Residents Cautiously Hopeful as Waste Water Program Is Introduced in Alabama

Residents Cautiously Hopeful as Waste Water Program Is Introduced in Alabama

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer As the nation’s largest-ever infrastructure package makes waves in Congress, a smaller project is making waves in Lowndes County, Alabama. One hundred seventy-five homes are slated to receive new septic systems in the coming months, thanks to the Lowndes County Unincorporated Wastewater Project (LCUWP). About 80% of the region’s residents lack […]

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Virtual Organizing Reveals Young, Rural Latinx Voters’ Climate Change Concerns

Virtual Organizing Reveals Young, Rural Latinx Voters’ Climate Change Concerns

Virtual organizing has allowed NGOs like NextGen America to focus their attention on rural, young BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) voters — a demographic that has been historically underrepresented in elections in the U.S. These voters have brought climate change and sustainable farming to the forefront of the election in places rural Iowa.

Why this Matters:   In 2018, only 2 percent of rural voters ages 18 to 29 voted in the midterm elections.

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