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Resource: Fighting Misinformation In Small Towns and Rural Communities

Looking to fight social media misinformation in your community? RuralOrganizing.org recently released a community resource just for you! Starting on May 30, 2020, the RuralOrganizing.org network began hearing the same rumor mentioning out-of-town “antifa” rioters bussing into various regions across the country. This guide was written with the help of dozens of leaders from across the country in response to those rumors. [...]

New Polling Shows Trump’s Job Approval On The Coronavirus Response Has Dropped Since March

New national polling conducted from April 25–29, 2020  by Change Research  and commissioned by RuralOrganizing.org shows President Donald Trump’s job approval rating on the coronavirus outbreak has dropped from 48% approval in March to 41% approval in April, with strong approval dropping from 36% to 29% and strong disapproval increasing from 45% to 55%. The new research, which builds on polling conducted during the last week of March, 2020, also demonstrated that a larger proportion of voters has very serious concerns about re-opening the economy too soon (51% very serious concerns) than the proportion with very serious concerns about taking social distancing measures too far and hurting the economy (31% very serious concerns). [...]

End Our Week Of Action On a High Note

We think that Joe Troop's new song, “A Plea to the US Government to Fully Fund the Postal Service" is a great way to close out our successful week of action—especially since today is May 1, International Workers' Day. Our new #SaveThePostOffice bluegrass song has been a huge hit on Facebook. You can watch and share the video by clicking here. (If you're not on Facebook, you can find the video here.) We really appreciate your support in this campaign. It's the biggest digital campaign we've ever done.  This is just the beginning. We are working day and night for progressive wins outside city limit signs because we believe rural America is worth fighting for. [...]