Politics & Policy

December 4, 2023

Wisconsin Locals Rally Around Small Town Library

Bayfield County residents stand up to a shadow book banning group in support of the Iron River public library

November 16, 2023

How Abortion Bans in Rural States Undercut Domestic Violence Prevention

As OB-GYNs leave states with abortion bans, with them goes the first line of defense for women facing domestic violence

November 9, 2023

Key Takeaways from the 2023 Election

Highly engaged electorates make their voices heard

November 9, 2023

Why America Needs a Rural New Deal

Two political strategists make the case for a political revival

November 6, 2023

Bike Path Networks to Connect Rural Wisconsin Communities

An ‘explosion’ of rural communities apply to fund infrastructure projects under a new Wisconsin program

October 23, 2023

Lieutenant Governor, Farmer and Unapologetic Progressive

"Its important to meet people where they are," says David Zuckerman, who ran on both the Democratic Party and Vermont Progressive Party tickets

October 9, 2023

Is Supporting Family Farmers Still Too “Hot” for the Democratic Party?

“If we Democrats don’t stand unequivocally for family farmers, why do we think they should stand with us?”

Jim Hightower
October 9, 2023

As Rural Hospitals Disappear, Air Ambulances Struggle to Fill the Gap

Air ambulances are now a lifeline for many rural communities. But there is no guarantee they'll stick around.

Farm Bill
October 4, 2023

The Farm Bill Has Expired and Rural America Hangs in the Balance

If Democrats were strategic, they would seize this moment

Barn Raisers
October 1, 2023

Jon Council: An Appalachian Carpenter Organizing Across Political Divides

“Everyone needs to be able to turn on the tap and have clean water in their home”

September 27, 2023

End of Emergency Food Aid Strains Rural Minnesota Food Shelves

With end of pandemic-era SNAP benefits, food-insecure rural Minnesotans are turning to community nonprofits to feed their families

September 25, 2023

To Reach Rural Voters, Democrats Need a Place-Driven Strategy

One rural political strategist details a plan

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