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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Helms Amendment petitions sent to Obama
We sent more than 350,000 petitions to President Obama to reinterpret the Helms Amendment, which has placed restrictions on U.S. aid for safe abortion services abroad since 1973.
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 500,000 members, supporters, and participating educators!
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