Our
Successes

Thanks in part to your passion and support, we’ve defeated dozens of anti-reproductive health laws and ballot measures since 1993, expanded access to health care services for Oregonians, bolstered sex education standards in schools, and advanced racial, gender and economic justice.

2020

  • Ensured that abortion, family planning and gender-affirming care were defined as essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Flipped three seats across the state House, Senate and Secretary of State office to pro–reproductive health champions

2019

  • Passed the nation’s most progressive paid family and medical leave law
  • Made historic investments in our K-12 public education system through the Student Success Act
  • Secured driver’s licenses for all Oregonians, regardless of citizenship status
  • Secured prepaid postage for mail-in ballots to make voting free in Oregon, with every single mailbox becoming a dropbox

2018

  • Defeated Ballot Measure 106, a backdoor ban on safe, legal abortion
  • Protected healthcare coverage for one in four Oregonians with Ballot Measure 101
  • Passed legislation to review extreme disparities in maternal mortality among African-American mothers

2017

  • Passed the Reproductive Health Equity Act, the most progressive reproductive health policy in the U.S.
  • Expanded Oregon Health Plan to cover all children and teens, regardless of immigration status
  • Adopted legislation expanding access to vasectomies, one of the most effective forms of birth control

2016

  • Worked in coalition to secure a higher minimum wage

2015

  • Passed landmark legislation making Oregon the first U.S. state to guarantee 12-month birth control access
  • Worked in coalition to pass paid sick days and to “ban the box” on job applications, expanding employment opportunities for people with prior convictions and arrests

2014

  • Achieved 89% success rate in our endorsed races and unseated two longtime Oregon Right to Life allies
  • Kept constitutional amendment to prohibit access to medically necessary abortion coverage for low-income Oregonians off the ballot

2013

  • Passed bill to promote early detection of breast cancer
  • Launched statewide outreach program to help uninsured Oregonians understand and enroll in Affordable Care Act

2012

  • Won 100% of our targeted races, regaining a pro-reproductive health majority in the Oregon Legislature
  • Kept constitutional amendment to prohibit access to medically necessary abortion coverage for low-income Oregonians off the ballot

2010-2011

  • Endorsed candidates in every statewide legislative race for first time and made more than 250,000 contacts with voters
  • Passed bipartisan resolution in the Oregon Legislature to urge birth control coverage with no co-pays in the Affordable Care Act

2009

  • Updated Oregon law to ensure all students receive age-appropriate, medically accurate sex ed
  • Passed legislation to allow patients with sexually transmitted infections to leave doctors’ offices with medication for partners
  • Helped ensure all Oregon insurers provide coverage for HPV vaccine to address the cervical cancer epidemic

2007

  • Passed landmark act requiring all prescription drug plans to cover birth control and provide emergency contraception in ERs to rape survivors

2005

  • Secured permanent coverage for vital reproductive health services like annual exams, Pap tests and pregnancy
  • Helped Oregon become second state in country to require insurance coverage of lifesaving breast exams

2003

  • Passed funding to give every sexual assault victim in Oregon a medical exam, regardless of ability to pay

1997

  • Approved Medicaid expansion to provide free or low-cost access to birth control for low-income Oregonians

1993

  • Secured coverage for vital reproductive health services like annual exams, Pap tests and pregnancy, with renewal every six years
  • Helped Oregon become seventh state to establish felony charges for blocking access to medical facilities
  • Required Oregon schools to provide comprehensive curriculum if they offer sex ed

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