Capitol Hill Days 2016

200 constituents lobbied for international family planning

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new book!

The Good Crisis proposes that progressive social and economic changes can promote economic prosperity without increased birth rates

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March 2016/Volume 48, Issue 1

The Global "Demographic Spectrum"

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U.S. Aid for Abortions for Women With Zika

John Seager's letter to the New York Times

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Countries Where The Zika Virus Is Spreading

Unsafe Abortion and the Helms Amendment

Next U.S. President Could Help Tens of Thousands of Women and Girls with the Stroke of a Pen

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America’s Voice for Population Stabilization

Since 1968, Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth or ZPG) has been America’s voice for population stabilization. We are the largest grassroots population organization in the United States—we have over 500,000 members, supporters, and participating educators!

Our core programs:

  • Population Education (PopEd): We train K-12 teachers and produce curriculum materials that address population issues and reach 3 million students each year;
  • Grassroots Outreach: We engage an active constituency of U.S. advocates for international family planning programs;
  • Advocacy: We work directly with federal policymakers to fund and improve international family planning.

Population Connection works to ensure that every woman around the world who wants to delay or end childbearing has access to the health services and contraceptive supplies she needs in order to do so.

Our Approach

Overpopulation threatens the quality of life for people everywhere. Population Connection is the national grassroots population organization that educates young people and advocates progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth's resources.
We focus on the connections between human population growth and two main issue areas:

Making A Difference Since 1968

K-12 students educated by PopEd annually

3 million

For close to 40 years, PopEd has served as the only nationwide effort to help young people understand the effects of population growth and to inspire them to become leaders in population stabilization.

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PopEd teacher training workshops conducted


PopEd workshops provide educators in schools—and even zoos, nature centers, and museums—with the tools they need to incorporate population concepts into their classes.

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Activists trained to lobby in Washington, DC each year


At Capitol Hill Days we train future population activists to lobby for increased access to birth control and reproductive health care, both here in the U.S. and around the world.

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Helms Amendment petitions sent to Obama


We sent more than 700,000 petitions to President Obama to reinterpret the Helms Amendment, which has placed restrictions on U.S. aid for safe abortion services abroad since 1973.

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Capitol Hill Days

Capitol Hill Days

Our 2015 event brought 200 activists to Washington DC!

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Same Mission, New Name

Same Mission, New Name

Population Connection changed its name in 2002 to engage a new generation of supporters.

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The Good Crisis

The Good Crisis

Population Connection's newest publication introduces remarkable possibilities for the well-being of our nation—and our planet—that don’t depend on population growth. Pre-order your copy today!

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We Are Population Connection

Since 1968, Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth or ZPG) has been America's voice for population stabilization—we are the largest grassroots population organization in the United States, with over 40,000 members, and hundreds of thousands more supporters and participating educators!

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Thank you for making a contribution that will help Population Connection to advocate for universal, affordable access to birth control, to educate tomorrow’s leaders about global population challenges, and to mobilize Americans who care about stabilizing population. Together, we will achieve a sustainable balance between people and our planet.

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