Public Health Pledge to Support Occupy Movement
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Public Health Pledge to Support Occupy Movement

    1. Amie Fishman
    2. Petition by

      Amie Fishman

      San Francisco, CA

As the Occupy movement continues to spread across the nation and around the world, local governments and police have begun using tear gas, rubber bullets, and other weapons in attempts to forcibly evict protester encampments.   Concerns over violations of health and safety codes are being used as the justification for these police raids and forcible evictions. We as public health professionals and members of the public health community refuse to accept violent police coercion and control as a justifiable means of addressing health concerns.  The vision of the 99% movement is a U.S. and a world with a more equitable distribution of health, with access to healthy food, quality education, dignified work that pays fairly, and well-being for all.  These are the goals of public health as well and we stand in support of the Occupy Movement.

If you support this pledge, please add your name to this petition and share it with others in your community.

For concrete ways that public health workers can support Occupy Movements, please download and share the flyer at www.occupypublichealth.org

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    • Martin Crowther KIRKCALDY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      I believe in freedom and equal rights.

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    • Laxmi Tamang SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this petition because as a public health professional I believe in and work towards a more equitable distribution of health and wealth on a daily basis.

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    • Maheswar Satpathy SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I think it is important to start with an equitable provision as well as distribution of healthcare, justice and human rights for improved health and wellbeing of communities in all countries.

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    • Jon Spinac NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      As the Occupy movement continues to spread across the nation and around the world, local governments and police have begun using tear gas, rubber bullets, and other weapons in attempts to forcibly evict protester encampments. Concerns over violations of health and safety codes are being used as the justification for these police raids and forcible evictions. We as public health professionals and members of the public health community refuse to accept violent police coercion and control as a justifiable means of addressing health concerns. The vision of the 99% movement is a U.S. and a world with a more equitable distribution of health, with access to healthy food, quality education, dignified work that pays fairly, and well-being for all. These are the goals of public health as well and we stand in support of the Occupy Movement.

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    • Deborah Gerson SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Concentration of wealth, extreme inequality undermines health and well being.

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