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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, 2014 Brian Reynolds
Jul 19, 2014 Helen R Goodman
Jul 18, 2014 marla armstrong
Jul 17, 2014 Geraldo Majela Elias de Abreu Pereira
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Jul 13, 2014 Stephen Dowson
Jul 9, 2014 Pam DeLitta
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Jul 8, 2014 Mark Hayduke Grenard
Jul 8, 2014 Kenneth Sanchez
Jul 8, 2014 Jessica Reyes Armenta
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Jul 8, 2014 Amy Tray
Jul 6, 2014 Bonnie Lynn MacKinnon
Jul 6, 2014 Carolina Martin
Jul 4, 2014 VICKIE Coy-Brown
Jun 30, 2014 Courtney Schmidt
Jun 26, 2014 Stephanie Vargo
Jun 25, 2014 Lynda Barondes
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Jun 24, 2014 Ginger Taylor
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Jun 22, 2014 Gisela Zech
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Jun 16, 2014 Lavelle Smith Hall
Jun 15, 2014 Rebecca McCoy
Jun 14, 2014 Auraelia Emery
Jun 14, 2014 Marshall Huffer
Jun 13, 2014 Maria Ling
Jun 13, 2014 MaryAnne Cox
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Jun 13, 2014 EDITH LOBROT
Jun 13, 2014 Susanne Bodi
Jun 12, 2014 Kelly Brauer
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Jun 9, 2014 Mary Mullen
Jun 7, 2014 Elizabeth Connly
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