Young Voters: The future of Rural Communities and the Nation breakout session

Young Voters Rural Assembly

Join us at Rural Assembly Everywhere for “Young Voters: The future of Rural Communities and the Nation” a breakout session presented by The Rural Youth Catalyst Project and the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), a non-partisan, independent research organization focused on youth civic engagement in the United States.

This virtual breakout is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET Tuesday May 10. 

Civic participation by rural young people is critical to building vibrant communities and a strong nation. Participation in elections, local, state, and national, is an indicator of their level of engagement in civic life.

Yet, too often a lack of support exists for young people to see this entry point, access it, and feel welcomed.

Abby Kiesa, deputy director of CIRCLE, will share their new analysis about youth in rural areas and discuss the barriers to young voters from exercising their power. 

This live, interactive breakout session will be an opportunity learn about and share ways communities are building robust civic engagement of young people. 

Kiesa will join Kathy Moxon and Kim Phinney, co-founders of The Rural Youth Catalyst Project, a national rural youth initiative that works to strengthen and create opportunities that allow rural and Native youth to realize their hopes and dreams while remaining in or returning to their communities. 

How to attend: Register for Rural Assembly Everywhere, the two-day virtual gathering of the Rural Assembly May 10 +11. Your registration unlocks access to all breakout sessions. You will received the breakout Zoom link by email. 


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