North Carolina offers one of the most exciting opportunities to elect a global family planning champion to replace a staunch opponent in the U.S. Senate in 2022. That’s why Population Connection Action Fund has endorsed Cheri Beasley for Senate.
In the last nine months, President Biden has lifted the Global Gag Rule, restored support to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and begun the long process of undoing the harm to global family planning programs that was inflicted in the previous four years. Congress is currently working on legislation to provide these crucial programs with desperately needed increases in funding.
But unless we continue to keep supporters of these programs in the majority, the important work we’ve accomplished since January could be reversed. And replacing the retiring Richard Burr with Cheri Beasley is going to be critical to ensuring that happens.
Cheri Beasley was the first African American woman to be Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. She’s a proven vote-getter, and more importantly, a proven leader in the effort to expand access to family planning, to address climate change, and to build a better world for all of us.
As Senator, she will fight for health, empowerment, and rights for people everywhere. We’re proud to endorse her in her campaign for the U.S. Senate, and we hope you will join us in working to elect her.
Tammy Duckworth served two terms in the United States House of Representatives before being elected to the Senate in 2016, and Population Connection Action Fund is pleased to endorse her for re-election.
A former helicopter pilot for the Army National Guard, Duckworth lost both legs when her Black Hawk was hit by an RPG in Iraq in 2004. She is the first female double-amputee in the Senate, as well as the first senator to give birth while in office.
Maggie Hassan is a proven fighter for reproductive health and rights for people everywhere, and Population Connection Action Fund is proud to endorse her for re-election.
First elected to the Senate in 2016, she has taken every opportunity to use her position to support access to family planning. She is a co-sponsor of the Global HER Act and a fierce champion for women and families around the world.
The Cook Political Report currently says the race tilts in favor of Sen. Hassan, but we can’t take any chances. Holding this seat is absolutely crucial to making progress on global reproductive rights in 2022, and we hope you will join us in supporting her re-election.
After winning a special election in 2020 to finish the term of retiring GOP senator Johnny Isakson, Sen. Warnock is now running for his first full term as Georgia’s first Black senator. A longtime Baptist pastor, Rev. Warnock rose to political prominence in Georgia as part of a campaign to expand Medicaid in the state under the Affordable Care Act.
A steadfast supporter of global human rights, Sen. Warnock is a co-sponsor of the Global HER Act. He is pro-choice, saying that “a patient’s room is too small a place for a woman, her doctor, and the US government and that [choices about abortion] are deeply personal health care decisions—not political ones.”
The Cook Political Report calls his race a pure toss-up. We hope you’ll join Population Connection Action Fund in working for victory in Georgia.
Andy Kim’s entire career has been one of service to others. Prior to joining Congress, he was a State Department official working to promote peace and stability, bringing hope to countless people around the world.
In Congress, as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, he has continued to focus on the needs of vulnerable people around the world, working to promote access to reproductive health care and family planning. You may recall seeing pictures of Congressman Kim in the aftermath of the January 6th insurrection on his hands and knees helping to clean up the Capitol.
That’s who Andy Kim has always been—a helper. The people of New Jersey are lucky to have him representing them. We’re lucky to count him as a friend and champion, and we are proud to endorse him for re-election to the United States House of Representatives.
Since first joining Congress in 2019, Susie Lee has a been a champion for international family planning and reproductive health programs. She has worked closely with our #Fight4HER leaders and volunteers in Nevada.
As a key member of the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Lee was essential in promoting legislation to increase U.S. investment in overseas family planning programs, to permanently end the Global Gag Rule, to restore support to UNFPA, and to finally repeal the Helms Amendment.
She has fought to ensure health, empowerment, and rights for people around the world. We are proud to endorse her for re-election to the United States House of Representatives.
Jennifer Wexton has been a strong and outspoken leader throughout her time in public service. In the U.S. Congress, like in the Virginia Senate before that, she has been a champion for gender equity, human rights, and reproductive freedom.
She recognizes that for people everywhere reproductive freedom is economic freedom and that investments in these programs are essential to ensuring healthier families and a safer world. We are proud to endorse her for re-election to Congress representing Virginia’s 10th District.