Oregon Rural Action’s Annual Meeting & Fundraising Event 2017

Please join the Board of Directors in celebrating another successful year of community organizing and engagement at the Oregon Rural Action Annual Meeting. This year’s theme is: The Future of Rural America: Equity, Sustainability and Justice. For more information on cost, location, guest speaker and more, please click here.

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Nominations Sought for the ORA Board of Directors: Deadline September 1

If you are interested in helping to build and grow an exciting nonprofit, we want to talk with you about running for a position on the ORA Board of Directors. ORA is a unique membership-driven organization working to strengthen democratic processes, build community capacity to identify and take action on issues of community importance and to make rural Eastern Oregon economically and environmentally sustainable through diverse campaigns,...

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Protect and Improve Medicare: The Pill Bottle Campaign

ORA Health Care Reform Action Team has turned their July 18th meeting into an Action Event. It would be great if you could participate and help send a strong message to Rep. Walden, “We want improved Medicare for All!” Join us 6:00-7:00 pm July 18 at the ORA office, 1119 Washington Ave., La Grande. Write your personal messages or choose some from the list we will provide. We are filling hundreds of empty pill bottles with your...

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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 members. The vigil was sponsored by Union County Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Zion Lutheran Church, Oregon Rural Action, La...

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OSU Small Farm Course Registration Deadline March 28

For the first time, beginning farmers in Northeast Oregon will have access to the Successful Small Farm Management Course developed by Oregon State University. The four part series is designed for farmers in their first 5 years of farming, people seriously considering starting a farm business, and people considering major changes to their farm. The course will provide farmers with the tools and knowledge to manage the biological and financial...

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Food Safety and Modernization Act

Produce safety listening session with FDA. Here is your opportunity to voice your opinion on the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA). Monday, August 12th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is coming to Ontario on for an explanation of the Food Safety and Modernization Act. The new rules with have will have significant impact on growers, packers, and processors. The FDA will take short statements and questions from the audience. At...

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