Barnraiser covers our Rural Policy Action Report

In the article, Heartland Fund Communications Director Michael Chameides discusses the relationship between civic engagement and policy action. In addition, several rural leaders share lessons from their community.

The Rural Policy Action Summit provided an opportunity to engage with other rural groups and understand their agendas so that we can tie those with American Federation of Teacher’s education policy and healthcare policy. It was a phenomenal opportunity for us. We know that in our small towns and our rural areas, everything’s connected. It’s critical that we are all on the same page together and pulling for each other.

Melissa Cropper, Ohio Federation of Teachers

Rural Policy Action Report

Heartland Fund’s Rural Democracy program created the Rural Policy Action Report to identify priority legislation and strengthen rural communities.