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Grassroots Organizing Fellow, Summer 2018

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is recruiting Summer Grassroots Organizing Fellows to lead movement-building outreach efforts into targeted communities across the state. At a time when many states are fighting for access and funding, we are leading the way by advocating for the expansion of access to reproductive health care in Oregon. Oregon remains the only state in the nation with no restrictions on access to safe and legal abortion.

But that access is now under attack. Extremists are collecting signatures for a dangerous ballot measure that would amend the Oregon Constitution to restrict abortion for people who receive their health care through the state. The reproductive rights movement will be facing critical challenges in the 2018 election, and it is imperative that we continue building up volunteer leaders across Oregon who will engage to protect our rights and defeat ballot measures and candidates that would undermine fundamental policy gains for reproductive health care. We are under attack like never before, and we know our opposition will not back down. We must amplify our voices and collective influence now in order to protect access to critical healthcare services, including abortion, for all Oregonians.

This summer will lay a critical foundation for a successful fall electoral campaign. You'll learn and use grassroots organizing skills that create a movement for real social change with hands-on experience in community outreach and education; volunteer recruitment, management and training; event management; story collection; voter registration; data management; and fund raising.

As a Summer Grassroots Organizing Fellow, you’ll gain crucial experience in the political and nonprofit fields and receive extensive training from PPAO staff. Past interns have used these skills to work for political campaigns and well-respected, progressive nonprofit organizations across the state and country. A small stipend is available, and this fellowship is available for college credit.



This position is offered in both Portland and Eugene. To apply, please submit a cover letter and résumé to [email protected] (Portland) or [email protected] (Eugene) no later than Friday, May 18th. Applications will be reviewed as they are received with rolling interviews scheduled.

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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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