Postal Service Victory!

This ROPnet was written by Charlie Bloomer. You probably haven’t heard Charlie’s name before! Charlie is a high school student from Sandy who’s writing ROPnets with us this summer. Are you interested in joining ROP’s communications team as well? We are looking for folks to create content across multiple platforms in the coming months! Do you love […]

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How to Stop a Coup

Dear ROPnet, We are edging closer to a November election that many worry could lead the US even further away from the multiracial democracy we are all working to build. This ROPnet shares an inspiring report from the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA). NISGUA works to build and strengthen ties between […]

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International Workers’ Day on May 1st

Dear ROPnet, For over 100 years, International Workers’ Day (sometimes referred to as May Day) has commemorated the struggles and equally important, the victories of workers and the labor movement. It’s an opportunity to show our support and admiration for all the hardworking people who drive our vibrant economy. It’s also an opportunity to organize […]

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Support Winchester Dam Removal!

Dear ROPnet, In the years since we first made the Roadmap to a Thriving Rural Oregon together, leaders around the state have continued to demand clean water for all, knowing that healthy people make healthy communities. Today we want to share an update and an opportunity to support the campaign to remove the Winchester Dam by Community Rights […]

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Level Up Your Strategic Communications Skills!

Have you noticed that our ROPnets often start with values or a positive vision for our communities? Do you ever scroll past email alerts and mass texts telling you for the 15th time today that the world is falling apart?  In just four weeks, the Rural Caucus and Strategy Session is happening in Woodburn (Saturday, […]

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Support the Columbia Gorge Resolution Center! 

As a result of decades of underinvestment from the state and our local governments, Oregon is currently ranked 50th in the country for providing mental and behavioral health services. We know that a reasonable standard of living is a core component of a strong democracy and that housing and mental health resources are vital for […]

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Save Our Post Offices 2024

Dear ROPnet, Post offices are a vital part of vibrant rural communities. Unfortunately, a big change is coming to 180 Oregon rural post offices and the USPS doesn’t plan to tell anyone about it. Like we did a decade ago, rural Oregon can have a big impact on post office policy if we make our […]

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