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Katie Cook

Condon, Gilliam County

Katie hails from California, then Maryland and now from rural Gillam County where she lives with her husband Tom, a farmer and rancher. Katie taught Language Arts at Condon High School for eight years and is now taking a break from teaching, giving her more time for organizing, justice work, and the ROP Board! The United Church of Christ played an instrumental role in her understanding of social justice issues, and after the last election, she felt compelled to start Rural Voices (a private Facebook group) so that people in isolated counties of Eastern Oregon could have a safe place to ask questions, take action and discuss issues.