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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 Oregon affiliates and for reproductive health care. PPAO defends the Planned Parenthood mission by advocating for public policy that will enhance and protect reproductive health care; by building support and accountability among elected officials in Oregon; and by engaging and motivating the public.

Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon supports state and local candidates who consistently take responsible positions on reproductive health care, including abortion, birth control and sex education.

Who We Are

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

 
Latest News
Apr242019
Planned Parenthood Celebrates Federal Court Victory to Block Trump's Gag Rule

A federal district court judge in Oregon announced yesterday that he will issue a preliminary injunction to block the Trump-Pence administration’s gag rule on Title X, the nation’s only program dedicated to affordable birth control and reproductive health care.

In March, Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette and the American Medical Association filed suit challenging the gag rule for being illegal, unethical and threatening the health care of millions of people who rely on Title ...

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Mar62019
Tix on Sale for 2019 Courageous Voice Breakfast with Brittany Packnett!

Since 2011, the Courageous Voice Breakfast has celebrated brave leaders who speak truth in the face of hostility. Now more than ever, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon believes it's crucial to harness our collective power and amplify our stories.

Cited by President Barack Obama as a leader whose “voice is going to be making a difference for years to come,” keynote speaker Brittany Packnett is an unapologetic educator, policy expert, writer and advocate for the empowerment of women and ...

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Latest Campaigns
Sep112017
Share Your Story!

Personal stories are critical when advocating to maintain or even expand access to the vital health services that Planned Parenthood provides. By sharing your story, you can play a significant role in the work we do.

There are many levels of comfort when sharing a personal story. Please share what you are willing, and indicate your permission levels where applicable. Please note: Your story — including your name if you provide it — may appear in public advocacy projects such as Planned Parenthood websites, brochures or other printed material. Even if you do not provide your name, keep in mind that some ...

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