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Get Involved!

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Population Connection is not currently organizing any in-person volunteer opportunities. However, there are other ways you can get more involved with our work in the meantime!

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.

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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!

Unity For Women’s Empowerment

A discussion on sustainable development initiatives for 2023 in Nepal’s far-western region

Rural Women’s Development and Unity Center (RUWDUC) Nepal is a nonprofit organization that supports rural development programs in environmental conservation, health care, and women’s empowerment throughout the far-western region of Nepal. Join us for an in-depth discussion on the organization’s exciting 2023 initiatives with RUWDUC’s Executive Director, Kamal Rawal, and Population Connection’s Senior Analyst, Hannah Evans. Hannah traveled with Kamal to several of RUWDUC’s project sites this past November and will be sharing stories, along with photos and videos, from their trip together. Kamal will discuss the scope of RUWDUC’s work in collaboration with Population Connection, especially following our newly expanded partnership in 2023.

Learn more about our partnership with RUWDUC here!

Date: Thursday, February 9th
Time: 11:00am ET/8:00am PT

Register Here

Page Turners Book Club

Discussion on The Turnaway Study by Dr. Diana Greene Foster

Access to family planning services is recognized internationally as a human right and plays an important role in achieving our mission to stabilize global population growth.

With the expertise of a team of scientists, Diana Greene Foster highlights stories from women across America, some of whom received abortions, some of whom were turned away. Intrigued to learn how the ability to choose whether, when, and with whom to have children impacts the trajectory of one’s future, Dr. Foster’s study provides important insight for any reader interested in reproductive rights.

Date: Thursday, February 16th
Time: 4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT

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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