For Immediate Release: August 4, 2017
The Board of Directors of Population Connection Action Fund voted unanimously to endorse Jacky Rosen for the U.S. Senate from Nevada.
Unlike the incumbent, Dean Heller, Congresswoman Rosen has used her position to fight for access to health care for both vulnerable families in Nevada and the United States, and for vulnerable people around the world.
Since his first days in the White House, Donald Trump has worked to undermine women’s health, empowerment and rights everywhere. Here in the United States, he has supported the elimination of funding for teen pregnancy prevention; he has sought to undermine the birth control benefit in health insurance; and he has joined in the ongoing efforts to shut down Planned Parenthood clinics across the country.
Globally, he has imposed a radically-expanded version of the counterproductive Global Gag Rule; he has eliminated all aid to UNFPA; and he has proposed ending all family planning and reproductive health care assistance to the most vulnerable people in the world. The consistent theme of these policies is their gratuitous cruelty and complete lack of regard for the lives and health of women and families.
Heller has voted consistently to undermine environmental protections as well. From allowing mining companies to dump their toxic waste into streams – and our water supply – to blocking efforts to keep our air breathable and address the growing crisis of climate change, Heller has chosen industry over people.
Nevada, America, and, indeed, the world, need a Senator who will stand up to this cruelty.
We need a Senator who understands that investments in women and girls are critical to building a safer, healthier, more just world and country. Jacky Rosen is the Senator we all need. She has stood with the people most threatened by the policies promoted by this White House, and we are proud to stand with her in her campaign for the United States Senate.
Contact: Brian Dixon