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Sat, May 20


UNG Gainesville Campus Student Center

Understanding & Overcoming the Rural-Urban Divide:

How Local Dems Can Make a Difference in Red Areas A Participatory Workshop Led by Anthony Flaccavento, Co-founder of the Rural Urban Bridge Initiative Sponsored by the 9th C D Chair & County Chairs from the 9th District of Georgia University of North Georgia - Gainesville Campus Student Center

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Understanding & Overcoming the Rural-Urban Divide:
Understanding & Overcoming the Rural-Urban Divide:

Time & Location

May 20, 2023, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

UNG Gainesville Campus Student Center, 2622 Mathis Dr, Oakwood, GA 30566

About the event

A participatory workshop on Saturday, May 20th

9 am – 3:30 Eastern

$25 registration fee includes morning refreshments and lunch

What is the Rural Urban Divide Training?

In 1992, Democrats won 47% of rural votes across America. By 2022, that had plummeted to 30%. Democrats cannot consistently win governing majorities when 7 out of 10 rural people vote against them. We can dismiss rural people as ignorant folks who vote against their own interests, or we can consider the underlying causes of the divide and what we can do to overcome it. This is the essence of RUBI’s Rural Urban Divide Training.

What you’ll learn:

  • The five most important causes of the rural urban divide
  • Democratic strategies, policies and messaging as contributing factors
  • The critical importance of rural regions to our politics, economy and ecosystem
  • Practical steps we Democrats can take to begin to overcome the divide

Who is the training for?

The Rural Urban Divide training is applicable for every liberal, progressive or Democrat concerned about our politics, economy and environment, especially those looking to make a constructive difference. The training has helped local Democratic groups and various progressive organizations across the country, whether based in rural areas, small towns or big cities.

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