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See you at Netroots Nation 2019 in Philadelphia

This year, as we head into the 2020 election cycle, we know that progressives need to make up ground in small towns and red states. But the good news is that a movement, led by women, people of color, and millennials, is rebuilding progressive power in small towns and rural communities across the country.

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Introducing Our New "Conversation Guide" Resource

Here at RuralOrganizing.org, we’ve asked hundreds of rural people over the years what they love most about living in small towns and rural communities. Most often, one answer rises to the top. “We look out for each other.”

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Coal country needs green jobs, not more empty promises

Right now, we have a huge opportunity to fight climate change and ensure coal communities have access to good, green jobs. On May 1, the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed the RECLAIM Act, H.R. 2156, on a bipartisan vote. The bill was created to spur job creation and local business investment through projects to clean up abandoned coal mines and restore wildlife habitats.

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Our Agenda to Rebuild Rural America

Small towns and rural communities are vital contributors to our national political and civic life, and we, the undersigned rural voters and organizations, demand more from candidates seeking elected office in 2020.

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The Border is a Rural Issue

Trump's border wall isn't just a political stunt. It's an unreasonable federal government seizure of private property that will hurt rural property owners along the US/Mexico border for years to come. Less than one-third of the needed land for Trump's border wall is currently owned by the federal government. The rest — as much as 1,300 miles — is held by private owners, Native American tribes and state governments.

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Flyover Folk Episode 18: Progressive Rural Priorities Ahead of the 2020 Election With JD Scholten

Today, we’re talking with JD Scholten. JD is a 5th generation Iowan who received national attention in 2018 for his surprise near-defeat of Congressman Steve King in Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District. We talk about King’s history with white nationalism, rural populism, and the role of small town voters in the Iowa upcoming Iowa caucus.

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