Militia Groups in Oregon

Bend march

The Rural Organizing Project condemns the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The activities of the occupiers ignore and disrespect the local community’s calls to handle the situation peacefully. Find tools and resources here.
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Rural Organizing Voices

Rural Organizing Voices is an oral history project to document and share the stories, lessons, organizing tools and wisdom amassed through ROP’s 23-year history of grassroots organizing in rural and small town Oregon.

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In Memory of Marcy Westerling


Beloved ROP founder Marcy Westerling passed away late on June 10th, 2015 surrounded by her husband Mike, close friends, family and her dog Sawyer. This page contains stories about how Marcy has made a difference in our lives and our organizing.

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