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

Apr 102017

April 7th, 2017 Dear ROPnet, During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, human dignity leaders showed up to be the voice of reason. We held vigils, rallies and town halls to ask: what is the Co$t of War to our communities? We wrote letters to members of Congress. We published op-eds and [read more]

 Posted by on April 10, 2017
Apr 102017

Come to the 2017 Rural Caucus And Strategy Session in Madras, Oregon on June 3rd & 4th. *Register by April 15th for our early bird discount!* WHY THIS ACTIVITY? Coming out of this past election and inauguration, we were propelled into action. A force was coming at us and we didn’t know how bad it [read more]

 Posted by on April 10, 2017
Apr 022017

Please join us in welcoming the new Jefferson County human dignity group to the ROP family! Two weeks ago, nearly 50 people from across Jefferson County filled the Madras library annex for the group’s first official meeting. Every seat in the room was taken by members of the Teen Book Club, supportive parents and teachers, [read more]

 Posted by on April 2, 2017
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