J.D. Scholten understands how to engage rural voters. He’s working hard to persuade Democrats to invest in winning back the rural vote. Please read his action alert and help out if you can. https://www.ruralvote.org/
With the 2022 election just over a year away, it’s time to get organizing. Right now, Republican politicians dominate the messaging in rural areas. This must change. Democrats need to stop writing off rural areas of the country as unwinnable, otherwise they will never make inroads with rural voters, and we’ll continue to lose statewide races and state houses across the country, including in my home state of Iowa.
When I ran for Congress, I drove an RV to every single rural community in my district. I won over Democrats, Independents and Republicans in rural Iowa because I valued each and every voter in my district. I listened to them. I told them my plans on health care, agriculture and more. And I told them when they were being misled. If I hadn’t campaigned day in and day out in rural Iowa, I never would have gotten as close as I did to beating Steve King.
The idea that Democrats can win elections by only campaigning in urban areas is a recipe for failure. Democrats need to campaign everywhere if they want to win statewide races and improve their chances down ballot. That’s why RuralVote.org is committed to getting our messaging out to rural counties in critical Senate battlegrounds before the 2022 Election. We must fight back with the truth.
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