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IREHR at ROP Rural Caucus and Strategy Session

By June 15, 2015October 15th, 2015No Comments1 min read

On June 13, IREHR vice president, Devin Burghart, had the honor of speaking to the annual Rural Organizing Project’s (ROP) Rural Caucus and Strategy Sessrion about the relationship between the Tea Party and paramilitary groups like the Oath Keepers.

Local ROP leaders have been instrumental in pushing back against the Oath Keepers involvement in a standoff between miners and the Bureau of Land Management in southern Oregon.

The well-attended event held in Woodburn, Oregon was also an opportunity to memorialize ROP’s founder Marcy Westerling and honor her legacy. Marcy passed away just days before the Caucus. She will be greatly missed.

Devin Burghart

Author Devin Burghart

is vice president of IREHR. He coordinates our Seattle office, directs our research efforts, and manages our online communications. He has researched, written, and organized on virtually all facets of contemporary white nationalism since 1992, and is internationally recognized for this effort. Devin is frequently quoted as an expert by print, broadcast, and online media outlets. In 2007, he was awarded a Petra Foundation fellowship. more...

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