As the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump draws nearer, a group of activist bakers are looking to make a stance against the coming administration's negative view of Planned Parenthood with the help of some sweet homemade treats.
Leading up to this month's inauguration ceremony, 21 female-owned bakeries, restaurants and cafes will be firing up their ovens and doling out batches of cookies, with the aim of raising $25,000 for the non-profit. According to The Oregonian, the Portland-based businesses will donate all proceeds made through January 20th from the cookie sales to Planned Parenthood, which Trump vowed to defund over the course of his Presidential campaign.
Kristen Murray, the chef/owner of Maurice restaurant, says the cookie campaign was born as an effort to show "support of women, children, and reproductive rights" on behalf of Portland's food community. "I think, as do all of the women contributing to this cause, how critical it is to put forward a compassionate protest and raised voice rather than a nihilistic approach to the political climate unfolding," she tells The Oregonian.