Raising Our Voices--Effecting Change


               The Oregon Homestead Exemption

                                   &

​               How A Bill Becomes Law In Oregon


Everyone is invited to join us! Whether you're a seasoned activist or just wanting to get your feet wet, you'll leave armed with the knowledge of how to advocate for yourself and your community members.
Rebecca Winters of Albany
Family Law and Bankruptcy Attorney and Mediator
'Oregon's Homestead Exemption'
Rebecca will share some largely unknown facts about Oregon's Homestead Exemption. An effort has begun to raise the current low amount so that more folks can stay in their homes when financial trouble comes calling. Break-out session allows us time to mingle while we write short messages to our state legislators. 
Sandra Bishop
'How a Bill Becomes Law in Oregon'
~Emphasis on Introducing Bills for the 2019 Oregon Legislative Session~
Sandra Bishop is a community activist who has spent her career as a lobbyist working with the Oregon legislature. She empowers public interest groups, businesses and individuals to make their voices heard. She currently works with rural organizers and represents the interests of NAACP Eugene/Springfield branch at the state legislature. She is president of City Club of Eugene, a non-partisan organization engaged in open civil discourse.
Both of these speakers have a wealth of knowledge to offer. Hope to see you there!



Fri

The Power of Hope Women's Rally, Albany, OR


Please join the Rural Oregon Progressives, Albany Region Indivisible and other area groups as we rally together at 10 a.m. on the Linn County Courthouse stairs. Rain or shine.
Everyone is welcome!


This year, on January 20, 2018, area women will rally together in Albany to reaffirm the commitments we made last year as we marched not only in resistance but with a passion to engage and empower us all to step up to build community and to support women’s rights, human rights and social, civil and environmental justice.



4:00 PM

A Social Night at the Stewart Residence


May

8:00 AM

298 N Main St Lebanon, Or


27th

Feb

Sat

It's a Rural Oregon Soup Swap!  (Please RSVP)


·       A Social Night at the Stewart Residence

 
A Soup Swap is souper fun!

Our Plan: We'll get a group of friends together on a cold winter's evening to sip soup, spill the beans and talk soup-to-nuts. (Like, how are we holding up now that the year from hell is finally behind us??)

1) Prepare your soup at home. A test run is a good idea if you're trying out a new recipe.

2) Bring the batch of soup to share during the swap. Be prepared to talk about your soup and why it is special. What are the flavors? Is it organic? Spicy? Sweet? Has it been handed down by Grandma?

3) Everyone goes home with a different soup that they liked in a cute mason jar! Bread and carb-laden toppings will be provided. Please bring your​favorite​
 drinks.

13th

21st

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Lebanon Public Library

55 Academy St, Lebanon, OR 97355


MAR

May

Mexican Potluck Social


Hey Rurals! Join us for our Mexican Potluck Social and meet your new board members and officers. Bring your favorite mexican dish to share. This is also the perfect opportunity for you to bring your last minute items for the yard sale, happening the next morning. When looking for Jeanie's place, watch for the "Bernie" sign. Her house is closer to Lebanon than Albany. Hope to see you there!


JAN

18th

CNN Town Hall: Parkland Teens Speak Out


Join us for a Watch Party as we tune into CNN and listen to an interview with a group of surviving students from the Parkland shooting. Invite a friend, some good discussion is anticipated. Come a little early and enjoy the food. Hope to see you there.



6:00 - 8:00 PM

Lebanon Community Center, 44 Industrial Way, Annex,

Lebanon, OR 97355


10:00 AM

Linn County Courthouse, 300 SW 4th, Albany OR 97355


7th

Sat

2:00 PM

Lebanon Public Library

55 Academy St, Lebanon, OR 97355


6:00 PM

35430 Santiam Highway Se, Albany. 97332


19th

Fri

3rd

Sat

Positive Change at a Grassroots Level

2nd

Feb

Learn to Lobby and Renew Oregon


Oregon's winter legislative session starts Feb 8th. Rep. Phil Barnhart, a member of the Oregon House of Representatives since 2001, and Sandra Bishop, a long-time community activist and lobbyist who has spent her career fighting for clean energy, environmental protection, social justice and against corporate dominance will be our guest speakers! We'll learn the most effective ways to influence our representatives on a particular issue or cause. 
We are pleased to also welcome a rep from Renew Oregon, a group that is working hard to move Oregon away from polluting energy to an efficient, clean energy economy by accounting for the cost of climate pollution.



Sat

Empowering Everyday People; Running for Office


Learn the basics of running for office. Whether you're thinking of launching a run or want to know how to support those that have, you'll pick up some valuable information on Friday! Presentation will be given by Lebanon resident Sarah Morris-Carr, Oregon Sate alumnus with a bachelor's degree in economics, concerned citizen and mother of 2, defender of democracy, business professional. Q&A to follow. Next up is Jim Gourley, who served 5 terms as Sweet Home mayor, 24 years on the City Council including as president pro tem, and is currently on the Sweet Home school board. Having run many successful campaigns, we welcome Jim as he brings his personal experience and knowledge to share with us. Bring your questions and notepads--we've got answers!

Sat

Past Events Archive Page

JAN

Sat

JAN

Rural Oregon Progressives

Sat

APR

2018 Kickoff for Rural Oregon Progressives

​(Please RSVP)


We'll share our inception, growth, and ways that we can make a difference together going forward. We're ready to mobilize our forces using g​rassroots efforts in our local towns. Volunteer opportunities await all team members who are ready to get off the bench and into the game.  We invite you to join us as we share our ideas, listen to yours and work together fiercely towards building community strength, sustainability, and support for one another.  A healthy strong future starts with you. We hope you will join the rising tide of positive change.


*Come early at 1:00 pm and stand with us for a Measure 101 Honk and Wave before the meeting!*

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Lebanon Public Library

55 Academy St, Lebanon, OR 97355


20th

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Pizza Hut, Lebanon OR

3190 So. Santiam Way, Lebanon, OR 97355


Third Annual Yard Sale


Spring is upon us and the perfect time for clearing out those unwanted or unused items. What better way to support the work of Rural Oregon Progressives than to donate those items to our Third Annual Yard Sale. If you need your items picked up, or can donate your time and truck, please call Debra @ 541-570-9623 . Thanks for your help. We're expecting this to be a great success, allowing us to bring current topics of interest to our rural communities in creative and exciting ways.