No Special Duty: Podcast Teach-In Guide

Organizers with the Mid-Valley International Workers of the World (IWW) chapter in Benton County hosted a teach-in last fall (2020), where they invited community members to join them to listen to and discuss the RadioLab episode “No Special Duty.” This episode uncovers multiple stories of policing across the US where the Supreme Court ruled that law […]

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Strategy Sessions: Elections, Black Lives Matter, COVID-19, and More!

ROP convenes statewide strategy sessions for rural organizers across Oregon and the country to grapple with the multiple overlapping crises that our communities are facing. This page will continue to be updated with registration information for upcoming strategy sessions, recordings of past strategy sessions, and instructions on how to host your own strategy session with […]

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Organizing Resources for Coronavirus Response

Coronavirus is deeply impacting our communities. Below you will find a list of ideas and resources compiled from across the state of how rural Oregonians are meeting each others’ needs and calling for structural change at this moment.  We will be updating this page with resources as we receive them. Send us any resources and […]

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Chain of Deportation

The text in these graphics reads: Links in the Chain of Deportation US policy and militarization worsening global refugee crises Racism toward immigraant communities creating fear and isolation Private detention centers and corporate profits Public institutions collaborating with ICE Law enforcement collaborating with ICE Jails used as detention centers ICE active in our courthouses No […]

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Stand Guide (2018)

Liberty and Justice for All! WELCOME TO A VOTER GUIDE by small town Oregonians for small town Oregonians. This is a real people’s guide to real issues and important decisions that you face this year. Every election cycle we are faced with critical decisions that impact our communities. The coming election illuminates challenges on many […]

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Up in Arms – PDF

Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement is 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. This guide was developed by Rural Organizing Project in partnership with Political Research Associates through extensive research on the right-wing movements and by pooling the local expertise of rural community leaders and scholars. It exposes, explains, and offers alternatives to this movement.

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Stand Guide (2016)

Welcome to Our 2016 Voting Guide! Welcome to a voter guide by small town Oregonians for small town Oregonians. This is a real people’s guide to real issues and important decisions that you face this year. In rural areas across the state people are engaged in common undertakings revolving around care of their families, their […]

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Stand Guide (2014)

WELCOME TO A VOTER GUIDE BY AND FOR SMALL TOWN VOTERS Most of us share common dreams with our neighbors. We want decent jobs that allow us to put food on the table and to take the occasional vacation. We want to know that our schools are working hard to educate our children. We want […]

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Email Communication Tips

Email has become one of the main ways we communicate with each other and with our members. Therefore we need to think strategically about how we use email as an organizing tool. The goal is to have messages read and used. The effectiveness of email in our organizing relies on leaders committed to building a […]

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