The Rural Coalition was founded in 1978 to link low-income and people of color community based groups to bring their combined experience to bear on national policies affecting rural people and communities. For nearly 35 years, the Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural has served as a voice of American Indian, African American, Asian American, Euro-American and Latino farmers, farmworkers and rural communities in the US; and campesino and indigenous groups in Mexico.


In addition to an integrated program of public policy monitoring and education, RC supports the efforts of its members to access federal programs, seek equity and justice to secure dignity and hold onto their land, market their products, and conduct participatory community research and planning.

RC Map of US and Mexico