The National Rural Assembly is a movement of people and organizations devoted to building a stronger, more vibrant rural America for children, families, and communities. Participants include more than 500 local, regional, and national organizations based in 47 states and the District of Columbia. The goal of the National Rural Assembly is to make the country stronger by improving the outlook for rural communities. The guiding principle is that an inclusive, prospering, and sustainable rural America improves prospects for us all.
The Rural Policy Networks are nearly 90 organizations from five specific geographic regions and two at-large or national networks. These networks and their organizational members work collaboratively on policy change in support of rural families and communities. Issues include economic vitality, immigration, broadband access, funding mandates for early childhood education, development and promotion of anti-predatory lending platforms, state legislation to promote agri-tourism, and policies that strengthen the rural role in federal and state transportation planning.