Concern # 13: Social Decay

Policies promote, instead of relieve, suffering.

For each category of concern we provide a list of issues, sample messages and the mailing address of the corporate CEOs
who need to be encouraged to Give a Ratz Ass about the damage they cause.
Drink the water, write the message, mail the bottle. Give a Ratz Ass!

Child Abuse Every child has a right to a safe childhood and a life free from violence.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
INFO: Joyful Heart Foundation
NEWS: Pope Francis apologises to clerical sex abuse victims and asks for forgiveness
Child abuse and neglect can be prevented or stopped through the efforts of schools, neighbors, families and the community.
Pornography Pornography is defined by the abuse and degradation of the people involved.

INFO: Stop Porn Culture
NEWS: Google Just Made It Even Harder To Search For Porn
The way that porn equates sex with violence and debases women is both disturbing and out of line with the tenants and ideals of humanism.
Defunding Mental Health Decreased federal grants have forced states to make massive cuts to mental-health services.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
INFO: National Alliance on Mental Illness
NEWS: How deinstitutionalization moved thousands of mentally ill people out of hospitals - and into jails and prisons.
Encourage the federal government to continue to increase funding to help prevent mental health problems and make sure people experiencing mental health problems get the help they need.
Bullying Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
INFO: Bullying Statistics
NEWS: How to deal with workplace bullying
Statistics show bullying and harassment is becoming a huge problem, support programs that help victims and perpretrators.
Gun Violence The insurrectionist ideology promoted by the NRA and other pro-gun groups is corrosive to the democratic values and institutions that protect the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.
FBI Headquarters
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20535-0001
INFO: Coalition to Stop Gun VIolence
NEWS: Chicago - More than 60 shot July 4 weekend in latest gun violence
It’s long past time to require a background check on every gun sale in America.
Homelessness Housing, food, and healthcare in the United States are so expensive, there is no way that even if a person had a minimum wage job, they could afford a place to live in many areas of the Land of the Free.
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
1275 First Street NE, Ste. 227
Washington, DC 20552
INFO: The National Coalition for the Homeless
NEWS: Project to Humanize Homelessness
Prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected.