FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 15, 2018
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
Population Connection Action Fund announced that it has endorsed Haley Stevens for Congress from Michigan’s 11th District.
Brian Dixon, Sr. Vice President at Population Connection Action Fund, said, “Haley Stevens has dedicated her career to expanding opportunity, promoting equality and improving quality of life. Her work to promote STEM education and train people in new technologies, she has helped people throughout Michigan and across the country. She understands that, especially for women and girls, access to family planning services and reproductive health care is critical to opportunity and economic security. When she’s in Congress, she’ll work to make sure that people everywhere have that access.”
The policies coming from the administration and Republican majority in Congress are undermining public health and economic development. The Global Gag Rule is shuttering health clinics in the poorest parts of the world. 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.
“Investment in people – especially girls and women around the world – is critical to building a healthier, more stable world,” said Stevens. “Policies like the Global Gag Rule that undermine global health and reduce access to affordable contraceptives are both cruel and counterproductive. When I’m in Congress, I’ll fight to help make these vital services available to everyone.”
Dixon added, “It is time for a Congress that will stand up to the shortsighted, misguided cruelty of this administration. It is time for a Congress that will stand up for the victims of human rights violations, not the violators. It is time for a Congress that will fight for the rights of all people to choose their own futures. Haley Stevens will stand up and fight for health, empowerment and rights for people everywhere. We are proud to stand with her.”