Anthony Flaccavento

Anthony Flaccavento is an organic farmer and rural development consultant and the author of Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real-World Experience for Transformative Change. With Erica Etelson, he is a cofounder of the Rural Urban Bridge Initiative.

Bruce, after arriving in the middle of the night, waits to enter a Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile dental and medical clinic on October 7, 2023, in Grundy, Virginia.

It’s Not Too Late for Democrats to Win Back Rural Voters It’s Not Too Late for Democrats to Win Back Rural Voters

Putting together a Democratic majority in 2024 requires winning back some portion of the rural working class. The good news is that it can be done. Here’s how.

May 17, 2024 / Rethinking Rural / Erica Etelson and Anthony Flaccavento

A voter prepares to cast their ballot in the Democratic Primary as they walk in to the Cordesville Rural Fire Department on February 03, 2024 in Cordesville, South Carolina.

The Only Thing Worse Than Taking Rural Voters for Granted The Only Thing Worse Than Taking Rural Voters for Granted

… is dismissing them as out of reach for Democrats.

Apr 15, 2024 / Editorial / Erica Etelson and Anthony Flaccavento

Democrats Must Do Better in Rural America

Democrats Must Do Better in Rural America Democrats Must Do Better in Rural America

If this midterm was a success for Democrats, it is a retreat from what they ought to expect.

Nov 17, 2022 / Anthony Flaccavento, Erica Etelson, and Cody Lonning

Bette Midler

Bette Midler’s Contempt Fuels Right-Wing Populism Bette Midler’s Contempt Fuels Right-Wing Populism

With Trump and his enablers ready to weaponize every condescending word, liberals need to stop giving them ammunition.

Dec 30, 2021 / Anthony Flaccavento and Erica Etelson

Missouri farmer

Progressives Need to Stop Ignoring Rural Communities Progressives Need to Stop Ignoring Rural Communities

If your words and actions make sense to people and honor their experiences, they’ll get behind you. Even in the country.

Jun 22, 2016 / Anthony Flaccavento

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