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Rural communities face a broad range of challenges in the 21st century, from demographic change to access to essential services to economic hardship. The Center for American Progress’ growing research on rural America aims to build inclusive rural narratives and develop equitable, progressive solutions.
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Senior Director, Conservation
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The Tech Hubs program within the CHIPS and Science Act is a major opportunity to provide equitable access to industry for underserved communities and economic growth for the country at large.
Sep 19, 2023
Ashleigh Maciolek, Justine Gluck, Sara Partridge, 1 More
Major climate and conservation gains hang in the balance as Congress reauthorizes the expiring farm bill; passing strong legislation that builds on historic investments from the Inflation Reduction Act is critical for the United States to lead the world on climate-smart agriculture and meet national land conservation goals.
May 25, 2023
Drew McConville, Jasia Smith, Mariel Lutz
While politicians and the media have largely focused their attention on gun violence in large cities, rural communities continue to see a rise in gun-related deaths.
Sep 26, 2022
David Correa, Nick Wilson
States have several tools available to help relieve rural care shortages and increase health care provider supply during the pandemic and beyond.
Feb 9, 2022
Thomas Waldrop, Emily Gee
A net-zero and equitable economy requires the participation and leadership of rural communities, enabled by foundational rural investments in the Build Back Better Act.
Nov 23, 2021
Mark Haggerty, Mike Williams, Lily Roberts, 1 More
For those in rural communities, especially low-income people and people of color, access to necessary high-quality internet will remain out of reach without government investment.
Jul 12, 2021
Caius Z. Willingham, Areeba Haider
The diversity and complexity of rural voters were on display in the 2020 election, particularly in states such as Georgia and Arizona.
Dec 22, 2020
With the rural-urban divide in the headlines, it is time to address long-standing inequities by building a more comprehensive equity analysis.
Nov 19, 2020
Olugbenga Ajilore, Katrina Badger
The pandemic has ravaged many rural communities, and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act would only further these harms.
Nov 12, 2020
The recent spikes in COVID-19 cases in rural America should spur policymakers to provide much-needed relief.
Oct 28, 2020
After four years under siege, rural America deserves equitable investment and a meaningful partnership with Washington.
Oct 5, 2020
Caius Z. Willingham
The United States must rethink how it invests in rural communities.
Sep 21, 2020
Olugbenga Ajilore, Caius Z. Willingham
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