FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 30, 2020
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
Population Connection Action Fund announced that it has endorsed Renee Hoyos for election to the United States House of Representatives.
Brian Dixon, Senior Vice President at Population Connection Action Fund, said, “We’re proud to endorse Renee Hoyos for election to Congress. She has dedicated her professional life to making sure that people across Tennessee have clean water to drink, to fish in, and to swim in. She will bring that dedication and that commitment to building a healthier country and world to Congress, where it is desperately needed. The people of East Tennessee will be well served by electing her, and we strongly encourage them to do just that.”
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. The withdrawal from the World Health Organization threatens to exacerbate the current global pandemic and make future pandemics more likely.
“Family planning and reproductive health care are as crucial to healthy people and healthy families as clean water,” said Hoyos. “That’s why I’m proud to have the support of Population Connection Action Fund, who are working every day to make that a reality for people around the world.”
Dixon added, “Renee Hoyos has made it clear that she is fighting 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