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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, the statewide advocacy and political voice for Planned Parenthood’s two Oregon affiliates, believes no person should experience barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive health care and education. PPAO defends the Planned Parenthood mission by advocating for public policy that will enhance and protect reproductive health care, education and access; by building support and accountability among elected officials in Oregon; by working with coalition partners; and by engaging and motivating the public.

Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon works to elect state and local candidates who consistently champion, craft and advance policies that ensure sexual and reproductive health care is affordable and accessible, and who work to enhance and protect access to abortion, birth control and medically accurate sex education.

Who We Are

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

 
Latest News
May142021
Calling for Accountability: Representative Nearman Must Resign or Be Expelled from the Legislature

In January, surveillance video was released that revealed State Representative Mike Nearman literally opening the door for violent rioters to attack the Oregon State Capitol while it was closed for a special session to deal with the COVID crisis. Immediately after, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon (PPAO) joined with other community organizations, unions and local lawmakers to call for Nearman to be removed from office if he failed to resign.

On April 30, the Marion County District Attorney charged Nearman ...

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Apr72021
PPAO Welcomes An Do as Executive Director

The Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon (PPAO) is pleased to announce that An Do (she/her) will be the organization’s next Executive Director. She has served PPAO in an interim capacity since January.

“We are thrilled that An Do will lead the organization as we begin a new chapter toward full control of our bodies, our rights, our democracy and our futures,” says PPAO Board Chair Beverly Pearman. “Access to sexual and reproductive health care ...

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Latest Campaigns
Aug132019
Share Your Story!

Oregon is the leading state for reproductive health and rights. We have fought hard to get the best reproductive health laws on the books, and now we need your help enforcing them! Personal stories are a powerful tool that can be used to win the hearts and minds of decision-makers, and are critical when advocating to maintain or even expand access to the vital health services that Planned Parenthood provides.

Whether it's affordable birth control, access to sex education or the right to safe and legal abortion, tell us why these services matter to you and the impact that ...

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