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 past year, 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.
In 2016, Catherine Cortez Masto became the first Latina to be elected to the United States Senate. In her first term, she has quickly become an influential leader on key issues.
She’s been a steadfast champion of reproductive freedom and in 2022 was the primary sponsor of the Freedom to Travel for Health Care Act, a bill to guarantee all Americans the right to travel to receive the reproductive health care – including abortion – they need. Such a bill became necessary after the Supreme Court eliminated the constitutional right to abortion and states began passing draconian laws banning abortion and attempting to restrict the right of travel for abortion.
Cortez Masto is also a co-sponsor of the Global Health, Empowerment and Rights (HER) Act to permanently end the Global Gag Rule and other essential legislation to protect and expand reproductive health and rights for people around the world. She’s been an exceptional Senator, and we encourage the people of Nevada to re-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, Sen. Mark Kelly is running for his first full term, and Population Connection Action Fund is proud to stand with him.
In his first election, he was unequivocal about his support for reproductive rights, saying he would “reject efforts to make it harder for women to access vital health care services, whether reproductive health care for themselves or critical programs like CHIP and WIC that help women and children stay healthy.”
In his time in the Senate, he has kept that promise, speaking out in support of reproductive health and rights and becoming an original cosponsor of the Global HER Act. He is the kind of senator Arizona deserves, and we hope you’ll join us in supporting him in is re-election effort.
Sen. Patty Murray has been a fierce advocate for reproductive health and rights, both in the United States and around the world, since joining the Senate in 1993. Because of her unswerving commitment to the welfare of people around the world, Population Connection Action Fund is pleased to endorse her for re-election.
Sen. Murray is an original co-sponsor of both the Global HER Act and the Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act. And as a member of the powerful Appropriations Committee, she is in a position to effectively advocate for the rights of vulnerable people everywhere. We need people like Patty Murray in leadership roles in the Senate, and we hope you’ll join us in helping keep her there.
Population Connection Action Fund is very pleased to endorse Sen. Brian Schatz for re-election. Since he joined the Senate in 2012, Sen. Schatz has been a vocal advocate on a variety of progressive issues, including reproductive health and rights.
Sen. Schatz is an original co-sponsor of both the Global HER Act and the Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act. Plus, he’s one-half of politics Twitter’s best comedy duo (along with Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut). The Senate is better for his presence, and we look forward to working with him in his next term.
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.
First elected to the House of Representatives in 2014, Alma Adams has always been a stalwart supporter of reproductive health and rights, both here in the United States and around the world. She’s an outspoken proponent of reproductive health, equity, and justice, and she’s used her position in the House to advocate for vulnerable people everywhere.
Population Connection Action Fund has worked closely with him on our #Fight4HER campaign, and he’s been an unwavering supporter. We are proud to endorse him for re-election and hope you’ll join with us in helping ensure he’s in the House for many years to come.
A former Virginia Lieutenant Governor and United States Ambassador, Rep. Don Beyer was first elected ton Congress in 2014. He’s been an outspoken proponent of reproductive rights and access to family planning, and Population Connection Action Fund is pleased to endorse him for another term.
Suzanne was first elected to Congress during a special election in 2012 and is a champion for equality, education, and the environment.
Rep. Bonamici currently serves on the Education and Labor Committee, where she is the chair of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services, and on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, where she is a leader on the Subcommittee on the Environment. She is also one of only nine Democrats serving on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis to address the causes and consequences of climate change.
Rep. Bonamici has been an outspoken supporter of reproductive health and rights her entire career. She is vigilant about making sure that women have access to a full range of family planning services, including abortion. She is a member of the Progressive Caucus and the Pro-Choice Caucus and is a co-sponsor of the Global HER Act, the Abortion Is Health Care Everywhere Act, and the Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act.
Rep. Bonamici is one of our most genuine and hardworking leaders in Congress, and we hope you will join us in supporting her continued leadership in taking bold action to address the climate crisis and her ongoing fight for reproductive justice.
Rep. Cartwright was one of the few Democrats to win re-election to the House in a district carried by Donald Trump, and he did so in both 2016 and 2020. Pennsylvania’s redistricting process is currently underway, and there’s a chance that his seat may wind up even more competitive, so we hope you’ll join us in working to keep him in the House.
Since first being elected to Congress in 2018, Rep. Sean Casten has been a progressive champion, vocal on the need for clean energy initiatives, a robust social safety net, and reproductive health and rights for all.
A lifelong Pennsylvanian, Rep. Dean got her start in politics early, when she was elected to an Abingdon Township committee seat at only 18 years old. She worked as a lawyer and English professor before winning a seat in the Pennsylvania State Legislature. She won her seat in the House of Representatives in 2018, and Population Connection Action Fund is pleased to endorse her for re-election.
Diana DeGette is a longtime champion of reproductive health and rights, and Population Connection Action Fund is pleased to endorse her for re-election.
Rep. DeGette, a co-leader of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, has been an outspoken leader on reproductive health and rights since she was first elected to the House in 1996. She is an original co-sponsor of the Global HER Act and the Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act.
A member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Rep. Scanlon has been outspoken not only on reproductive rights, but on a number of other important social issues since her election in 2018. Population Connection Action Fund is pleased to endorse her for re-election, and we hope you’ll join us in working to keep her in the House.
At 32 years old, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs is the youngest member of California’s congressional delegation. Since being elected in 2020, she has been a staunch supporter of reproductive health and rights, and Population Connection Action Fund is happy to endorse her for a second term.
Along with Congressman Ritchie Torres, Rep. Mondaire Jones is one of the first two openly gay Black men elected to the House. He represents New York’s 17th district, the seat previously held by family planning champion Nita Lowey before her retirement.
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.
The House of Representatives has no greater champion for reproductive health and rights than Rep. Barbara Lee. Since first being elected in 1998, Rep. Lee has been an outspoken advocate on a variety of progressive issues, and it’s always been clear that reproductive rights are one of her personal passions.
She’s the lead sponsor of the Global HER Act, an original co-sponsor of the Abortion Is Health Care Everywhere Act, and an outspoken advocate for the rights of people everywhere. As the current Chair of the Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, she is in a powerful position to make change.
We’ve been honored to work with Rep. Lee throughout her time in Congress, and we are beyond thrilled to endorse her for re-election.
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.
The son of former longtime Michigan representative Sander Levin, Rep. Andy Levin was elected to the House in 2018. Population Connection Action Fund is pleased to endorse Congressman Levin for re-election, and we look forward to continuing to work with him on expanding access to reproductive health care around the world.
Before his election to the House of Representatives in 2018, Congressman Tom Malinowski served as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor under the Obama administration. His entire career in government has been dedicated to protecting the rights of people everywhere, and Population Connection Action Fund is pleased to endorse him for re-election.
Congressman Malinowski is a co-sponsor of the Global HER Act and an outspoken supporter of reproductive health and rights for all.
When he was elected to the House in 2018, Rep. Philips became the first Democrat to represent his district since 1961. He is sitting in exactly the kind of purple seat we need to hold in order to maintain control of Congress, and we hope you’ll help us do that by supporting Rep. Phillips for re-election.
Congressman Phillips is a co-sponsor of the Global HER Act and an unwavering supporter of reproductive health and rights for people everywhere. Population Connection Action Fund is pleased to endorse him for re-election, and we hope to keep working with him for years to come.
Population Connection Action Fund is pleased to endorse Rep. Katie Porter for re-election.
Since first being elected in 2018, Rep. Porter has become famous for making congressional witnesses squirm, never letting them get away with half-answers, and using a whiteboard to illustrate their faulty reasoning.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky is one of the leading champions of reproductive health and rights in the House of Representatives and has been so throughout her years in Congress. There is no one who has been more dedicated to these issues, and we proudly endorse her re-election.
Raised by a single mother in a public housing project in the Bronx, Congressman Ritchie Torres understands the challenges faced by far too many people in the United States. Along with fellow congressman Mondaire Jones, Torres is one of the first two openly gay Black men to be elected to Congress, and he is the first openly gay Afro Latino man.
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.