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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


Aug 26, 2014 Judy Hanekamp
Aug 26, 2014 Melissa Johnson
Aug 24, 2014 Cassie Porter Please use your influence as US President to encourage other nations to support this necessary fight.
Aug 21, 2014 Lea Boekholt
Aug 16, 2014 maria manuela lopes
Aug 15, 2014 H Steinberg
Aug 15, 2014 Nancy Levack
Aug 15, 2014 Isabelle Woodward
Aug 14, 2014 Diane Gravette
Aug 14, 2014 (Name not displayed) An excellent cause!
Aug 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 14, 2014 Patrick McFadden
Aug 14, 2014 David Brunson Mr. President, Simply, this is not a " political matter". It is a " saving people" matter. I urge you to continue your fight against HIV/AIDS. God bless you and your leadership.
Aug 14, 2014 Paula Rutter Mr. Obama, it would be so nice if you did just ONE thing you promised, without your "special kind of crazy" spin on it! Man up and stand by your word for the better of man-kind, not just your personal agendas.
Aug 14, 2014 robin karlsson
Aug 12, 2014 Michelle Neeson
Aug 12, 2014 David Wilson
Aug 10, 2014 Diana Zaviera
Aug 9, 2014 Axa Tolonen
Aug 8, 2014 meghan follansbee
Aug 8, 2014 Nikos Nizamis
Aug 7, 2014 Kaley Bill
Aug 7, 2014 Pam Grant
Aug 6, 2014 Jessica Plumbley
Aug 5, 2014 charles shlimon
Aug 5, 2014 Tonya Howard
Jul 30, 2014 Terri Miller
Jul 30, 2014 Randall Phillips
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2014 sylvia fritsch
Jul 29, 2014 Irene Schrobenhauser
Jul 28, 2014 Aylin Altinok
Jul 28, 2014 danielle hamilton
Jul 27, 2014 dana forbes
Jul 25, 2014 marcos carrillo
Jul 24, 2014 Jessie Bowen
Jul 24, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 22, 2014 Brian Reynolds
Jul 19, 2014 Helen R Goodman
Jul 18, 2014 marla armstrong
Jul 17, 2014 Geraldo Majela Elias de Abreu Pereira
Jul 16, 2014 sara self
Jul 16, 2014 hanna kühne
Jul 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2014 daphne joseph
Jul 15, 2014 Susan Bartasavage
Jul 15, 2014 Erin L
Jul 15, 2014 Joy Mamoyac
Jul 13, 2014 Stephen Dowson
Jul 9, 2014 Pam DeLitta

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