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Stacey Abrams Aims to Vaccinate Rural Georgia

Greg Kaufmann Facing South
"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."

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Organizing Rural Manufacturing Workers Matters

Cindy Estrada and Chris Schwartz The Forge
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 Organizing Pays Off

Jordan Green In These Times
"Organizing in rural spaces with progressive, multiracial solidarity messaging is the future. Either we get there first or white supremacists get there first.”

The Untapped Power of Rural Voters

LaTosha Brown New York Times
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.

Playing Chicken: Discovering a Diverse Working Class in Trump Country

By Patrick Dixon Working Class Perspectives
Focusing on places like McDowell County, West Virginia, perpetuates the image of rural America as populated primarily by people of white Western European origins, a narrative that fit the media’s interest in white rural working-class voters. But while the economic suffering in McDowell might reflect the experiences of many working-class people outside of major metropolitan areas in the Trump era, McDowell’s whiteness is less representative.
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