Kitchen Table Activism

Kitchen Table Activism (KTA) is a monthly project of the Rural Organizing Project. Often building on quarterly themes, short actions are described in each KTA. The theory is that basic steps and tasks can lead to powerful collective results as small groups of people gather to complete the same action throughout the state of Oregon. ROP works to keep the basic tasks easily achievable so that groups with other projects or groups with limited immediate energy can still manage to complete the KTA each month.

Dec 172015
 

December 2015 – January 2016 Kitchen Table Activism RESPONDING TO BACKLASH AGAINST SYRIAN REFUGEES AND MUSLIMS WHY THIS ACTIVITY? Throughout the US, there is a raging backlash against Syrian refugees and people who are Muslim or perceived to be Muslim. Tragic events in Paris, Beirut, Nigeria, Mali and Southern California have fed fears and stereotypes, [read more]

 Posted by on December 17, 2015
Oct 242015
 

Oct-Nov 2015 Kitchen Table Activity: Signature Gathering for the $15 Minimum Wage WHY THIS ACTIVITY? ROP, as a member of the Oregon $15Now campaign, is gathering signatures needed to put a minimum wage increase on the ballot in 2016! Turning in signatures from Oregon’s rural counties tells a story — the story that our communities [read more]

 Posted by on October 24, 2015
May 122015
 

May – June 2015 Kitchen Table Activity: Collect Signatures for a $15 Minimum Wage! WHY THIS ACTIVITY? The Oregon $15Now campaign is hitting the streets! Starting last week on May Day (International Workers Day), leaders across the state began collecting the first signatures for a $15 minimum wage initiative on the 2016 ballot. These will [read more]

 Posted by on May 12, 2015
Apr 032015
 

April 2015 Kitchen Table Activity: Rural Caucus & Strategy Session The Rural Organizing Project’s annual Rural Caucus & Strategy Session is the place for rural organizers to come together and strengthen our movement for justice in Oregon. Register today and join us Saturday, June 13th (and Friday & Sunday) in Woodburn! WHY THIS ACTIVITY? The [read more]

 Posted by on April 3, 2015
Mar 032015
 

March 2015 Kitchen Table Activity: Legislative Platform WHY THIS ACTIVITY? 2015 could be an incredible year for progressive change here in Oregon! Thanks to decades of organizing by many, including thousands upon thousands of rural and small town Oregonians, this session will include legislation that directly addresses many forms of police profiling to raising the [read more]

 Posted by on March 3, 2015
Jan 302015
 

WHY THIS ACTIVITY? February 14th marks Valentine’s Day, a time to get out arts and crafts supplies and make cards! Valentine’s Day also falls right at the beginning of Oregon’s legislative session where our legislators will make decisions that impact our families and our communities for years to come. This year, our legislators have the [read more]

 Posted by on January 30, 2015
Sep 062014
 

September/October 2014 Kitchen Table Activity WHY THIS ACTIVITY? Race, institutions and power – these are the questions on our mind right now. Another murder of another young black man by local Missouri law enforcement, and extreme police response to the outrage in Ferguson. Here in Oregon, this election cycle we are faced, once again, with [read more]

 Posted by on September 6, 2014
Aug 012014
 

August 2014 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.  The STAND Voter Guide, designed by and for small town and rural voters for over a decade, is known for breaking down [read more]

 Posted by on August 1, 2014