FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 6, 2018
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
Population Connection Action Fund announced that it has endorsed Andy Kim in the race for Congress in New Jersey’s 3rd District.
Brian Dixon, the Sr. Vice President at Population Connection Action Fund, said, “Andy Kim’s entire career has been one of service to others. He has helped promote peace and stability, bringing hope to countless people. His opponent on the other hand, is most known for trying strip health insurance coverage from vulnerable Americans and denying care to women around the world. This is an easy choice.”
Tom MacArthur and the Republican majority in Congress has pursued policies that make life harder and more dangerous for vulnerable people everywhere. The Global Gag Rule is shuttering health clinics in the poorest parts of the world and forcing doctors to deny care to some in order to provide it to others. The refusal to release aid to the United Nations Population Fund is denying crucial maternal and reproductive health care to people in desperate circumstances. The ongoing efforts to undermine affordable health coverage and the attacks on Planned Parenthood threaten to deny millions of Americans the health care they need.
“From the beginning, this campaign has been about empowering our community to make change a reality,” said Kim. “Population Connection Action Fund is an organization I’m thrilled to have on our side because that’s what they’re all about. Here in South Jersey and the Jersey Shore, we’re working to change our representation so that we have leaders who stand up for our communities, not corporate special interests.”
Dixon added, “For too long, Congress and the White House have imposed policies that interfere in health care decisions of people in other countries. These policies are causing more unintended pregnancies, more unsafe abortions and more maternal deaths. It’s shameful. Andy Kim has made clear that he will stand up and fight for health, empowerment and rights for people everywhere. We are proud to stand with him.