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01/02/2017


Nonprofits can avoid contributing to “poverty porn” by following a few simple rules, say Aaron Phelps of FAHE.

Phelps’ essay appeared in the Daily Yonder and had a flurry of social media shares and comments .

Phelps said organizations should be wary of working with media that appear to want only one side of the story and aren’t interested in solutions. Here’s his explanation of poverty porn:

01/02/2017


Dee Davis, president of the Center for Rural Strategies, has received a national media-justice award for his work on behalf of rural and marginalized communities.

The Everett C. Parker Award is presented annually by the United Church of Christ Office of Communication, Inc.  The Office of Communication has been a pioneer in the field of media justice and civil rights.

07/21/2015


The 2015 National Rural Assembly is less than two months away, and we want to share some exciting news about our agenda, which focuses on building an inclusive nation for all people, in all places.

 

07/21/2015


The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) invites rural organizations to sign-on to a letter urging policymakers to permanently extend the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

 

07/21/2015


Today, the Federal Communications Commission Chairman voted to open a Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making that would include broadband service in the Lifeline program. This is the first step to help qualifying low-income Americans to apply for a subsidy that helps them afford broadband service.

07/21/2015


Today, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Chief Alison Kutler appointed Parul P. Desai to serve as the Open Internet ombudsperson, the public’s primary point of contact within the agency for formal and informal questions and complaints related to the Open Internet rules.

07/21/2015


Yesterday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his proposal to “reboot” Lifeline, the benefit program that helps low-income Americans afford wireline and wireless telephone service. The Chairman proposes to add broadband to the communications services offered via the successful program created during the Reagan administration.

07/21/2015


The FCC is doing the next stops on its rural tour, coming to Kansas and Missouri on June 15-18, 2015

 

Below is an agenda and more information. Please share this with your communities and let's turnout to tell the FCC how important the needs of our rural communities are!

07/21/2015


Last week, in Washington, the Rural Broadband Policy Group, Center for Rural Strategies, and Public Knowledge invited policymakers, their staff, and stakeholders to a briefing about the various policy issues implicated in the technology transitions, and how these transitions impact rural communities.