Build Your Toolbox at the Rural Organizing Intensive / Construya su Caja de Herramientas durante la Sesión Intensiva de Organización Rural

We are overjoyed to be gathering together in person again for the annual Rural Caucus and Strategy Session in Redmond on June 25th. Three years into the pandemic, we’ve heard countless requests for skill building, so we’ve created more space in the weekend to do just that! Stick around for the Rural Organizing Intensive on Sunday, June […]

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8 Reasons Not to Miss the Caucus!

ROP is turning 30 and we are overjoyed to be gathering together in person again! Join us in Redmond for the Rural Caucus & Strategy Session on Saturday, June 25th, and the Rural Organizing Intensive on Sunday, June 26th. The registration deadline to receive the early bird discount has been extended to May 25th, so check […]

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An Unnatural Disaster

Knowing that many of us experience the consequences of climate crises, including harsh winter storms, mudslides, and wildfires, we wanted to share a powerful podcast series from the Truth to Power Club at Ashland High School that reflects on the Almeda Fire in Jackson County in 2020.

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Collective action in Redmond & at the Caucus!

This year’s Rural Caucus & Strategy Session will be on Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th in Redmond! Register your group by May 1st for the early bird discount! In 2020, Redmond and Crook County leaders with the Central Oregon Diversity Project partnered to host a Black Lives Matter rally that included a resource drive […]

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Tillamook Expands Voter Education

Are you trying to increase voter education in your community? Organizers in Tillamook County figured out a way to guarantee that everyone can be informed about candidates running for local office. They devised a plan that encourages cities to distribute Voter Pamphlets to residents. So far, they have been successful getting resolutions passed in Wheeler, Nehalem and Bay […]

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Thanks for Being Our Valentine!

Dear ROPnet,  The interconnections between communities and human dignity groups is what makes ROP strong. Thank you to everyone who shared their love this month by submitting Valentines to Rural Organizers, and thank you to all of you who show your love for rural Oregon through your daily work for justice and human dignity! Read […]

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Valentines to Rural Organizers

Want to send in a valentine to rural organizers? Read on for more details and submit it using the form below! We have a long history at ROP of taking time on Valentine’s Day to remind each other that we’re united by love and hope and that we’ve got each other’s backs! Some of you […]

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We’re Hiring a Communications Coordinator!

In times like these, when communities are facing rapidly evolving crises and clear, strategic communication is more essential than ever, we are excited to share that ROP is looking to hire a full-time Communications Coordinator. Do you know a skilled messenger who could lead the staff in building integrated, dynamic communications that strengthen the ability […]

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Local Organizers Support Health and Wellbeing

When it comes to the COVID-19 public health crisis, local organizers from Lake County to Jackson and Benton Counties are committed to showing up for their neighbors and protecting each other from this deadly virus. Read on for three stories of how local human dignity group leaders continue to tackle the pandemic nearly two years in […]

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Building Community and Food Security

In February 2019, ROP was gifted the downtown Cottage Grove building that is now known affectionately as the Community Building Center. We had no idea then that the Center would grow to become a bustling hub of activity during the COVID-19 pandemic and catastrophic wildfires, bringing together dozens of service agencies and hundreds of volunteers […]

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