FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 30, 2020
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
Population Connection Action Fund announced that it has endorsed Tricia Zunker in the special election to represent Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.
Brian Dixon, Senior Vice President at Population Connection Action Fund, said, “Tricia Zunker is dedicated to serving her community – on the Wausau School Board, as a Justice on the Supreme Court of the Ho-Chunk Nation. She will be a voice for reason and compassion rather than cruelty. We need that in Congress now more than ever.”
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.
“Access to reproductive health care is crucial to a woman’s health, autonomy and economic security. But for too many people around the world – and across Wisconsin – that access is increasingly being threatened by politicians with no concern for the suffering they’re causing,” said Zunker. “I am proud to be endorsed by Population Connection Action Fund and to join in the fight for health, empowerment and rights for people everywhere“
Dixon added, “Tricia Zunker will stand up to the shortsighted, misguided cruelty of this administration. Tricia Zunker will stand up for the victims of human rights violations, not the violators. Tricial Zunker will fight for the rights of all people to choose their own futures. Tricia Zunker will 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