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What’s happening at ORA

  1. Stand With Standing Rock Auction & Stay Warm Drive

    December 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. ORA Board Meeting – ORA Office + Conference Call

    December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. ORA Board Meeting – ORA Office

    January 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. ORA Board Meeting – ORA Office + Conference Call

    February 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  5. ORA Board Meeting – Baker City, Oregon

    March 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Stand With Standing Rock Auction & Stay Warm Drive

Standing Rock Gear Donation Requests ROP is sending a busload of rural Oregonians to Standing Rock and they are bringing needed supplies with them! Racial Justice in Eastern Oregon and Oregon Rural Action are hosting a fundraiser concert, auction, and gear drive Thursday December 8th to help raise needed funds and items. Please attend the event at […]


What Water is Worth: The Standing Rock Sioux

The Western Organization of Resource Councils has come out in support of the Standing Rock Sioux. While the entire post is worth reading, this part stands out: “We stand with Standing Rock in their fight to protect water, tribal sovereignty, landowner rights, human rights, and cultural resources threatened by the present route of the Dakota […]


Looking for a Few Good People for our Board of Directors

ORA Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors If you’re interested in helping to build and grow an exciting nonprofit, we want to talk with you. ORA is a unique membership driven organization dedicated to strengthening democratic processes. We want to build the capacity of our communities to identify and take action on issues of importance […]


Energy Team: Lots to talk about

On the Agenda… Energy Equity = Affordable Housing with Community Solar We have good support for an initiative to work for affordable housing with community solar here in Union County. The County has voiced interest in the effort, and the Oregon Trail Electric Co-Op has also. Two long-time ORA members with business backgrounds and experience […]


Oregon Rural Action reaches out

A vigil commemorating those killed and wounded in the recent attack on a gay night club in Orlando, FL, was held on June 25 at Zion Lutheran Church, La Grande. The memorial began with a moment of silence, reading of the names and ages of those killed, lighting candles for each, and statements by community […]


You can keep it positive, thank the La Grande City Council!

Please say thank you! Thank the City Council & Fiscal Committee for supporting La Grande kids, our library & pool. Blue Mountain Chapter (BMC) member’s joined with many community members and were successful getting the La Grande City Council to retain funding for vital services like the pool and library! We are very grateful that […]