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In sub-Saharan Africa, where close to 23 million people are infected with HIV, women are in great need of family planning assistance.

Women comprise the majority of individuals living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, and we need to provide better family planning and prevention resources to these women so that they can avoid pregnancy and stop the further spread of the disease.

Many women do not want to continue having children, but lack the necessary knowledge and tools to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

President Obama has made clear his intentions to fight AIDS throughout his presidency — so let's hold him to his promise. Ask that he direct increased funding to family planning in sub-Saharan Africa so that we can continue striving toward eradicating AIDS.

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Dear President Obama,

Throughout your presidency, you have continuously stated your commitment to combating AIDS worldwide. Right now is as good a time as ever for you to stand strong to that promise.

Right now, almost 23 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are infected with HIV — and a significant portion of that number is attributed to children. Women, however, comprise the largest subset in that group, making up 60 percent.

Sadly, women in this region do not have easy access to family planning tools that would help them avoid passing HIV along to their partners or their unborn children. That's why we need to step up our efforts to providing these women with resources they can use to prevent further spread of the disease.

Please honor your promises to fight AIDS and direct more funding to family planning resources in sub-Saharan Africa.

Thank you for your consideration.

Petition Signatures


Mar 29, 2017 Tim Young
Mar 25, 2017 Dorothy Henry
Mar 24, 2017 Lora Hamman
Mar 22, 2017 Linda Anderson
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Mar 19, 2017 Katie Stansell
Mar 15, 2017 Kathleen Shabi
Mar 11, 2017 Sigfrido Losada Torreiro
Mar 9, 2017 Sheila Pedraza
Mar 5, 2017 Mark Berriman
Mar 5, 2017 Laura Altman
Mar 5, 2017 Kathy Smith
Feb 28, 2017 Danielle Walden
Feb 27, 2017 Cristina da Cruz
Feb 27, 2017 Tracy Schalk
Feb 27, 2017 Larissa S
Feb 26, 2017 Howard Cohen
Feb 26, 2017 Loraine Lindsey
Feb 26, 2017 Arthur Foster
Feb 26, 2017 Fernanda Coelho
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Feb 24, 2017 Mary Lannon
Feb 18, 2017 Courtney Kovacs
Feb 18, 2017 Sally Friedman
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Feb 15, 2017 Stephanie Davis
Feb 15, 2017 Virgil Pauls
Feb 12, 2017 sharon belson
Feb 10, 2017 Stacey Govito
Feb 9, 2017 Michelle Wiseman
Feb 9, 2017 Mick McMahon
Jan 31, 2017 Petra Jones
Jan 31, 2017 Demetrios Lekkas
Jan 31, 2017 Raleigh koritz
Jan 31, 2017 OLGA COTTO
Jan 29, 2017 Joanne Montgomery
Jan 28, 2017 Leslie Williams
Jan 25, 2017 Gerald Rogreus
Jan 24, 2017 Francine Allen
Jan 24, 2017 Erin Fourie
Jan 23, 2017 PATRICIA NENADICH
Jan 21, 2017 julian zrnic
Jan 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 19, 2017 Ellen Spear Mr. President, Allowing all women family planning is the best way to fight starvation and prevent the over-taxing of global resources as well as fighting HIV/AIDS.
Jan 19, 2017 anna myrha
Jan 17, 2017 Pamela Sanseri
Jan 17, 2017 Christina Vawser
Jan 13, 2017 Valerie Baksa-Cato
Jan 11, 2017 M Whittier

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