ROPNET

ROPNET is the Rural Organizing Project’s mailing list that goes out to all ROP members and member groups.

Nov 062017
 

Sunday, November 5th, 2017 Dear ROPnet, On Wednesday, 19 immigrants and refugees detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in The Dalles went on hunger strike to amplify their demands for humane conditions inside of the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility (NORCOR). After four days without food, the hunger strikers in NORCOR have paused their [read more]

 Posted by on November 6, 2017
Nov 022017
 

19 immigrants and refugees detained at a public county jail in The Dalles went on hunger strike Wednesday morning, demanding nutritious meals, family visitation, cheaper phone calls, cheaper commissary for hygiene products and food to supplement the unhealthy meals they are provided, and access to a stocked library and recreation yard. This is the second [read more]

 Posted by on November 2, 2017
Oct 292017
 

Join ROP on December 2nd to Celebrate 25 Years of Organizing for Justice in Rural Oregon! (Traducción en Español abajo) 2017 marks 25 years of the Rural Organizing Project! Here at ROP, we believe 25 years is reason enough to call together our network. We are in a moment that has been engineered to marginalize [read more]

 Posted by on October 29, 2017
Sep 292017
 

Rural Oregonians have been responding to the attacks on our immigrant neighbors and family members by taking action, organizing our communities, and opening challenging and necessary conversations about what our communities need for every person to truly feel safe. There seems to be constant news about anti-immigrant rants from the White House and new punitive [read more]

 Posted by on September 29, 2017
Sep 212017
 

Last week, several national immigrant rights organizations publicly released leaked information that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) planned mass raids aiming to detain between 6,000-10,000 immigrants during a two week period in September. As soon as the information hit national news, the Department of Homeland Security announced that operation was canceled due to hurricanes Harvey [read more]

 Posted by on September 21, 2017
Sep 062017
 

Today, Attorney Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration will be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program within six months. During his speech, Sessions managed to promote just about every ugly stereotype you can imagine about our immigrant neighbors. From the events in Charlottesville, to the pardoning of Joe Arpaio, and this [read more]

 Posted by on September 6, 2017
Sep 032017
 

In the days following the horrific violence by the white nationalists who descended on Charlottesville, VA, rural Oregonians gathered with their neighbors in action, remembrance, and commitment to the work ahead of us. From towns as small as 500 people to the largest cities in the state, communities chose to confront fear with courage, heart, [read more]

 Posted by on September 3, 2017
Aug 152017
 

Like you, we are disturbed, angered, and grieving after torch-wielding white nationalists descended on Charlottesville, VA last weekend, killing one, injuring many, and threatening hundreds who showed up for human dignity and justice. As one rural leader told us, “I feel that if there was a white nationalist rally happening here, all of the people [read more]

 Posted by on August 15, 2017
Aug 062017
 

At this year’s Rural Caucus and Strategy Session, folks from across the state were stunned when they learned about their community’s history from Architecture of Internment: The Build-up to Wartime Incarceration, an exhibit created by Graham Street Productions that illustrates the lead-up to Japanese internment during WWII in original letters and headlines from that time. Architecture of [read more]

 Posted by on August 6, 2017