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What’s happening at ORA

  1. Communications Committee

    February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Love your ORA Open House

    February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. ORA Health Care Reform Action Team meeting

    February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Food and Ag Policy Team

    February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:20 pm
  5. Board Meeting of Oregon Rural Action

    February 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Healthy Climate Bill: Take action today!


There are already limits on emissions in our laws, but there is no way to enforce them. The Healthy Climate bill will hold big polluters accountable for the cost of what they are dumping into our air and water. Up to this point, we are paying the costs, in the form of missed work days and medical bills from lung disease, severe allergies and asthma attacks. We pay for record-breaking wildfires and droughts that hurt family farmers and raise food prices.

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  Oregon Rural Action would like your input on the way we communicate with our members and the public. Please take a few minutes to tell us how you receive information from Oregon Rural Action and what you think we could do better. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback!  

Are you in the blast zone?

Across America and Canada, oil train cars carrying crude oil have been exploding. In 2015, there has been an average of one accident every other month due to an increase in the amount of crude oil from shales across the Midwest and West being hydraulically-fracked and transported.

Rail lines carrying oil trains pass through La Grande, Baker City, Pendleton, Ontario and others along I-84. We have an opportunity to act to keep our communities safe. Contact Oregon Rural Action to find out about the hazards in your backyard!

ORA urges Senate to reject COOL repeal

  Oregon Rural Action joined with 141 diverse groups to deliver a letter on July 28 urging the U.S. Senate to reject both the efforts to repeal the country of origin labeling (COOL) law and to convert COOL into a voluntary labeling program for beef, pork and chicken.   The letter urges the Senate “to […]

Vote Yes on 92: 5 Reasons to vote yes for GMO Labeling! How can you help?

A few Reason’s to vote for GMO Labeling:
It’s all about giving consumers a choice in the grocery store, just like we label organics, nutrition facts, and Kosher Foods(even though it’s not relevant to many). 64 countries already require labels.

Long-awaited victory against Big Coal!

The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) denied a key permit necessary for Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific coal export proposal. Ambre’s dirty coal project would have sent hundreds of coal trains through the region, thousands of coal barges down the Columbia River, and further disrupted our climate with dangerous carbon pollution.

Governor Kitzhaber and Oregon state agencies listened to our broad and deep coalition from across the region and made the right choice.

Send a message to DSL Director Mary Abrams and Governor Kitzhaber today, and thank them for their leadership!