FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2018
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
The Board of Directors of Population Connection Action Fund voted unanimously to endorse Randy Bryce for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin’s first district.
Randy Bryce understands the power of government policy to help – and to hurt – people struggling to build a better life for themselves and their families. He will stand and resist Donald Trump’s agenda of cruelty. He will oppose his egregious assault on the health, autonomy, dignity and opportunity of vulnerable people everywhere. He will fight for real solutions to the challenges that confront all of us.
He offers a needed change from the current holder of this congressional seat. Paul Ryan has enabled the very worst policies of Donald Trump. Ryan has not only stood by as Trump engaged in gratuitous cruelty against the most vulnerable people in the United States and around the world, he has actively promoted those policies.
Since his first days in the White House, Donald Trump has worked to undermine women’s health, empowerment and rights everywhere. Here in the United States, he has supported the elimination of funding for teen pregnancy prevention; he has sought to undermine the birth control benefit in health insurance; and he has joined in the ongoing efforts to shut down Planned Parenthood clinics across the country.
Globally, he has imposed a radically-expanded version of the disgraceful Global Gag Rule; he has eliminated all aid to UNFPA; and he has proposed ending all family planning and reproductive health care assistance to the most vulnerable people in the world. The consistent theme of these policies is their gratuitous cruelty and complete lack of regard for the lives and health of women and families.
Randy Bryce won’t enable this agenda. He will fight it.
We need a more members of Congress who understand that investments in women and girls are critical to building a safer, healthier, more just world and country. We need more people who will fight for health. Who will fight for empowerment. Who will fight for rights. Randy Bryce will. And we are honored to stand with him.