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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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 email@example.com if you have any additional thoughts or feedback for future events—we love hearing from you!
Int'l Day for Biological Diversity
For over 20 years, the International Day for Biological Diversity has served as a reminder that biodiversity is an integral component in building a strong foundation for climate solutions, public health, sustainable livelihoods, and food and water security.
Join us for a fun-filled night of trivia questions on endangered species, family planning, and green solutions with our friends at the Center for Biological Diversity!
The final session of this series explores how empowering women facilitates the development and eases environmental pressures made worse by climate change.
We will investigate how the status of women affects both sustainability and state stability within a society, especially within the contexts of reproductive health, family planning, and education.
Page Turners Book Club
As the global population nears 8 billion, political demographer Jennifer D. Sciubba draws on her decades of research and policy experience to highlight how demographic trends influence the global strategic environment in 8 Billion and Counting: How Sex, Death, and Migration Shape Our World.
Released only in March 2022, this new book is an essential reading for those eager to develop a deeper understanding of fertility, mortality, and migration patterns to point towards the investments we need to make today for a better future tomorrow.
It was another successful year commemorating Earth Day with our incredible network of supporters! Throughout the month of April, we held various activities including a film screening, panel discussion, and two virtual webinars. Be sure to check out recordings of these events if you couldn’t join us live!Recordings Available Here
Demography Series Session 1: "Introduction to Demography"
This first of four sessions in our upcoming Demography Series introduces the field of study known as “demography.”
The session will outline major themes, including age and sex compositions, world population projections, urbanization, fertility, and migration. We will also look at the history and future trajectory of global population growth and its relevance to globalization, economic transitioning, and environmental degradation.
"Glaring Emissions: Linking Rapid Population Growth and Climate Change"
Climate change is humanity’s most challenging issue—and the risks only continue to grow. By burning fossil fuels and deforesting vast areas, humans have increased concentrations of greenhouse gases to unprecedented levels, endangering food security, the availability of fresh water, and compromising human health. As we near a global population of 8 billion people, it’s critical we look at demographic trends to address and mitigate climate impacts.
"Year in Review with PopConn: Education, Advocacy, and Outreach"
Learn more about our accomplishments in 2021 from Population Education and Action Fund team members! Our leadership team will discuss the progress we’ve made in integrating population dynamics into secondary school & college campus curricula, as well as our advocacy & outreach efforts in the spaces of reproductive rights and justice.
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!