Stand up for human health and rights
Human rights and safety are things that the entire world should strive to attain for its citizens; unfortunately, that is not the case in much of the world, including our own backyard, sometimes. Let’s band together today and take action on some important issues that affect each of us today by making simple e-mails, phone calls, or even simple signatures to voice our support for human rights and human safety.
Stop Child Trafficking
When my daughter pleaded to know if slavery still existed after we discussed it, I had to tell her the honest answer—it does still exist. While I spared her from the most awful details as she’s only six, I can tell you that millions of children, as well as adults, are either in or being kidnapped or sold into the human trafficking industry right now—even in America. Our country, along with other countries, has the power to stop this; the only way it can continue is with people in power supplying backdoor opportunities. Ask your member of Congress to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act to help protect people from becoming victims and to penalize those perpetuating the slave trade. Call 202-224-3121 to speak to your member of Congress.
Support a Strong Safe Chemicals Act
How do you feel when you hear that our country not only allows hundreds of chemicals to be legal while other countries ban them, but that many of them are actually inside the food we eat and the drinks we drink? It makes me feel pretty outraged. Luckily, the Safe Chemicals Act is up for a vote right now and we can all chime in to make sure that it passes well. Click here to add your voice to the challenge, letting your elected officials know that you care about the chemicals that affect you and your loved ones.
Take Part in National HIV Awareness Month
July is almost over, but you can still take part in National HIV Awareness Month. You can tweet about it, make a donation, share information with friends and family, and get tested or help loved ones get tested. For more information or to take action today, click here.
Thank a Vet
Send your thanks, thoughts, and prayers to American military members, their families, and veterans of the military by clicking here. Many of these people are put in harm’s way to help protect others and we can thank them for their sacrifice today.