Bring Home a Rural Queer Open Mic!

Dear ROPnet, We’ve been hearing about so many human dignity groups eager to spread joy, build community and have some good wholesome fun this summer. When the national reporting on Trump and the Supreme Court are pushing so many people to fret about the future or feel like giving up, our role is to build […]

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Postal Service Victory!

This ROPnet was written by Charlie Bloomer. You probably haven’t heard Charlie’s name before! Charlie is a high school student from Sandy who’s writing ROPnets with us this summer. Are you interested in joining ROP’s communications team as well? We are looking for folks to create content across multiple platforms in the coming months! Do you love […]

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How to Stop a Coup

Dear ROPnet, We are edging closer to a November election that many worry could lead the US even further away from the multiracial democracy we are all working to build. This ROPnet shares an inspiring report from the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA). NISGUA works to build and strengthen ties between […]

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KTA: Election Planning: What We Know (and What We Don’t)

WHY THIS ACTIVITY? We knew the stakes were high this election, and the news from the last few weeks has confirmed that. In Oregon, at least 66 members of People’s Rights, a far-right paramilitary group, coordinated to run for office this May. Nationally, we’ve got a former president and current presidential candidate convicted of 34 felony counts […]

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Immigrant Help Center Grand Opening on June 15th

Dear ROPnet, For over seven years, the Hood River Latino Network, a Rural Organizing Project member group, has worked to create and organize events to connect the Latino community in the Gorge and advocate for more representation. In early 2024, ROP and Hood River Latino Network partnered to open ROP’s newest field office, the Hood River Latino Network Immigrant […]

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“Nothing has rocked the city like this”

Dear ROPnet, “I’ve worked for the city for over seven years. I’ve worked for dispatch; for the police department; I’ve seen a lot of changes but nothing has rocked the city like this.” Savannah Lovell, former John Day city employee ROP works to build a shared standard of human dignity, including the belief in the equal worth […]

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