Media Contact

We work with journalists to connect with rural Oregon. If you’re a member of the media and would like to talk, please send an email to

Only media inquiries will receive a response. If you have other questions about ROP, please send an email to

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ROP Overview

Formed in 1992, Rural Organizing Project is a statewide, non-partisan organization that supports a multi-issue, rural-centered, grassroots base in Oregon. We work to build and support a shared standard of human dignity: the belief in the equal worth of all people, the need for equal access to justice, and the right to self-determination. ROP began with 30 human dignity groups and is now a network of 65 across 30 Oregon counties and one tribal community. See the full list of member groups here.

ROP’s challenges to the anti-democratic right have earned us a national reputation for being an effective grassroots organization that takes on the tough issues. In 2016, for example, we published Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement, a groundbreaking report and toolkit designed to support local communities, reporters, public officials, and community activists under siege from or curious about armed militias and other Patriot movement groups. Other innovations include a monthly radio program and podcast, Rural Roots Rising, features voices and organizing lessons from strategic community leaders building the movement for human dignity in Oregon.

Our Community Building Center in Cottage Grove is home to our main office, but staff, local leaders, and Rural Organizing Fellows work and organize from their own communities across the state.