“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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KTA: ROP Digital Exhibit is Here!

Bridging Divides, Defending Dignity: Digital Exhibit Now Live! Why this Activity? We are winning in our struggle in so many different ways. Earlier this year we won our lawsuit against the City of Cottage Grove for breaking the law by illegally collaborating with multi-billion dollar federal immigration agencies! College students and community members alike are saying loud […]

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International Workers’ Day on May 1st

Dear ROPnet, For over 100 years, International Workers’ Day (sometimes referred to as May Day) has commemorated the struggles and equally important, the victories of workers and the labor movement. It’s an opportunity to show our support and admiration for all the hardworking people who drive our vibrant economy. It’s also an opportunity to organize […]

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What We’re Taking Away from the Caucus

Dear ROPnet, Our cups are full to the brim with love and admiration for all of the groups and individuals who make up ROP and who made ROP’s 33rd annual Rural Caucus and Strategy Session so incredible.  About 150 of you joined us for this year’s caucus on Saturday, April 6th, and since then we’ve been basking in the […]

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Support Winchester Dam Removal!

Dear ROPnet, In the years since we first made the Roadmap to a Thriving Rural Oregon together, leaders around the state have continued to demand clean water for all, knowing that healthy people make healthy communities. Today we want to share an update and an opportunity to support the campaign to remove the Winchester Dam by Community Rights […]

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It Takes a Village to Raise a Caucus

Dear ROPnet, This year’s Rural Caucus and Strategy Session is just two weeks away, and registration is already full! Over 130 rural Oregonians have registered for the Caucus, showing just how eager folks are to get in a room with one another and strategize together for the year to come. There’s still much to do to […]

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No walkout?! What happened in Salem this Session?

Dear ROPnet, The 2024 Oregon legislative session wrapped up earlier this month. We’re celebrating some significant victories and also recognizing the bills that didn’t pass that will need to be prioritized next session. The end of a legislative session is a great opportunity to check whether your representatives are actually representing YOU. Did your representative and […]

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Level Up Your Strategic Communications Skills!

Have you noticed that our ROPnets often start with values or a positive vision for our communities? Do you ever scroll past email alerts and mass texts telling you for the 15th time today that the world is falling apart?  In just four weeks, the Rural Caucus and Strategy Session is happening in Woodburn (Saturday, […]

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Welcome to the team, Martha!

This year’s Caucus will be on Saturday, April 6th in Woodburn, and it’s going to be one for the books. Make sure to register your group by Friday to help ROP organizers get an accurate head count for chairs, meals, childcare, interpretation and housing. Have questions? Email Sidra at sidra@rop.org.  We are so excited to […]

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