Hospitals and Quality Health Care facilities must remain in a reasonable distance from Rural Tennesseans. Expanding Medicaid ensures that small rural hospitals remain open for Tennesseans across the state.
Quality public education changes lives. We must invest in our public schools by raising educators’ salaries, rebuilding rural schools, and providing our children with the education they deserve.
Rural Tennesseans deserve the opportunity to work in their communities at jobs which allow them to support themselves and their families. Small businesses, the backbone of rural Tennessee, should receive the same incentives for growth as those given to corporations and industries.
Expanding Broadband brings benefits to all Tennesseans, from Memphis to Mountain City. For rural Tennessee, those benefits mean economic opportunity and enhanced educational resources.
At my core—indeed, at the core of all the rural people I meet and love—is a desire, more than anything, to have our country work for everyone, not just for a few people at the top. - Jane Kleeb
We’re building a team of organizers, activists, and volunteers focused on organizing our rural communities.
Organizing Tennessee won’t be easy. We’ll have to fight for every inch of ground that we gain. We’ll have to have the hard conversations to persuade friends, family, and neighbors to come our way. But to do anything less is not an option.
Join the movement and help make a difference.More about our rural caucus → about We’re Rural Democrats
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Note: In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’re publishing a speech Mr. King gave at Western Michigan University December 18, 1963.
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