed immediately.

Denounce Trump’s Dangerous Disregard for COVID-19 Safety

President Trump removed his mask and told the public not to fear the coronavirus following his release from treatment for the illness, in a dangerous dismissal of universal medical opinion and basic safety. Demand that the chair of the Republican Party call the president out for his reckless disregard for public health.

President Trump: Stop Ignoring the Medical Experts Regarding Covid-19

President Trump’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis highlights the urgency of expert and professional health guidance. The man in charge of advising the president on the current crisis has instead routinely questioned the value of masks and encouraged herd immunity that could cost millions of lives. Demand the ouster of this enemy of public health.

Don’t Lift Mask Mandate While Coronavirus Cases Still Surge

The mask mandate was lifted in Mississippi thanks to a recent decision by Governor Tate Reeves. This comes despite the fact that coronavirus cases are still surging in several counties. Demand the governor prioritize public health during a pandemic and reverse his decision to no longer require face coverings.

Trump: Apologize for Pressuring School Reopenings During the Pandemic

The White House downplayed the threat of the coronavirus to children in a dangerous and politicized attempt to reopen schools before election day. The Trump administration even pressured the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to produce biased data showing that children are at a low risk of contracting Covid-19. Demand Trump admit to and apologize for downplaying the threat of sending children back to school and pressuring health officials to follow his reckless agenda.

Trump: Stop Killing Thousands by Undermining Science

President Trump continues to lie to the American public about the availability of a COVID-19 vaccine and has even engaged in a public disagreement with the director of the CDC. Demand that Trump stop undermining crucial guidance from the CDC in order to protect the public from the pandemic.

Demand Trump Supports USPS Effort to Get Masks to All Americans

The U,S, Postal Service had a plan in place to send masks to every address in the country, but the Trump White House put a stop to it at the last minute. There’s no telling how many lives could have been saved if everyone had easy and free access to masks early in the pandemic. Demand that Trump reverse course and get all Americans their masks.

Amazon: Do Not Put New Hires at Risk of Coronavirus

Amazon is allegedly exposing thousands of workers to risk with lax COVID-19 safety measures, and not it wants to put thousands more in unsafe warehouses and fulfillment centers. Sign this petition to urge Amazon to create safe and healthy environments for their employees.

Secure Port in Response to Huge Fire That Destroyed Supplies for Humanitarian Aid

Just one month after Beirut’s port was destroyed by a huge explosion triggered by a fire, another blaze wrecked a warehouse in the same location. The fire was fueled by flammable materials such as oil and tires, but the source of the fire is unknown. Sign this petition to urge the Lebanese government to investigate the fire and secure the port of Beirut for the safety of all.

Trump: Stop Holding Indoor “Super Spreader” Rallies

President Trump recently held an indoor campaign rally outside Las Vegas where thousands of people attended without wearing a mask. The event could result in a dangerous surge of coronavirus cases. Demand Trump apologize for his reckless decision and stop holding indoor rallies during the pandemic.

Trump: Stop Pushing Unauthorized Coronavirus Treatments for Political Gain

President Trump pressured health agencies to authorize a coronavirus treatment so that he could display progress in the battle against Covid-19, regardless of the fact that officials cited concern over the effectiveness and safety of the remedy. Scientists and regulators fear that the White House will try to push a vaccine before Election Day, which could be dangerous to public health. Demand Trump stop rushing a coronavirus treatment for political gain.

U.S.: Join the Global COVID-19 Vaccine Effort

The United States will not be participating in a global cooperative effort to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, to the detriment of the nation and the international community. Demand that the U.S. join the WHO’s worldwide push to end the pandemic.

Stop Playing Political Games With the Right to Choose

Republicans led by Senator Ted Cruz are trying to force the Food and Drug Administration to ban the so-called “abortion pill,” despite all testing proving it to be a safe method of inducing miscarriage. Demand that the FDA stand up to Cruz and protect people’s right to choose.

Protect Public Health By Recommending COVID-19 Testing for All Exposed

New guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention say people who have been exposed to COVID-19 do not need to be tested, contrary to scientific and medical best practice. This is a dangerous precedent to set, as asymptomatic carriers contribute to the spread of the virus. Demand that health officials recommend COVID-19 testing for all exposed in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Compensate Families of Migrant Medical Workers Killed By COVID-19

Hundreds of immigrants who served as key medical staff in combating COVID-19 in vulnerable communities have died from the disease they fought to eliminate. Demand that the families of these selfless people be financially supported by the federal government in their time of grief.

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.

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