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  • Tell your U.S. senators to support the Clean School Bus Act

    The bus ride to school shouldn't come with a daily dose of toxic pollution. But more than 25 million American children are exposed to diesel pollution daily, putting them at risk of worsened asthma, stunted lung development and even cancer.

    Ask your senators to support the Clean School Bus Act today to help school districts transition to all-electric buses.

  • Our safety shouldn't just be a request. Tell Congress to give the FDA the authority to remove asbestos-laced products from store shelves

    Despite the known dangers of asbestos, it's still being found in far too many products.

    If the FDA is supposed to be responsible for protecting public health, they need the power to demand a recall when they find a cancer-causing toxin in a product.

  • It's time to let us fix our stuff

    Dear FTC Chairman Joseph Simons,

    It's getting harder and harder for consumers to fix our products. We support your agency's work to investigate barriers to repair -- such as companies denying access to parts and service information to limit consumer repair choices. We also urge you to act on those findings and empower repair.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Wendy's to help stop the overuse of antibiotics

    Dear Wendy's CEO Todd Penegor,

    McDonald's recently committed to reducing medically important antibiotic use across its beef supply chain. Wendy's can help accelerate an industry-wide shift away from overusing antibiotics to produce beef if it follows McDonald's lead.

    We need you at Wendy's to protect public health and commit to sourcing all of your beef from suppliers that only use medically important antibiotics to treat sick animals or to control a verified disease outbreak.

    Sincerely,

  • Amazon: It's time to quit plastic

    As an industry leader, Amazon has not only the ability but the responsibility to move away from the overuse of unrecyclable, single use plastic packaging. Your new lightweight mailers are efficient, but far too often go unrecycled -- or are rendered unrecyclable by their paper labels.

    You claim to have "a fully recyclable cushioned mailer that is recyclable in paper recycling streams" in development. I strongly urge you to prioritize that technology, and move away from packaging your shipments in plastic as soon as possible.

  • Call on Your Senators to Support the Transition to Electric School Buses

    Over 25 million American children, as well as thousands of school bus drivers, breathe polluted air on traditional diesel yellow school buses every day. Diesel pollution stunts the growth of kids' lungs and worsens asthma symptoms, and has also been linked to poorer academic performance.

    Fortunately, there is a better solution: electric school buses. Electric buses don't emit any tailpipe pollution, eliminating exhaust that is linked to asthma attacks, respiratory illness and cancer. While electric school buses are available, school districts often need help financing the switch away from diesel. The Clean School Bus Act will help school districts get the resources they need to ensure that every child has healthy air to breathe and a safe ride to school.

    Tell your senator to co-sponsor the Clean School Bus Act to help bring electric school buses to your community.

  • Amazon: It's time to quit plastic

    Amazon has been spearheading a shift from bulky cardboard boxes to lightweight plastic mailers -- a good move for their efficiency, but bad for the plastic waste catastrophe choking the planet. As a shipping industry giant, Amazon can shape the entire shipping landscape. It's important for them to cut down on plastic with innovative solutions.

    Send a message to Amazon today urging them to lead the way to a plastic-free future of shipping.

  • Ask Your Senators to Ban Chlorpyrifos

    Chlorpyrifos is a dangerous pesticide that can damage children's brains -- and the EPA knows it. But under the leadership of President Trump's political appointees, the agency is refusing to act to protect our health and that of our kids and grandkids.

    While federal regulators drag their feet, Congress can provide a solution. Send a message to your senators urging them to support S. 921, which will ban chlorpyrifos once and for all.

  • It's time to let us fix our stuff

    Dear FTC Chairman Joseph Simons,

    It's getting harder and harder for consumers to fix our products. We support your agency's work to investigate barriers to repair -- such as companies denying access to parts and service information to limit consumer repair choices. We also urge you to act on those findings, and empower repair.

    Sincerely,

  • Stop price-gouging for prescription drugs

    Raising drug prices threatens the health and safety of millions of Americans.

  • Tell the EPA: Asbestos-laden products have no business being back on store shelves

    EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The Environmental Protection Agency has been tasked to protect human health and our environment. And yet, your agency ignored the advice of its own scientists when it decided against a full ban on asbestos -- and left the door open to bringing asbestos-laden products back onto the market.

    This is outrageous. It's 2019 -- asbestos is a known carcinogen, and it should have no place in any product that humans are exposed to. I urge you to listen to your agency's own scientists and ban asbestos outright, as do more than 50 other industrialized nations.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the USDA: Test for Roundup in Food and Drinks

    A new report by U.S. PIRG Education Fund revealed that 19 out of 20 tested samples of beer and wine contained glyphosate. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in the ubiquitously used weed-killer Roundup, is classified as a probable carcinogen -- it doesn't belong in the things we eat and drink. I strongly urge you to do glyphosate testing of food and drinks before they are sold in stores to protect people from this probable carcinogen.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Apple: It's time to expand our right to repair

    Dear Apple CEO Tim Cook,

    We should be able to repair the Apple products that we own, or take them to the repair shop of our choice.

    I urge you to make the tools, diagnostic software and genuine Apple parts we need to repair our devices available to everyone.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: Stop spraying antibiotics on citrus trees

    The EPA allowed citrus growers to spray antibiotics on trees, but the CDC says it can fuel the spread of drug-resistant bacteria. Antibiotic resistant superbugs already sicken millions, and kill thousands of Americans every year. The EPA shouldn't allow citrus growers to gamble with our life-saving medicines.

  • Tell the CFPB to help put a stop to predatory auto lending

    To the CFPB:

    For most of us, it's next to impossible to work, shop or go to school without a car. And auto lenders are taking full advantage of that, trapping car buyers into loans with high interest rates and inflated costs. Auto debt in this country is higher than it has ever been before. Americans should be confident they will not face a lifetime of debt because they didn't have the protections they needed when buying a car. Help protect the public by enforcing stronger protections against predatory auto lending.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell our Arizona legislators to ban dicamba

    When it comes to pesticides, we should exercise caution. We shouldn't allow the use of potentially toxic pesticides unless and until they are proven safe. And it is unwise to continue spraying dicamba -- and other toxic pesticides -- when they can drift for miles from their source. That's why we're calling on Arizona legislators to ban dicamba now.

  • Tell the EPA: Asbestos-laden products have no business being back on store shelves

    EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler:

    The Environmental Protection Agency has been tasked to protect human health and our environment. And yet, your agency ignored the advice of its own scientists when it decided against a full ban on asbestos -- and left the door open to bringing asbestos-laden products back onto the market.

    This is outrageous. It's 2019 -- asbestos is a known carcinogen, and it should have no place in any product that humans are exposed to. I urge you to listen to your agency's own scientists and ban asbestos outright, as do more than 50 other industrialized nations.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: Investigate Campus Debit Cards

    There is ample evidence that banks are charging students with campus debit cards exorbitant fees. Debit cards should rarely have any fees at all, and yet some college students who are already strapped for cash are paying twice as much as their peers. We're calling on you to investigate these debit card relationships between banks and schools and hold banks accountable if they're in violation of these rules.

  • Ask Your Senators to Ban Chlorpyrifos

    Chlorpyrifos is a dangerous pesticide that can damage children's brains -- and the EPA knows it. But under the leadership of President Trump's political appointees, the agency is refusing to act to protect our health and that of our kids and grandkids.

    While federal regulators drag their feet, Congress can provide a solution. Send a message to your senators urging them to support S. 921, which will ban chlorpyrifos once and for all.

  • Filing your taxes doesn't have to be this hard

    The U.S. Senate is considering legislation to prevent the IRS from making its own tool to let us file our taxes easily and for free online. Tell your senators: Don't stop the IRS from making tax filing as easy as possible.

  • Commissioners: Please Advance A Strong Energy Efficiency Standard

    Energy efficiency, which reduces electricity waste, saves money for consumers.

    Through Arizona's Energy Efficiency Standard, the Arizona Corporation Commission has set our state on a path which is not only good for our pocketbooks but also for air quality and public health.

    With the end date for Arizona's Energy Efficiency Standard approaching, now is the time for the elected members of the Commission to take the next step.

    Please ask Commissioners to advance Arizona's Energy Efficiency Standard.

  • Stand up against predatory payday loans

    Submit your public comment before time runs out to tell the CFPB to stop its rollback of protections from predatory payday lending.

  • SRP Board: Please Vote Yes on 2035 Sustainability Goals

    SRP's Management is proposing to reduce waste and water consumption while increasing commitments to energy efficiency and electric vehicles. Now it is up to the SRP Board to vote.

    Please ask the SRP Board to vote yes on efforts to reduce waste, invest in energy efficiency, and save money for consumers.

  • Tell the EPA: Ban Roundup Unless and Until It's Proven Safe

    Docket # EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0361

    Countries around the world have restricted or banned the sale of Roundup.

    Meanwhile, in the U.S., 26 million pounds of Roundup are being sprayed on school property, playgrounds, public parks and gardens every year. That's a big problem, since the evidence linking glyphosate to serious health problems, including cancer, is piling up.

    To protect our health, the EPA should ban Roundup unless and until it's proven safe by independent research.

  • Stand up against predatory payday loans

    Submit your public comment before time runs out to tell the CFPB to stop its rollback of protections from predatory payday lending.

  • IT'S TIME FOR STATES TO BAN ROUNDUP

    In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed Monsanto's Roundup a "probable human carcinogen." It's outrageous that a weed killer, designed to make our lives more convenient, should be allowed to put public health at risk. It simply isn't worth it.

    Countries around the world have banned Roundup. Now it's time for states to follow their lead.

  • Tell Apple: It's time to expand our right to repair

    Dear Apple CEO Tim Cook,

    We should be able to repair the Apple products that we own, or take them to the repair shop of our choice.

    I urge you to make the tools, diagnostic software and genuine Apple parts we need to repair our devices available to everyone.

    Sincerely,

  • End the Nicotine Trap

    Vaping among America's youth has reached epidemic levels. Call on the Food and Drug Administration to act now by banning flavored e-cigarettes and pulling the products off the market pending the appropriate review.

  • End the Nicotine Trap

    Dear Acting FDA Commissioner Norman Sharpless,

    It's time for the FDA to end the nicotine trap. The research is clear: Flavored nicotine products get kids hooked. I urge you to immediately ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products.

    In addition, you should also pull e-cigarettes that have not undergone the required public health assessment off the market, and regulate e-cigarettes at least as tightly as we do combustible cigarettes.

    Sincerely,

  • TELL YOUR SENATORS TO VALUE THE NEEDED WORK OF CAREGIVERS BY EXPANDING THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT TODAY.

    Today, more than 40 million Americans spend time caring for children or elderly family members without pay -- and it's a choice that millions more of us will face as our country's population ages.

    Families who want to take care of their loved ones should have all the support they need. We can start by overhauling our policies to recognize the work of caregivers as valuable contributions to their loved ones and communities -- beginning with the Earned Income Tax Credit.

    Congress is currently considering legislation that would allow unpaid caregivers to benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Urge your senators to support it today.

  • Let's set a goal of Zero Hunger in Arizona
    We produce more than enough food in America to feed everyone, but 40 percent of it never makes it to the dinner table. At the same time, millions of Americans struggle with hunger. A country with enough food to go around should not tolerate anyone going hungry. We're calling on our governor to set a goal of Zero Hunger. Will you join us?
  • Tell your governor: It's time to solve our plastic waste problem

    Across the United States, only 34.7 percent of our waste gets recycled -- meaning two-thirds of the trash we produce goes straight to the landfill and the natural environment. The best way to reduce the amount of trash clogging our landfills is to simply produce less of it.

    Tell your governor today: Support a ban on the worst single-use plastic items that are polluting our planet.

  • Tell your senators: Support the Medicare X Choice Act

    Everybody in America should have the opportunity to receive excellent medical treatment at a fair cost. The Medicare X Choice Act will reduce health care expenses for Americans and spur innovation in the industry.

    This bill could usher in cheaper, better healthcare nationwide -- if it passes. Send a message to your U.S. senators today in support of the Medicare X Choice Act.

  • Tell the NHTSA: Recall all cars with unsafe airbags now

    Dear Deputy Administrator Heidi King,

    Millions of cars are being recalled over defective and dangerous airbags in the latest phase of the Takata recall. But thousands more drivers are still at risk as the final phase of the recall isn't scheduled to happen until 2020.

    Since the Takata defect grows more dangerous as the airbag inflators age, each additional year the recall takes raises the risk for consumers. I urge you to recall all remaining vehicles with dangerous Takata airbags now.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: Investigate Campus Debit Cards

    There is ample evidence that banks are charging students with campus debit cards exorbitant fees. Debit cards should rarely have any fees at all, and yet some college students who are already strapped for cash are paying twice as much as their peers. We're calling on you to investigate these debit card relationships between banks and schools and hold banks accountable if they're in violation of these rules.

  • Tell Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: Investigate Campus Debit Cards

    There is ample evidence that banks are charging students with campus debit cards exorbitant fees. Debit cards should rarely have any fees at all, and yet some college students who are already strapped for cash are paying twice as much as their peers. We're calling on you to investigate these debit card relationships between banks and schools and hold banks accountable if they're in violation of these rules.

  • Give the FDA enforcement power to protect us from asbestos on store shelves

    Take action today to give the FDA the power it needs to keep us safe from asbestos in consumer products.

  • Tell Wendy's to help stop the overuse of antibiotics

    Dear Wendy's CEO Todd Penegor,

    McDonald's committed to reducing medically important antibiotic use in its beef supply chain. Wendy's can help accelerate an industry-wide shift away from overusing antibiotics to produce beef if it follows McDonald's lead.

    We need you at Wendy's to protect public health and commit to sourcing all of your beef from suppliers that only use medically important antibiotics to treat sick animals or to control a verified disease outbreak.

    Thank you,

  • Tell Wendy's to help stop the overuse of antibiotics

    Dear Wendy's CEO Todd Penegor,

    McDonald's just committed to reducing medically important antibiotic use in its beef supply chain. Wendy's can help accelerate an industry-wide shift away from overusing antibiotics to produce beef if it follows McDonald's lead.

    We need you at Wendy's to protect public health and commit to sourcing all of your beef from suppliers that only use medically important antibiotics to treat sick animals or to control a verified disease outbreak.

    Thank you,

  • Safety Should Never Be Optional

    The two Boeing jets involved in recent, tragic crashes both lacked key safety features in the cockpit that might have helped avert disaster. And this isn't the only safety system airline manufacturers have deemed "optional," such as backup fire suppression systems.

    To fulfill its mission of providing Americans with the safest air flight system in the world, the FAA should err on the side of passenger safety by requiring planes to include safety features that could mean the difference between life and death. Safety should never be optional. I strongly urge you to require key safety features in all aircraft.

  • Tell the EPA: Set safe limits for all PFAS under the Safe Drinking Water Act

    There are thousands of highly toxic, everlasting PFAS chemicals threatening our water. Now, the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to limit just two of them.

    These toxic chemicals harm human health and don't belong in our drinking water -- and the solution is simple. The EPA can require utilities to test for all PFAS and remove the chemicals from drinking water supplies by regulating them under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Tell the EPA to regulate PFAS under the Safe Drinking Water Act today.

  • Tell your governor: It's time to solve our plastic waste problem

    Across the United States, only 34.7 percent of our waste gets recycled -- meaning two-thirds of the trash we produce goes straight to the landfill. The best way to reduce the amount of trash clogging our landfills is to simply produce less of it.

    Tell your governor today: Support a ban on the single-use plastic items that are polluting our planet.

  • ADD YOUR NAME: TELL THE EPA NOT TO JEOPARDIZE LIFE-SAVING MEDICINES

    Overuse of antibiotics in factory farms is a major contributor to the rise of antibiotic resistant infections -- and spraying hundreds of thousands of pounds of antibiotics onto orchards could be just as dangerous as overusing them in factory farms.

    Stop the expansion of spraying antibiotics on citrus trees.

    Sincerely,

  • Add your name: Ban single-use polystyrene cups and containers

    Americans throw away an estimated 25 billion polystyrene cups every single year, contributing to our growing plastic waste crisis. Nearly every piece of polystyrene ever made is still out there, clogging our landfills, littering our streets, or polluting our parks, rivers and oceans.

    Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our future for hundreds of years. Tell your state decision-maker to ban single-use cups and containers today.

  • Add your name to save antibiotics

    To the FDA:

    Overall sales of medically important antibiotics for use on livestock may have decreased by 33 percent from 2016 through 2017, but there's still a long way to go to protect our life-saving medicines.

    I urge you to protect public health and set ambitious reduction targets for antibiotic use in the meat industry.

    Sincerely,

  • STOP PRICE-GOUGING FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

    Raising drug prices threatens the health and safety of millions of Americans.

  • Arizona can ban Roundup

    In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed Monsanto's Roundup a "probable human carcinogen." It's outrageous that a weed killer, designed to make our lives more convenient, should be allowed to put public health at risk. It simply isn't worth it.

    France just banned Roundup. Now it's time for Arizona to lead the way.

  • Tell Burger King to help combat antibiotic resistance.

    Dear CEO Daniel Schwartz,

    In the Chain Reaction Burger Scorecard, Burger King received a failing grade for lacking any meaningful policy to restrict antibiotic use to raise the beef it serves. A strong antibiotics policy on beef from your company can help protect public health by shifting the beef industry -- the largest purchaser of medically important antibiotics -- away from overusing these life-saving medicines. I urge Burger King to listen to its consumers and eliminate routine antibiotic use in its beef supply chain.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the USDA: Test for Roundup in Food and Drinks

    A new report by Arizona PIRG Education Fund revealed that 19 out of 20 tested samples of beer and wine contained glyphosate. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in the ubiquitously used weed-killer Roundup, is classified as a probable carcinogen -- it doesn't belong in the things we eat and drink. I strongly urge you to do glyphosate testing of food and drinks before they are sold in stores to protect people from this probable carcinogen.

    Sincerely,

  • Pledge to "Skip the Straw"

    There's no time to wait when it comes to getting a handle on the plastic catastrophe that's choking our planet. Plastic pollution is a big problem, but part of the solution starts small: We need to use less plastic stuff every day. Cutting down on disposable single use plastic products in daily life is an important place to start.

    For National Skip the Straw day this year, I pledge to say "no" to plastic straws.

  • Tell your representative: Support a bill to ban chlorpyrifos

    Tell your representative to protect our children and support the Ban Toxic Pesticides Act of 2019 to ban chlorpyrifos.

  • Tell L'Oreal to Go Toxic-Free

    Dear L'Oréal USA CEO Frederic Roze,

    I'm concerned about the safety of ingredients in personal care products. There should not be chemicals linked to negative health effects like cancer, developmental and reproductive problems, in the products we apply to our bodies every day.

    L'Oréal can be an industry leader by going toxic-free. Please identify and eliminate from your products chemicals linked to negative health effects, and replace them with safer alternatives.

    These changes will not only address a growing public health threat, they will meaningfully respond to the strong and increasing consumer demand for safe personal care products.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the FDA to set standards on the water used to grow our food

    To the FDA:

    At least one major outbreak of E. coli in romaine lettuce last year was linked to contaminated agricultural water. The longer you wait to set limits on bacterial levels in the water used on produce, the more people could get sick and even die from disease outbreaks.

    I urge you to protect public health and stop food producers from using contaminated water.

    Sincerely,

  • Domino's has the power to help preserve our life-saving antibiotics

    Tell Domino's CEO Richard Allison to do the right thing and address the problem of antibiotic overuse in the company's beef and pork supply chains.

  • Add your name: Tell the EPA not to jeopardize life-saving medicines

    Overuse of antibiotics in factory farms is a major contributor to the rise of antibiotic resistant infections -- and spraying hundreds of thousands of pounds of antibiotics onto orchards could be just as dangerous as overusing them in factory farms.

    Stop the expansion of spraying antibiotics on citrus trees.

    Sincerely,

  • Students are paying millions in dubious debit card fees

    To the Department of Education:

    There is ample evidence that banks are charging students with campus debit cards exorbitant fees. Debit cards should rarely have any fees at all, and yet some college students who are already strapped for cash are paying almost three times more than their peers.

    This is likely in violation of the 2015 "cash management" rules. We're calling on you to investigate these debit card relationships between banks and schools and hold institutions accountable if they're in violation of these rules.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the FTC: Investigate Marriott's Massive Data Breach

    Marriott hotels recently announced a data breach that compromised the personal information -- including birthdays, addresses and credit card information -- of up to 500 million of their guests. I strongly urge you to investigate this breach, to hold Marriott accountable and protect consumers from their mistake.

  • Tell the USDA: Ban the sale of contaminated meat

    JBS Tolleson Inc. recalled 5 million more pounds of beef due to Salmonella contamination. That brings their grand total of recalled beef to 12 million pounds just in the last three months.

    Even if beef processors find Salmonella in their meat, they can sell it until there's a major disease outbreak. Tell the USDA to ban the sale of meat with dangerous Salmonella.

  • Tell the FTC to investigate Facebook and hold the company accountable if it violated a data privacy agreement.

    According to a New York Times investigation, Facebook was allegedly giving more than 150 corporations access to users' private data without their consent. If this is true, Facebook may be in direct violation of the company's 2011 FTC consent decree meant to clean up its act and keep our data safe.


    We urge the FTC to first conduct its own investigation into whether Facebook did violate the consent decree, and second, hold Facebook accountable with fines if it did.

    Sincerely,

  • TELL THE USDA: BAN THE SALE OF CONTAMINATED MEAT

    JBS Tolleson Inc. recalled 5 million more pounds of beef due to Salmonella contamination. That brings their grand total of recalled beef to 12 million pounds just in the last three months.

    Even if beef processors find Salmonella in their meat, they can sell it until there's a major disease outbreak. Tell the USDA to ban the sale of meat with dangerous Salmonella.

  • Tell Major Burger Chains: Follow McDonald's Lead and 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 might not be able to cure.

    After running a yearlong campaign that demonstrated support from consumers and the medical community, we helped convince McDonald's, the largest beef buyer in the United States, to monitor and reduce the use of medically important antibiotics in its beef supply chain.

    But there's more work to do. Other burger chains should take notice and follow McDonald's lead in reducing the amount of medically important antibiotics used to raise the beef they buy. The surest way to get Wendy's, Burger King, and other major burger chains to take significant action is to demonstrate just how much support there is for change and how big of an impact this could have on this growing public health threat.

    Will you tell other burger chains to hold the antibiotics?

  • Tell the USDA: Ban the sale of contaminated meat

    JBS Tolleson Inc. recalled 5 million more pounds of beef due to Salmonella contamination. That brings their grand total of recalled beef to 12 million pounds just in the last three months.

    Even if beef processors find Salmonella in their meat, they can sell it until there's a major disease outbreak. Tell the USDA to ban the sale of meat with dangerous Salmonella.

  • Tell the FTC: Investigate Facebook's data sharing and issue fines if wrongdoing is found.

    Dear Federal Trade Commission: Please investigate whether Facebook violated the terms of the consent decree number 09 23148, 29 November 2011 by sharing personal data with tech partners like Netflix and Spotify as described in the New York Times article "As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall" December 18, 2018. If violations of the consent decree are confirmed, the FTC should enforce the decree with fines for Facebook.

  • Tell The Consumer Product Safety Commission: Label Toxic Toys!

    CPSC Commissioner:

    A recent survey by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund found significant concentrations of boron, as high as 4,700 parts per million (ppm) in popular slime toys -- 15 times the limit in the European Union. Boron at these levels can sicken children, and many other countries have already taken action to limit or ban these dangerous toy slimes. Protect our children by adequately labeling toys that contain a boron concentration of 300 ppm or higher.

  • 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.

  • Tell Our Governor To Ban Roundup

    A new correction issued by the scientific journal, Critical Reviews in Toxicology, tells an alarming story of alleged ghostwriting and calls into question the "studies" Monsanto points to when claiming that Roundup is safe. Help us ban Roundup unless and until truly independent research proves it's safe.

  • Tell Coca-Cola: Do your part to reduce plastic pollution

    Dear Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey,

    We have a plastic pollution problem -- and plastic Coca-Cola products are a part of it. Coca-Cola should take the lead in not just promoting recycling, but taking responsibility for the entire life cycle of your products and reducing the amount of plastic used.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the FTC and CFPB to investigate Experian

    In October, a security flaw in Experian's system allowed identity thieves to access frozen credit reports. Join us in calling on the FTC and CFPB to investigate Experian and hold them accountable for their mistake.

  • Tell commercial pet stores to stop using antibiotics in healthy puppies

    Dear Pet Store CEOs,

    Antibiotics are meant to treat infections, not prevent disease in healthy animals. When antibiotics are overused, it increases the likelihood that all kinds of bacteria, including the ones that make people sick, will develop resistance, and our life-saving medicines won't work. If we don't take action, public health experts warn we could be headed for a "post-antibiotic era."

    Nobody wants their pet to be a source of antibiotic resistant bacteria. To protect these life-saving medicines and promote healthy practices, your company should commit to no longer using antibiotics on healthy animals.

    Sincerely,

  • Let's commit to a sustainable future:

    The European Union recently voted to ban single-use plastics completely by 2021. The bold progress on plastic across the pond proves the time is right for us to clean up our act stateside. We need to call on our leaders to take the next step and get single-use plastics out of our waste stream as soon as possible.

  • Ban Dicamba In Our State

    Dicamba can drift for miles from its source, damaging or destroying every plant in its path. That's why we're calling for a ban on dicamba in Arizona now. Tell your governor: ban this dangerous herbicide.

  • 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.

  • Call on General Mills to do better and get toxic pesticides out of its supply chain

    Dear General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening,

    Traces of a possibly-carcinogenic weed killer have no place in anybody's breakfast, and certainly not children's.

    But a recent two-part study found glyphosate -- the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup -- in a number of oat-based breakfast foods marketed to kids, including General Mills' Cheerios.

    We know that oats and grains can be grown without the use of toxic pesticides. That's why we're calling on General Mills to do better and get toxic pesticides out of its supply chain.

    Sincerely,

  • TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO CLOSE THE FRAGRANCE LOOPHOLE

    Due to a loophole and lax regulations, companies can hide thousands of chemicals on the ingredients list by listing them simply as "fragrance." This is true even for chemicals that have been linked to serious health problems. We're calling on Congress to close this loophole.

  • Protect Clean Car Standards

    The pollution from cars and trucks can have other frightening impacts on our health and environment, causing asthma, allergies, acid rain and smog. Freezing car emissions standards at 2020 levels for the next six years will allow billions of tons of dangerous pollution to continue to enter our atmosphere. Keeping the standards in place will save U.S. consumers about $500 million over the next three decades. For the sake of the air we all breathe, I strongly urge you not to roll back the national clean car standards that protect our health and pocketbooks.

  • Enough price-gouging, it's time for Right to Repair

    On Oct. 20, we are celebrating International Repair Day. But independent repair is getting harder and harder as manufacturers block access to parts and manuals.

    Independent repair is critical to fixing our relationship with throwaway products and our throwaway culture -- repair cuts waste and costs. When the only option for repair is going to the companies that made the product, there is a perverse incentive to get the customer to upgrade to the newest version.

  • URGE YOUR GOVERNOR TO GET THE LEAD OUT

    A recent government report found that more than 16 million students attend school districts with water contaminated with lead, a toxic metal that harms brain development. We need to get the lead out. Tell your governor to act now.

  • Tell Apple To Make Repairs Easier

    CEO Tim Cook,

    At the unveiling of the iPhone XS, Apple's vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives said that the best thing for the environment was to keep using your old phone. Despite this, Apple makes it difficult to do so.

    I urge you to provide the public with the parts, manuals and tools we need to keep our old devices running.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Darden to get our life-saving antibiotics out of its entire meat supply chain now

    Dear Darden Restaurants CEO Eugene I. Lee Jr.,

    Every day, the consequences of antibiotic overuse on industrial farms gets more serious. At least 23,000 people die every year in the United States of antibiotic resistant infections. In late September, your shareholders sent you a message: It's time to be a leader and get medically important antibiotics out of Darden's meat supply chain.

    We're calling on you to take this step and act now, before it's too late.

  • Tell McDonald's To Hold The Antibiotics

    CEO Steve Easterbrook,

    The misuse and overuse of medically important antibiotics on factory farms is creating a public health crisis that the Food and Drug Administration has struggled to address. As an industry leader, McDonald's has the power to help end the routine use of our life-saving medicines on healthy animals.

    I urge you to commit McDonald's to phasing out the routine use of antibiotics from its entire meat supply chain by the end of 2018.

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  • Tell Mick Mulvaney: The Consumer Bureau Should Be Protecting Consumers

    We need Mick Mulvaney -- and eventually, his replacement -- to hear loud and clear that the public is watching, and holding the bureau accountable to its mission. Take action now.

  • Tell McDonald's To Help Save Antibiotics

    CEO Steve Easterbrook,

    The misuse and overuse of medically important antibiotics on factory farms is creating a public health crisis. As an industry leader, McDonald's has the power to help end the routine use of our life-saving medicines on healthy animals.

    I urge you to commit McDonald's to phasing antibiotics out of its supply chain by the end of 2018.

    Sincerely,

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  • URGE YOUR GOVERNOR TO GET THE LEAD OUT OF SCHOOL DRINKING WATER

    A recent government report found that more than 16 million students attend school districts with water contaminated with lead, a toxic metal that harms brain development. We need to get the lead out. Tell your governor to act now.

  • Tell The USDA To Test For This Dangerous Pathogen

    Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue,

    New research links the E. coli strain ST131-H22 found in chicken to health problems in humans. Even though the pathogen could be causing up to 40,000 infections a year, the USDA is not testing meat for it. I urge you to have the USDA start testing chicken for ST131-H22.

    Sincerely,

  • Ban Single-Use Plastic Foam Items In Arizona

    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 our governor to ban single-use polystyrene foam items today.

  • 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.

  • Let's Tell National Grocery Chains to Ditch Single-Use Plastic Bags

    Americans throw out 300 million plastic bags every day. This is pollution that persists in our environment forever, posing serious health risks to both people and wildlife. Kroger Co. has taken the lead in putting a dent in our plastic waste problem by committing to phase out single-use plastic bags in their stores by 2025. I strongly urge you to make a similar commitment and protect the public health of your consumers.

  • Ban Toxic Paint Strippers

    Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler,

    Paint strippers containing methylene chloride and N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) have resulted in dozens of accidental injuries or deaths over the years. The health risks are so severe that the EPA proposed banning them, yet has not followed through on its proposal. I urge you to implement a ban on paint strippers that contain methylene and NMP to protect consumers' health.

    Sincerely,

  • Urge the CPSC to take urgent action and get asbestos-laced crayons off store shelves.

    Ann Marie Buerkle, Acting Chairwoman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

    A new study from Arizona PIRG Education Fund found asbestos in common Playskool brand crayons. The CPSC has the power to get these products off store shelves and put in place safety measures to ensure more crayons aren't laced with asbestos. We urge you to take these steps to protect our children, families and communities now.

  • Tell The EPA To Abandon The Dirty Power Plan

    The Trump administration is planning to eliminate federal limits on power plant pollution and give that regulatory decision making authority to the states. According to the EPA's own analysis, this will lead to thousands of premature deaths and even more health problems by 2030. Make your public comment to the EPA today and urge the government to abandon this deadly plan.

  • Take Action To Prevent Data Breaches

    One year ago, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed 147 million Americans to potential identity theft. We need Congress to hold Equifax accountable and take action to protect us from future breaches.

    The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act will help ensure that credit bureaus are keeping our sensitive information safe, and will impose fines on bureaus that fail to protect our data. Tell your senators today to pass this important legislation.

  • Ban dicamba in Arizona

    When it comes to pesticides, we should exercise caution. We shouldn't allow the use of potentially toxic pesticides unless and until they are proven safe. And it is unwise to continue spraying dicamba -- and other toxic pesticides -- when they can drift for miles from their source. That's why we're calling for a ban on dicamba in Arizona now.

  • Tell Your Representative: Restore Net Neutrality

    Last year the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed net neutrality protections. Net neutrality prevents internet service providers from slowing undesired content or creating paid "fast lanes" for content they want to promote.

    The absence of net neutrality suppresses consumer choice and fair competition, and can endanger public health. Firefighters struggling to contain a deadly California wildfire faced terrible danger when Verizon slowed their internet access to a crawl and encouraged the fire department to upgrade to a more expensive plan.

    The Senate voted to restore net neutrality, and now it's the House's turn. Call on your representative today to keep the internet free and accessible for all.

  • Tell The FDA To Strengthen Its Antibiotics Plan

    Dear FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb,

    Antibiotics are simply too important to lose. According to the World Health Organization, if we want to avoid ruining the effectiveness of antibiotics, we need to stop the use of these drugs on healthy animals. However, in the FDA's recent plan to save antibiotics, you allow this dangerous practice to continue.

    I urge you to listen to these experts and ban the use of medically important antibiotics on healthy animals.

    Sincerely,

  • Urge Congress To Ban Asbestos Once And For All

    We've known for decades that asbestos is dangerous -- exposure has been linked to lung cancer, mesothelioma and more. But the EPA's new rule could open up back-door ways to sneak asbestos into our products, our homes and our communities.

    Act now to urge Congress to ban asbestos for good.

  • Tell the EPA: Prevent Chemical Catastrophe

    Millions of Americans live, attend school, and work within the zone of vulnerability of hazardous chemical facilities, putting them at risk of disaster in the event of a chemical release incident. The Risk Management Plan Amendments include rules and regulations invaluable to the safety of families and communities all over the country. I strongly urge you not to rescind and modify the RMP Amendments, to keep Americans safe from chemical catastrophe.

    Sincerely,

  • It's Time To Ban Roundup

    A California man will receive $289 million from Monsanto after a jury linked Roundup to his terminal cancer. Now is the time for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finally take action to ban this toxic pesticide. Tell Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler: Ban Roundup now.

  • Tell Mick Mulvaney: The Punishment Should Fit The Crime

    Dear CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney,

    The Consumer Bureau's recent actions of reducing fines against companies accused of wronging consumers have not gone unnoticed. The bureau was set up to defend consumers, not coddle criminals. I urge you to support enforcement that stops bad behavior, holds wrongdoers accountable, deters others and fully compensates all victims.

  • Tell Congress To Pass The FAIR Fees Amendment Today

    The FAIR Fees amendment would help protect consumers from unreasonably high airline fees, and it's under consideration in Congress right now. Tell our lawmakers to pass the FAIR Fees amendment today.

  • Ban Single-Use Plastic Foam Items In Our State

    One of the best ways to reduce the amount of trash headed to landfills is to ban items such as plastic foam cups and takeout containers. Tell our state legislators to ban single-use polystyrene items today.

  • Tell Lawmakers: Pass A Farm Bill That Supports Healthy Food, Land And Communities

    Congress is working to build a final version of the farm bill -- the legislative heart of American agriculture -- this summer. The stakes are high -- the farm bill that Congress agrees on will remain in place for the next five years. Tell lawmakers now: We need a farm bill that promotes healthy, sustainable agriculture.

  • Ban Roundup Now

    It's absurd that a weed killer, designed to make our lives more convenient, and food production more efficient, should be allowed to put public health at risk. That's why we need to ban Roundup now.

  • Pizza Restaurants Should Buy All Meat From Farms That Use Antibiotics Responsibly

    Pizza Hut just joined other major pizza restaurants in pledging to end sales of chicken raised on medically important antibiotics -- a commendable commitment in the fight to preserve the effectiveness of our life-saving medicines. But with at least 23,000 Americans dying of antibiotic-resistant infections every year, I urge pizza restaurants like yours to commit to buying all meat from farms that use antibiotics responsibly.

  • Tell Congress To Pass The Strengthening Antibiotic Oversight Act

    In June, a group of senators put forward a bill that would address antibiotic resistance, a growing public health crisis that the World Health Organization calls "one of the biggest threats to global health, food security and development today."

    Tell our senators now: Protect public health by passing the Strengthening Antibiotic Oversight Act before antibiotics lose their effectiveness.

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  • Electric bills are up; energy efficiency funding is down. What's wrong here?

    Even though APS and TEP recently had rate increases approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission, they have failed to maintain adequate opportunities for ratepayers to save money.

    Please ask the Arizona Corporation Commission to restore and increase funding for energy efficiency programs.

    A couple sentences in your own words can make a real impact. Below are some suggested points. We encourage you to be respectful.

    INTRODUCE YOURSELF & EXPLAIN YOUR PURPOSE
    - Thank the Chairman and the Commissioners for the opportunity to provide comment. Let Commissioners know if you are an APS or TEP customer.
    - Provide any other details you think might be helpful: where you work, if you're a parent, veteran, business owner, etc.
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    Ask the Commissioners to prioritize energy efficiency in the 2018 Demand Side Management Plans.

    PICK A TALKING POINT(S) BELOW (BUT PLEASE PUT IN YOUR OWN WORDS)
    - Now is the perfect time to invest more in energy efficiency. Rates for APS and TEP customers recently went up. We're entering the hottest months of the year and many Arizona families and businesses are getting hit by high electric bills. People need more tools to control costs.
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    Energy efficiency programs are cost effective. It is less expensive to provide people with rebates and tools to save energy than it is to build and operate more power plants.
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    Energy efficiency creates jobs. Energy efficiency jobs typically pay well, are local, and are in hands-on fields like installation, so they cannot be easily outsourced. When we invest in energy efficiency, we invest in local businesses, we invest in our economy, and we invest in Arizona.

    THANK THE COMMISSIONERS & REMIND THEM TO PRIORITIZE ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

  • Tell Gov. Ducey: Ban Chlorpyrifos

    Hawaii just became the first state to prohibit the pesticide chlorpyrifos -- a toxic chemical that ends up in our food and threatens our health. In 2018, there are better methods for growing the food we need than toxic pesticides that can end up in our bodies. That's why we're working to convince Gov. Ducey to follow Hawaii's lead and ban chlorpyrifos in Arizona.

  • Add Your Name To Save Our Antibiotics

    Antibiotics are a pillar of modern medicine, saving countless lives since being introduced in the 1940s. But the overuse of these medicines -- particularly on industrial farms -- has led to a rise in antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" that kill more than 23,000 Americans every year, with experts warning it could get a lot worse. I strongly urge top restaurant chains like McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's to help combat antibiotic resistance and save lives by eliminating the routine use of antibiotics from their meat supply chains.

  • Tell Congress: Pass A Consumer-Friendly Budget

    Some proposals hidden in next year's federal budget could weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other consumer protections. Tell Congress: Pass a consumer-friendly budget that doesn't weaken critical protections for millions of Americans.

  • Tell Home Depot: No more deadly paint strippers

    Dear Home Depot CEO Craig Menear,

    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,

  • 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 millions of 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,

  • 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 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 Congress: Investigate the FDA

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should be protecting the public from toxic dangers like asbestos in our consumer products. But the FDA has been slow to protect consumers from toxic products sold by the retailer Claire's -- while European countries have been pulling them off the shelves. Congress should investigate the FDA and make sure they protect the American public from toxic products.

  • 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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  • Tell EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that our health is too important to risk

    Docket Numbers: EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0259; FRL-9977-40-ORD

    The EPA's proposed rule would require the agency to look only at studies where the underlying data is publicly available, effectively blocking the use of long-standing, landmark studies on the harmful effects of air pollution and pesticide exposure -- which often involve confidential personal or medical histories or proprietary information. These restrictions would make it harder for the EPA to protect Americans from toxic chemicals, air pollution, drinking water pollution and other health risks. I strongly urge you to reject this rule.

  • Tell Mick Mulvaney: Keep The Consumer Complaint Database Public

    Mick Mulvaney, acting director of our best Wall Street watchdog, recently told more than 1,000 bankers that he doesn't think the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's enormously successful complaint database needs to be public anymore.

    Without a public database, companies could hide widespread wrongdoing from view and consumers would be less informed about potential problems they could avoid. Tell Mick Mulvaney: Sunlight is the best disinfectant. Keep our consumer complaints public.

  • Tell The EPA: Close Coal Ash Ponds

    Coal ash is unsafe, and has no place in ponds that can leak into nearby waterways and drinking water sources. Tell the EPA today: Close coal ash ponds, and protect our communities and our water from toxic pollution.

  • Consumers Deserve Guaranteed Rights To Privacy

    The recent Facebook scandal brought to light the need for guaranteed rights to privacy in an increasingly digital world. Tell Congress to pass the CONSENT Act today.

  • Urge L'Oréal to show us we're worth it by going toxic-free

    To L'Oréal USA President & CEO Frédéric Rozé:

    I'm concerned about the safety of my personal care products. Please identify and eliminate chemicals linked to negative health effects from your personal care products, and replace them with safer alternatives. In addition, please fully disclose all ingredients used in "fragrance" in all of your personal care products.

    Sincerely,

  • 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.

  • Microsoft, Don't Punish Recyclers

    Legal action by Microsoft is sending Eric Lundgren to prison for making restore discs that allow people to fix old computers -- even though the software on those discs is available online for free!

    We're working to make sure Eric is the last person sent to prison for doing what we all need to be doing -- cutting waste with repair and reuse. We're calling for Microsoft to publicly apologize and pledge to work with recyclers, not jail them.

  • 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. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), at least 50 people in the U.S. have died after using paint removers containing methylene chloride, 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 Congress: Stop the overuse of antibiotics on industrial farms

    Lawmakers will soon vote on a proposal that would allow pharmaceutical companies to sell more drugs to industrial farms. We need less antibiotic use, not more, to combat drug-resistant superbugs. Urge your representatives to oppose weakening drug approval standards, and instead, support reducing antibiotic use.

  • 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 The EPA: Ban Neonicotinoid Pesticides

    Neonicotinoid pesticides are highly toxic to bees, and bee die-offs have far-reaching consequences for our food supply and the health of our planet. In fact, a recent study published in the Journal of Environmental Science and Pollution Research shows that our widespread over-reliance on neonicotinoids is inflicting damage to the environment in ways that risk our food supply. I strongly urge the EPA to ban the use of these toxic pesticides.

  • Stop Trashing Our Future

    Polystyrene foam, the stuff most of us call Styrofoam, is clogging our landfills, littering our streets, and polluting our parks, rivers and oceans. Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our future for hundreds of years. Tell our lawmakers: ban polystyrene now.

  • A Bill That Equifax Could've Written

    Years after the Great Recession and months after news of the Equifax breach, it is alarming to see Congress moving to stack the deck in favor of banks and credit bureaus. S. 2155 would replace stronger state laws against identity theft, deny servicemembers their right to a day in court, and much more. As long as S. 2155's core and credit bureau-related provisions remain in the House version, please oppose it.

  • We should be able to know who sponsors our paid political ads online

    Now that political advertisements on social platforms are becoming more and more popular, we need to apply the same disclosure rules for these ads that we do for TV and radio ads.

    Tell our senators to support the Honest Ads Act today.

  • 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.

  • FDA: Protect Us From Lead In Candy

    Easter candy shouldn't be tainted with lead. But toxic lead has been found in candy, and consumers wouldn't know this on our own -- it must be tested by a laboratory. The FDA needs to do better for consumers. We urge you to do thorough, regular tests, with the results and names of each product made public to consumers.

  • 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.

  • EPA: Do Not Renew Glyphosate Unless And Until It's Proven Safe

    Docket: EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0361

    I strongly urge the EPA to not renew glyphosate for use unless and until it is proven safe. We need independent research that investigates the known links of glyphosate to cancer, reproductive harm, and more, especially when glyphosate is increasingly showing up in our bodies. The continued use of glyphosate poses a significant public health risk, and we ask that you exercise caution, and base your decision on transparent and independent studies.

  • Congress: Protect Our Data

    More than 147 million Americans' most personal financial data was exposed in last year's hack at Equifax. But Congress is drafting new rules that would let banks and credit bureaus like Equifax off the hook for data breaches. Join us in calling on Congress to side with consumers.

  • EPA proposing to cut research center that protects kids' health

    With American kids facing so many environmental problems every day, the Environmental Protection Agency should be working to protect children from toxic exposure. The National Center for Environmental Research works on the prevention and treatment of childhood asthma, preterm births, leukemia, immune system disorders, neurodevelopmental problems, autism spectrum disorder and obesity. These are all important public health issues that we need scientists working on. The EPA should not close the National Center for Environmental Research.

  • 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.

  • Tell Gov. Ducey: Ban Dicamba In Arizona

    Drifting dicamba is dangerous for neighboring crops and the health of our communities and families. Our national network is working with farmers, communities and legislatures to ban this toxic pesticide in states across the country. But we can't do it without you.

    Tell Gov. Ducey: Ban dicamba in Arizona.

  • 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.

  • Tell Acting Director Mulvaney: Don't let Equifax off the hook

    Equifax's negligence allowed hackers to steal the personal information of 145 million Americans. The Consumer Bureau should be moving full speed ahead with its investigation, to ensure that Equifax is held accountable, and that a similar leak never happens again.

  • Tell Your Senators: Oppose EPA Budget Cuts, Clean Up Superfund Sites

    Nearly 2 million Americans live within a mile of 327 Superfund sites in areas prone to flooding or vulnerable to sea-level rise caused by climate change.

    Waiting to secure these toxic sites until after they're hit by storms is a recipe for disaster. Tell your senators today: Oppose all cuts to the EPA's budget and keep our neighborhoods safe.

  • 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.

  • Arkansas Stands Up To Monsanto

    Dear Arkansas Plant Board,

    Thank you for extending your ban on dicamba, which has been shown to drift much farther than intended. Given how damaging the pesticide is for farmers, and its links to serious health effects, we encourage you to consider extending this ban year-round in the state of Arkansas.

    Thank you for your consideration,

  • 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.

  • L'Oréal products should be transparent and toxic-free

    Dear L'Oréal USA CEO Frédéric Rozé,

    Please identify and eliminate from your products any chemicals linked to negative health effects, and replace them with safer alternatives. In addition, please disclose the ingredients that make up the "fragrance" in each of your products.

    These changes will not only address a growing public health threat, they will meaningfully respond to the strong and increasing consumer demand for safe personal care products.

    Sincerely,

  • 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.

  • TELL MCDONALD'S: HOLD THE ANTIBIOTICS

    Dear McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook,

    When antibiotics are used on a routine basis by farming operations, it increases the likelihood that all kinds of bacteria will develop resistance and our life-saving medicines won't work.


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

  • Free Credit Freezes Would Be A Big Win For Consumers

    You should have more control over your personal information, including a right by law to freeze your credit reports -- the only way to prevent new accounts being opened in your name -- for free. The Freedom from Equifax Exploitation (FREE) Act would finally make credit freezes free for all consumers.

  • Defend the Consumer Bureau

    Congressional leaders plan to effectively dismantle America's top financial watchdog, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as part of a must-pass spending bill that's up for vote as early as TODAY. Our senators can take action to protect the Consumer Bureau as we know it, but they need to hear from concerned citizens like you.

  • Tell Congress: Keep The Internet Free And Open

    Instead of responding to the millions of Americans who support net neutrality, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the agency would move forward with repealing the rules that keep the internet free and open. Call on your legislators to take action to defend our open internet.

  • Tell your senators: Confirm a CFPB director who believes in the agency's mission

    In only six years of existence, the Consumer Bureau has won $12 billion in relief for 30 million consumers harmed by banks, lenders and other financial companies that broke the law.

    We're fighting to make sure the new leader of the Consumer Bureau is someone who believes in the agency's mission -- protecting consumers from financial harm.

    We need your help. Tell your senators to only support the confirmation of a qualified CFPB director who supports consumer protection.

  • Tell Governor Ducey: 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. We rely on bees to pollinate everything from strawberries to broccoli to the alfalfa used to feed dairy cows.

    For the past several years, PIRG and other groups have asked the EPA to ban these pesticides nationwide, and they have failed to do so. Now, to protect bees and our food supply, we're calling on states to act. Call on Governor Ducey to ban the sale of bee-killing pesticides.

  • Tell Governor Ducey: 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. We rely on bees to pollinate everything from strawberries to broccoli to the alfalfa used to feed dairy cows.

    For the past several years, PIRG and other groups have asked the EPA to ban these pesticides nationwide, and they have failed to do so. Now, to protect bees and our food supply, we're calling on states to act. Call on Governor Ducey to ban the sale of bee-killing pesticides.

  • 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.

  • Tell Target to recall toxic fidget spinners

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

    Lead is dangerous for everyone, but young children are most at risk. Even low levels of lead exposure can impact development in children, and no amount of lead in a child's blood is safe. What's more, effects of lead exposure in young children cannot be reversed, which is why we need to prevent their exposure in the first place.

    To our surprise, when we informed Target that these spinners pose a risk, Target refused to pull them from the shelves. We expect more from a company like Target.

    These toys may be popular, but they're not worth risking our children's health and wellbeing.

    Tell Target to take these toxic fidget spinners off the shelves.

  • Tell the CPSC to test and recall dangerous fidget spinners

    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.

    Lead is dangerous for everyone, but young children are most at risk. Even low levels of lead exposure can impact development in children, and no amount of lead in a child's blood is safe. What's more, effects of lead exposure in young children cannot be reversed, which is why we need to prevent their exposure in the first place.

    These toys may be popular, but they're not worth risking our children's health and wellbeing. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has the authority to recall toys that do not meet its standards, but the only way we can know if a toy contains lead is if it is tested.

    Tell the CPSC to test fidget spinners for lead, and recall products that surpass the legal limits.

  • Tell Target to recall toxic fidget spinners

    Our research of fidget spinners uncovered disturbing results: some spinners bought at Target contain as much as 300 times the federal legal limit for lead in children's products. And to our surprise, when we informed Target that these spinners pose a risk, Target refused to pull them from the shelves. We expect more from a company like Target.

    Lead is dangerous for everyone, but young children are most at risk. Even low levels of lead exposure can impact development in children, and no amount of lead in a child's blood is safe. What's more, effects of lead exposure in young children cannot be reversed, which is why we need to prevent their exposure in the first place.

    These toys may be popular, but they're not worth risking our children's health and wellbeing.

    Tell Target to take these toxic fidget spinners off the shelves.

  • No More Offshore Shell Games

    When it comes to paying taxes, multinational corporations based in the U.S. play by entirely different rules than small and domestic businesses or individuals -- that is, they game the system for their benefit.

    We need to inject some common sense into our tax code, not open the door for more gimmicks.

    Tell Congress: We need tax reform that closes these loopholes.

  • 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.

  • TELL CONGRESS: DEFEND THE CONSUMER BUREAU

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created in the wake of the Great Recession to be our financial cop on Wall Street. Since then, it's been getting the job done, returning $12 billion to more than 29 million ripped-off consumers.

    But now, the Trump administration and some in Congress are pushing to weaken or even eliminate the Consumer Bureau.

    Tell your senators to stand up and defend the Consumer Bureau.

  • 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.

  • 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 Equifax to do more to make this right

    Equifax disclosed a massive hack into its system that potentially leaves the vital information of up to 143 million Americans exposed. Right now, Arizona PIRG's top priority is making sure consumers like you are protected, so we're calling on Equifax to offer free credit freezes for all three credit reporting companies; and, for consumers who choose not to freeze their credit report, unlimited credit monitoring -- not just for one year. Join our call on Equifax today.

  • EPA: Protect us from chemical disasters

    In June, President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delayed the federal Risk Management Plan, an Obama-era rule aimed at improving safety at U.S. chemical plants. Our families need to be protected from unforeseen chemical threats, so Arizona PIRG is urging the EPA to fully implement the rule. Add your name to our call for stronger chemical safety regulations in the U.S.

  • Release the names of "deregulation teams"

    The Trump administration now has "deregulation teams" dedicated to rolling back many of the rules and regulations that protect Americans like you and me.

    But most of these teams are operating in secret. As a result, we don't know what protections these teams are looking to dismantle, who is trying to dismantle them, or whether they stand to personally profit from the rollbacks.

    That's why we're calling on Cabinet secretaries, the leaders of the government's top agencies, to release the names of the people on these deregulation teams.

  • 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 Congress not to defund the CDC

    The President's budget proposal includes major funding cuts to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which could greatly jeopardize our nation's efforts to curb the spread of drug-resistant bacteria.

    We need more resources to implement antibiotic stewardship and to fund research to combat superbugs, not less. Please protect the health and safety of our communities by preserving the funding of the CDC.

  • Kraft: Get toxic phthalates out of mac and cheese

    Dear Kraft Foods CEO Bernard Hess,

    A recent study found phthalates, a hormone-disrupting chemical, in 29 of 30 cheese products tested, including 8 of the 9 Kraft products tested.

    The study also found that the highest concentrations of phthalates were found in the processed cheese powder in those mac and cheese boxes. These phthalates can pose a special risk to pregnant women and small children.

    Kraft has shown a commitment to improving the nutritional value and quality of its food products, especially when it comes to mac and cheese. Now, I'm asking you to eliminate any and all sources of phthalates from your products.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell your representative to support the Corporate Transparency Act

    It's easier to create an entirely anonymous and secret company in the U.S. than almost anywhere else in the world. Luckily, there's an easy solution. Tell your representative: Support the Corporate Transparency Act to end anonymous shell companies.

  • Tell your representative to support the Corporate Transparency Act

    It's easier to create an entirely anonymous and secret company in the U.S. than almost anywhere else in the world. Luckily, there's an easy solution. Tell your representative: Support the Corporate Transparency Act to end anonymous shell companies.

  • Keep our consumer cop on the financial beat
    The Wrong CHOICE Act would dismantle consumer protections, put our economy at risk, and gut our watchdog on Wall Street, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Make sure your senators vote against this bad bill.
  • Old Spice: Protect men's health & go toxic-free

    To Procter & Gamble [Old Spice owner] President & CEO David S. Taylor:

    As a top-selling deodorant and body wash brand for men of all ages, you have a responsibility to make safe products and protect the health of men across the country.

    Please eliminate chemicals linked to negative health effects from your products and replace them with safer alternatives. In addition, please fully disclose all ingredients used in the "fragrance" in all of your products.

    Sincerely,

  • Oppose cuts to TEP’s energy efficiency programs

    First, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) raised rates. Now, TEP wants to cut $6 million for energy efficiency programs that benefit customers.

    Sign the petition to oppose cuts to TEP’s energy efficiency programs.

    Energy efficiency is the cleanest, cheapest and quickest way to meet our energy needs. By investing in energy efficiency, we can reduce costs, support local jobs, and build a more affordable, reliable electricity system for consumers and businesses.

    Please take a minute to oppose cuts to TEP’s energy efficiency programs.

  • Defend the Consumer Bureau
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a dedicated Office of Servicemember Affairs to protect those who serve our country, which could be eliminated if the Financial CHOICE Act passes.

    In just six years, the Consumer Bureau has fielded more than 40,000 servicemember requests, taken at least 12 enforcement actions with specific benefits to servicemembers, and returned nearly $12 billion to 29 million consumers ripped off by financial institutions. Tell your representative to vote against this bad bill.
  • 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.

  • Thank KFC for taking action

    KFC just announced that they're going to stop serving chicken raised on the routine use of antibiotics. The move comes after more than a year of organizing doctors, health professionals, farmers and citizens like you in communities across the country to call on the fast-food giant to act.

    This is a major step forward in our efforts to stop the overuse of antibiotics. Thank KFC for doing the right thing for public health and protecting our life-saving medicines.

  • 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 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 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.

  • Congress: Stand up for voters!

    We're making serious progress in the fight to reclaim our democracy for the people. In fact, voters in Seattle and Maine just passed measures that put them at the forefront of the nationwide movement to empower regular voters, and reduce the influence of big money.

    Right now, Congress is considering two good bills that would amplify the voice of regular voters. Remind them that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Take action.
  • 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.

  • Make sure Congress stands up for voters!



    Right now, Congress is considering two good bills that would amplify the voice of voters.

    Remind them 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.

  • 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.