Rural policy opportunities

At the National Rural Assembly 2015 gathering, many rural policy opportunities were discussed. Among those were:

  • Permanently renewing the Earned Income Tax Credit and Low-Income Child Tax Credit

  • Modernizing the Lifeline program to include broadband

  • #SaveRural Hospitals – Stopping further closures of rural hospitals

Below is video from a policy discussion at the Assembly that highlights the importance of each of these issues, as well as additional resources on each of these topics.

A snapshot of these and other rural policy priorities is available here.

Drawing Resilience: Dorn Cox

Drawing Resilence: An interview with Dorn Cox, farmer and research director for the Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment in Freeport, Maine.

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Video: Brady Piñero Walkinshaw 

Earth Alliance CEO Brady Walkinshaw talks about changing mindsets about the climate crisis — and why he thinks rural communities will play a critical role in solving it.

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Video: Citizen Power with Jonathan Blair + Sam Schimmel

Hear from Sam Schimmel and Jonathan Blair, co-creators of the ongoing documentary media and public engagement initiative from Citizen Film titled American Creed: Citizen Power, that explores American idealism and activism from a range of young adult perspectives. Learn how they are working to build safer, more connected communities, the barriers they face, and their advice for other young rural community organizers.

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