FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 27, 2020
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
Population Connection Action Fund announced that it has endorsed Sara Gideon for election to the United States Senate.
Brian Dixon, Senior Vice President at Population Connection Action Fund, said, “The time has come for a new progressive leader to represent Maine in the United States Senate. Sara Gideon is that leader. We are proud to support her campaign.”
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.
“No matter a person’s race, socioeconomic background, or where they live, everyone has the right to make their own health decisions, control their own future, and receive care from the provider of their choice,” said U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon. “In the face of systemic attacks on reproductive rights by the Trump administration and far-right judges, it is more important now than ever before that we protect and expand access to reproductive health care. That’s what we’ve done here in Maine, and I’m proud to have the support of Population Connection Action Fund so that we can continue that fight in the Senate.”
Dixon added, “For the past three years Susan Collins has stood with Trump as he’s appointed reactionary judges, inept and cruel agency leaders and undermined reproductive health and rights for people across the country and around the world. Sara Gideon has fought to defend the dignity of everyone, has stood on the side of the vulnerable and championed autonomy. She is fighting for health, empowerment and rights for people everywhere. We urge the voters of Maine to send her to the Senate.”
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