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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


Jul 22, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Jul 21, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 19, 2017 Shannen Marshall
Jul 11, 2017 Joe and Karen Lansdale
Jul 5, 2017 james devine
Jul 2, 2017 Ivan Zhyvolup
Jun 29, 2017 Beth Laurer
Jun 22, 2017 Thao Vu
Jun 8, 2017 Ian Whitelaw
Jun 2, 2017 Susana Osorno
Jun 2, 2017 Nathalie Gilles
Jun 2, 2017 Nat Aussenac
May 30, 2017 Stephen Moyer
May 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 19, 2017 Silva Kruzic
May 4, 2017 Sharon Sutton
May 4, 2017 KURT CRUGER
May 4, 2017 Amina Jamal
May 4, 2017 Virginia Olson
May 4, 2017 Natasha Jenkins
May 4, 2017 Lasha Wells
May 2, 2017 Jo Mosley
May 2, 2017 Quentin Fischer
May 1, 2017 Sandra Ainsley
May 1, 2017 Susannah Gelbart
Apr 20, 2017 Rebecca Rose
Apr 19, 2017 michele rule
Apr 17, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Apr 12, 2017 Sarina Mathis
Apr 11, 2017 Jason Wood
Apr 11, 2017 Sara Perron
Apr 11, 2017 Hannah Crone
Apr 11, 2017 joanna miloszewska
Apr 11, 2017 Diana Aylward
Apr 10, 2017 Jimmie Lynne Berry
Apr 10, 2017 Tacey Hellewell
Apr 9, 2017 Christie Rawls
Apr 9, 2017 Lorie Zaplotinsky
Apr 9, 2017 Ruth Dyke
Apr 9, 2017 donna Selquist
Apr 9, 2017 Ingrid Brown
Apr 9, 2017 Livia Preda
Apr 9, 2017 Archangel Michael
Apr 9, 2017 Lynn Webb
Apr 8, 2017 William Ronald
Apr 8, 2017 Ashley Rozanski
Apr 8, 2017 Jane Wadsworth-Reyes
Apr 8, 2017 Adam Gerard Please do everything you can to help fight AIDS - it's both a concerning domestic issue as well as an international one. The proliferation of preventable diseases has an enormous impact on GDP, health, security, and economic mobility.
Apr 8, 2017 Richard Laba

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