The Rural Assembly is a movement of people and organizations devoted to building a smarter, greener, more inclusive Rural America.

By amplifying rural voices and leadership, the Rural Assembly ensures that rural people and places are actively shaping a more inclusive nation as culture-bearers, practitioners, and decision-makers. 

How can you get involved with the Rural Assembly?

Join us this April for our virtual gathering, Rural Assembly Everywhere. Stay posted on all things Everywhere including speakers, swag, registration, and more!

Check on your neighbor. Have you found yourself wondering how an old friend or acquaintance is doing during this remarkable, uncertain time in our nation? Send us a few sentences about your conversation and share with us. See stories from our neighbors here

Be part of our Rural Women’s Time Capsule project. The project is a way to capture the pandemic experience of rural women across the country and provide a container to name and save the moments that matter. Check out our other initiatives to lift up the voices of rural women including our 2019 Rural Women’s Summit, our #RuralWomenLead profiles, and the #RuralWomenLead Facebook group

Watch our rural conversations on topics spanning from rural resilience to rural housing to rural broadband and more!

Connect with us! Interested in contributing to the Rural Assembly blog? Have rural resources stories, and research to share? We want to hear from you!

Not sure where you fit? Sign up for our newsletter, hang around for a while- there are lots of opportunities for you to get involved!

Images from Rural Assembly national gatherings over the years

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