Population Connection Members Volunteered Far and Wide in 2018!

Population Connection members made 2018 another remarkable year. More than 280 members across the country engaged their communities with conversations on population issues, women’s empowerment, and environmental preservation. Members in 37 states engaged more than 12,000 people and captured nearly 2,000 signatures from others committed to repealing Trump’s odious Global Gag Rule!  Click here to learn more about Population Connection’s joint #Fight4HER campaign with our sister organization Population Connection Action Fund.


Some highlights from 2018 include:

Earth Day

Volunteering on Earth Day once again proved immensely popular with our members, serving as the perfect opportunity to make the “population connection” between population issues and environmental conservation. Exactly 115 members participated in 60 Earth Day events in 24 states across the U.S. On this weekend alone, our volunteers reached more than 7,000 people in their communities.

Art E. and Population Connection’s Membership Relations Coordinator, Rose, hosted an information booth for two days at Earth Day in Rochester, MI.

 

Members Ann and Linda joined former Population Connection staff member, Maeve, to host an information booth on Earth Day in New York, NY.

 

Former Population Connection staff member, Heaven, joined Paul R. and others in Dallas, TX to hold an information booth for Earth Day.

 

You can see more by checking out our blog post recapping Earth Day 2018 here.


World Population Day

World Population Day falls on July 11th each year. The theme for 2018 was “Family Planning is a Human Right.” Our members took advantage of the day by bringing awareness to the implications of a rising global population spurred by lack of access to family planning options in the developing world. Members participated in seven events including film screenings and tabling events in Arlington, VA; Nashville, TN; Tucson, AZ; St. Louis, MO; Aurora, IL; and Sacramento, CA.

Chuck K. hosted a joint information booth for Population Connection and The Sierra Club in Sacramento, CA.

 

Population Connection also collaborated with The Center for Biological Diversity for a film screening in Tuscon, AZ. Attendees viewed the film Mother: Caring for 7 Billion, produced by Tiroir A Films. The film discusses the implications of living in a world of seven billion and how our growing numbers affect all aspects of life on this planet. To rent or purchase the film for personal screening, click here.

An impressive 96 people attended the event—including field organizers from our sister organization, Population Connection Action Fund, to promote our joint #Fight4HER campaign to repeal the Global Gag Rule.

#Fight4HER organizers and Sarah from Center for Biological Diversity tabled before the film screening in Tucson, AZ.

 

Kelly D. hosted a film screening in Arlington, VA.

 

Janet D. from Nashville, TN also hosted a film screening at her local library.


Fall Events

Members represented Population Connection at 13 different America’s Charities events throughout the fall. Volunteers shared our mission with employers and their employees in hopes that they would contribute to Population Connection through their workplace giving programs.

Sonya S. hosted an informational at an America’s Charities event in Omaha, NE.

We wrapped up the year with members representing Population Connection at a variety of festivals, environmental symposiums, and events. Our long-time members Dirk and Bonnie Walters continued to table at their local Farmers’ Market in San Luis Obipso, CA on a weekly basis! Volunteers in Portland, OR hosted a table at VegFest Oregon. In Poughkeesie, NY, volunteers presented at the Hudson River VegFest.

Loras H. hosted an information booth at a sustainability fair in Minneapolis, MN.

Joel M. hosted an Information Booth at Climate Seminar in Portland, OR

Kathy S. at the Hudson Valley VegFest in Poughkeepsie, NY

Thank you to the amazing, dedicated members across the country who volunteered their time and efforts towards a successful year!

There are countless opportunities to volunteer with Population Connection in 2019! Are you interested in getting more involved with us in your local community? You can find resources to get started at https://www.populationconnection.org/getinvolved/ or reach out to one of our coordinators by emailing engage@popconnect.org. We’re excited to help you make the “population connection,” wherever you are!

We hope you’ll join us!

 

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