Director and Organizer

Dec 102016

December 9th, 2016 Last month, rural and small town leaders within the ROP network came together to plan how rural Oregon can best stand in solidarity with water protectors and Native leadership organizing at Standing Rock. Thousands of indigenous and non-Native allies from across the continent had come together at Standing Rock to stand up [read more]

 Posted by on December 10, 2016
Oct 202016

ROP STAND Voter Guide English (pdf) ROP STAND Guía Electoral Español (pdf) Read on for our featured articles including: What Kind of Future Do You Want? Confronting fear, reclaiming hope this election season Welcome to Our 2016 Voting Guide Let’s Reclaim Democracy Oregon Ballot Measures: Do these measures uphold democracy and rebuild communities? A Rural Oregon that Works for All [read more]

 Posted by on October 20, 2016
Oct 172016

We wrapped up our statewide tour of Beyond Burns: the Growing Patriot Movement last week with two more engaging and energizing stops in Wallowa and Union Counties! As we dug into the research and tools we’ve compiled in Up In Arms: A Guide to Oregon’s Patriot Movement, both communities began connecting the dots between what [read more]

 Posted by on October 17, 2016
Jul 262016

July/ August 2016 Kitchen Table Activity WHAT IS THE ACTIVITY? This month’s Kitchen Table Activity is to submit your order for ROP’s STAND Voter Guide–STAND standing for Small Town Actions for a New Democracy– and to develop a plan for distributing the voter guides when ballots arrive in mid-October. The STAND Voter Guide, designed by [read more]

 Posted by on July 26, 2016
Jul 142016

Rural Organizing Project (ROP) is dedicated to creating communities accountable to a standard of human dignity: the belief in the equal worth of all people and the need for equal access to justice. We are a statewide organization of locally-based autonomous groups and was founded by and for small town and rural Oregonians in 1991. We are on the [read more]

 Posted by on July 14, 2016
Apr 262016

This year’s Rural Caucus & Strategy Session’s theme is Who Speaks for Rural Oregon? We will convene as rural organizers, activists, and community leaders in beautiful Bend to reflect and strategize around how our organizing can elevate our collective voice for justice. Click here to register! We are thrilled to announce this year’s keynote speaker will be Carla Wallace, an awe-inspiring [read more]

 Posted by on April 26, 2016
Jan 292016

Scroll down for details on local actions on Saturday, Jan 30th & Sunday, Jan. 31st Friday, January 29, 2016 As I write this, four people continue to occupy the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, one of the leaders of the occupation is dead, and a call to action has been issued by the Pacific Patriots Network [read more]

 Posted by on January 29, 2016
Jan 292016

Click here for details on local actions around the state. STATEWIDE DAY OF ACTION: END THE OCCUPATION OF HARNEY COUNTY Contacts: Jessica Campbell, Organizing Director, Rural Organizing Project: 541-999-8144 Cara Shufelt, Director, Rural Organizing Project: 503-349-3918 January 29th, 2016 The Rural Organizing Project is coordinating a statewide Day of Action in Solidarity with the people of Harney County [read more]

 Posted by on January 29, 2016
Jan 052016

January 5th, 2016 Rural Oregon has been making national news after militia and “patriot” groups from across the country descended on Harney County and led to the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County. For weeks brave Harney County residents have repeatedly and publicly asked for militia and “patriot” groups to not [read more]

 Posted by on January 5, 2016