An excerpt from a new piece at Yes! by Ivy Brashear:
"Rural politicians across the country are buying into a new way of campaigning, with platforms that might sound more aligned with those of college students living in Berkeley, California, than former miners from the central Appalachian coalfields. They’re talking about raising the minimum wage, universal health care, debt-free college and investing in local assets, like natural landscapes and small business development, instead of industrial recruitment."
Read the full article here.
And read the full Rural Progressive Platform here.