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Rural Organizing Proves Essential to Democrat Andy Beshear’s Victory in the Kentucky Governor’s Race

One year out from the 2020 election — as political pundits highlight the critical role small town and rural voters will play in President Donald Trump’s re-election strategy — Democrat Andy Beshear’s come-from-behind win in the Kentucky Governor’s race proves that smart, inclusive rural organizing must be included in every statewide red state campaign. [...]

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 [...]