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Each election cycle, Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon grants endorsements to candidates that meet the following criteria:
- Demonstrated Support for Reproductive Rights: Planned Parenthood will assess each candidate's support for reproductive rights based on achieving 100% on the Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon candidate questionnaire, and voting record.
- Leadership: Planned Parenthood will assess each candidate's leadership by reviewing efforts to encourage his or her party to act on Planned Parenthood's agenda, past legislative performance, and participation in pro-women's health activities.
- Electability: Planned Parenthood will thoroughly review the campaign and the candidate's plan for winning the election.
The following candidates have earned early endorsement by providing dependable leadership and support for women’s health care, reproductive justice and Planned Parenthood services. Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon will continue to evaluate other candidates and may add others to this list throughout 2016.
Governor: Kate Brown
Secretary of State: Brad Avakian
Treasurer: Tobias Read
Attorney General: Ellen Rosenblum
Oregon State Senate
Senate District 1: Timm Rolek
Senate District 3: Tonia Moro
Senate District 5: Arnie Roblan
Senate District 14: Mark Hass
Senate District 18: Ginny Burdick
Senate District 21: Kathleen Taylor
Senate District 22: Lew Frederick
Senate District 23: Michael Dembrow
Senate District 25: Laurie Monnes Anderson
Oregon State House
House District 1: Terry Brayer
House District 5: Pam Marsh
House District 8: Paul Holvey
House District 9: Caddy McKeown
House District 10: David Gomberg
House District 11: Phil Barnhart
House District 13: Nancy Nathanson
House District 14: Julie Fahey
House District 16: Dan Rayfield
House District 18: Tom Kane
House District 20: Paul Evans
House District 22: Teresa Alonso Leon
House District 24: Ken Moore
House District 26: Ray M. Lister
House District 27: Sheri Malstrom
House District 28: Jeffrey Barker
House District 29: Susan McLain
House District 30: Janeen Sollman
House District 33: Mitch Greenlick
House District 34: Ken Helm
House District 35: Margaret Doherty
House District 36: Jennifer Williamson
House District 37: Paul Southwick
House District 38: Ann Lininger
House District 40: Mark Meek
House District 41: Karin Power
House District 42: Rob Nosse
House District 43: Tawna Sanchez
House District 44: Tina Kotek
House District 45: Barbara Smith Warner
House District 46: Alissa Keny-Guyer
House District 47: Diego Hernandez
House District 48: Jeff Reardon
House District 50: Carla Piluso
House District 51: Janelle S Bynum
House District 52: Mark Reynolds
House District 54: Gena Goodman-Campbell
Multnomah County Commission
Commissioner, District 3: Jessica Vega Pederson
Ballot Measure 97: YES
(as an affiliate of the national Planned Parenthood Action Fund)
President: Hillary Clinton
U.S. Senate: Ron Wyden
U.S. Congress, District 1: Suzanne Bonamici
U.S. Congress, District 3: Earl Blumenauer
U.S. Congress, District 4: Peter DeFazio
U.S. Congress, District 5: Kurt Schrader
The House of Representatives is poised to vote today to overturn a rule that protects health care for more than 4 million people who rely on Title X, the nation's family planning program, first established more than 40 years ago under President Nixon.
The rule reinforces that it is against the law for state politicians to block people from accessing care under Title X at their preferred health center - including Planned Parenthood and other reproductive healthcare providers - because the ...
On Tuesday, Donald Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Here is a statement from Mary Nolan, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon:
"We have a message for U.S. Senators on Judge Gorsuch: Opposing Roe v. Wade is a disqualifier. The right to safe and legal abortion has been the law of the land for more than 40 years. Nominees to the highest court in the land must make clear ...
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.