Jessica Campbell is an Oregon activist. She has been involved with the Rural Organizing Project since 2005, including serving 5 years on the ROP Board of Directors, and has been on staff since 2011. Her first galvanizing organizing experience was at Cottage Grove High School where she worked with her peers to pull off rolling student actions and a coordinated community campaign that successfully ended the mandatory viewing of Channel One, a corporate TV advertising program that targets low-income and underfunded school districts. While in high school, Jessica organized two successful walkouts against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for immigrant fairness, and served on the Cottage Grove City Council. During her time at Oregon State University, Jessica spent a combined six months in Gaza and the West Bank, learning about their awe-inspiring popular resistance organizing, participating in Israeli- and Palestinian-led direct action, and leading a cultural exchange between elementary schools in Oregon and Gaza. During her time on staff, Jessica has worked with some of the most rural communities in Oregon to build movement power and she cannot imagine a more exciting place to be!
SURJ Leadership team
The Leadership Team (LT) is the programmatic and decision-making body of SURJ. This team is responsible for making decisions about the ongoing development, broad programmatic vision and fiscal oversight of SURJ.
- Carla Wallace, Louisville SURJ
- Pam McMichael, Highlander Research and Education Center
- Meta Mendel-Reyes, Berea College, Board member, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and Highlander Research and Education Center
- JLove Calderon, JLove & M1 Productions
- Sean O'Neill, CARW
- Murphy Mitchell, SURJ Seattle
- Jeff Ordower, MORE
- Jessica Campbell, Rural Organizing Project
- Sam Hamlin, former SURJ staff
- Dara Silverman, SURJ staff