Capitol Hill Days 2016

173 constituents lobbied for international family planning

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New publication!

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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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

PopEd workshops conducted in 2015


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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PopEd teachers trained in 2015


Our staff and Trainers’ Network volunteers facilitate workshops for teachers and nonformal educators at conferences and in-service programs, as well as for future teachers in their education methods classes at campuses throughout North America.

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Activists trained to lobby in Washington, DC in 2016


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 White House


We have 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 2016 event brought 173 activists to Washington DC for a weekend of training and lobbying!

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The Good Crisis

The Good Crisis

Population Connection's latest publication introduces new possibilities for the future of our nation—and our planet—that don’t depend on population growth.

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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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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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