Welcoming Communities

ROP is part of a nationwide Welcoming movement advancing immigrant inclusion, respect and integration. Human Dignity Groups across the state are making deep changes and building lasting relationships.

May 052017
 

On Saturday, several immigrant detainees in The Dalles went on hunger strike to amplify their demands for humane conditions inside of the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility (NORCOR) alongside the hunger strikers in the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA. After six days without food, the hunger strikers in NORCOR have ended their strike (for [read more]

 Posted by on May 5, 2017
Nov 212014
 

November 21st, 2014 Dear ROPnet, The photo to the right was snapped last night at Central Oregon’s Social Justice Center. Over fifty people gathered together at the heart of Central Oregon’s human dignity movement to hear firsthand what President Obama planned to do with his executive action on immigration reform. The room was overflowing with [read more]

 Posted by on November 21, 2014
Nov 042014
 

November 3rd, 2014 Dear ROPnetters, Over the last few months rural and small town Oregonians have made their voices heard. We have knocked on doors, hosted and attended forums, and made hundreds of phone calls. We have delivered STAND Voter Guides, marched through the streets, written letters to the editor, and talked with our neighbors. [read more]

 Posted by on November 4, 2014
Jul 132013
 

  Friday, July 12, 2013 Dear ROPnet, Last March, over 50 bus riders and thousands of others took part in a historic bus tour that covered central Oregon, eastern Oregon, Idaho, and southeastern Washington featuring rallies, community forums, and press conferences calling for just immigration reform and drivers licenses for Oregon drivers. As one bus [read more]

 Posted by on July 13, 2013
Jul 122013
 

Last March, over 50 bus riders and thousands of others took part in a historic bus tour and related events that covered central Oregon, eastern Oregon, Idaho, and southeastern Washington featuring rallies, community forums, and press conferences calling for just immigration reform and drivers licenses for Oregon drivers. As one bus rider shared, “I will never [read more]

 Posted by on July 12, 2013
Jul 112013
 

National Welcoming Week is September 15 to 22: How will your town participate? Last year, Unidos Building Community kicked off the statewide tour of the Borderless Stories exhibit to celebrate Welcoming Week 2012. Read their story here and plan for how you can participate this year with the July Kitchen Table Activity! WHAT IS THE ACTIVITY? Did you know that [read more]

 Posted by on July 11, 2013
Jun 282013
 

Word travelled to the ROP office this week that anti-immigrant activists are out on the streets, collecting petition signatures for a ballot measure to repeal the recently passed Drivers Card legislation.  Call the ROP office for materials to get the “Decline to Sign” message out in your town. On May 1 of this year, Governor [read more]

 Posted by on June 28, 2013
May 022013
 

May 2, 2013 Dear Friends of ROP in Multnomah County, Join us for the Rural Caucus & Strategy Session! Saturday, June 8th in Woodburn. Register here! 20 Years of the ROP Caucus! Each Spring, the Rural Organizing Project convenes over 125 rural and small town organizers, justice seekers, and community members for a day-long Rural Caucus & [read more]

 Posted by on May 2, 2013
Apr 172013
 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Dear ROPnet, We are coming up on a record-breaking May Day where thousands of Oregonians will come together at the State Capitol to demand Driver’s License Access for ALL and Federal legislation with a path to citizenship for ALL 11 million undocumented immigrants.  Check out the announcement from Causa, Oregon’s immigrant rights group, below! A [read more]

 Posted by on April 17, 2013