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

Mar 112017

Friday, March 10th, 2017 Dear ROP Friend, For years, the leading cause of personal bankruptcy in the USA has been medical bills. However, since the Affordable Care Act was activated in 2014, 20 million Americans have been able to afford health insurance, many for the first time in their lives. The law isn’t perfect. In [read more]

 Posted by on March 11, 2017
Mar 062017

Dear ROPnet, Between the daily headlines about the Trump agenda, and the incredible mobilizations of resistance that are forming in response, we are in an astounding political moment. Folks across Oregon are savoring marching, rallying, and trying to figure out “Where’s Walden?”, and many are hungry for ways to publicly resist that are fun and [read more]

 Posted by on March 6, 2017
Mar 062017

March 1, 2017 Dear ROPnet, I am thrilled to introduce you to ROP’s newest organizer, Hannah Harrod! Some of you might have already met Hannah through her contract work at ROP to help pull together two contingents of rural Oregonians who went to Standing Rock. Not only did Hannah excel in that work, her ability [read more]

 Posted by on March 6, 2017
Feb 272017

For 25 years, community leaders, activists, and organizers from rural communities and small towns across Oregon have come together at the annual Rural Caucus & Strategy Session to reflect on the previous year and to plan for the year ahead. This year’s Rural Caucus & Strategy Session will be on Saturday, June 3rd in Madras. On Sunday, [read more]

 Posted by on February 27, 2017
Feb 092017

Much is happening out at Standing Rock right now. Drilling under the Missouri River has begun, and Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II recently told reporters that he landed in Washington DC en route to meet with the Trump administration to learn that the Army Corp of Engineers granted an easement that allowed for [read more]

 Posted by on February 9, 2017
Jan 252017

Last weekend was inspirational! Over the inauguration weekend, millions of people around the globe took to the streets to publicly demonstrate our commitment to human dignity, justice, and inclusion over the politics of fear and division. Oregon was no exception, with dozens of marches and rallies across the state, led by seasoned organizers and folks [read more]

 Posted by on January 25, 2017
Jan 152017

This weekend hundreds, if not thousands, of people are going to come together in Salem for the United for Immigrant Rights March & Rally. Oregonians from across the state will join in this national day of action to declare our commitment to becoming a welcoming and inclusive state, and to working together to respond to [read more]

 Posted by on January 15, 2017
Jan 082017

January 8th, 2016 Dear ROPnet, Last month, the water protectors at Standing Rock celebrated an unprecedented victory when the US Army denied the permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross the Missouri River. This partial but critical victory, along with a brutal blizzard marking the beginning of a particularly harsh North Dakota winter, changed [read more]

 Posted by on January 8, 2017
Jan 072017

As we close out another year, we invite you to celebrate all that we have accomplished together over the last year. We share a snapshot of successes across rural Oregon below. Thank you to all the courageous rural human dignity leaders that make this work possible. Visit our webpage to make a year-end donation and [read more]

 Posted by on January 7, 2017