Rust Belt Resources

Rising Research

State of the Midwest Heading into 2020: New Rust Belt Rising Polling from Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and WisconsinHealth Care Concerns, Economic Uncertainty, and Presidential Dead Heat by Rust Belt Rising

The Value of Hard Work, The Unfairness of Crippling Costs, and the Need for an Optimistic American Vision: From Listening to Diverse Rust Belt Families, Messages for Democrats in 2020 by Rust Belt Rising

State of the Midwest Kitchen Table: Rust Belt Rising Polling from Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin—High Costs and Other Issues on Voters’ Minds by Rust Belt Rising

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Additional Resources from Other Sources

Run for Something by Amanda Litman

Campaign Starter Guide: Ragtag’s five steps to campaign tech success from

Hope From the Heartland: How Democrats Can Better Serve the Midwest By Bringing Rural, Working Class Wisdom to Washington by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Robin Johnson

Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker by Kathy Cramer

Stop Pretending Black Midwesterns Don’t Exist by Tamara Winfrey-Harris

White Working Class by Joan C. Williams

Across that Bridge by John Lewis

Every Day is Election Day by Rebecca Sive

Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government by Gavin Newsome

Winning Elections in the 21st Century by Dick Simpson, Betty O’Shaughnessy