FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 27, 2020
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
Population Connection Action Fund announced that it has endorsed Desiree Tims 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 Desiree Tims for election to Congress. She has dedicated her professional life to making life better for everyone. Her opponent, on the other hand, has failed to stand up to Donald Trump and for the people of the Miami Valley. Desiree Tims understands that access to reproductive health care and family planning are crucial to the health people, healthy families, and healthy communities. And she’ll fight for that access in Congress.”
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.
“I am honored to have the support of the Population Connection Action Fund,” said Tims. “I look forward to joining them in their mission of educating the American people and advocating for progressive action to sustain Earth’s precious resources and turn passion into real political progress.”
Dixon added, “Mike Turner has been a cheerleader for Donald Trump’s cruelty, chaos, and corruption. Desiree Tims stands up for health, empowerment, and rights for people everywhere. 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