FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2020
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
Population Connection Action Fund announced that it has endorsed Chris Bubser in her campaign to represent California’s 8th district in the House of Representatives.
Brian Dixon, Senior Vice President at Population Connection Action Fund, said, “Chris Bubser is, by far, the best choice to represent the people of California’s 8th district in Congress. She understands that access to family planning and comprehensive reproductive health care is crucial to a woman’s health, autonomy, and economic security. And she is committed to ensuring that access for people in California, across the United States, and around the world.”
The policies being promoted by the Trump/Pence administration are undermining reproductive health and freedom around the world. The Global Gag Rule is shuttering health clinics and cutting off access to care. The refusal to release aid to the United Nations Population Fund denies crucial maternal and reproductive health care to people in desperate circumstances. The ongoing attacks on Planned Parenthood threaten to deny millions of Americans the health care they need. The continued effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act could strip away protections for people with pre-existing conditions and others struggling to pay for care.
“I’m honored to have Population Connection Action Fund’s support in my race for CA-08,” said Bubser. “All people have the right to make decisions for themselves, their health, and if and when to start a family. When women have the autonomy to choose what’s right for them, not only are unplanned pregnancies less common, but women are empowered with the freedom to pursue a broader range of personal and professional goals. Population Connection has been a leader in understanding and communicating the intersecting benefits of reproductive freedom for all women and the communities in which they live. I’m thrilled to be working with such an important and innovative organization.”
Dixon added, “Unlike her opponent in this election, Chris Bubser will fight for health, empowerment, and rights for people everywhere. We are proud to stand with her.”