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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the political arm of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon engages in educational and electoral activity including public education campaigns, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.

In 2002, we formed Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon, which is a statewide, non-partisan political action committee that supports pro-choice, pro-family planning candidates for office.

Candidates often do not give voters the information they need to make important election decisions and many anti-choice candidates try to hide their true agenda until after the election. To combat this, our political arm seeks to provide accurate information about candidates to voters.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is incorporated under Section 501c(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore, contributions are not tax deductible. This site is paid for by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon and Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon and is not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.

Our Mission

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is the statewide political voice for Planned Parenthood’s two affiliates in Oregon and for women’s health care. PPAO defends the Planned Parenthood mission by advocating for public policy that will enhance and protect women’s health; by building support and accountability among our elected officials in Oregon; and by engaging and motivating the public. PPAO is not affiliated with any political party, but is instead organized to support those state and local candidates who have taken responsible positions on women’s health care, including birth control and abortion.

Who We Are

Meet the Board of Directors and staff of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon.

 
Latest News
Jan82016
Bad Dates, Good Laughs

We’ve all had them: dates that go terribly, hilariously awry. Let’s commisserate together - while supporting Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon - at our 7th annual Valentine’s benefit, It’s Not Me, It’s You: Stories from the Dark Side of Dating!

Brave local personalities will share mortifying memories about their worst dates for your entertainment...their pain is your gain! You’ll leave either feeling grateful for your current relationship or with the realization that being single isn ...

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Jan82016
PPAO Volunteer Fights for the Next Generation

“Volunteering with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon has been such a powerful and rewarding experience for me. At age 18 I became pregnant unexpectedly and was faced with a tough decision, and Planned Parenthood was there for me no matter what I chose. I went through with my pregnancy and had my daughter at a young age, and I felt supported in this decision. Planned Parenthood has continued to help me with pregnancy prevention throughout my adulthood, and I have ...

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Latest Campaigns
Jun172015
Oregonians for Reproductive Health!

Every woman in Oregon should be able to make decisions about whether and when to be a parent based on what’s best for her.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is working hard to ensure that health insurance — whether paid for by individuals, employers or government funds — covers the full range of reproductive health services: preconception care, contraception, abortion, prenatal care, childbirth and postpartum care.

Please take action today to add your voice to the chorus!

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