The National Rural Assembly is a movement of people and organizations devoted to building a stronger, more vibrant rural America for children, families, and communities. Participants include more than 500 local, regional, and national organizations based in 47 states and the District of Columbia. The goal of the National Rural Assembly is to make the country stronger by improving the outlook for rural communities. The guiding principle is that an inclusive, prospering, and sustainable rural America improves prospects for us all.National Rural Assembly Steering Committee members are forming work groups to explore several new topics in the coming year, including climate change, philanthropy, and Native American affairs. These work groups, which are in various phases of development, will investigate important rural issues and create materials and activities to help inform and shape policy. To learn more about these work groups, click the link above or contact the National Rural Assembly.