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Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Jack Gibson, Armando Quintero, Cynthia Koehler, Larry Russell, Larry Bragman, Tom Cronin, Mary Casey - General Counsel, Krishna Kumar - General Manager

Marin Municipal Water District: Discontinue Fluoridating the Drinking Water in Marin County California

Adding fluoride to municipal water supplies has documented, significant, widely recognized, adverse health effects; many are listed in the petition below. Municipalities throughout the United States and these European countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and Switzerland) have chosen fluoride-free water, in light of newest research data. ~  Take a few minutes to watch the excellent video presentations linked on this page, below the petition.  They are informative, offer latest, up-to-date research and address several incontrovertible, key issues.  ~ Please join us in our effort to eliminate the addition of Fluoride to the public water supply in Marin County, California; assuring safe water for those relying on drinking water from Marin Municipal Water District, as an essential component of daily sustenance and optimal health. Read an overview of this request here:"Sinking Our Teeth Into the Marin Fluoridation Discussion" AND share the link to this petition with your friends and colleagues:SafeWaterMarin.org Thank you for your support!  ~~~  SafeWaterMarin Alliance Petition as follows:

SafeWaterMarin Alliance
2,935 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to California National Primate Research Center

UC Davis: Stop Cruel Primate Experiments

This petition is dedicated to raising awareness about the 5,000+ primate who undergo unnecessary/painful testing that goes on behind closed doors at the UC Davis Primate Research Center. #FreeDavisPrimates is a local, peaceful group in Davis, CA that aims to raise awareness about and end the unnecessary/painful testing that goes on at the UC Davis Primate Research Center. Free Davis Primates hosts peaceful, local demonstrations to raise awareness about the primates in our town. Let's use our voices for the voiceless and make a change for these beautiful, social, intelligent creatures who are prisoners in labs of experimentation.  “There will come a time when the world will look back to modern vivisection in the name of Science, as they do now to burning people at the stake in the name of religion.” – Henry J. Bigelow, MD - - -  Harvard University's primate research lab is closing to make way for better, more technologically-advanced options. When will we follow suit, Davis? (http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2015/4/13/usda-investigates-primate-center/ (viv·i·sec·tion noun \ˌvi-və-ˈsek-shən, ˈvi-və-ˌ\: The activity or practice of doing scientific or medical experiments on live animals) "Many primates at UC Davis are used in brain-mapping experiments. These projects attach recording cylinders to the skulls of these innocent animals. Eye coils are implanted. Electrodes are forced into the brain. Primates are also confined to restraint chairs and deprived of water for extended periods of time." [Via all-creatures.org] The National Primate Research Center system, (Harvard, Emory, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, Oregon Health Sciences University, Tulane, and University of California Davis) uses over $600,000,000 annually.Government waste: Most primates are not used in experiments that study the diseases that kill most Americans. Projects that study primate psychology, alcohol & addictive drugs, brain-mapping, and sex in primates far outnumber studies involving heart disease or cancer.Repetition is rampant among NIH-funded projects. Currently, 175 NIH projects study neural information processing in macaque monkeys. These useless experiments waste over $70 million in federal tax dollars every year. Many of these projects continue on for decades wasting millions of tax dollars each year and victimizing primates for an entire lifetime.Fact sheets: "Exposing the truth to wipe out animal experimentation" -http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/fact.htmlUC Davis experiments, deaths, infant mortality, government waste: http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/fact-primate-ucd.html [Please feel free to email us or send us a message on Facebook for additional detailed information on negligence reports from the USDA related to the CNPRC at UC Davis] "I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence." -Gandhi

Lindsay R
9,984 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Zia Ahmed, Gina Forster, Lesa Holford, Patrick Ionno, Tim Keegstra, Kate Bartter, Paul Laurent, Michael V. Drake, Mira Zimmerman, Barbara Fohl

Bring more sustainable foods to our dining halls!

As a student of Ohio State University and a passionate advocate for sustainability, I am confident in my ability to reduce my impact on the environment. But more importantly, I am incredibly encouraged and excited by the power we have as a campus to elicit positive change on a large scale. In light of the COP21 climate change conference in Paris, one thing is crystal clear: we are not doing enough to combat global warming.  At OSU, our University Dining Services holds the key to our campus carbon footprint. Did you know that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations declared animal agriculture to be the biggest contributor to climate change, responsible for 18% of carbon emissions? While Dining Services offers an array of food choices - an applaudable feat for a campus our size - it is passing up an incredible opportunity. By slightly altering its purchasing habits, our Dining Services could prevent over two million grams of carbon emissions every single year, save over two million quarts of water and over 29,000 sq feet of land every single year. More than 500 schools across the country (including Yale, Harvard, Rutgers, University of Connecticut & University of Wisconsin) have clocked on to this initiative, which involves partnering with the food technology startup Hampton Creek. The company developed the eggless products Just Mayo and Just Cookies, far more sustainable - yet invariably delicious - versions of their conventional counterparts.  Why would we pass up an opportunity like this, when the future of our planet is at stake? Fellow students: please join me in urging OSU Dining Services to implement this simple change that would reduce our campus carbon emissions by over two million grams per year.

Stephanie Sopczak
883 supporters