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  • Thank McDonald's for taking action to preserve our life-saving medicines

    After McDonald's announced it would purchase only chicken raised without medically important antibiotics, Subway and KFC made similar commitments. McDonald's has now expanded its commitment with a new policy that will restrict medically important antibiotic use in its beef supply chain. This could spark industry-wide change and help protect public health.

    Thank McDonald's for its leadership to hold the antibiotics.

  • Ban single-use plastic foam items in your state

    One of the best ways to reduce the amount of trash headed to landfills is to ban items that are used once and immediately thrown away. Tell your governor to ban single-use polystyrene foam items today.

  • Commit To Zero Hunger

    One in 5 students do not know where their next meal will come from. At the same time, college campuses create an average of about 142 pounds of food waste per student on campus. We can end student hunger in your community if we save the food and resources that would otherwise be wasted and get it to the people who need it. Help make your community a leader in addressing student needs by committing to a goal of Zero Hunger.

  • Ban Roundup

    The World Health Organization has linked glyphosate -- the main chemical in Roundup -- to cancer. Despite this, Roundup is sprayed across the country. We should ban the use of Roundup unless and until it's proven safe.

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  • Tell Congress: Protect Americans, Not Equifax

    The U.S. House Financial Services Committee is recommending weakening data breach laws -- just one year after Equifax announced a data breach that exposed nearly 150 million Americans to potential identity theft. Tell Congress to oppose any bill that would protect Equifax instead of consumers.

  • Ban Roundup Unless And Until It's Proven Safe

    Recent research, including some done by the World Health Organization and the state of California, has linked the chemicals in Monsanto's Roundup to serious health risks, including cancer. Even so, 26 million pounds of Roundup are sprayed on public parks, playgrounds, schools and gardens every year.

    Tell our governor to protect public health by banning Roundup unless and until it's proven safe.

  • TELL CONGRESS: DON'T WEAKEN THE CONSUMER BUREAU

    Dear Legislator,

    As Congress hashes out the next budget, I urge you to support spending legislation that preserves important consumer protections. Currently, one proposal attached to the budget would prevent the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- our greatest Wall Street watchdog -- from holding companies like Wells Fargo and Equifax accountable for wrongdoing. Please commit to passing a budget that doesn't weaken critical consumer protections.

    Sincerely,

  • The Farm Bill Should Protect Public Health And The Environment

    We don't need to choose between having enough food and protecting our families from exposure to toxic chemicals. Sustainable farming has been proven to work, but bad farm policies have pushed farmers toward relying on more agricultural chemicals. Tell lawmakers now: We want a farm bill that promotes healthy farms and healthy families.

  • TELL THE EPA: DON'T SCRAP CHEMICAL PLANT SAFETY RULES

    Dear EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

    Safety rules at chemical plants are in place to save the lives of nearby residents and first responders in the event of a disaster. As the 2018 hurricane season begins, I urge you to consider the 100 million Americans living in the shadow of chemical plants in communities around the country. Please move forward with strengthening the Risk Management Plan Rule before another deadly catastrophe strikes.

    Sincerely,

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  • Hold The Antibiotics, McDonald's

    Dear McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook,

    When antibiotics are overused by industrial farms, it increases the likelihood that bacteria will develop resistance to our medicines. Already, at least 23,000 Americans die from antibiotic-resistant infections every year, and if we don't take action, experts warn we could be headed for a "post-antibiotic era".

    By no longer serving chicken raised on medically important antibiotics, McDonald's spurred Subway, KFC and others to take steps as well. McDonald's can continue to be a leader of industry-wide change to protect public health by expanding its commitment to include beef and pork.

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  • Urge our governor to get the lead out of school drinking water

    There is lead-tainted water in schools and pre-schools across the country, flowing from fountains and faucets where our kids drink water every day.

    Lead is highly toxic and especially dangerous to children. But right now, many states have no requirements to address the threat of lead in drinking water.

    Urge our governor to get the lead out of school drinking water.

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  • Tell McDonald's: Hold the antibiotics.

    Roughly 70% of medically important antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for livestock and poultry. These antibiotics are often given to animals that aren't sick, breeding superbugs that can infect people with illnesses that today's medicine can't cure.

    After McDonald's announced it would purchase only chicken raised without human antibiotics, Subway and KFC joined them. McDonald's can change the marketplace for beef and pork raised without misusing antibiotics as well.

    Will you tell McDonald's to hold the antibiotics?

  • Tell L'Oréal: Make It Toxic-Free

    We should be able to trust that the products we buy are safe and toxic-free -- especially ones our families use every day, directly on our bodies. That's why we're calling on L'Oréal to Make It Toxic-Free.

    With the help of our coalition partners, we've already delivered more than 150,000 petition signatures calling on the multinational cosmetics giant to eliminate cancer-causing chemicals and to disclose its secret "fragrance" chemicals.

    Sign our petition to L'Oréal, and show them that consumers want them to be a leader, and Make It Toxic-Free.

  • Tell Our Governor: Invest In Clean, Electric School Buses

    Dear Governor,

    It's time to stop putting our children on dirty, diesel school buses that endanger our health and communities. Electric buses are here, and they're cleaner, healthier and often cheaper in the long run. Thanks to the $14.7 billion Volkswagen emissions scandal settlement, we have a historic opportunity to reduce transportation pollution in our state. I urge you to use our state's portion of the Volkswagen funds to purchase all-electric buses for our kids and communities.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Lowe's: Stop Selling Deadly Paint Removers

    Dear Lowe's CEO Robert Niblock,

    I urge your company to stop selling paint removers containing the toxic chemicals methylene chloride and NMP. At least 50 people in the U.S. have died after using paint removers containing methylene chloride, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and NMP is linked to miscarriages, fetal developmental impacts, and neurotoxicity. Please take these dangerous products off of your stores' shelves within the next six months.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Your Governor: Spend VW Settlement Money on Electric School Buses

    For years, Volkswagen cheated clean air standards putting up to 40 times more smog-forming pollution than legally allowed into the air. They were caught, and are now paying a $14.7 billion settlement.

    Tell your Governor to spend the tens of millions your state is receiving on the all-electric school buses our kids deserve. Electric school buses are great for our air, public health and preserving our quality of life on the planet. And they're especially great for our kids.

    The vast majority of America's current school buses are powered by diesel -- a dirty, petroleum-based fossil fuel with toxic emissions that are harmful to our kids' health. Your state can use the Volkswagen money to replace these old, dirty diesel buses with brand-new, cleaner, and healthier all-electric ones.

    Tell your Governor to do it for our kids!

  • Let's Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

    Millions of bees are dying every year, and scientists point to a widely used class of pesticides as one of the main culprits behind these die-offs. Bees pollinate 70 percent of the world's crops, which produce food we all rely on. Protect bees and the health of our planet by telling our governor to ban bee-killing pesticides.

  • Tell Congress To Stand Up For Consumers

    The House is considering a bill that benefits credit bureaus at the expense of average consumers and servicemembers. Tell your representatives to oppose it.

  • Stop The Overuse Of Antibiotics

    Roughly 70 percent of medically important antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for livestock and poultry. These antibiotics are often given to animals that aren't even sick, and are given without a duration limit. This overuse breeds antibiotic-resistant superbugs that infect millions of people with illnesses that today's medicines can't cure.

  • Tell Your Representatives: Children's Makeup Shouldn't Contain Asbestos

    Our children should not be exposed to asbestos in the products they use and play with. Tell your representatives: Support legislation that will require children's makeup be tested for asbestos.

  • Consumer Alert: Proposed Rules Mean You Might Not Know When Your Data Is Hacked

    New rules being drafted in Congress would continue to exempt big banks and credit bureaus from data breach disclosure laws. Tell Congress: Consumers deserve to know when our personal information is stolen.

  • We Need The RIGHT Infrastructure Plan For The 21st Century

    The stakes in the infrastructure debate are high.

    We need to invest in a sustainable, clean transportation system that enhances our quality of life and meets the needs of the modern economy. Any infrastructure package that incentivizes the wrong investments or rolls back crucial environmental, public health and safety regulations will do damage to the nation's future health and well-being.

    We need to focus on building the right stuff, not just more stuff.

    Tell our elected leaders: We need to fix it first, build green and invest in the future.

  • Tell Congress To End Tax Haven Abuse

    International tax havens provide a safe place for large corporations to avoid paying nearly $100 billion in U.S. taxes. Corporations enjoy trillions of dollars in earnings while individual taxpayers make up the difference.

    Legal tax avoidance is an urgent problem. To solve it, we need to bar American corporations from indefinitely deferring payment of U.S. taxes on offshore subsidiaries.

    Tell Congress to act today.

  • Tell McDonald's: Hold The Antibiotics

    Our most foundational medicines are at risk of becoming ineffective due to antibiotic overuse on factory farms. It's time the country's most iconic burger chain stopped serving beef and pork raised on our lifesaving medicines.

  • Tell Your Senators: Confirm A Qualified Consumer Bureau Director

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is our watchdog on Wall Street, and in just six years, it has returned more than $12 billion to consumers hurt by financial wrongdoing.

    Now, this vital agency is under attack. The president's pick for acting director is a long-time opponent of the bureau who has already tried to rewrite the agency's mission.

    We need a permanent Consumer Bureau director who supports the agency's work to protect consumers.

    Call on your senators to only confirm a qualified Consumer Bureau director.

  • Recall Fidget Spinners With Dangerous Levels Of Lead

    Our research of some fidget spinners uncovered disturbing results: some spinners found at Target can contain as much as 300 times the federal limit for lead in children's products.

    These toys may be popular, but they're not worth risking our children's health and wellbeing, and Target has taken a crucial first step by stopping the sale of these dangerous fidget spinners online and in their stores. But we need the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Bulls-i-Toy and their retailers to take the next step by issuing a full recall.

    Help us get these dangerous toys out of kids' hands.

  • FREE CREDIT FREEZES WOULD BE A BIG WIN FOR CONSUMERS
    The Freedom from Equifax Exploitation (FREE) Act would finally make credit freezes free to all consumers. Congress should pass the FREE Act immediately.
  • TELL CONGRESS: STAND UP TO ANY EFFORTS TO BLOCK THE CONSUMER BUREAU'S ARBITRATION RULE

    In July, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized a new rule to ban forced arbitration, to make sure consumers can take corporate wrongdoers to court. But the House has already moved to repeal the rule, and the Senate could be next.

    We need to convince enough senators to block any attempts to repeal this crucial consumer protection. Tell your senators to stand up for millions of consumers, and uphold the Consumer Bureau's new forced arbitration rule.

  • Tell L'Oréal to Pledge to be Toxic-Free

    Why on earth would any company use chemicals that can disrupt our hormones or cause cancer in the products we put on our bodies every day? We should be able to trust that the products we buy are safe -- especially ones our families use every day, directly on our bodies. That's why we're calling on L'Oréal to Pledge to be Toxic-Free.

    With the help of our coalition partners, we've already delivered more than 150,000 petition signatures calling on the multinational cosmetic giant to eliminate cancer causing chemicals and to disclose its secret "fragrance" chemicals.

    Sign our petition to L'Oréal, and show them that consumers want them to be a leader, and Pledge to be Toxic-Free.

  • Defend the Consumer Bureau

    The House Financial Services Committee just voted to advance the Financial CHOICE Act, which would gut the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reforms and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

    In just six years, the Consumer Bureau has returned nearly $12 billion to 29 million consumers ripped off by financial institutions. Why would we get rid of our watchdog on Wall Street?

    Tell your representative to vote against this bad bill if and when it comes to a vote in the House of Representatives.

  • Defend the Consumer Bureau

    The House Financial Services Committee just voted to advance the Financial CHOICE Act, which would gut the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reforms and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

    In just six years, the Consumer Bureau has returned nearly $12 billion to 29 million consumers ripped off by financial institutions. Why would we get rid of our watchdog on Wall Street?

    Tell your representative to vote against this bad bill if and when it comes to a vote in the House of Representatives.

  • Defend the Consumer Bureau

    Congress just introduced the so-called "Financial CHOICE Act," which would gut Wall Street reforms and destroy the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as we know it.

    In just six years, the Consumer Bureau has returned nearly $12 billion to 29 million consumers ripped off by financial institutions. Why would we weaken our watchdog on Wall Street?

    Tell your representative to oppose this dangerous legislation.

  • Earth Week Action: Tell the USDA to test food for glyphosate

    The chemicals in the weedkiller Roundup have been linked to cancer and other serious health risks. But just before the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was set to begin testing foods for glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, those plans were cancelled and agency officials now say foods will not be tested for glyphosate this year.

    The USDA is tasked with the job of protecting our health and the safety of our food -- and we simply cannot know whether our food is safe without testing for glyphosate, the most widely-used herbicide in U.S. history.

    This Earth Week, join us and call on the USDA to move forward with the tests of glyphosate as originally planned. 

  • Earth Week Action: Tell L'Oreal to Pledge to be Toxic-Free

    Toxic chemicals lurk in many of the personal care products we use every day, like shampoo, hand soap, deodorant and much more. Many of these chemicals have been linked to negative health effects like cancer, developmental and reproductive problems. What's more, many have not been sufficiently studied to know whether they are safe.

    We should be able to trust that the products we buy are safe -- especially ones our families use every day, directly on our bodies. 

    This Earth Week, join us and call on L'Oreal to pledge to be toxic-free.

  • Earth Week Action: Tell the EPA to throw out "ghost-written" studies on Roundup

    The chemicals in the weedkiller Roundup have been linked to cancer and other serious health risks. And now, these chemicals are showing up in our water and air, and even in foods like oatmeal, honey and beer.

    Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing the safety of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup. But newly released emails show that Monsanto may have "ghost-written" scientific studies affirming the safety of glyphosate. 

    This Earth Week, join us and call on the EPA to make sure their review is based on sound and independent science, and to not consider the studies allegedly "ghost-written" by Monsanto.

  • Earth Week Action: Tell the FDA to ban the use of routine antibiotics on farms

    A recent government report called out the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, saying their existing rules don't do enough to get the routine use of antibiotics out of our food supply. 

    Meanwhile, sales of medically-important antibiotics for livestock and poultry are still on the rise.

    This Earth Week, join us and call on the FDA to take stronger action, and ban the routine use of antibiotics on livestock and poultry.

  • IF SCIENTIFIC CANCER STUDIES WERE DRAFTED BY MONSANTO THEY SHOULD BE THROWN OUT

  • Urge the governor to protect children's health.

    The lead contamination in Flint, Mich. put a spotlight on the problem of lead in drinking water. But this problem isn't isolated to Flint -- investigations have found excessive lead in the water systems of each and every state, many of them at schools or day cares.

    There is no safe level of lead in our children's drinking water. Tell the governor that we need them to take the strongest action possible to make sure we get any lead out of school drinking water.

  • Keep Our Consumer Cop on the Financial Beat

    When we helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the wake of the Great Recession, it was to help restore safety and confidence for Americans in their finances. And our watchdog on Wall Street has been getting that job done.

    But now the CFPB is under attack, and we need to tell our Senators to stand up and protect our consumer cop.

  • Ban Monsanto's Roundup Unless and Until It's Proven Safe

    Recent studies from the World Health Organization have linked the chemicals in Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup to serious health risks. And yet, nearly 250 million pounds of glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup are used on U.S. farms each year.

    With use sharply on the rise, we need everyone to stand up and let the Environmental Protection Agency know that we want to ban Roundup unless and until independent research proves it's safe.

  • Good! Now tell KFC to get routine antibiotics out of its supply chain

    It makes no sense: Up to 70% of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for livestock and poultry, and are often given to healthy animals. This breeds superbugs that can infect people with illnesses that today's medicine can't cure.

    It's simple: The routine use of antibiotics should have no place in our food supply. Will you tell KFC to stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics?

  • Good! Now tell KFC to get routine antibiotics out of its supply chain

    It makes no sense: Up to 70% of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are sold for use on livestock and poultry, and are often given to healthy animals. This breeds superbugs that can infect people with illnesses that today's medicine can't cure.

    It's simple: The routine use of antibiotics should have no place in our food supply. Will you tell KFC to stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics?

  • Good! Now tell Dove to Pledge to be Toxic-Free

    Why on earth would any company use chemicals that can disrupt our hormones or cause cancer in the products we put on our bodies every day? We should be able to trust that the products we buy are safe -- especially ones our families use every day, directly on our bodies. That's why we're calling on Dove to Pledge to be Toxic-Free.

    Dove prides themselves on helping their customers develop a positive relationship with the way they look. It's an admirable mission, and we believe it could be made even stronger if they were a leader in the movement to get toxic chemicals out of personal care products.

    Sign our petition to Unilever -- the owner of Dove -- and show them that consumers want Dove to be a leader, and Pledge to be Toxic-Free.

  • Good! Now tell KFC to keep routine antibiotics out of its supply chain

    It makes no sense: Up to 70% of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are sold for use on livestock and poultry -- and are often given to animals that aren't even sick. This breeds superbugs that can lead to infections that today's medicine can't cure.

    It's simple: The routine use of antibiotics should have no place in our food supply.

    That's why we're calling on KFC to stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics. Will you add your name now?

  • FAIR ELECTIONS NOW

    Our senators are deciding right now whether to support the Fair Elections Now Act.

    With Super PACs pouring in $500 million (and counting) into this year’s election, we need action now.

    The Fair Elections Now Act would give regular Americans a louder voice in our elections — and take us one step closer to overturning Citizens United.

  • Tell KFC: Get routine antibiotics out of our food supply

    It makes no sense: Up to 70% of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are sold for use on livestock and poultry -- and are often given to animals that aren't even sick. This breeds superbugs that can lead to infections that today's medicine can't cure.

    It's simple: The routine use of antibiotics should have no place in our food supply.

    That's why we're calling on KFC to stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics. Will you add your name now?

  • Tell your senators to stand up against big money

    Super PACs have already poured more than $500 million into this year's election. It's clear -- we need to stand up against big money in our democracy. 

    Right now, the Senate is considering a bill to give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind your senators that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Tell your senators to stand up against big money

    Super PACs have already poured more than $500 million into this year's election. It's clear -- we need to stand up against big money in our democracy. 

    Right now, the Senate is considering a bill to give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind your senators that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Tell your senators to stand up against big money

    Super PACs have already poured more than $500 million into this year's election. It's clear -- we need to stand up against big money in our democracy. 

    Right now, the Senate is considering a bill to give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind your senators that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Tell your senators to stand up against big money

    Super PACs have already poured nearly $500 million into this year's election. It's clear -- we need to stand up against big money in our democracy. 

    Right now, the Senate is considering a bill to give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind your senators that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Act now: Get antibiotics out of our food supply

    70% of antibiotics are used on livestock and poultry, and this overuse breeds superbugs that can lead to infections that today's medicine can't cure.

    It's simple: Antibiotics don't belong in our food supply.

    That's why we're calling on KFC to stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics. Will you add your name now?

  • Act now: Get antibiotics out of our food supply

    70% of antibiotics are used on livestock and poultry, and this overuse breeds superbugs that can lead to infections that today's medicine can't cure.

    It's simple: Antibiotics don't belong in our food supply.

    That's why we're calling on KFC to take action. If we can add 20,000 names to our petition by July 31, it will make a huge difference. Add your name now.

  • Tell your senators to stand up against big money

    When 50 mega-donors and their families can pump nearly $250 million into Super PACs, it's clear we need change, now. So we're working to harness that energy and win real changes that make a difference now and build the support we need to overturn Citizens United. 

    Right now, the Senate is considering a bill to give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind your senators that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Tell your senators to stand up against big money

    When 50 mega-donors and their families can pump nearly $250 million into Super PACs, it's clear we need change, now. So we're working to harness that energy and win real changes that make a difference now and build the support we need to overturn Citizens United. 

    Right now, the Senate is considering a bill to give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind your senators that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Tell your senators to stand up against big money

    This election year, people are fed up with big money drowning out the voices of regular Americans in our democracy. 

    When 50 mega-donors and their families can pump nearly $250 million into Super PACs, it's clear we need change, now. So we're working to harness that energy and win real changes that make a difference now and build the support we need to overturn Citizens United. 

    Right now, the Senate is considering a bill to give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind your senators that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Tell your senators to stand up against big money

    This election year, people are fed up with big money drowning out the voices of regular Americans in our democracy. 

    When 50 mega-donors and their families can pump nearly $250 million into Super PACs, it's clear we need change, now. So we're working to harness that energy and win real changes that make a difference now and build the support we need to overturn Citizens United. 

    Right now, the Senate is considering a bill to give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind your senators that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Tell your senators to stand up against big money

    This election year, people are fed up with big money drowning out the voices of regular Americans in our democracy. 

    When 50 mega-donors and their families can pump nearly $250 million into Super PACs, it's clear we need change, now. So we're working to harness that energy and win real changes that make a difference now and build the support we need to overturn Citizens United. 

    Right now, the Senate is considering a bill to give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind your senators that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Tell your senators to stand up against big money

    This election year, people are fed up with big money drowning out the voices of regular Americans in our democracy. 

    When 50 mega-donors and their families can pump nearly $250 million into Super PACs, it's clear we need change, now. So we're working to harness that energy and win real changes that make a difference now and build the support we need to overturn Citizens United. 

    Right now, the Senate is considering a bill to give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind your senators that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Tell Congress: Stand up for voters, not big money

    Big money is drowning out the voices of regular Americans in our elections. When 50 mega-donors and their families can pump nearly $250 million into Super PACs, it's clear we need change, now

    Right now, Congress is considering two good bills that would give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind Congress that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Tell Congress: Stand up for voters, not big money

    Big money is drowning out the voices of regular Americans in our elections. Fifty mega-donors and their families have already pumped nearly $250 million into Super PACs. And so far, the better-funded candidate has won 84 percent of their primary races.

    We need a democracy for the people, not big money. Right now, Congress is considering two good bills that would boost the power of regular Americans in our elections. Remind Congress that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Tell Congress: Stand up for voters, not big money

    Big money is drowning out the voices of regular Americans in our elections. Fifty mega-donors and their families have already pumped nearly $250 million into Super PACs. And so far, the better-funded candidate has won 84 percent of their primary races.

    We need a democracy for the people, not big money. Right now, Congress is considering two good bills that would boost the power of regular Americans in our elections. Remind Congress that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Protect our drinking water and protect our families!

    Our aging water systems are failing at an alarming rate, putting the health of our families at risk. In fact, a recent investigation found excessive lead levels in 2,000 water systems, across all 50 states, over the past four years, many of them at schools at day cares.

    The water crisis in Flint, Mich., has brought the problem into the spotlight, but lead contamination in our water is a serious concern for many communities across the country. Tell your representatives in Congress to support upgrading our water infrastructure and protecting our communities from tainted water.

  • Protect our drinking water!

    Our aging water systems are failing at an alarming rate. The water crisis in Flint, Mich., has brought the problem into the spotlight, but lead contamination in our water is a serious concern for many communities across the country.

    Access to clean and safe water is a basic right, and we need to make sure every American enjoys that right. Thankfully, there is momentum now in Congress for funding to upgrade our water infrastructure and protect our communities from tainted water. Tell your representatives in Congress to take action.

  • We have the right to know whether our food contains genetically-modified ingredients.

    But Monsanto and their allies are pushing hard to keep us in the dark, despite the U.S. Senate blocking a bill that would prevent states from labeling GMOs.

    As these attacks escalate on our right to know, make sure your senators know to stand up for our right to know!

  • Monsanto and their allies are pushing hard to keep us in the dark about what's in our food, even though the Senate just stopped a bill that would have blocked states from passing their own laws to label GMOs.

    We know they'll stop at nothing to pass a bill before Vermont's first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law goes into effect on July 1st.

    We've been able to hold off their attacks, but we need to make sure our senators protect our right to know.

  • After news broke that Volkswagen designed their "clean diesel" engines to cheat emissions tests, more than 20,000 people joined our call asking the German automaker to buy back the cars. But so far, we haven't heard a response.

    Sign our letter to Volkswagen, asking them to respond to the petitions, and buy back the "clean diesel" cars.

  • This overuse makes antibiotics less effective for everyone

    Many factory farms often give antibiotics to animals when they aren't even sick, helping create antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” that can be difficult to cure. Every year, 2 million Americans get sick and 23,000 die from antibiotic-resistant infections.

    For factory farms to change their practices, we need big restaurants like KFC to stop serving meat from animals fed a routine diet of antibiotics.

  • We could soon be living in a "post-antibiotic era"

    Every year, 2 million Americans get sick and 23,000 die from antibiotic-resistant infections.

    But despite warnings from health experts, factory farms often give them to animals when they aren't even sick. 

    For factory farms to stop overusing antibiotics, we need big restaurants to force their hand. That's why KFC should stop selling meat raised on antibiotics.

    We've already helped convince McDonald's and Subway to take action. Now it's KFC's turn.

  • Let's fill up Volkswagen's inbox

    After they learned how Volkswagen designed their "clean diesel" engines to cheat emissions tests, two of our supporters drove across the country to return their Jetta SportsWagen TDI to Volkswagen of America’s corporate headquarters in Virginia, and deliver more than 20,000 petitions to VW calling on them to buy back the cars.

    We're still waiting on a response from VW to the petition.

  • Tell KFC to Help Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics

    Factory farms are overusing our antibiotics by giving them to animals when they aren't even sick, helping to create antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Every year, 2 million Americans get sick and 23,000 die from these infections.

    For factory farms to change their practices, we need big restaurant chains to pressure them into taking action. That's why we're asking KFC to stop selling meat raised on routine antibiotics.

    In the last year, we've helped convince McDonald's and Subway to take steps to protect our antibiotics. Now it's KFC's turn. Call on them to take action.

  • Tell KFC to Help Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics

    Factory farms are overusing our antibiotics by giving them to animals when they aren't even sick, helping to create antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Every year, 2 million Americans get sick and 23,000 die from these infections.

    For factory farms to change their practices, we need big restaurant chains to pressure them into taking action. That's why we're asking KFC to stop selling meat raised on routine antibiotics.

    In the last year, we've helped convince McDonald's and Subway to take steps to protect our antibiotics. Now it's KFC's turn. Call on them to take action.

  • Big Ag's overuse of antibiotics has serious consequences

    Every year, 2 million Americans get sick and 23,000 die from antibiotic-resistant infections. But despite warnings from health experts, factory farms are overusing our life-saving medicines by giving them to animals when they aren't even sick -- helping to create antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 

    For factory farms to change their practices, we need big restaurant chains to pressure them into taking action. That's why we're asking KFC to stop selling meat raised on routine antibiotics.

    In the last year, we've helped convince McDonald's and Subway to take steps to protect our antibiotics. Now it's KFC's turn.
    Call on them to take action.

  • KFC: Stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics

    Health experts warn that if factory farms don't stop overusing antibiotics, our life-saving medicines could stop working. That's why we're calling on big restaurant chains to take action and push factory farms to change their practices.

    In the last year, we've helped convince McDonald's and Subway to make strong commitments to phase out the sale of meats raised on routine antibiotics -- and major food producers have already started to respond. Now, it's KFC's turn to do their part to protect public health.

  • Subway: Thanks for going antibiotic-free

    Subway just announced it will phase out antibiotics from its entire meat supply. This is a major win for public health, and we're ecstatic that Subway will be living up to the healthy image they've created.

    As the largest fast food restaurant in the United States, this decision will put major market pressure on meat producers to change their practices, and stop overusing antibiotics. 

    Join us in telling Subway, "Thank You."

  • Protect our communities from chemical disasters



    More than 100 million Americans live in the vulnerability zones that surround dangerous chemical facilities, putting them at risk of explosions, fires, and releases of toxic chemicals caused by these facilities.

    We can make our communities safer by ensuring that these facilities switch to safer chemicals and technologies that are both available and affordable.

    Tell Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy we need a strong rule to make chemical facilities safer!

  • Make sure Congress stands up for voters!

    As the 2016 election cycle ramps up, we need to fight back against big money, and prevent Super PACs and dark money interests from drowning out the voices of regular voters.

    Fortunately, we have some ideas about how to take back our elections:

    • We can encourage more Americans like you to participate.
    • Amplify the voices of small donors.
    • Allow people-powered campaigns to compete with Super PAC-backed candidates.

    Right now, Congress is considering two good bills — the Government by the People Act in the House and the Fair Elections Now Act in the Senate — that would do all of these things to amplify the voice of voters.

    Remind your representative that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Subway: Go Antibiotic-Free

     

    Subway is the largest fast food chain in the world. If Subway switches to meat raised without antibiotics, other chains should follow. Join the growing chorus of people telling Subway to protect public health by going antibiotic-free.

  • Subway: Go Antibiotic-Free

    Subway is the largest fast food chain in the world. If Subway switches to meat raised without antibiotics, other chains should follow. Tell Subway to protect public health by going antibiotic-free.

  • Make Chemical Plants Safer

    Explosions, spills and other accidents happen. When they do, exposure to toxic chemicals threatens over 100 million people who live, work, study, or play around chemical plants and refineries. President Obama called these plants “stationary weapons of mass destruction spread all across the country.” 

    Fortunately, this is a very solvable problem. Safer cost-effective chemicals are readily available, and hundreds of facilities have already converted to these safer chemicals. But with more than 100 million people still at risk every day, these voluntary measures are not enough.

    In 2013, President Obama issued an Executive Order directing the EPA to issue rules to “enhance safety and security of chemical facilities,” but a year and a half later, we’re still left with weak voluntary measures.

    Please tell the EPA to move forward and finalize their rules. 

  • We're Lovin' It

      McDonald’s new policy commits to purchasing chicken raised without the routine use of antibiotics. This a big step towards preserving antibiotics for decades to come. As one of the nation’s largest purchasers of meat, this commitment will vastly increase demand for chicken raised without routine antibiotics. We’re lovin’ it!

    Let McDonald’s know you’re lovin’ their new antibiotics policy.

  • Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms

    Doctors prescribe antibiotics every day to treat everything from simple ear infections to potentially life threatening illnesses. But the World Health Organization now warns that these life-saving medicines will stop working if we continue to overuse them.

    Some of the biggest users of antibiotics are actually factory farms, which routinely give antibiotics to livestock in their daily feed. In fact, 70% of all antibiotics sold in this country are for use on livestock and poultry. So we're calling on the FDA to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

    Tell the Obama administration to protect public health, by directing the FDA to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

  • Don't Let BP Write Off the Gulf Oil Spill Again



    Settlement payments for corporate misconduct should not just be a cost of doing business.

  • McDonald's - Help Save Antibiotics

      “If we're not careful, the medicine chest will be empty when we go there, to look for a life-saving antibiotic... [W]e will soon be in a post-antibiotic era. For some patients and some microbes, we are already there.” – Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Antibiotics are a miracle of modern medicine. Yet, more than 70 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States are used in livestock and poultry operations, which routinely mix huge quantities of antibiotics into the feed for healthy animals. This practice increases the likelihood that all kinds of bacteria will develop resistance to antibiotics, meaning our life-saving medicines won't work.

    According to the CDC, more than 2 million Americans get sick from antibiotic-resistant infections each year, and 23,000 people die. As one of the largest purchasers of meat in the world, McDonald’s has tremendous power to change the food market and put an end to this dangerous practice.

    Please urge McDonalds to stop the purchase of meat raised with the routine use of antibiotics. 

  • McDonald's: Help Save Antibiotics



    Antibiotics are a miracle of modern medicine. Yet, more than 70 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States are used in livestock and poultry operations, which routinely mix huge quantities of antibiotics into the feed for healthy animals. This practice increases the likelihood that all kinds of bacteria will develop resistance to antibiotics, meaning our life-saving medicines won't work.

    According to the CDC, more than 2 million Americans get sick from antibiotic-resistant infections each year, and 23,000 people die. As one of the largest purchasers of meat in the world, McDonald’s has tremendous power to change the food market and put an end to this dangerous practice.

    Please urge McDonald's to stop the purchase of meat raised with the routine use of antibiotics.

  • Help Overturn Citizens United

    The Supreme Court's wrong-headed Citizens United decision unleashed an unprecedented wave of big money into our elections. On the fifth anniversary of Citizens United, it’s time to overturn the decision once and for all.

    Urge your Senators to support overturning the Citizens United decision.

  • Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms

    antibiotics cowAntibiotics are a miracle of modern medicine, and are designed to be given in precise doses, to treat specific illnesses and infections. But many big farms now routinely put these lifesaving medicines into the daily feed of healthy animals in order to fatten them up.

    The result? Bacteria that come into contact with those animals grow resistant to antibiotics, putting us at risk of getting an infection that antibiotics may no longer treat. Each year, 2 million people fall ill and 23,000 people die from drug-resistant infections.

    Please tell the Food and Drug Administration to protect public health by stopping the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

  • Vegetarians and Meat-eaters unite: Stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms


    When it comes to reckless overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, we've all got a stake in the game -- even if you don't eat meat.

    Whether you eat meat at every meal or wouldn't touch a steak with a 10-foot fork, it's time to stand together for our health and against the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

  • Vegetarians and Meat-eaters unite: Stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms


    When it comes to reckless overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, we've all got a stake in the game -- even if you don't eat meat.

    Whether you eat meat at every meal or wouldn't touch a steak with a 10-foot fork, it's time to stand together for our health and against the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.