Advocating for rural America February 17, 2021 - 00:00 Posted in: Opinions Democracy needs input from citizens to thrive, but figuring out how to share your voice and have an impact on government can be challenging. Whether you are interested in federal, state or local policy, you can interact directly with elected officials by writing, calling or visiting your representatives. While testifying in person is the most effective way, we understand not everyone is comfortable in that setting. Other options include writing letters to the editor or sharing information on social media. Traveling to the Capitol or to a representative’s office can be difficult for rural residents, and the pandemic has created additional barriers.PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!