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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.

 
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Supreme Court Protects Access to Abortion in Louisiana — for Now

Today the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, struck down the Louisiana law that imposed medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion providers. This case, and 16 others waiting one step away from SCOTUS, was a clear effort to eliminate access to abortion and overturn Roe v. Wade. We all braced for the decision and breathed a collective sigh of relief when the court affirmed access to abortion for the time being. We can all celebrate ...

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One year ago to this day, Brittany Packnett-Cunningham delivered her keynote speech at the 2019 Courageous Voice Breakfast, which culminated in a tribute to her days leading protest in Ferguson, Missouri. Brittany asked each of us in the audience to stand, and repeat back the words of Assata Shakur: “It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our ...

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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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