ROC: Engaging in the Democratic & Advocacy Process

Every other Tuesday, members of Residents Organizing for Change (ROC) and guests meet for a Community Ruckus Call. These calls are bringing new ROC members into the network, giving folks a chance to hear about all things ROC related, and check in with one another. 

In October, we turned our Community Ruckus Call into ROC’s Ballot Party. ROC members were able to hear a breakdown of four statewide ballot measures Oregonians are voting on this year. October 13th was the last day to register to vote and ROC leaders were able to learn about the measures, talk through key points to consider, and go back to their communities with information on how these measures will affect their neighbors and friends. We were impressed by our ROC leaders who studied and presented on measures 107, 108, 109, and 110. 

We continue to have rousing discussions about ROC policy priorities for 2021 and are looking forward to having the ROC Steering Committee identify policy priorities for the agenda. 
Three ROC members will be joining Michael Anderson from Community Change at this years’ RE:Conference. They will present on the Housing Justice Narrative, and participants will be able to learn how this study will continue to advance the work of national conversations around housing justice.

ROC Leaders presenting and discussing four statewide measures on the 2020 ballot, Measures 107, 108, 109 and 110.

We’re pleased to announce that ROC will have a Summit in December, and will take place over three days, December 16th, 17th, and 18th, and will include training for new and emerging leaders to learn more about Housing Justice.

Check out our calendar that features all upcoming ROC events here.