FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 7, 2018
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
Population Connection Action Fund announced that it has endorsed Steven Horsford for Congress from Nevada’s 4th District.
Brian Dixon, the Sr. Vice President at Population Connection Action Fund, said, “In Congressman Horsford’s previous term in the House, he proved himself a champion of policies to improve the quality of life for people everywhere. That’s exactly what we need in Congress today; someone who will stand up for the vulnerable people throughout Nevada, across the country and around the world who are being hurt the policies being pushed by the administration and its enablers currently running the House.”
The Republican majority in Congress has aggressively promoted an agenda of casual cruelty. 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 is denying 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. Horsford’s opponent promises to be another vote for these and other disgraceful policies.
“Ensuring that all people have access to affordable reproductive health care and the power to make their own decisions is critical to healthier, stronger and more secure families, communities and countries,” Steven Horsford said. “I will continue to stand up for women’s rights and fight the anti-choice zealotry coming from this White House.”
Dixon added, “It is time for Congress to stand up to the shortsighted, misguided cruelty of this administration and congress. It is time for Congress to stand up for the victims of human rights violations, not the violators. It is time for Congress to stand up for the rights of all people to choose their own futures. Steven Horsford will stand up and fight for health, empowerment and rights for people everywhere. We are proud to stand with him.