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1974

PP Pennsylvania Affiliates exists as an official committee of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council. There are 13 affiliates in Pennsylvania. Family Planning Information Office opens in Harrisburg.

1975

PP Pennsylvania Affiliates is incorporated as a 501 (c)(3) organization.

1981

Board begins discussions on creating a 501 (c)(4) organization.

1982

Pennsylvania Advocates for Reproductive Health is incorporated as a 501 (c)(4) organization; a coalition of groups supporting access to reproductive health and choice.

1983

501 (c)(4) name changed to Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates.
Three more affiliates add public affairs staff.

1984

PP Pennsylvania Affiliates and Advocates set goals together.
First mailing is sent to 4,500 state supporters.

1985

First state and federal candidate Voter’s Guide is produced.

1988

1988 Abortion Control Act is passed by legislature and signed by Governor Casey.

1990

State office is reorganized.

1993

PP Pennsylvania Advocates adopts guidelines for candidate endorsements.

1994

Name of the 501(c)(3) is changed to Planned Parenthood Association of Pennsylvania. The Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC is registered with the Department of State.

2010

Affiliate 501(c)(4) organizations and Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates form one statewide 501(c)(4) organization.

We faced huge midterm election losses. 

2011 - 2014

Rallied our supporters, volunteers, and media to push back against attacks on health centers and women's health.

2014

Planned Parenthood groups made a $1 million investment in the Governor's race. Our supporters and donors believed in Tom Wolf, and he won with huge margins among women voters.

2015

A key year. 3 state supreme court seats up for election. Planned Parenthood groups invested $300,000, ran a canvass operation out of Philadelphia, and won all 3 seats!

2016

Tough year all across the country. Polarizing election and renewed attacks on repro health.

2017

The courts re-drew gerrymandered congressional district lines ahead of the midterms, ensuring Democrats could successfully compete.

2018

Planned Parenthood invested more than $4 million to reach key voters.

Progressives won 5 districts from conservative control, including the "Fab Four" women elected to the House (PA-04, PA-05, PA-06, PA-07 and PA-17).

Governor Wolf was re-elected to a second term.

Progressives flipped 14 seats in the state House and five seats in the Senate, breaking conservatives’ supermajority in the chamber.