Palestine Solidarity Resources

Groups in at least 11 counties have taken action in support of peace since October 2023. Hosting rallies, vigils, or marches, and writing or calling our congresspeople are some of the most popular ways to engage on this issue. (Send us your announcements, photos, or videos to Rural Organizing Project Facebook and/or Instagram and we […]

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Immigrant Help Center Grand Opening on June 15th

Dear ROPnet, For over seven years, the Hood River Latino Network, a Rural Organizing Project member group, has worked to create and organize events to connect the Latino community in the Gorge and advocate for more representation. In early 2024, ROP and Hood River Latino Network partnered to open ROP’s newest field office, the Hood River Latino Network Immigrant […]

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What We’re Taking Away from the Caucus

Dear ROPnet, Our cups are full to the brim with love and admiration for all of the groups and individuals who make up ROP and who made ROP’s 33rd annual Rural Caucus and Strategy Session so incredible.  About 150 of you joined us for this year’s caucus on Saturday, April 6th, and since then we’ve been basking in the […]

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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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Youth Speak Out for Libraries

“If we aren’t making ourselves be heard, others can use our silence to invent false and harmful narratives about us. We are the youth who are going to inherit this world.” – Will Jaster In recent years Oregon has made real improvements to our school curriculum standards and to the range of resources that our […]

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Groups Kicked Off 2024 with Statewide Action!

Dear ROPnet, Last month, rural Oregonians in every corner of the state showed that democracy is not a spectator sport and got in the thick of the action to advance democracy in their communities! Here are a few highlights from January, including Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations, Women’s Marches, civics education workshops, and peace […]

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Join us in Woodburn on April 6th! 

In a moment when many rural and small-town communities across the state are recovering from historic blizzards and ice storms, we are looking forward to strategizing together about how everyday Oregonians can organize stronger, more resilient communities during and after crises. The annual Rural Caucus & Strategy Session is coming up on Saturday, April 6th, and […]

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Rural Actions for Peace in Gaza

Over the past few months, rural Oregonians and people of all backgrounds have been organizing in solidarity with Palestinians and Israelis impacted by the terrible violence in Israel and Palestine. This work, rooted in the belief that everyone has a right to safety and self-determination, builds on more than three decades of human dignity organizing. […]

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