Invest in Rural Communities

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The historic economic extraction and lack of federal government investment has left rural communities in a financial hole. The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated those challenges. Now is the time for policy that invests in rural people and communities.

Goals

1

INVEST IN CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES,

including hospitals, healthcare providers, schools, affordable housing, transportation, local government capacity, postal services, legal aid, child care, rural small businesses and local food systems.

2

Connect rural businesses, homes and farms to HIGH-SPEED AFFORDABLE INTERNET.

3

Invest in CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION

that prioritizes local control and local people.

Issue Priorities

Fairness in Funding
 

Ensure Healthcare Access for All

Building Out Broadband Reliability and Access

Invest in a Clean Energy Transition for Rural Communities

Address the Affordable Housing Crisis in Rural Communities

Support Small Business and Rural Main Street

Create Equitable Access to Licensing

Expand Support for Regional Food Economies

Expand Access to Credit For Farm Businesses

Support Equitable Access to Farmland

Support Agriculture and Worker Cooperatives

Protect and strengthen the United States Postal Service