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Population Connection

Population Connection
CROWDRISE : Jun 28, 2010
Tax ID: 94-1703155
BASED: Washington, DC, United States



America's Voice for Population Stabilization

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.


When Population Connection was founded as Zero Population Growth, or ZPG, in 1968, there were 3.5 billion people on the planet. Since then, our world population has doubled – with no end in sight. The United Nations projects that world population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050, and nearly 11 billion by 2100.


Why does it matter? One in eight people is hungry. More than a billion people live in areas where water is already scarce. High fertility leads to poor health outcomes for mothers and their children. Rapidly expanding populations can keep nations mired in a cycle of poverty and contribute to social and political unrest. And biodiversity is lost when plants and animals are crowded out to make room for more development.


As America's largest grassroots population organization, we focus on the connections between population and three main issue areas:

          Protecting the Planet

          Defending Women's Rights

          Ensuring Social Justice


We educate young people about population growth and advocate in Congress for policies that will help to stabilize global population.  You can help by spreading the word and creating your own fundraiser.


Photo credit: © 2005 Ale Ayodele Lucas, Courtesy of Photoshare


Tax ID: 94-1703155 •


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