Statement from Jane Roberts
On July 22, 2002, George W. Bush (as have all Republican presidents since Reagan) defunded the United Nations Population Fund of $34million. Seventeen years later 34 Million Friends of UNFPA is both closing and opening. This grassroots effort to encourage people to support safe motherhood, family planning, and freedom from gender based violence all over the world is closing its doors. But it is opening its doors to the wonderful FRIENDS OF UNFPA through which I urge you with all my heart to continue and expand your generous support.
I believe that the cause of gender equality and equal access to education and health for girls and women is the most important cause on earth. There is nothing of greater import in this world. And Friends of UNFPA is at the center of this endeavor. So, good people, come on!