Population Matters

Day 8: From Mother Earth to Mothers 17 Days of Action

April 29th, 2011

Day 8 – Tell Congress You Support Family Planning

The United Nations has set 2015 as the target year for achieving universal access to family planning and reproductive health services, but if that target is to be reached the U.S. and other donor nations need to boost their financial support.  The U.S., for its part, needs to increase its annual commitment to $1 billion.  We’re not there yet.  This year, the U.S. is spending only $715 million.  If you think family planning and reproductive health care is essential to the health and wellbeing of being women and their families in the developing world, it’s time to let your Representatives in Congress know how you feel. So write, tweet your Representatives or post on your Representatives Facebook pages. Let them know it’s important!

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