On May 20, 2015, the White House released the report, entitled, Opportunity for All: Fighting Rural Child Poverty
. The report examines poverty in rural areas, compares urban and rural poverty rates, discusses how safety net programs reduce rural poverty, and highlights the Administration's efforts and proposals to reduce poverty and promote opportunity in rural communities.
On July 9, 2014, Rural Trust staff and researchers presented the key research findings of Why Rural Matters 2013-14
at a policy briefing on Capitol Hill. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative Glen Thompson (R-PA) sponsored this Hill event, which was attended by a diverse group of educators, policy enthusiasts and rural supporters.