Sending Office: Honorable Chrissy Houlahan
Sent By:
Stacy.Thompson@mail.house.gov

        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Current Original Cosponsors: Engel, Lowey, Frankel, Speier, DeGette, DeLauro, Lee, C. Maloney, Moore, Grijalva, Shalala, Quigley, Payne, Huffman, Wasserman Schultz, Holmes Norton, McGovern, DeFazio, Espaillat, Pappas, Lawrence, Cicilline, Pallone, Casten

 

Dear Colleague,

Please join Representatives Chrissy Houlahan, Eliot Engel, Nita Lowey, Lois Frankel, Jackie Speier, Diana DeGette, Rosa DeLauro, Barbara Lee, and Carolyn Maloney as an original co-sponsor of our bill, the Support UNFPA Funding Act of 2019.

The Support UNFPA Funding Act of 2019 authorizes funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to:

·         End preventable maternal deaths

·         End the unmet need for contraceptives and promote a human-rights based approach to family planning

·         End gender-based violence

·         End harmful practices, such as child marriage and female genital mutilation

·         Complement U.S. national security and humanitarian efforts

Reproductive health care is central to gender equality, women’s economic empowerment, global health and sustainable development. It is one of the most cost-effective investments the United States can make. 

However, on July 12th, 2019, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the Administration determined that UNFPA was in violation of the Kemp-Kasten amendment and that the Administration would be withholding its contribution to UNFPA for the
third year in a row. This determination is based on a conflation of UNFPA’s presence in China with supporting China’s coercive birth limitation policies and is wholly unfounded. UNFPA is a critical – and sometimes the only – provider of care for women and
their families around the world, and when women and their children can survive and thrive, communities are more stable and peaceful. 

To become an original cosponsor, please fill out the form at this link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3JcmfDdldVp0zBrQicDFdGh5pLfFcMckm10KAJWnK2W0osg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

The deadline to be an original cosponsor is COB October 16th.
Please contact Stacy Thompson in Rep. Houlahan’s office at
Stacy.Thompson@mail.house.gov
with any questions.

Sincerely,

 

Chrissy Houlahan                Eliot L. Engel                 Nita Lowey                Lois Frankel               Jackie Speier               

 

Diana Degette                     Rosa DeLauro                Barbara Lee              Carolyn B. Maloney

 

Supportive organizations: Advocates for Youth, AHA Foundation, American Jewish World Service, AVAC, Better World Campaign, BRAC USA, CARE USA, Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), Clearinghouse on Women’s
Issues, CORE Group, Council for Global Equality, Every Mother Counts, Feminist Majority Foundation, Friends of UNFPA, Gender Action, Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation, GreeneWorks, Guttmacher Institute, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), International
Medical Corps, International Women’s Health Coalition, Jewish World Watch, Living Goods, Medical IMPACT, NARAL Pro-Choice America, National Association of Social Workers, National Organization for Women, Not Without Black Women, PAI, Pastoralist Child Foundation,
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Population Connection Action Fund, Population Institute, Sahiyo, United Nations Association-USA, What to Expect Project, Women for Afghan Women, Women of Reform Judaism, Women Watch Afrika, Inc. (WWA), Zonta International

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