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

Dec 232017

December 21st, 2017 Dear ROPnet, Sometimes an election needs a rapid response. This is the case with Ballot Measure 101, a January 23rd Oregon special election that could decide the fate of Oregon’s rural health care system and medical coverage for over 300,000 people in our State. What is Measure 101? Since 2014, Oregon dollars [read more]

 Posted by on December 23, 2017
Dec 162017

Friday, December 15th, 2017 Dear ROPnet, The victory on Tuesday of Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate race over Roy Moore, a Republican accused of multiple counts of sexual assault and harassment, felt miraculous — but it wasn’t a miracle. A miracle is something that happens through luck or magic. This victory was nothing [read more]

 Posted by on December 16, 2017
Dec 142017

Rural Organizing Project (ROP) is dedicated to creating communities accountable to a standard of human dignity: the belief in the equal worth of all people and the need for equal access to justice. We are a statewide organization of locally-based autonomous groups by and for small town and rural Oregonians since 1992. We are on the search for a full-time Operations [read more]

 Posted by on December 14, 2017
Dec 102017

Friday, December 8th, 2017 Dear ROPnet, Last Friday afternoon, while most Oregonians were doing the dishes and putting their kids to bed, Senate Republicans in DC released the final draft of a nearly 500-page tax bill. Members of Congress had just a few hours to skim the surface of the bill and its hand-written edits [read more]

 Posted by on December 10, 2017
Nov 232017

Join Rural Organizing Project on Saturday, December 2nd at 6pm in Portland to celebrate our collective resistance and resilience!(Traducción en Español abajo) You won’t want to miss this shin-dig! Join us for a party featuring…. A live bluegrass folk band A pie auction where you can bid on sweet treats like the Hood River Apple [read more]

 Posted by on November 23, 2017
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