Save the Date: Caucus 2024!

Dear ROPnet, We’re counting the days until we’ll all be together again at the Rural Caucus and Strategy Session. Literally, counting: it’s in 172 days! Mark your calendars for the 2024 Rural Caucus and Strategy Session, which will be on Saturday, April 6th in Woodburn in Marion County! For 30 years, small-town and rural organizers, activists, […]

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Oregonians Demand Healthy Watersheds

Dear ROPnet, Rural Oregonians are deeply connected, despite the miles between us. The many human dignity leaders across the state who are organizing campaigns to protect their watersheds feel this deeply, especially when decisions by powerful upstream actors directly affect livelihoods downstream. An article by OPB last month described how federal lawmakers are considering the struggles […]

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KTA: Up Your Communications Game!

Background: 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 groups […]

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Housing Justice in Bend and Cottage Grove

Dear ROPnet, Oregon has one of the highest rates of homelessness in the country, and our state has experienced a huge increase since the start of the pandemic. With hot summer temperatures spiking, not to mention the smoke rolling off wildfires and into communities, having stable housing is more important than ever.  Organizers across rural Oregon know […]

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KTA: Democracy Education for All

Background: 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 […]

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Maui Strong

Dear ROPnet, With wildfires raging across Oregon, we know how important it is in times of disaster for neighbors to show up for neighbors and for communities not directly impacted to spread the word and show up in support however we can. That’s why today we wanted to share with you a call for support […]

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Radio by and for the People

For generations, rural Oregonians have relied on community media to break isolation, share information about community happenings, survive crises, and celebrate art, music, and culture! As wealthy corporations buy up small-town papers and radio stations, human dignity leaders are working hard to support rural media makers. These partnerships allow us to amplify pro-democracy organizing, share […]

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