The diversity and complexity of rural voters were on display in the 2020 election, particularly in states such as Georgia and Arizona.
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With the rural-urban divide in the headlines, it is time to address long-standing inequities by building a more comprehensive equity analysis.
The pandemic has ravaged many rural communities, and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act would only further these harms.
The recent spikes in COVID-19 cases in rural America should spur policymakers to provide much-needed relief.
After four years under siege, rural America deserves equitable investment and a meaningful partnership with Washington.
The United States must rethink how it invests in rural communities.
Without clear, consistent action from policymakers, people and businesses will not have enough confidence to return to their jobs and daily activities in the wake of COVID-19.
The story of central Louisiana’s new community college holds lessons on improving opportunity in rural America—lessons that should help guide leaders responding to the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus will cause devastation when it hits rural America; policymakers must prepare now to prevent this calamity.
Rural America has a higher proportion of vulnerable populations and more barriers to much-needed resources to keep its communities healthy.
Business growth in rural communities is falling behind that of other communities; this trend must be reversed in order to foster resilience.
Policies to improve soil health and sequester carbon can drive an additional $8 billion annually to rural communities and create close to $22,000 a year in added revenue for the average family farm.
Rural hospitals struggle financially with lower patient volumes, higher rates of uncompensated care, and physician shortages.
If federal and state polices are instituted to remove immigration and licensing barriers, immigrant doctors will be able to better serve rural communities, reducing physician shortages and improving health care access.
Federal and state agencies need to take action to ensure that all communities are prepared for the next wildfire season.