FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 30, 2020
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
Population Connection Action Fund Endorses Don Beyer for Congress
Population Connection Action Fund announced that it has endorsed Don Beyer for re-election to the United States House of Representatives.
Brian Dixon, Senior Vice President at Population Connection Action Fund, said, “We’re proud to endorse Don Beyer for re-election to Congress. He has been a leader for reproductive freedom, bodily autonomy, and comprehensive health care access throughout his career in public service. He understands that access to family planning and reproductive health care is crucial to improving the quality of life for people everywhere and has demonstrated his commitment to fighting every day to make those services more widely available.”
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.
“My grandmother Clara Beyer’s STRONG influence has made me very pro-birth control and population growth management since I was a kid,” says Congressman Beyer. “I am honored to be endorsed by the Population Connection Action Fund.”
Dixon added, “Don Beyer is standing up to the shortsighted, misguided cruelty of this administration. Don Beyer is standing up for the victims of human rights violations, not the violators. Don Beyer is fighting for the rights of all people to choose their own futures. Don Beyer is fighting for health, empowerment, and rights for people everywhere. We are proud to stand with him.”
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