For the last four years, our team at RuralOrganizing.org has been writing the winning playbook to cut Republican margins in small towns and rural communities. This NPR story proves that our work is starting to break through. Rural voters have a massive impact on the Senate and Supreme Court. In about 20 years, half the U.S. population will live in eight states. That’s why Republicans have focused on consolidating votes in red states and rural areas. [...]
“Strong performances in states like Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Washington showed Democrats can sustain and win over rural areas, where Republicans have generally done well. Even in places like North Carolina, Georgia and Colorado, Democrats proved to be competitive, running up margins of past elections and flipping some districts, even if they did not always win. [...]
The legislation marks an important protection for same-sex couples, thousands of whom live in rural communities
The following is a statement from C.J. Peterson, rural LGBTQ activist, and former RuralOrganizing.org staffer:[...]
By campaigning everywhere and delivering for rural voters, Democrats closed margins and stopped the Red Wave...for now.
For the past decade, RuralOrganizing.org has been the rural and small-town voice in the room, asserting that Democrats need to lose less in rural communities while improving urban margins, need to deliver for rural voters, and prioritize sustained investment in rural civic infrastructur[...]
With Your Support We Engaged Over 600,000 Voters This Year and Built a Winning Playbook for Rural America
Late last week, our team here hosted a conversation with rural organizers and strategists who worked tirelessly over the last several months in rural communities on key House and Senate campaigns across the country. You can watch the highlights from that conversation here.[...]