FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 18, 2020
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
Population Connection Action Fund announced that it has endorsed Christina Finello for election to the United States House of Representatives.
Brian Dixon, Senior Vice President at Population Connection Action Fund, said, “We’re proud to endorse Christina Finello for election to Congress. She has dedicated her life to helping make sure that the government works for everyone, not just the well-connected. Congress needs people like Christina Finello, and we hope the people of Pennsylvania’s 1st District will elect her.”
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. The withdrawal from the World Health Organization threatens to exacerbate the current global pandemic and make future pandemics more likely.
“Ensuring that people everywhere have access to comprehensive reproductive health care and family planning is crucial to healthier people, stronger communities and a better world for all of us,” said Finello. “When I’m in Congress, I’ll fight to expand access, not reduce it. I’m honored to have the support of Population Connection Action Fund and look forward to joining their #Fight4HER to ensure health, empowerment, and rights for people around the world.”
Dixon added, “Brian Fitzpatrick has been a cheerleader for Donald Trump’s cruelty, chaos, and corruption. Christina Finello will work to undo the damage that’s been done over the past four years. We’re proud to stand with her.”
Population Connection Action Fund is America’s leading grassroots organization fighting for policies to expand access to reproductive health services to people around the world. Learn more at www.popconnectaction.org