About Us

About Us

who we are

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) is the advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, the state's largest and most trusted reproductive health care provider. PPAWI educates and lobbies on behalf of women’s health and works to elect candidates who support family planning and the full range of reproductive health care.

what we believe

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin deeply believes that all individuals should have the information and means to decide the number and spacing of their children, and that all women, men, and teens should have access to basic preventive health care. PPAWI engages in legislative and educational activity, and works to elect candidates who support these goals to state and federal offices.

Legislative Advocacy

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin provides outreach to the public about issues relating to women’s health, and mobilizes individuals and communities to make their voices heard in the political process. Specifically, PPAWI focuses on mobilizing traditionally underrepresented communities like people of color, youth, and Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin patients.

Planned Parenthood is a Trusted Name and Messenger

More than 90 years of providing and protecting health care has made Planned Parenthood a trusted health care provider and community resource:
  • One in five women visits a Planned Parenthood health center sometime during her lifetime.
  • Planned Parenthood has more than four million activists, supporters, and donors working for women's health and safety.
  • Planned Parenthood affiliates provide sexual and reproductive health care, education, and information to five million women, men, and adolescents worldwide each year.

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This site is paid for by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, Mel Barnes, treasurer and is not authorized by any candidate, candidate’s agent, or committee.


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