PennPIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society. For decades, they’ve stood up for consumers, countering the influence of big banks, insurers, chemical manufacturers and other powerful special interests.
Campaign Jobs with PennPIRG to Protect Public Health!
The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. PennPIRG runs campaigns for USPIRG, Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign, and Fair Share Alliance.
In the summer of 2017, they worked on a campaign to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Overuse of antibiotics can breed resistant bacteria that would make illnesses such as pneumonia and post-surgery infections un-treatable. Public health officials such as the CDC, have warned that our antibiotics will stop working if we overuse them. However, 70% of our antibiotics are being used not by people who are sick, but by factory farmers. To protect our public health and to ensure our antibiotics are effective in the future, factory farms need to stop overusing our life-saving medicine. In 2016, PennPIRG helped convince McDonalds and Subway to agree to stop using chicken and other meats raised on routine antibiotics. Now PennPIRG is calling on KFC, the largest fried chicken restaurant in the world, to follow suit. If PennPIRG keeps up the pressure, this will create an industry-wide shift, and slow the rise of antibiotic-resistant disease. Every year PennPIRG works on more issues in regards to public health. Find out how you can get involved below:
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