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Help build progressive infrastructure in small towns and rural communities

Invest in Rural Democracy Initiative today to support rural people working to transform rural America – and therefore the entire country – in 2020 and in decades to come.


We cannot win real progress in this country without investing in powerful rural civic infrastructure that acknowledges the growing diversity, strong relationships, inspiring leaders, and love of place in small towns and rural communities.  Rural Democracy Initiative brings together local leaders with funding partners and national groups to build political power together, and to provide the research, technology, leadership development, and communications platforms these rural innovators need to win over time.

RDI supports and coordinates high impact rural civic engagement, communications, policy advocacy, and community organizing efforts.

We are raising $10 million from national sources by July 2020, and finding state and local matches to extend the impact and sustainability of our funding. We will invest the majority of our resources in a small number of states where rural communities can help swing U.S. Senate and electoral college races in 2020, or win enough state legislative and supreme court races to influence congressional redistricting.

Donors with a particular state, regional, or constituency focus will have the option to direct additional funds according to their priorities. 

Join us! It is past time to invest in the potential of our small towns and rural communities.

Please contact today for more information about how to make a transformative donation to this effort through the 501(c)(3) Heartland Fund and the 501(c)(4) Rural Victory Fund.

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