The Caucus is coming! June 13th!‏

March 11th, 2015

Dear ROPnetters,

Mark your calendar! This year’s Rural Caucus & Strategy Session will be Saturday, June 13th in Woodburn!

Join small town and rural Oregonians from across the state as we reflect on the last year, share our local strategies for bold and innovative organizing, and think big about what we’d like to accomplish in the year to come! And there’s no better place to do just that with our friends at Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) and Capaces Leadership Institute in their beautiful movement centers in Woodburn!

Saturday will be the main event. We will have additional activities throughout the weekend for you to join, including a forum with the PCUN farm worker community on Friday night.

Registration will open soon — stay tuned!

A lot has happened since our last Caucus.

Our tour featuring Walidah Imarisha and her conversation project called “Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History” reached over 600 small town Oregonians in six towns, jump-starting conversations about what racial justice could look like and what we can do locally
The October Month of Action brought folks from across Oregon out into the streets to demand drivers cards and immigrant fairness
After decades of organizing, Oregon has marriage equality!
Thanks to on-going organizing in the immigrant community, the Not One More deportation campaign and bold action in response to Congressional inaction on comprehensive immigration reform, the President issued DAPA. What’s next to bring much needed relief to immigrant families?
Organizing for $15 Now has put minimum wage and worker dignity into the spotlight across the country and in Oregon
#Black Lives Matter has underlined the necessity of community organizing and broad mobilization to draw much needed attention to racial injustice, including but not limited to police profiling and our “justice” system
We have a lot to digest, discuss, and strategize about, rural Oregon, and we need your county, your human dignity group in the room to do it! Can we count on seeing you there?

Warmly,
Jessica

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