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

Jul 312017

(Traducción en Español abajo) In response to our members’ desire to work more closely on immigration issues, ROP is introducing new workshops on “Know your Rights” and “Know your Roles”! We are encouraging you to host both, but you can choose either one! Email Keyla at to register!   In this moment, our neighbors and [read more]

 Posted by on July 31, 2017
Jul 242017

After months of deeply committed organizing for immigrant fairness in the Gorge, including immigrants inhumanely detained at NORCOR (Northern Oregon Regional Correctional facility in The Dalles) going on hunger strike, Gorge ICE Resistance and the brave hunger strikers inside the jail have one more victory to celebrate! Several taxpayers from the Gorge have filed a [read more]

 Posted by on July 24, 2017
Jul 242017

Taxpayer Lawsuit Challenges Use of Oregon Jail for Immigration Detention Oregon law expressly forbids public resources to be used for federal immigration detention THE DALLES, Ore.—A lawsuit filed today by several Oregon taxpayers is challenging the use of a publicly funded jail to detain non-citizens on behalf of the federal government. For the past 30 [read more]

 Posted by on July 24, 2017
Jul 072017

In rural Oregon, we know how the Right hopes to control our communities through the politics of fear and rejection. For 25 years, ROP has supported rural communities combating the dehumanization and marginalization of our neighbors, including when the Right’s crosshairs have been focused on LGBTQ folks, Jews, immigrants, Muslims, and other all-too-convenient scapegoats. We [read more]

 Posted by on July 7, 2017
Jun 292017

June 28th, 2017 Dear ROPnet, Every year, the Rural Caucus and Strategy Session provides countless opportunities for rural Oregonians do what we do best–story telling! On Saturday June 3rd, more than 160 activists gathered at the Madras United Methodist Church in Central Oregon. We made time throughout the day to celebrate and share stories of [read more]

 Posted by on June 29, 2017
Jun 202017

June 20th, 2017 Dear ROPnet, We would like to introduce you to ROP’s summer organizing intern: Emma Ronai-Durning! If you participated in this year’s Rural Caucus & Strategy Session, you likely saw Emma hard at work helping manage logistics for a smooth event. What you might not know is that the Caucus was Emma’s fifth [read more]

 Posted by on June 20, 2017
Jun 192017

This year is ROP’s 25th anniversary and guess how we’ve been celebrating? With the largest Rural Caucus & Strategy Session in ROP’s history! On Saturday, June 3rd, over 160 people representing 31 of Oregon’s 36 counties gathered for a day of making connections with peers across the state while strategizing, visioning, and building our movement [read more]

 Posted by on June 19, 2017
May 232017

We are thrilled to introduce you to ROP’s most recent organizer to join the staff team, Keyla Almazan! Keyla first met ROP through her kickass work with her local human dignity group in Yamhill County many years ago, and she has served in just about every role at ROP possible since, including interning, working as [read more]

 Posted by on May 23, 2017
May 062017

May 4th, 2017 Dear ROPnet, There’s much happening around Oregon and the country right now. All ROP staff are currently in The Dalles supporting Gorge ICE Resistance, a growing local coalition of groups throughout the Columbia Gorge, that are supporting courageous hunger strikers inside of NORCOR, a county jail that is illegally detaining immigrants. We [read more]

 Posted by on May 6, 2017