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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


Oct 30, 2014 Cathy Wriedt
Oct 30, 2014 Lynda Holt
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Oct 21, 2014 margaret frest
Oct 16, 2014 donielle joslyn
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Oct 16, 2014 Gloria Carlton
Oct 16, 2014 Jeffrey Bains
Oct 14, 2014 L X
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Oct 11, 2014 Joann Ricgardson
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Oct 9, 2014 Kim Taylor
Oct 9, 2014 sarah zweng
Oct 7, 2014 Stephen Baranowski
Oct 5, 2014 Ching-Lueh Chang
Oct 3, 2014 Steve Smith eradicate AIDS
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Sep 27, 2014 Dawn Williams
Sep 27, 2014 Joanne Barrett
Sep 26, 2014 Jenni Audette
Sep 25, 2014 Sharon Sutton
Sep 25, 2014 Cheryl Hanks-Hicks
Sep 25, 2014 Renata Allocco
Sep 25, 2014 Mark Aziz
Sep 22, 2014 Katherine Linebaugh
Sep 21, 2014 Lauren Haworth
Sep 19, 2014 Mal Scott
Sep 17, 2014 Nancy Wein
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Sep 15, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Sep 14, 2014 Barbara Endrey
Sep 14, 2014 Fernie Knepper
Sep 13, 2014 Greatest Ever
Sep 13, 2014 Maria Simao
Sep 12, 2014 Dana Myers
Sep 11, 2014 yolanda harned
Sep 11, 2014 Paula Yates
Sep 11, 2014 kaitlin kennedy
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Sep 9, 2014 Karen Scrivner
Sep 9, 2014 Marie Plahn
Sep 9, 2014 Lynn Stary
Sep 9, 2014 Terra Smiddy
Sep 9, 2014 Bridget Renk
Sep 9, 2014 Mariana Fuzaro
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Sep 6, 2014 Cornelia Dietzel
Sep 5, 2014 mieke wilms
Sep 4, 2014 Kimberly Myhre

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