The Heartland Fund, in partnership with the Rural Victory Fund under the Rural Democracy Initiative, is seeking an experienced, creative, detail-oriented leader for the Program Officer position in our growing team.
In order to inform early analysis of the 2020 Presidential and US Senate results, especially in small cities and rural areas, we are making available a set of helpful maps and graphs, as well as the underlying county-level data We are able to see that Biden improved his margins in small and medium metros and the surrounding rural areas compared to Clinton in all five key Presidential states where RDI invested.
The intense challenges posed by COVID-19 to our rural partners has spurred us to quickly provide additional assistance to organizations rapidly adjusting their programming because of the outbreak. RDI is uniquely positioned to be responsive to organizational needs related to COVID, and we're in continuous contact with grantees.
LEAD has an effective model for strategic progressive change in rural America, and they're ready to expand. It was Wednesday, November 9, 2016, and Donald Trump had just won the election. Susan Kroger, Carmen Toft and Carrie Johnson gathered to commiserate over the election and a political landscape in South Dakota that didn’t support their values. The group knew that the political moment was an opportunity to recruit new volunteers, motivated by the results of the 2016 election, into on-going advocacy efforts in their state with little or no progressive infrastructure.