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  • Vote Tripling Workshop 

    Polling place vote tripling and early voter vote tripling are two highly effective and easy-to-implement tactics to increase voter turnout. With vote tripling, canvassers stand outside of polling locations at a safe, social distance and ask voters—who are feeling a civic high because they just voted—to remind three of their friends to vote. They’re great ways for volunteers to help and don’t require any additional tech platforms.

  • Engaging Working Families in the Midterm Elections

    To create policies that give people the tools to improve their lives and their communities, we need to be able to unite majorities and build coalitions that share common cause. And majorities cannot be achieved without a strong, resilient working-class base that builds power across rural, urban, and suburban communities.

  • Co-Governance in Action

    RDI grantee Faith in Indiana has replicated its co-governance model in Gary, Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Indianapolis. Co-Governance starts with a simple idea; it’s up to us to take responsibility to create the conditions required to winimplementdefendenforce, and sustain progressive policies and programs.

  • Peltola’s Win in Alaska

    Last week Mary Peltola won the special election to fill Alaska’s sole US House seat, previously held for 49 years by the late Congressman Don Young. Peltola, who is Yup’ik, will be the first Alaska Native in Congress and the first woman to hold the seat — uniting rural and urban voters with her “Pro-Jobs, Pro-Fish, Pro-Family and Pro-Choice” platform.

  • Rural Policy Action Report
    Key Policy Progress
    The 2021 Rural Policy Action Report provides a roadmap to ensure all working families, no matter where they live or the color of their skin, have the opportunity and tools to build a good life and strengthen their communities. Advocates created the report by working directly with rural communities, and they have shared the report widely with policy makers, elected officials, and key decision makers in the Biden Administration. Our leaders have responded, through Executive and Congressional action, to enact key recommendations from the report and make the most significant investments in rural America in our lifetimes.