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Clear Slum Streets of Human Waste

Clear Slum Streets of Human Waste

With human waste littering the street and no sewage system or direct water supply, there’s a healthcare crisis going on in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Locals are setting up innovative solutions that are cleaning up their streets but they need government support to take this even further. Join us in calling on the Kenyan government to provide the funding its citizens so desperately need.

Stop Dumping Heavy Metals Into Vital Waterway

Stop Dumping Heavy Metals Into Vital Waterway

A vital river, which has a drainage basin home to 3.5 million people, is considered one of the most heavily polluted bodies of water on Earth. Its banks are unsuitable for human habitation due to dumping of industrial waste yet thousands of citizens live in the poisonous area. Demand that this reckless dumping stop immediately in order to protect citizen health.

List Ingredients on Alcoholic Drinks for the Sake of Public Health

List Ingredients on Alcoholic Drinks for the Sake of Public Health

Ingredients are not required on the label of alcoholic beverages. For those with food allergies, diabetes or even just a moral restraint to certain foods, drinking a particular alcoholic beverage without knowing the ingredients could be perilous. Sign this petition to require full ingredient labeling on all alcoholic beverages.

Clean Up Piles of Trash Bigger Than Homes

Clean Up Piles of Trash Bigger Than Homes

Due to a booming population and improper trash disposal, the health of citizens is at risk in one of the world’s most populated cities, New Delhi. The city is literally drowning in trash and something must be done. Sign this petition to demand that a proper waste disposal strategy is put in place to protect citizen health.

Ban the Use of Toxic Chemicals in Air Fresheners

Ban the Use of Toxic Chemicals in Air Fresheners

Dangerous chemicals are being put in air fresheners despite the risk of causing headaches, nausea, birth defects, and even cancer. This is unacceptable and needs to be stopped. Sign this petition to ban toxic chemicals from use in air fresheners.

Close Youth Psych Facility Accused of Abuse and Neglect

Close Youth Psych Facility Accused of Abuse and Neglect

A large youth psychiatric hospital is under investigation for reports of horrific practices, such as medication errors, failing to report sexual misconduct, and allowing staff to physically and dangerously restrain children. Demand that this hospital is closed immediately because children and teenagers should receive only the best standards of care available.

Bolster Treatment and Care for Mental Illness

Bolster Treatment and Care for Mental Illness

Mental illness is on the rise in the U.S., but social stigma and insufficient resources leave many afflicted Americans unable or unwilling to seek help. Sign this petition to demand that the Department of Health and Human Services focus more of their efforts on providing care and support for those suffering from mental illness.

Save Kuwait from Solid Waste

Save Kuwait from Solid Waste

The Middle Eastern country of Kuwait is small, providing home to only 4 million people. Yet it is also one of the world’s top producers of solid waste. This fact coupled with a lack of effective landfills and a comprehensive recycling program has caused trash to pile up around the country, where is threatens the health of hundreds of thousands of people. Demand the Kuwaiti government improve its recycling and waste diversion porgrams.

Stop Placing Degrading Requirements on Medicaid Recipients

Stop Placing Degrading Requirements on Medicaid Recipients

Medicaid recipients may be forced to pay a premium or find work in order to receive care in Florida. Many Medicaid recipients are elderly citizens, children, disabled or pregnant. Sign this petition to put an end to this shameful, degrading legislation.

Stop Wasting Valuable Fresh Water

Stop Wasting Valuable Fresh Water

Despite being essential for survival, fresh water is today a dwindling resource worldwide. The United States is one of the world’s top consumers of fresh water, and Americans waste about 1 trillion gallons of water annually. Demand the U.S. government do more to protect and conserve this vital resource.

Clean Up Air Pollution in Pakistan

Clean Up Air Pollution in Pakistan

Pakistan is one of the most heavily-polluted and environmentally-degraded countries in the world. These exorbitantly high levels of pollution pose a stark threat to the health of Pakistanis, as well as that of surrounding countries which are susceptible to the spread of this noxious smog. Demand the Pakistani government prioritize its environment and the health of its people over unsustainable industrial growth.

Get Pesticides Out of Our Drinking Water

Get Pesticides Out of Our Drinking Water

A bee-killing pesticide has now been detected in American drinking water. Sign this petition to tell the head of the EPA that this potentially dangerous pesticide must be regulated to ensure that people do not suffer from long-term exposure to these chemicals.

Demand Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Demand Lower Prescription Drug Prices

U.S. prescription drug prices are the highest in the world, thanks in part to heavy restrictions on generic imports. Now, President Donald Trump has a chance to fulfill his promise to make healthcare affordable, by supporting a bill that would weaken big pharma’s monopoly on prescription drugs. Sign this petition to demand he make good on his promise.

Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care

Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care

Millions of women will be left without access to health care services such as cancer and STD screenings should a rule guaranteeing access to these necessities be overturned. Please sign this petition to demand that the Senate vote against overturning this important rule.

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Demand Chemical Plant Stop Emitting Deadly Carcinogen

A chemical plant in Louisiana has emitted a dangerous carcinogen since 1969. The surrounding community has the highest cancer risk due to air pollution in the United States. Sign the below petition demanding that production of this chemical be stopped immediately.

Clean Up Polluted River That Over 100 Million People Rely On

Clean Up Polluted River That Over 100 Million People Rely On

A river that provides water for millions of people is heavily polluted with municipal, agricultural, and petroleum refinery waste. Demand the Bangladeshi government do more to protect this precious resource from pollution.

Help Vulnerable People Left Without Safe Drinking Water

Help Vulnerable People Left Without Safe Drinking Water

The African nation of Ethiopia suffers from a chronic lack of clean water, with many, primarily rural, Ethiopians living in some of world’s least sanitary conditions. Urge Water Aid, an NGO which dispenses water-related aid worldwide, to provide more to Ethiopia in order for that country to develop cleaner water resources.

Cover Healthcare Costs for Nuclear Workers Suffering Serious Health Issues

Cover Healthcare Costs for Nuclear Workers Suffering Serious Health Issues

The Department of Energy has denied compensation claims from dozens of workers sickened from handling nuclear waste. An investigation found a pattern of denial 51 percent higher than the industry average, data misrepresentation, and internal pressure on medical personnel to underplay worker health concerns. Sign the below petition calling on the government to review these claims.

Success: Michigan Will Replace Lead-Contaminated Pipes in Flint

Success: Michigan Will Replace Lead-Contaminated Pipes in Flint

Water service pipes contaminated with lead in Flint, MI will be replaced over the course of a few years thanks to a lawsuit from local advocacy groups. Sign this petition to thank those who worked hard to get clean water for the residents of Flint.

Don’t Allow Doctors to Deceive Pregnant Women

Don’t Allow Doctors to Deceive Pregnant Women

Doctors could soon be allowed to lie to pregnant women about the health of their children. A proposed bill prevents parents from suing medical providers who do not disclose disabilities detected in prenatal testing. Sign this petition to demand the protection of pregnant women’s rights.

Don’t End Federal Support for Substance Abuse Treatment

Don’t End Federal Support for Substance Abuse Treatment

Over two million Americans suffer from drug addiction — overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with over 50,000 deaths in 2015. The American Health Care Act would remove mandated coverage for substance abuse treatment. Sign the below petition calling on Congress to maintain support for substance abuse treatment.

Don’t Take Health Insurance Away From Millions of Americans

Don’t Take Health Insurance Away From Millions of Americans

The American Health Care Act is projected to increase the number of uninsured people by 14 million in its first year. A growing bipartisan group of policymakers are calling for this deeply flawed bill to be rejected by Congress. Please join them by signing this petition.

Reduce Food Waste in the United States

Reduce Food Waste in the United States

Over 70 billion pounds of food waste are produced each year in the United States. Reducing food waste would lower greenhouse gas emissions, fight food insecurity and yield economic benefits. Sign the petition below to urge the Trump Administration recommit to the USDA’s promise of reducing food waste.

Don’t Let Trump Raise the Cost of Healthcare for Millions

Don’t Let Trump Raise the Cost of Healthcare for Millions

The Trump administration stated it would be open to imposing work requirements, co-pays, and premiums upon Medicaid recipients, who would lose their insurance if they cannot afford to meet the standards. Stop this unreasonable and harmful bill.

Staff Sgt. David Reeves, 35th Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction), West Virginia National Guard, collects a sample of water from an operating room suite at the Charleston Surgical Center Jan. 11. Team members have been collecting samples and monitoring chemical levels in the water since the contamination issue was detected Thursday evening. (National Guard photo by Sgt. Anna-Marie Ward, 153rd Public Affairs Detachment)

Demand California Fulfill Clean Water Rights Law

Over 700,000 Californians do not have access to clean drinking water. California law says access to safe drinking water is a human right, but the state is not following through. Sign the petition calling on the legislature to fully fund clean water infrastructure.

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