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Legislative Tracker

Legislative Tracker

The North Carolina Rural Center’s advocacy platform, Rural Counts: 10 Strategies for Rural North Carolina’s Future, presents a framework for creating a stronger rural economy in the context of a rapidly changing state. Within these strategies, the Rural Center will...
Jones Street Journal

Jones Street Journal

  The results are in…well, for the most part. The 2020 Election is officially over, well, for the most part. As you read this, ballot counting is finishing up, and we know already that there will be a recount for the State Supreme Court Chief Justice race. North...
Voter Engagement Resources

Voter Engagement Resources

While much attention is placed on our presidential elections every four years, other electoral races, like municipal races, take place every year in our own backyards. Exercising your right to vote in the November general election is critically important, but it is...
Rural Talk 2020

Rural Talk 2020

  Rural Talk: An Advocacy Speaker Series was a 5-part webinar series hosted by the NC Rural Center’s advocacy program, Rural Counts. Rural Talk brought together the voices, expertise, and perspectives from thought leaders at the national, state, and local levels,...
2020 Census Briefings: Ensuring Rural Counts

2020 Census Briefings: Ensuring Rural Counts

The NC Rural Center understands how critical an accurate 2020 census count is for all North Carolinians, especially those in rural communities. That said, we are embarking on a ‘Get Out the Count’ initiative in Northampton and Halifax counties, two of...
Rural Counts Policy Luncheons

Rural Counts Policy Luncheons

This May, the Rural Counts team completed a series of six Rural Policy Luncheons in Laurinburg, Bryson City, Morganton, Wentworth, Rocky Mount, and Jacksonville. These luncheons drew 238 rural advocates and leaders from 58 counties across the state.  Content included...