The Rural Assembly is a coalition dedicated to building more opportunity and better policy for rural communities

We know that rural America is more than the convenient stereotypes and stories that dominate public discourse. It is a place of innovation, tight-knit communities, and civic participation. It is fire departments and schools and local organizations making a difference. There is an opportunity right now to draw the connections between rural and its counterparts, to name the roads, fibers, and futures that connect us. To craft a future of us and ours. We hope you’ll join us.

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Everywhere Radio: The new season, coming Feb. 3

Everywhere Radio, hosted by Whitney Kimball Coe, features rural leaders and allies spotlighting the good, scrappy, joyful ways rural people are building a more inclusive nation. Everywhere Radio is a production of the the Rural Assembly. The new season starts Feb. 3. 

What are you watching in 2022?

What issues are you tracking or working on as we enter 2022? We want to hear what you think we should be following and sharing about with our followers in the Rural Assembly.

From Our Blog

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Expanding Access to Justice in Rural Communities

The Rural Assembly’s Whitney Kimball Coe joins experts to discuss how the legal system operates in rural communities and how to expand access to justice in these regions on the latest episode of Talk Justice, a podcast of Legal Service Corporation.

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The 3G Shutdown: How it Impacts Rural Consumers

This year, all major mobile providers will shut down their 3G networks.
 
3G technology is around two decades old, and while it makes sense to repurpose technology and resources toward systems that serve us better, the downside is that cellphones, alarm systems and other devices that run on 3G will become obsolete overnight. And that could be a problem for rural consumers who still depend upon those systems and devices to stay connected to family, work, and emergency services.

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How to Strengthen Democracy This Year

Throughout the past year, the Rural Assembly spoke with rural and national leaders across the country about what strengthens our democracy and what weakens it.

Podcasts

Everywhere Radio, a hosted by Whitney Kimball Coe, features rural leaders and allies spotlighting the good, scrappy, joyful ways rural people are building a more inclusive nation. Everywhere Radio is a production of the Rural Assembly.

Gatherings

Fall 2021

View all of the sessions from October 2021

View the wrapup video above, or view all of the sessions from Spring 2021

View the first day of the conference above, or view all of the sessions from Fall 2020

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