In rural Ohio, the Pike County News Watchman is taking notice of our efforts surrounding young voter engagement. The small local paper located in Waverly, Ohio recently noted the barriers to voting for people aged 18-35, a list that includes missing registration deadlines, not having a proper form of identification, and lack of transportation.

Heartland Fund's Rural Youth Voter Fund, the paper noted, "is investing $10 million over the next year in grants to help young voters in small towns across the nation organize and expand civic engagement."

This coverage underlines the importance of our dedication to making sure rural voters of all ages are represented at the polls.