John

Feb 062018
 

On Saturday, January 20th, thousands took to the streets to mark the anniversary of historic protests against Trump’s inaugurations — and many were thrilled to see even bigger turnout this year! While marching and rallying for justice and democracy, many local organizers were surprised to see the faces of neighbors and friends who were demonstrating [read more]

 Posted by on February 6, 2018
Jan 292018
 

January 29th, 2018 Dear ROPnet, Mark your calendars! This year’s Rural Caucus & Strategy Session will be on Saturday, May 19th in The Dalles! We are planning a whole weekend of direct action, strategic conversations, and people’s movement assemblies kicking off Friday, May 18th and continuing through Sunday, May 20th. Join us for the main [read more]

 Posted by on January 29, 2018
Jan 272018
 

January 25th, 2018 Dear ROPnet, We hope you’re finding a moment to celebrate the passage of Measure 101, an inspiring organizing victory made possible through thousands of conversations that cut through the anti-immigrant rhetoric and amplified what Measure 101 would do for rural Oregon! We are grateful to hear stories about folks reaching out to [read more]

 Posted by on January 27, 2018
Jan 142018
 

January 12th, 2018 Dear ROPnet, At this time last year folks across rural Oregon were preparing to take to the streets to show our resolve, our righteous anger and our commitment to protecting each other in the days, months and years to come. From post-inauguration rallies and marches to events honoring the legacy of Dr. [read more]

 Posted by on January 14, 2018
Jan 112018
 

January 9th, 2018 Dear ROPnet, Here in rural Oregon we are no strangers to the right seizing power to slash budgets, privatize services, and fight for regressive economic policies that hurt the most vulnerable in our communities. With the Trump administration targeting and scapegoating immigrants and refugees, the door is open for these attacks to [read more]

 Posted by on January 11, 2018
Jan 032018
 

January 2, 2018 Dear ROPnet, Rural Organizing Project (ROP) is dedicated to creating communities that are 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 by and for small town and [read more]

 Posted by on January 3, 2018
Dec 232017
 

December 19th, 2017 Dear ROPnet, As the year draws to a close, we are reflecting on all of the ways we have come together this year to survive, resist and build! On Saturday, December 2nd, 35 people from Benton, Columbia, Coos, Deschutes, Lane, Linn, Multnomah, Polk, Josephine, Union, Wasco, Washington, and Yamhill met at SEIU [read more]

 Posted by on December 23, 2017
Dec 232017
 

December 21st, 2017 Dear ROPnet, Sometimes an election needs a rapid response. This is the case with Ballot Measure 101, a January 23rd Oregon special election that could decide the fate of Oregon’s rural health care system and medical coverage for over 300,000 people in our State. What is Measure 101? Since 2014, Oregon dollars [read more]

 Posted by on December 23, 2017
Dec 162017
 

Friday, December 15th, 2017 Dear ROPnet, The victory on Tuesday of Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate race over Roy Moore, a Republican accused of multiple counts of sexual assault and harassment, felt miraculous — but it wasn’t a miracle. A miracle is something that happens through luck or magic. This victory was nothing [read more]

 Posted by on December 16, 2017