Capitol Hill Days

America's voice for population stabilization

Overpopulation threatens the quality of life for people everywhere. Population Connection is the national grassroots population organization that educates young people and advocates progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth’s resources.

Our goals and programs

September magazine issue

Invest in Kids for a Sustainable Future

Population stabilization—which is nowhere near happening at the U.S. or global level—would be a boon to everyone’s quality of life, to say nothing of the benefits to the natural world. Yes, there would be challenges to how economies are structured. But those challenges would be far easier to address than the permanent environmental tipping points that humanity is already beginning to breach and that we’ll only exceed more frequently as world population continues to grow.

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Events

Coming Up Next...

Year in Review with Population Connection: Education, Advocacy, and Outreach

Presentation with Pam Wasserman, Senior VP for Education, Rebecca Harrington, Senior Director of Advocacy and Outreach, and Brian Dixon, Senior VP for Media and Government Relations

Date: Tuesday, December 14th
Time: 2pm ET/11am PT

After another challenging year, we want to end on a high note! Join us as we hear from Population Education and Action Fund team members on their highlights from 2021. With all the activist training, curriculum updates, video contests, and more to review, this is sure to be an engaging hour!

Register to join us!

In Case You Missed It...

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Justice

Presentation with Dr. Kyle Whyte, Willis Pack Professor of Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan

Date: Tuesday, October 12th

Indigenous peoples are among the populations in the U.S. who are calling for climate equity and justice and the transition to renewable energy. Major policy initiatives adopted by the White House are seeking to mobilize research to support Indigenous energy goals. Dr. Whyte’s presentation covers Indigenous peoples’ action to address climate justice.

Recording of Prof. Whyte's talk

Catch up on our blog

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How to Address the New Age of Climate Denial

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Our only hope is to slow, and ultimately cease, the astronomical growth of the human population, to allow the earth to heal and support a smaller, stable population. I was thankful to find your organization as a conduit to contribute toward a better tomorrow, even though it is one that I will never see. Donna J. Warlick, Population Connection Member

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Population Connection is a membership-based organization, funded by 40,000 progressive, far-sighted individuals. Join us!

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Attend an event

In-person events are still suspended due to the pandemic, but we’re keeping our members and supporters engaged through lots of virtual events. Come to our next one and meet like-minded folks who support population stabilization!

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Advocate for ZPG

Help us spread the message that zero population growth is necessary for a sustainable future. Write to your local newspaper or simply talk to friends and family about your passion for population stabilization.

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2021 accomplishments

3,000,000

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Young people inspired to think critically about our world’s population challenges via Population Education lesson plans

1,204

Capitol Building

Legislator connections by 389 advocates during our virtual Capitol Hill Days, a joint program with Population Connection Action Fund

1,400+

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Members and supporters who have engaged with our virtual events in 2021