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.

What we're working on now

A conversation with Beau of The Fifth Column

Listen or watch our conversation with Youtube commentator Beau of the Fifth Column.

Everywhere Radio Season 2 is here

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.

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Young Voters Rural Assembly Everywhere

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

Join us at Rural Assembly Everywhere 5 p.m. ET Tuesday May 10 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.

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

Spring 2022

View individual sessions from spring 2022.

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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