Thursday, June 16, 2011
National Rural Assembly is next week
June 28-30, more than 250 leaders and supporters of rural America are expected to gather in St. Paul, Minn., for the 2011 National Rural Assembly. The gathering "will focus on health reform, housing, transportation, immigration, broadband access and opportunities for young people," the assembly says in a press release. Speakers for the event include Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Navy Capt. Wayne Porter and Marine Col. Mark Mykleby.
"We can stand pat and just get more of the same in rural America, including the highest rates of child poverty and the hollowing out of our towns," Dee Davis, chairman of the Assembly's steering committee. said in the release. "Or we can start down a different rural path toward sustainable energy, local food production, and Internet connectivity that can help the whole country get back on its feet."
Registration for the event is open to individuals and organizations interested in the future of rural America. Click here to learn more about the event or to register.