The Population Institute Honors Rep. Joseph Crowley
May 07, 2013
In recognition of his longstanding support for international family planning and his championship of UNFPA, the Population Institute today is awarding Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY14) with its “Distinguished Legislator Award.” In announcing the award, President Robert Walker said, “Rep. Crowley has a well-deserved reputation as a fighter for women’s rights and health, and his record in Congress reflects it. He has been tireless advocate for family planning and reproductive health, and we are very pleased to honor him with this award.” The award is being presented at a reception being held at the Population Institute from 5:00 to 6:30. Sarah Craven, the chief of UNFPA’s Washington office, will join Walker in presenting the award.
Rep. Crowley, who is the Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, has been serving the 14th District of New York since 1998. He serves today on the prestigious House Ways and Means Committee. National Journal recently described him as a “rising star” in the Democratic Caucus. He is widely recognized for his work on women’s issues and for his efforts to protect the economic security of middle class Americans.