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.