Rogue Valley Office

Rogue Valley Chapter of Oregon Action

 Rogue Valley Oregon Action (RVOA) is a local chapter of Oregon Action, that educates, organizes and mobilizes low and moderate income people and people of color in Jackson and Josephine counties  (Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass) to address systemic causes of critical economic issues.

History

Since our founding in 1997, Rogue Valley OA has built our base membership through active campaigns for universal health care, affordable housing including mobile home parks, immigrant rights, and LGBT-Q issues.

A strong record of accomplishments in Southern Oregon:

  • 2011 RVOA hired a Latino Outreach coordinator and have recruited a strong base of new Latino leaders into OA with a focus on health equity (language access in community hospitals) and economic issues that affect the Latino community in southern Oregon.
  • 2010 RVOA was a vital leader in the Measure 66/67 tax campaign in coalition with many volunteers working phone banks and canvassing
  • 2004- present Regional Healthcare for All campaign
  • 2006-2009 Recruited 1000 health care voters so that our total base is now over 3,500 supporters for health care in southern Oregon
  • 2004-2009 Organized four (4) mobile parks to protect residents from park closure and to insure relocation benefits.
  • 2001 RVOA’s Living Wage Campaign resulted in southern Oregon’s first city living wage ordinance in Ashland

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