Petition Tag - hygiene

1. Petition medicaid/Medicare to pay for feminine hygiene products

Feminine hygiene items are something practically EVERY female needs EVERY month. What if you're homeless and can't afford to buy them what do you do? Insurance doesn't cover them. You can't purchase them with food stamps. You can't just go without. So you shoplift, next month you do it again, and the next month and the next. Eventually you get caught. Now you are charged with shoplifting/petty theft. Your record doesn't say anything about it being feminine hygiene items, just that you STOLE. This will now haunt you the rest of your life. Make it harder for you to get a job, make it harder for you to get out of homelessness.

Please join us in signing this petition to allow these items to be purchased with Medicare/ Medicaid and consider donating some to a local organization that helps the homeless.

2. Support Global Handwashing Day - 15th October

Global Handwashing Day is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

Celebrated annually on October 15, Global Handwashing Day was founded by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing, and is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times.

Global Handwashing Day is designed to:
Foster and support a global and local culture of handwashing with soap
Shine a spotlight on the state of handwashing around the world
Raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap

3. Demand the labeling of palm oil in cosmetic products

The Sumatran orangutan society, have been very successful in campaigning to get palm oil labeled in all products who use it. They have recently won their clear labels, not forests campaign and it is now compulsory for all food products containing palm oil to be labeled in Europe and the UK. However this does not cover all products...cosmetics are not included in this campaign but i believe they should be.

The palm oil industry is responsible for destroying thousands of acres of deforestation in other countries. Currently 300 football fields are destroyed in south east Asia every hour for palm oil. And it's not just the vegetation that is being affected! The animals that rely on the forest (such as orangutans) are affected, many orangutans have no place to go when the forest is destroyed. 20 years ago their were more than 300,000 Bornean orangutans in the wild, now their are less than 45,000 in the wild. Orangutans only give birth once in 6 - 10 years therefore it is hard for them to breed as much as they are dying out due to deforestation.

Please go to for more information on orangutans.

But worst of all the industry does not even label palm oil! Most palm oil is labeled as vegetable oil, therefore many people are unaware that it is in their shopping products. This is taking away our freedom to know what exactly goes into our cosmetics, it takes away are choice of whether or not to use palm oil! This is wrong, they should label palm oil and deliberately point out if it is palm oil free!

4. Keep our supermarket trolleys clean!

Are you disgusted to see children sitting inside supermarket food trolleys? Often they have dirty shoes, dirty nappies, etc etc and YOU will next put your food into that trolley.

Let's make this illegal.