From Jane Roberts
January 20, 2017
700 Cajon St
Redlands, CA 92373
The White House
Dear President Trump,
Way back in 2002, you and I were on the same “honorary committee” drawn together by what was then the U.S. Committee in support of the United Nations Population Fund to which the Bush Administration had refused to release $34 million that the Congress had approved for UNFPA. We were both very opposed to this ill advised short sighted policy so cruel in its implications.
I am co-founder of 34 Million Friends of UNFPA (www.34millionfriends.org ) which I cofounded in 2002 asking 34 million Americans for one dollar. We have raised $4.3 million in small donations.
I have heard you say that Planned Parenthood does good things. I think you know that the UNFPA helps the most vulnerable women in the entire world with family planning, safe motherhood, and tries to keep women and girls free from gender based violence which is often horrific.
Please don’t let those in the far right of your Party make it harder for women both here and abroad to make their own choices in all matters of reproductive health. Please protect women and girls from ideologues like your Vice-President to name a good example. Make sure that the U.N. Population Fund has a sizeable contribution from the U.S. every year.
THE WORK OF THE UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND
IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ON EARTH!