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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.

Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon supports 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
Aug162016
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Endorses Ballot Measure 97

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon today announced its endorsement of Ballot Measure 97, which would provide stable, adequate funding for healthcare services and education programs by increasing the minimum tax for large and out-of-state corporations with more than $25 million in annual Oregon sales.

PPAO is the political arm of the organization, advocating on behalf of Oregon's 12 health centers and the 61,672 women, men and young people who count on Planned Parenthood services every year. PPAO strongly ...

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Aug12016
‘I Refuse to Remain Silent’

“I support Planned Parenthood because I refuse to be placed in a box.

“At a young age, I began to recognize the difference in how boys and girls were treated. I felt confident speaking in class in elementary school, so I frequently volunteered to read and often raised my hand to answer questions. I made sure that others who participated less had the opportunity to speak before I did, but for some reason, my classmates said to each other and ...

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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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