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This Bluegrass Music Video Highlights the Struggle of Rural Undocumented Youth

Che Apalache is a bluegrass band that knows what rural America is all about. The band, featuring three powerhouse Latin American musicians (Franco Martino on guitar and Martin Bobrik on mandolin are from Argentina. Banjoist, Pau Barjau, is from Mexico.) and North Carolina native, Joe Troop, looks more like the true rural America than the simple cliches too often portrayed in the media. [...]

Congress must promote mental health awareness in rural America

Congress must promote mental health awareness in rural America and pass the "Seeding Rural Resilience Act," a bipartisan bill in the Senate recently introduced by Senators Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to curb the rising rates of mental health issues and suicides in rural Ame [...]

Conversation Guide: Overcoming Division-Based Politics

This guide was written with the help of dozens of leaders from across the country. Our goal was to create a resource to further civic dialogue among elected officials and their constituents in small towns and rural communities. Inside our guide, you’ll find a set of key messages aimed at rural voters based on our internal polling and external, publicly available resources. We know rural voters are looking to elect leaders who will fight for the “small town and rural way of life” and our hope is that this guide will help keep the civic debate focused on improving the lives of rural people. [...]