Pledging
These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • OVERPOPULATION
  • BIODIVERSITY
  • RAINFORESTS
Winning Issue » OVERPOPULATION


Earth’s population has recently surpassed 7 billion people. Over the last 6 decades, our population has increased by about one billion people every 12 years. It is estimated that our planet can safely sustain a maximum of about 9 billion people before it becomes overpopulated. However, there are many definitions of overpopulation. Most definitions relate to the amount of resources available to a population and the sustainability of the land on which that population resides. A United Nations report blamed overpopulation and over-consumption as the main causes of damage to Earth's ecosystems. Population control proponents say many people in developing countries want help controlling their fertility. Many opponents of birth control are opposed to providing this assistance because of religious or ethical reasons. Among other things, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) works in developing countries improving women’s reproductive health. It provides birth control supplies and services to those in need and also treats HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. The UNFPA has recently been recognized for its worldwide campaign against obstetric fistula and female genital mutilation.


Pending Legislation: None




Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current overpopulation policy, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support international population control programs including donations to the United Nations Population Fund


Winning Option

  • I support international population control programs including donations to the United Nations Population Fund
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
February 20, 2020
Pledge Period - Closing Date
March 4, 2020
Trustee Election - Begins
February 27, 2020


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