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Electoral Fellowship, Fall 2018

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon/Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon is recruiting Fall Electoral Fellows to sustain grassroots momentum and put Oregon on the right side of history this election season. At a time when many states are fighting for access and funding, we lead 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. Every Oregonian must be able to decide whether and when to become a parent — no matter how much money they make or how they are insured. If passed, Ballot Measure 106 would amend the Oregon Constitution to prohibit publicly funded healthcare programs, including the Oregon Health Plan and the Public Employees Benefit Board, from covering abortion. With threats to Roe v. Wade stronger than ever, we must hold the line in Oregon by fighting back against the extremists who want to cut access to care.

In addition, the 2018 midterm elections have the potential to threaten the safety of Oregon’s immigrant communities. If passed, Ballot Measure 105 would throw out Oregon’s sanctuary law to allow state law enforcement to racially profile Oregonians. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon/Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon and our coalition partners will be fighting tooth and nail to educate and motivate voters to vote NO on Measures 105 and 106, while working to re-elect Governor Kate Brown and endorsed candidates statewide.

As an Electoral Fellow, you will gain crucial experience in the electoral and grassroots landscape. You’ll be immersed in a high-impact voter contact experience and be a driving force in our grassroots campaign to reach out to thousands of Oregon voters and educate them on our issues and our endorsed candidates. Elections have been won and lost by a handful of votes, and as an Electoral Fellow with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon/Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon, you can make sure that those votes swing in favor of reproductive justice.

Electoral fellows will gain crucial experience in the political and nonprofit fields and receive extensive training. 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 fundraising. Past interns have used these skills to work for political campaigns and well-respected, progressive nonprofit organizations across the state and country.

Fellows will need to be available 15-20 hours a week (primarily evenings and weekends) from September 24th through December 7th, 2018. A small stipend is available, and this fellowship is available for college credit.

Take this opportunity to put yourself on the frontlines of the fight for reproductive rights here in Oregon.

Responsibilities

Qualifications

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 Monday, August 27th. Applications will be reviewed as they are received with rolling interviews scheduled.

 
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