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Petition to Doug Ducey, Mark Brnovich, Katie Hobbs

Blood testing and water testing for those affected by Contaminated water by Luke AF base

We have a wonderful community here next to Luke Air Force base. Unfortunately, we have recently become aware of a HUGE problem. Due to the practice of using certain products by Luke AFB (that have been known carcinogens for years) our water is contaminated. What does this mean for our community? How much are we affected short term and long term? What are these contaminants and can and will they affect us? We want answers. Please sign this petition and demand we get them. We need our water tested and our blood levels tested. We need our wells rid of these contaminants; PFOA & PFOC’s and all other possible toxins.   Who is responsible? We know Luke AFB has been using these fire foaming agents on base, as have other bases around the US, for years. The exact same active issue is happening now next to the AF base in New Mexico. We also know Valley Utilities Water Co. Inc., our water company, has not been sufficiently testing/filtering our water. We need to rally! We need to sign this petition. This petition is for Luke Air Force Base, the State of Arizona, and Valley Utilities Water Co. inc. to pay for our own water testing, all our blood tests as a community, and to fix all the wells that have dangerous toxins in them. These products have been used for over 40 years with these known carcinogens (that are known as “forever chemicals”) due to their inability to naturally breakdown and pollute water. The effects will be devastating not only for us but more importantly our children. 

Laura Lynn
736 supporters
Started 7 hours ago

Petition to Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray, Jay Inslee

Health Care Access For All Bodies

Recently I was searching for an optometrist online and I realized something needed to change. See, I am a person who has lived with a large body all of my life. Every time I look for a medical professional I have to search for images to see who might have seating that would accommodate my large body. I hunt for pictures and look through reviews, hopeful to find some information. If I can’t find anything, I end up having to call to see if said medical office is accommodating to large-bodied people. This oftentimes will leave me feeling embarrassed or worse, untreated.   Living in a large body doesn’t mean a person should be denied access to their needs especially when it comes to healthcare. I can say from honest experience that many medical professionals don’t consider large-bodied patients. It’s almost as if they can’t see a need to make accommodating changes since large-bodied people do not seek treatment. However, this is simply untrue.    Many medical practitioners are not equipped with proper seating or operating equipment to support a large person. It is embarrassing for many people when they are unable to sit in a waiting room or receive care because of their size. It pushes many people into not seeking treatment for even the most basic of needs. This is unfair and can create even more medical problems for those who aren’t treated.    This petition is to request that a law be created in Washington State to ensure that all people, including large-bodied people, are accommodated with comfortable and properly weight rated seating in waiting rooms and medical offices as well as specialized care equipment, i.e dental & optometry chairs, MRI machines, etc. In ALL medical offices in Washington state.     Thank you for taking your time in reading this petition and for your support. 

Briana Hovsepian
14 supporters