Write a Letter to the Editor
Letters to the editor are most likely to be accepted when they are written in response to a recently published article or editorial and either point out an alternate perspective or highlight/strengthen the original piece.
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Contact Members of Congress
Make your voice heard! When you join with other constituents in contacting your members of Congress, you become part of a powerful movement advocating for increased funding for international family planning. Signing petitions and making phone calls directly to your elected officials are two ways you can join our nationwide grassroots network of activists.Contact Congress
Use Social Media to Reach Your Friends, Family, and Community
Social media allows you to publicly pressure, persuade, and thank your target while informing your followers at the same time.
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We’re honored to celebrate the International Day of the Girl with our amazing Global Partners in East Africa! Our partners, Kakenya’s Dream and Girl Up Initiative are dedicated to empowering women and girls in their communities. Their work addresses longstanding gender inequalities by improving young girls’ access to education and healthcare services. By opening opportunities for social and economic development, child marriage and poverty rates decline, leading to a brighter, more equitable future for the entire community.
During this event, you’ll have the chance to delve deeper into the impactful work of our partners and discover how they are breaking down barriers to enable young Ugandan and Kenyan women to realize their full potential. Their transformative initiatives include mentorship and scholarship programs, technical skills and leadership training, and college and career guidance. Take advantage of this opportunity to be part of a global conversation dedicated to fostering empowerment and change!
Many regions are grappling with drought, while coastal areas are steadily diminishing every year. The increasingly frequent occurrences of destructive wildfires and hurricanes are widely accepted as impacts of climate change. However, we still need to address another major consequence of the climate crisis— a profound transformation of Earth’s human geography.
Population Connection member Susan N. is a lot of things: retired teacher and lawyer, gardener, and art history fanatic. She is also childfree by choice, a title she’s particularly proud to have, one that led her to become a member of Population Connection.
Susan made the “population connection” as a young teen, crediting The Population Bomb for highlighting the interconnections between rapid population growth and resource availability. After graduating high school, Susan became a lawyer and then a teacher. Transitioning between professions, Susan taught Civil Procedure at Santa Clara University before spending eight years in the Czech Republic teaching English. She reflects on her experience abroad: “During most of my life, we thought the Iron Curtain would never be lifted and that the Soviet Union would exist forever. All that changed in the late 80s and early 90, so I thought that was a really historic moment. In retrospect, it was, because, for one thing, Czechs invited people in, such as myself, to teach English, and I was given a work visa. It was a historic window of opportunity.”
It wasn’t until years later that Susan stumbled across Population Connection and learned that Paul Ehrlich was a cofounder. Intrigued, she thought, “Well isn’t that interesting, there is a group working on the issue of [rapid population growth] which coincides with my interests. So I signed up!”Learn More about Susan & Other Wonderful Members Here!