Associate Director, Energy and Environment Campaigns
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.
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.
States have several tools available to help relieve rural care shortages and increase health care provider supply during the pandemic and beyond.
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.
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.
The diversity and complexity of rural voters were on display in the 2020 election, particularly in states such as Georgia and Arizona.
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.