FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 15, 2020
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
Population Connection Action Fund announced that it has endorsed Alaina Shearer in her campaign to represent Ohio’s 12th district in the House of Representatives.
Brian Dixon, Senior Vice President at Population Connection Action Fund, said, “Alaina Shearer is, by far, the best choice to represent Ohio’s 12th district in Congress. She understands the serious challenges that people face every day and has worked to help those people overcome those challenges and thrive. She offers a new approach that voters in her district – and around the country – desperately need.”
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.
“When it comes to reproductive rights, we cannot afford to move backward,” said Shearer. “Women and allies have been fighting for generations, and I will continue to fight alongside them to ensure that every Ohioan – and every person, everywhere — has access to safe and accessible reproductive healthcare. I will work to expand access to family planning services for families in rural and underserved areas, to repeal harmful restrictions like the Global Gag Rule and to restore Title 10 funding that gives millions of Americans access to fundamental healthcare through organizations like Planned Parenthood. When women thrive, Ohio’s communities thrive.”
Dixon added, “Alaina Shearer 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