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Healthy Living

Our campaigns to protect public health share a common approach.

Build a healthier future. Everyone deserves access to clean, safe drinking water, fresh air and nutritious food that won’t put our health at risk. And we should be able to grow our food in ways that leave the land healthier than we found it. Through our advocacy and organizing, we’re working to make sure our state, national and municipal policies reflect those priorities. And we’re working to organize support behind this common sense point of view.

Focus on concrete change. To ensure a healthier future, we need to make progress now, one step at a time. Our focus is on making a difference in public policy and in our lives, not just making a statement.

Figure out what works. Our national network has successfully advocated for banning asbestos in building materials, for shutting down incinerators that pollute our communities, for major corporations like KFC to end the sale of chicken raised on life-saving antibiotics. We have a 45-plus year track record of figuring out solutions that will work, and advocating for them until we get results.

Find common ground. Even in this deeply divided moment, all Americans want a healthier, safer, more secure future. Our advocates in Washington, D.C., seek out common ground and work with members of Congress from both parties. Our state advocates build coalitions that include farmers, restaurant owners, doctors and nurses, religious leaders, and people from all walks of life. Our organizers and canvassers engage literally hundreds of thousands of people. Our members and activists live in all 50 states.

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