The Bigger Picture: Health Justice Manifesto

The Bigger Picture: Health Justice Manifesto



one we want to end to type two diabetes and young people we believe that by causing diabetes Creed funded corporations and deficient living conditions are directly responsible for blinding maiming and killing thousands annually this disease overwhelmingly devastates poor people of color one in three Latino children one in two black children who are born in 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime this is no longer our grandparents disease but a reality of heart attack severed limbs and impotence that many of us will face in the next ten years if we do not hold the food industry and government responsible for their crime their crimes we believe that by sharing our stories organizing our communities fishing the government and bettering our lifestyles we can determine the future of our health and communities we want affordable healthy food fit for consumption by human beings we believe that health do not have a price tag that quality food should be available in all schools workplaces and neighborhoods the neighborhoods and neighborhoods today a bunch of broccoli costs more more than a full meal at a fast-food restaurant there are no grocery stores in poor neighborhoods but liquor stores and fast-food chains on every block these are not conditions where we can expect to live long healthy lives we want education for our people that exposes the true nature of the decadent American food industry we believe it is our right to know where our food comes from and how it is made what animal does a hot dog come from what exactly is thy sodium glutamate the food industry sells us healthy brands and options made with the same corn product with the same sugar content by the same four major corporations we believe that when we educate ourselves in our communities and through boycotting and media pressure force the food industry to be more transparent these artificial foods will no longer be accepted we want safe spaces in our community to exercise and play we believe it is the individuals responsibility to maintain physical fitness however it is nearly impossible for those of us who live in neighborhoods without safe streets parks or playgrounds where the nearest substitute is often inside a fast food restaurants playpen recreational facilities are readily available for wealthy neighborhoods while abandoned face stop Lots dot the landscape of low-income communities we demand the redistribution of local government funds to make these resources available available to all communities all communities to all communities across California regardless of income we want you to take action we want you to take action we want you to take action we believe in accordance with the above demands as it as the individuals right and Duty make steps towards making these beliefs reality we believe the revolution is yours to lead is yours to lead to lead to lead

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