FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 9, 2018
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
Population Connection Action Fund announced that it has endorsed Susan Wild in the race for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th District.
Brian Dixon, the Sr. Vice President at Population Connection Action Fund, said, “Susan Wild is exactly the candidate that the Lehigh Valley needs. A community activist and leader, she has dedicated her professional life to improving lives and expanding opportunities. She will offer a crucial counter to the current agenda of casual cruelty coming out of Washington.”
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.
Wild says, “Access to contraceptives and reproductive health care are critical to a woman’s and family’s autonomy, opportunity and security. When I’m in Congress, I will work to make sure that U.S. policy supports those women and families in Pennsylvania, across the country and around the world.”
Dixon added, “It’s time for Congress to stand up for the rights of all people to choose their own futures. Susan Wild has made clear that she will stand up and fight for health, empowerment and rights for people everywhere. We are proud to stand with her.