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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
Sep202019
Bro, Choice! Men for Planned Parenthood

If you or someone you love is a man who's tired of seeing right-wing politicians attack access to reproductive health care, then this is the event for you!

Please join us Thursday, October 3rd in Portland at “Bro, Choice! Men for Planned Parenthood.” All genders are welcome!

PPAO knows that attacks on reproductive freedom affect the entire family. Planned Parenthood health centers help men take charge of their sexual health by offering STI testing and treatment, free or low-cost ...

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Aug72019
Pets for Planned Parenthood!

Does your pet have what it takes to be our 2020 Mascot? Here's how you can jump on the Pets for Planned Parenthood bandwagon:

  1. If you attended our campaign kickoff event in Portland, download your professional photos here.

  2. Come up with a “platform” for your pet (think: “Corgi Booker supports free spay and neuter on demand, without apology!”), then submit your "nomination" here.

  3. In early November, you will receive a link to launch your “campaign” by encouraging friends to ...

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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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