We are just a little bit away from getting our first glimpses into the May election results, and we are counting our lucky stars that we get to debrief, celebrate victories (we hope!), grieve losses (we hope not!), and plan for what’s coming next in rural Oregon at the Rural Caucus & Strategy Session this […]Read More
We Believe We Will Win!
The 2023 Rural Caucus & Strategy Session is just a little over a week away, and below are a few reasons why you won’t want to miss getting together this year! Seats are limited, so please register now to save your spot for the Caucus on Saturday, May 20th, and the Rural Organizing Intensive on […]Read More
Major Funding for Housing
The Oregon Governor and Legislature put together an unprecedented funding package to address two of Oregon’s most pressing crises: houselessness and a shortage of affordable housing. Called the “Affordable Housing & Emergency Homelessness Response Package,” the new law authorizes over $200 million for a wide range of programs, including preventing people from losing housing, finding […]Read More
It Takes a Village to Raise a Caucus!
We are gearing up for our annual Rural Caucus & Strategy Session! On Saturday, May 20th, more than 100 rural organizers, activists, and community leaders from across the state will gather in Albany, Oregon to connect with each other, reflect on the last year, and strategize around the work we will do for justice in […]Read More
School Board Elections & More!
For years, rural Oregonians have taken action during elections as an opportunity to grow the movement for human dignity for the long-haul while electing leaders who work to advance democracy and justice for all. Folks across rural Oregon are exercising their muscles for democracy and inclusion and to overcome the politics of fear and exclusion […]Read More
Building a Progressive County Database
Kitchen Table Activism (KTA) is a monthly activity by the Rural Organizing Project. The idea is that small actions can lead to powerful collective results when groups of people gather to complete the same action across the state of Oregon. ROP works to keep each KTA easily achievable so that groups with other projects or […]Read More
Meet the 2023 Board Slate!
Over the last year, rural organizers have built community, defended democracy, and advanced human dignity across the state, from starting a new Gay-Straight Alliance at Lakeview High School to building a low-barrier shelter and resource center in Sweet Home, and passing powerful ballot measures that took slavery out of the Oregon Constitution and will hold […]Read More
What will the 2023 Rural Caucus and Strategy Session hold?!
The news from the last week has been overwhelming, to say the least. Judges are battling over access to abortion medication, Idaho passed a new law to criminalize people traveling to access abortion care in other states, and a US President was indicted for the first time in US history. Thousands of students in Tennessee […]Read More
Meet Oregon’s Budget Crafters
We believe in the power of a functioning democracy! For our democracy to work well, the people must actively participate in it all year round! The Oregon Legislature’s Joint Ways & Means Committee (the lawmakers who prepare the State’s budget), is hosting meetings across Oregon to hear from communities about the 2023-2025 budget. This is […]Read More
Separate Your Sheriff from Federal Immigration Enforcement
WHAT IS THE ACTIVITY? This month’s Kitchen Table Activism is for human dignity groups and community members to meet with local law enforcement to discuss how they are complying with the Sanctuary Promise Act (SPA). Everyone has the right to live safely in Oregon and in order for that to happen, local law enforcement needs […]Read More
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