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Sep172018
PPAO Endorses Affordable Housing Measures 102 and 26-199

At Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, we know that stable housing is a social determinant of health. Large rent increases mean families spend more of their income on housing, and less on other basic necessities like health care. Four in ten Oregonians rent their home; this translates to roughly 1.5 million people in our state being potentially vulnerable to unpredictable housing changes. Moreover, these practices disproportionately impact families of color, worsening inequities and pulling communities apart.

That is why ...

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Aug102018
Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon: Buehler Video Insults All Oregon Women

Yesterday Knute Buehler posted a campaign video that misrepresents his anti-abortion voting record and that contains an outrageous allegation against Governor Kate Brown, with one supporter claiming, “Knute cares more about women than Kate Brown does — and she’s a woman.” The video, titled “Women’s Health,” fails to disclose that the “Independent” voter is a former employee for Buehler.

Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon strongly condemns the video as misleading and irresponsible for covering up Buehler’s record of ...

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Jul312018
Buy Tix for Lane County Summer Celebration!

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon's award-winning Lane County Leadership & Advocacy Team is fighting for freedom, opportunity, equality and control over our own bodies — without politicians controlling when, how or why.

To organize ourselves and our communities for victory in 2018, we're throwing a festive party to raise critical funds, Eat, Drink and Advocate: An Evening with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon. Guests will enjoy live music by Caitlin Jemma and The Joe Hein Band, fabulous raffle prizes, local ...

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Jul272018
No Cuts to Care: Vote No on Ballot Measure 106

Today, Oregon’s Secretary of State announced that an anti-abortion group turned in enough valid signatures to qualify Initiative Petition 1 for the November ballot, by a narrow margin. Measure 106, as it will appear on the ballot, is an attempt to cut access to abortion for low-income Oregonians and public employees.

“This ballot measure asks voters to allow the state to set a dangerous precedent by cherry-picking which medical procedures will and won’t be covered by insurance,” says ...

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Jul242018
No Cuts to Care Urges Oregon Secretary of State to Drop Unprecedented Signature Observation Restriction

SALEM — Yesterday, the Oregon Secretary of State’s office imposed highly unusual restrictions on signature verification observation for Initiative Petition 1, placing tape on the ground multiple feet away from the verification process so that it is impossible for staff and volunteers to effectively monitor the process. This new and unprecedented limitation appears to be a direct response to disruptive behavior in the signature verification room from just one person: Jeff Jimerson, IP 1 chief petitioner.

Elections Director Steve Trout ...

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