FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 6, 2018
Contact: Brian Dixon, 202-974-7744
Population Connection Action Fund announced that it has endorsed Susie Lee for Congress from Nevada’s 3rd District.
Brian Dixon, the Sr. Vice President at Population Connection Action Fund, said, “Susie Lee has proven herself a champion for vulnerable people throughout Nevada, across the United States and around the world. When Jacky Rosen is elected to the Senate, Ms. Lee will help carry on the work of standing up to the barrage of casual cruelty coming from the White House every day.”
Each of the Republican candidates has made it clear that they will be consistent enablers of Donald Trump’s agenda of cruelty. Each will support rather than fight the imposition of the disgraceful Global Gag Rule, cutting off access to critical health care to people throughout the developing world. Each will offer support for the domestic gag rule designed to shutter Planned Parenthood clinics and undermine access to reproductive health care and contraceptives. None will challenge the elimination of aid to UNFPA – an agency providing access to birth control and other important services to struggling families in 150 countries, including providing maternal health care to Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Lee says, “Congress needs more voices unequivocally supporting global reproductive rights and access to health care. I look forward to leading on these issues in Congress.”
Dixon added, “It is time for Congress to stand up to this shortsighted, misguided cruelty. 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. Susie Lee 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.