ORA Statement in Opposition to the Pruitt, Puzder, and Tillerson Nominations

The Trump administrations pick to head The Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has been a key architect of the legal battle against climate change policies. Mr. Pruitt is a longtime close ally of the fossil fuel industry, believes that climate change is a hoax, believes the Clean Power Act is a “war on coal” and has vowed to “cancel” the Paris Accords. The administration pick to head the Department of Labor, Andy Puzder, is...

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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 in developing renewable energy are part of the team as well. Our first try at funding from the Meyer...

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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 defend consumers’ right to know where their food comes from and the ability of farmers and ranchers to proudly identify their...

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Kickstart the Baker Market!

The Baker Farmers' Market is raising funds through Kickstarter. Support good food, the good people who grow it and the wonderful place they sell it to you! Donate by 3PM Saturday, Sept 22. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1701750537/baker-city-farmers-market

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ORA members form Health Care Reform Action Team

ORA members organize for health care for all ORA members have been hosting presentations, speakers and dialog about the state of our health care system since early 2011. Now members have formed the Health Care Reform Action Team. The team has exciting events scheduled for members interested in health care issues. We hope you will join us! Wednesday August 15, 7 PM—homemade ice cream and pie social at the home of Cheryl Simpson Whitaker and...

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Kick Up Your Heels at a Barn Dance Fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2011 Contact: Teresa Roark 541-975-2411 or teresa@oregonrural.org Kick Up Your Heels at a Barn Dance Fundraiser What do you get when you mix foot-stomping music and a beautiful old barn? A barn dance. No joke. On Saturday, July 16th Oregon Rural Action is hosting their inaugural summer Barn Dance. The event will feature a chili feed, live dessert auction, and three area bands. Beer from Mt Emily Ale House as well...

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