Population Connection Action Fund Endorses Mondaire Jones for Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2020

Population Connection Action Fund announced that it has endorsed Mondaire Jones 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 Mondaire Jones for election to Congress. He’ll be a leader in the fight for reproductive health and rights around the world. We’re excited about the chance to work with him 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.

“At a time when reproductive freedom is under attack across the globe, we need all hands on deck,” said Jones. “I’m honored to have the support of Population Connection Action Fund, which shares my commitment to ensuring that everyone in the world has access to the full range of reproductive health services. I look forward to working with the organization’s membership to increase foreign aid for family planning and permanently ban the Global Gag Rule.”

Dixon added, “Mondaire Jones will stand up for health, empowerment, and rights for people everywhere. We’re proud to stand with him.”

Contact: Brian Dixon | 202-974-7744 | bdixon@popconnect.org

 

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