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This year’s midterm election has seized our nation’s attention. Groups in rural and small-town America are on the ground to engage and inform voters, doing the intensive work to strengthen democracy by turning out the electorate and building long-term power.

Join us for a debrief of the 2022 midterm election. Civic engagement leaders will share stories from the recent election cycle and identify lessons learned from organizing rural communities.

This event will allow space for our funder community to debrief, assess, and look ahead to what organizers need from philanthropy as we move into this new phase of power building.

Learning objectives for this funder event include:
Reflect on trends and make sense of this year’s high-stakes elections.
Evaluate tactics in rural organizing, including relational organizing, youth-focused engagement, and election protection.
Draw lessons on how to build power in small towns and rural communities and highlight opportunities in 2023 and beyond.
Build relationships between funders and rural civic engagement leaders.

Lynn Buske, WISDOM uses faith-based relational organizing to engage formerly incarcerated people in Wisconsin.
Serena Sebring, Blueprint NC - with threats against election workers and the central institutions of democracy, Blueprint NC leads a high-level and nuanced election protection program called Power Protection and Encouragement (PPE).
Lydia Walther-Rodriguez, CASA - organizes and builds power with Latinx and immigrant communities throughout Pennsylvania.

This series is hosted by RDI’s Heartland Fund and Neighborhood Funders Group’s Midwest Organizing Infrastructure Funders, Amplify Fund and Integrated Rural Strategies Group.

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Nov 30, 2022 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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