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Get Involved!

Join our network of supporters in advocating for change by participating in various activities.

Attend Virtual Events with guest speakers and our Global Partners to stay informed and connected with our work. Express your thoughts on population-related issues by writing LTEs or Op-Ed pieces, amplifying your voice on critical topics. Become a local advocate by raising awareness in your community—share resources, foster conversations, and be a catalyst for change. Take direct action by contacting your representatives, urging them to prioritize investments in family planning programs. Stand up for reproductive rights by working with our sister organization, Population Connection Action Fund.

Together, we can create a powerful force for positive transformation! Learn more about how to get involved with our efforts below.

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.


Learn more with our media guide

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.


Learn More with our Media Guide

Virtual Events

Since 2020, we’ve organized webinars, presentations, film screenings, and training courses as an easy and accessible way for you to learn more about population issues, connect with Population Connection staff and meet others interested in working together for a more sustainable future for our planet.

Please contact us at if you have any additional thoughts or feedback for future events—we love hearing from you!

2023 Year in Review with Population Connection

Discussion with Pam Wasserman, Senior VP for Education; Rebecca Harrington, Senior Director of Advocacy and Outreach; Brian Dixon, Senior VP for Governmental and Political Affairs; and Marian Starkey, VP for Communications

Join us for a presentation highlighting our organization’s most significant accomplishments over the past year! During the event, we’ll showcase the progress made in our education, outreach, and advocacy efforts. We’ll celebrate our incredible supporters, hear from senior staff, and discuss our vision for the upcoming year.

Date: Thursday, December 14th
Time: 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT

Register Here!

Page Turners Book Club

As Long As the Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock

Written by Dina Gilio-Whitaker, As Long as Grass Grows explores the enduring struggle of Indigenous communities against environmental injustice. From early encounters with European settlers to recent conflicts like Standing Rock, the book delves into the historical impact of colonization on Native lands.

This book contributes significantly to the discourse on environmental justice, offering an understanding of Indigenous communities’ challenges and emphasizing their voices’ crucial role in shaping a more just and sustainable future.

Date: Thursday, February 8th
Time: 4:00 pm ET/1:00 pm PT

Register Here!

Meet Our Members

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Susan N.

Member Since 2020

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!

Meet Our Team

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Membership Relations Staff

Natalie Widel

Director of Digital Marketing

Stephanie Wolfe

Membership Relations Coordinator