Get Involved!

Interested in deepening your involvement with Population Connection?

We’re here to help!

There are many different ways to make a difference in your local community, depending on your interests and the amount of time you have to commit to raising awareness of population issues.


Just have 1 minute? Call your legislators and ask them to support access to international family planning worldwide. Find their contact information HERE (Senate) and HERE (House of Representatives).

5 minutes? Print and post materials on a community board.

1 hour? Find a relevant article and write a letter to the editor.

An afternoon? Share Population Connection materials—and connect with potential population activists in your area!—by hosting a table at a farmers market or community event.

A day or two? Help organize a film screening, friend-raiser, panel discussion, or host a Population Connection speaker.


Of course, these suggestions are just a start!

We have a team here to inform and guide you in becoming a volunteer activist with Population Connection. Our Member Relations Coordinators are:

Maeve Doolittle
mdoolittle@popconnect.org
(202) 974-7732

Heaven Edwards
hedwards@popconnect.org
(202) 974-7726

They’re looking forward to hearing from you soon!


Meet the Member Engagement Team

Maeve Doolittle

Growing up in Philadelphia, Maeve saw firsthand that not every child receives a quality education. She was empowered to take things into her own hands and make a difference in her local community. While in college, she recruited potential future educators to teach and improve schools in low-income areas. Maeve made the population connection in college when she did research on the relationship between the amount of education a woman receives and how many children she chooses to have. Maeve brings her experience in recruitment to support and empower our members to be activists in a way that is comfortable for them.

Heaven Edwards

Heaven first became an activist by mobilizing communities throughout California to ban fracking, a technique of natural resource extraction that was developed to meet the needs of a growing population with devastating consumption patterns. From going door to door to waving down people in the streets, Heaven can talk politics to nearly anyone. She made the population connection while studying development in Ghana. She loves children, but saw firsthand the impact that large families has on the life goals of women who aren’t using modern contraceptives. Supporting our members allows Heaven to utilize her experience with activism while continuing the fight for a more sustainable planet.

Resources and Materials

 


Guides

Interested in writing letters to the editor of your local paper? Or trying to spark adiscussion on social media?

Get started with our Regional Media Guide!


Tabling/Event Materials

Do you know of a great community board? Would you like to share the connections between so many global issues at a table, farmers market, or other local event? The fliers and fact sheets below are available to download and print for distribution to members of your community.

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!

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