FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 2, 2018
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
Population Connection Action Fund announced that it has endorsed Nancy Soderberg in the race for Congress in Florida’s 6th District.
Brian Dixon, the Sr. Vice President at Population Connection Action Fund, said, “Nancy Soderberg has dedicated her professional life to improving people’s lives and promoting American values like individual autonomy, equality and dignity. She is exactly who we need in Congress today when so much of what comes out of Washington is simple cruelty.”
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.
Soderberg says, “In my career, I have seen the importance of the United States living its values. We need to support programs that ensure access to family planning programs around the world. They are critical to allowing people – especially girls and women – to be full and equal participants in the economic and political life of their communities and countries. I’m proud to join Population Connection Action Fund in its work to expand access to these services, not restrict it.”
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. Nancy Soderberg will stand up and fight for health, empowerment and rights for people everywhere. We are proud to stand with her.”