Portland, May 3rd. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon held a special fundraising breakfast featuring best selling author, Valerie Plame Wilson. Supporters who gathered at the Portland Art Museum heard about Wilson’s life as a covert CIA Operations Officer and how she worked to protect America’s national security. (Photo Credit, Andie Petkus) Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown, recipient of the 2012 Marilyn Epstein Pro-Choice Champion Award, posed with CIA Valerie Plame Wilson.
Keynote speaker, Valerie Plame Wilson, found herself at the heart of a political firestorm in 2003 when the Bush administration revealed her secret status to a conservative columnist who published her name. At the event she discussed her autobiography, “Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House.”
Proceeds from the special breakfast benefited Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, which works to keep Oregon one of the three most pro-choice states in the nation.
From Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the political arm of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon engages in educational and electoral activity including public education campaigns, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.