Raising awareness one petition at a time: Change.org
Lost in the daily political drama are the bills on important issues that could impact millions of Americans like you. Join me in supporting these following bills.
When Congress returns to Washington next week, lawmakers will kick off a busy session to decide whether to fund Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts, among other tall tasks. Before they get back to work, Change.org has compiled several petitions, which your support could help secure legislative victory in the near future.
Tell Congress It’s Time to Fix Our Water Systems
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan revealed an outdated infrastructure that leaves many of our communities vulnerable to dangerous health risks. Robert from Virginia has spent four decades working to secure government funds that help to upgrade critical infrastructure projects nationwide. He’s spent the last year and a half urging Congress to make the necessary investments that can protect public safety before more lives are jeopardized. His petition is renewing calls of federal lawmakers to pass the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act, which was reintroduced in the House by Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) in June.
Pass the Food Recovery Act to Fight Food Waste and Hunger
Americans throw away up to 40 percent of our nation’s food. Folks like Jordan from California consider this an unacceptable problem, given the tens of millions of Americans that fight poverty and food insecurity on a daily basis. Jordan has joined forces with author Jonathan Bloom and nearly 40,000 Americans to
ask Congress to pass the Food Recovery Act. The bicameral bill, which was reintroduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) last month, would provide schools, consumers, retailers, restaurants and farmers with greater resources to help tackle food waste and hunger.
Stop Congress from Sentencing Wolves to Death
A growing petition calls on Congress to help protect the animals with whom we share our land. The Endangered Species Act has long offered threatened species such as wolves with protection against being preyed upon by hunters. Those protections are now at risk as part of the House budget bill, and The Center for Biological Diversity won’t stand for it. They’re concerned more wolves’ lives will be lost, as the organization claims that 3,000 wolves have been killed since Congress removed the act’s protections in five Western U.S. states in 2011. Their 50,000+ petition supporters are urging lawmakers to act in their favor during the budget decision-making process.
These petitions are made possible thanks to the generous support of Change.org members, who contribute on a monthly basis to help fund the tools and professional support that have mobilized Americans for legislative impact.