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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


Jan 27, 2015 Rebecca Tarr
Jan 26, 2015 Bronte Dahms
Jan 21, 2015 Patricia Shriver
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Jan 19, 2015 Angela Campbell
Jan 19, 2015 Lisa Porter And may the barrier of religion step aside...
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Jan 19, 2015 Sharon Gillespie
Jan 19, 2015 Lyudmyla Andrukhova
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Jan 15, 2015 Joanne Wisden
Jan 15, 2015 Susan Martin
Jan 14, 2015 Margie Carroll
Jan 14, 2015 Dale Gelfand
Jan 10, 2015 Josilene Nascimento
Jan 9, 2015 Katherine Myskowski
Jan 9, 2015 karen howard
Jan 8, 2015 Carla Winger
Jan 8, 2015 Graziella Gualandi
Jan 8, 2015 Ashleigh Ahrens
Jan 8, 2015 Fernanda Van Ysseldyk
Jan 8, 2015 Nicole Montgomery
Jan 7, 2015 elizabeth cano
Jan 7, 2015 Maria Niño
Jan 7, 2015 nathalie cikin
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Jan 6, 2015 Jennifer Messick
Jan 5, 2015 Margaret Ann Meyer
Jan 5, 2015 Ervin Rodriguez I hope this awareness raises the minds of insolent people who take diseases for granted. AIDS and Ebola are crucial diseases. What a world this has become.
Jan 5, 2015 Kimberley Clack
Jan 5, 2015 Lane Page
Jan 4, 2015 ADELA SANDONAS MILLA
Jan 4, 2015 sarah healey
Jan 3, 2015 jessica clupp
Jan 2, 2015 Catherine Bowerman
Jan 2, 2015 Grace Taupo
Jan 2, 2015 Chloé Espinasse
Jan 1, 2015 Anne Lignée
Jan 1, 2015 Tereza Cazzamatta
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Dec 31, 2014 Monica Espinar
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Dec 31, 2014 kellyann morander
Dec 31, 2014 Julio Toro San Martin
Dec 31, 2014 Paula Beres
Dec 31, 2014 Lee Ann DeMars
Dec 31, 2014 Elizabeth Stange
Dec 31, 2014 Shirley Bayless
Dec 31, 2014 Beverly Allen
Dec 31, 2014 Delia Mihaela Papa

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