Read more about Pete’s plan to lift rural communities.
It is time to break with the politics of the past and usher in a new era for rural America.
Rural communities help sustain our country and propel our economy. Yet rural Americans are getting sicker and dying younger than people living in cities. That is wrong. Not just because where you live shouldn’t dictate how long you live, but because when we fail one part of our country, we fail our whole country.
It hasn’t always been this way. In the early 1980s, rural Americans could expect to live as long as Americans living in cities. Since then, our leaders have too often overlooked and underinvested in rural America. Today, the gap between rural and urban life expectancy is at its widest point in at least half a century.
We need to lift rural communities up as places of opportunity, both for this generation and future ones. That work begins by deploying investment and innovation to secure the health of all rural residents, whether that’s a veteran struggling with mental health challenges or a Native woman giving birth.
“We need to lift rural communities up as places of opportunity, both for this generation and future ones.”
We’re building a movement to meet this make-or-break moment for rural America and communities across our country. If you’re with us, text HEALTH to 25859.