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Engaging Rural Voters With Community Values


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We are civic leaders organizers activists fighting for our hometowns and rural communities.

We are fighting for a rural America that is empowered, thriving, and equitable. We are guided by our belief that local people are the most capable of solving their own problems.

Our Agenda

Quality Employment

We have a right to our roots. No one should have to leave their hometown in search of a good job with decent pay.

Justice and Equality

We believe in governance that protects the rights of all community members regardless of gender, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Rural Healthcare

Rural people and small town folks deserve access to effective and affordable healthcare. No one should have to drive for hours to see the doctor.


Rural should never be a disadvantage. Kids in small towns should get the same quality education as everyone else.

Sustainable Land Management

We are fighting to protect critical habitats and natural resources through smart land management programs and policies.

Welcoming Communities

We believe communities that are accepting of diversity are best positioned to fight rural population loss and thrive in 21st Century.

Our Core Beliefs

Our mission is to rebuild a rural America that is empowered, thriving, and equitable.
We envision thousands of rural community leaders working locally and nationally to enact progressive policy reforms to rebuild rural America. is committed to pursuing creativity, equity, and justice at all organizational levels and throughout all programs. We strive for proactive communication, reconciliation, and mutual respect. And we always see the humanity in others.

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