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Dear ROPnet,

As 2023 comes to a close, we’ve been reflecting on what ordinary rural people can accomplish when we join together and organize. We shared some of the key victories made possible by human dignity groups organizing for democracy and justice across rural Oregon in our annual report. We’ve included a sneak peek below – check it out! Keep an eye on your mailbox for your annual report this coming week. Not sure if we have your correct mailing address? Let us know and we’ll send an annual report right away!

Keep ROP Strong for Another Year

ROP has kept busy this year supporting thousands of rural Oregonians in building a better future for our communities. ROP brings human dignity groups together so we can take collective statewide action for human dignity (read more below!) and build the movement for racial, economic, social, and climate justice for the long haul. This work wouldn’t be possible without your support. Contributions of all sizes help ROP stay agile, innovative, and bold to advance justice across rural Oregon. Please consider making a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation to support the Rural Organizing Project this year! There are many ways to support ROP, from including ROP in your planned giving, donating a vehicle (they don’t even have to run), and more! We can’t do this important work without you – it takes all of us together to make a powerful rural Oregon holding the line for justice for all.

Sneak Peek at the 2023 Annual Report!

Photo of a parade float made of a car covered in colorful images of the covers of commonly banned books.

Human dignity groups across rural Oregon are organizing for inclusion and challenging narratives and people that promote fear, division, and violence. ROP remains a leader in confronting anti-democratic violence, building on lessons learned and victories won from organizing on the ground since 1992.

In a year where Oregon public schools and libraries received more challenges to books and materials than ever before, students and their allies built power to make every school a place where 2SLGBTQIA+ people can thrive. Groups advocated for inclusive curricula, welcoming hallway culture, and gender-free bathrooms. Redmond organizers entered a banned books float in the 4th of July parade to joyfully resist.

Jess and the ROP team