"We have canvassers and organizers who are ready to go. We saw a huge difference when we engaged and organized communities in terms of the [election] turnout in Southwest Georgia. The same can be done with accessing the vaccine."
The upcoming Biden administration must take action to protect the air, water, land and health of rural communities overrun and bankrupted by factory farms. Joe Biden’s plan for rural America does not mention any kind of comprehensive farm reform.
The diversity of manufacturing workers, even in rural communities, makes an organizing committee meeting a rare and important place: a space where people can sit down face-to-face and confront their differences.
Rural voters hold enormous potential for progressives. When Donald Trump came in 2016, many rural voters were desperate. He promised to bring back factory jobs. He promised to bring back coal-mining jobs. Sure, these were lies. But they were lies.