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Nine groups organizing for homegrown prosperity across the west

The WORC network is made up of eight grassroots organizations across seven western states. With 19,935 members, our network supports organizing around robust, sustainable agriculture; responsible development of natural resources like coal, natural gas, oil, and hard rock minerals; clean, renewable energy; and a variety of other local issues our mostly rural communities face. Our goal is to foster homegrown prosperity throughout the west. 

Check out the work that our member groups are doing. Please consider becoming a member of the group organizing in your state.

Dakota Resource Council

The Dakota Resource Council was formed in 1978 to protect North Dakota's land, air, water, rural communities and agricultural economy. Issues DRC is working for preservation of the following: Family farms Enforcement of corporate farming laws Soil and water conservation Regulation of coal mining and oil and gas development Protection...

Dakota Rural Action - grassroots environment and social justice organization

Dakota Rural Action

Dakota Rural Action is a grassroots family agriculture and conservation group that organizes South Dakotans to protect our family farmers and ranchers, natural resources, and unique way of life. Office P.O. Box 549 910 4th Street, Room A Brookings, South Dakota 57006 Phone: 605-697-5204 Newsletter: The Action Review Web: www.dakotarural.org...

Idaho Organization of resource councils - grassroots environment and social justice organization

Idaho Organization of Resource Councils

The Idaho Organization of Resource Councils (IORC) is working to build community power in Idaho through a new grassroots organizing effort. IORC is gathering membership throughout Idaho and building local chapters in key regions. Through community action and engagement, IORC is working towards winning campaigns and creating a more democratic...

North Dakota Native Vote

North Dakota Native Vote works to engage tribal members in constructing a representative democracy by working in reservation communities as well as urban areas to create and affect policy and equal representation for the Native people of North Dakota. We foster sustainable, positive social change in our communities through community...

Northern Plains Resource Council - Montana grassroots environment and social justice organization

Northern Plains Resource Council

Northern Plains Resource Council organizes Montana citizens to protect our water quality, family farms and ranches, and unique quality of life. Office 220 South 27th Street, Suite A Billings, Montana 59101 Phone: 406.248.1154 Newsletter: The Plains Truth Web-Site: www.northernplains.org Email: info@northernplains.org Helena Field Office 432 North Last Chance Gulch Street...

Powder River Basin Resource Council - Wyoming grassroots environment and social justice organization

Powder River Basin Resource Council

Powder River Basin Resource Council is working for the conservation of Wyoming’s land, landscapes, minerals, water and air and the preservation and enrichment of Wyoming’s agricultural heritage and rural lifestyle. Office 934 N. Main Street Sheridan, WY 82801 Phone: 307-672-5809 Newsletter: The Powder River Breaks Web-Site: www.powderriverbasin.org Email: resources@powderriverbasin.org Laramie...

Oregon Rural Action

Oregon Rural Action is a grassroots community organization working to promote social justice, agricultural and economic sustainability, and stewardship of the region’s land, air and water. Office 1119 Washington Avenue P.O. Box 1231 La Grande, Oregon 97850 Phone: 541.975.2411 Fax: 541.975.1844 Newsletter: The Furrow Website: www.oregonrural.org E-Mail: info@oregonrural.org

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Western Colorado Alliance for Community Action

Western Colorado Alliance for Community Action (formerly Western Colorado Congress) brings people together to build grassroots power through community organizing and leadership development. Issues Western Colorado Alliance members are working on: Transitioning to Homegrown Prosperity Growing Grassroots Democracy Strengthening family farms and local food systems Building a clean energy future...

western native voice

Western Native Voice

Western Native Voice is a Native American community organizing nonprofit corporation that works across Montana to strengthen Native American communities on reservations and in cities. The organization is governed by a four-member, all Native American Board of Directors. Western Native Voice is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, non-partisan organization. Office 310 N. 27th...