FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 30, 2020
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
Population Connection Action Fund announced that it has endorsed Kate Schroder 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 Kate Schroder for election to Congress. She has dedicated her career to expanding health care access for people everywhere. Her background in global health gives her a unique understanding of the value of investments in international reproductive health programs and her commitment to improving health care for people in Cincinnati and across the country is obvious. Congress needs people like Kate Schroder, and we hope the people of Ohio’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.
“I am honored to have the endorsement of Population Connection Action Fund,” said Schroder. “Having worked in global health throughout my career, I know firsthand how important it is to improve access to the full spectrum of healthcare — including reproductive care. I look forward to working with them as we continue to raise awareness on these important issues.”
Dixon added, “From her days working overseas to prevent and treat HIV and improve treatment of childhood illnesses to her work on the Cincinnati Board of Health, Kate Schroder has made it her life’s work to fight for health, empowerment and rights for people everywhere. We are 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