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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
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Around the world, women are key knowledge holders on the sustainable use of their local, natural resources, and uplifting their voices is known to have positive ripple effects throughout their communities.
Founded with this premise in mind, Women for Conservation is dedicated to advancing its mission of empowering women through environmental education and reproductive health initiatives. During this event we’ll hear from Sara Inés Lara, Founder and Executive Director of Women for Conservation, who will share how the organization’s programs work to protect and preserve endangered wildlife and their habitats.
You can submit your pick for the next meeting below. The winning book selection will be announced on Wednesday, August 17th. Stay tuned!
World Population Day
In this presentation, Executive Director of Population Balance Nandita Bajaj will discuss her work on one of the main drivers of unsustainable population growth: pronatalism. Pronatalism encourages people to have large families for the sake of governmental interests such as the economy and national security. This preference for population growth is most often perpetrated by politicians, economists, and religious leaders.
World Environment Day
During the talk, we were joined by Senior Analyst Hannah Evans, and Transition Earth‘s Project Associate, Joshua Mirondo.
Their presentation discussed the PHE approach to addressing climate change. In addition, Joshua provided a regional perspective on the challenges of reproductive health and justice in Uganda.
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!