Think not forever of yourselves, O Chiefs, not of your own
generation. Think of continuing generations of our families, think of our
grandchildren and of those yet unborn, whose faces are coming from beneath the
founder of the Iroquois Confederacy
Our Top 10 Holiday Wishes for a Future Free of Injury and Violence
- That children and all people everywhere have the opportunity to live in communities that are safe, healthy, and violence-free, which
requires that both public and private sectors allocate resources for injury and violence prevention for all young people and their families.
- That the U.S. mandates, creates, and funds a uniform system for Handgun
Licensing and Registration.
- That those states which have not yet passed laws to prevent people from
leaving children unattended in or around cars, pass them.
- That states and federal government increase alcohol taxes to discourage
youth consumption and help pay the costs of alcohol-related trauma and
violence and that the alcohol industry discontinue marketing practices
that target young people, including sponsorship of cultural celebrations
such as Cinco de Mayo.
- That every state in the U.S. and other nations adopt fire safety
standards for cigarettes which will help to prevent cigarette-ignited fires, a leading cause of fire death.
- That International trade agreements (including the World Trade
Organization, GATS, and NAFTA) value quality of life and public health
and safety over the mere economic interest in the trade of goods and services.
- That the International community adopt meaningful strategies to create
transparency of the international trade of small arms, including the marking of weapons, strict reporting requirements, and meaningful
enforcement policies to restrict the flow of small arms and light weapons which wreak havoc and are the instruments of death for children
and adults around the world.
- That every state in the U.S. mandate a motorcycle helmet law for riders
of all ages which will save lives and prevent injuries.
- That the federal government recognize that patient safety is linked to
health care worker safety and fund a federal initiative that would include input from health care workers on policies, programs, and
funding to insure the use of safer equipment to protect health care workers from exposure to blood.
- That governments fulfill their legal obligations and recall
and/or regulate harmful consumer products.