2023 Rural Caucus & Strategy Session

This year’s Caucus will be on Saturday, May 20th in Albany! Join us on Sunday, May 21st for the Rural Organizing Intensive! Register below!

Check out the Caucus Frequently Asked Questions for more information on registration costs, scholarships, COVID-19 safety precautions, accessibility information, and more!

  • After registering, please email a picture of your vaccination card to caucus@rop.org
  • If you have other questions or run into issues with this form, please email emma@rop.org or call 503-543-8417!

If you would like to participate in the Caucus and have YET to register. Please email office@rop.org. We cannot gaurantee seats at this point, but we will do our best to accomodate you.

For more than 30 years, small-town and rural organizers and community leaders from across Oregon have joined together annually at the Rural Caucus & Strategy Session to reflect on the previous year and to set the direction and priorities for our movement for human dignity for the upcoming year. Register your group for the Caucus today and join us to strategize about the organizing happening in rural communities and small towns across Oregon, connect with groups and community leaders from other parts of the state, and break bread together! The specific agenda is still in the works, but we will certainly be together from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm on Saturday and are also planning a party for that evening. Let us know what you are most eager to strategize around!

Saturday, May 20th: Rural Caucus & Strategy Session – the main event!

Rural Caucus & Strategy Session (8:30 am – 5:30 pm):

More than 100 leaders from across Oregon will gather to reflect on the previous year, share strategies and skills, build relationships and analysis, and set our priorities for the year to come. Join us to strategize and strengthen the movement for democracy and justice in rural and small-town Oregon!

ROP’s 30th Anniversary Encore Celebration (5:30 pm until the cows come home!):

Join us for live music, dancing (and a lesson!), dinner, dessert, and amazing company and conversation! Help us ring in our third decade of building a bold and courageous rural movement for justice! While 2022 marked our 30th birthday, last year the Supreme Court struck down Roe the day before the Caucus, so we joined Redmond Collective Action in a demonstration for reproductive justice. This year we’re going to dance until the cows come home!

Sunday, May 21st: Rural Organizing Intensive

Rural Organizing Intensive (9 am – 1 pm):

Hungry to develop new skills and add to your organizer toolbox? Join us for a half-day for leaders and organizers of all experience levels! Choose from one of a few tracks that will help you become a better change maker, and dig in on state-level strategy around strategic communications, community radio, and more! More details coming soon!