About the Book
Jane Kleeb is the chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party and the founder of the grassroots group Bold Nebraska. Her forthcoming book, We Have The Land, will show the importance of rural voters to progressive politics, and of progressive politics to rural voters, partly by focusing on issues like climate change, healthcare, and grassroots powered activism. Jane and an alliance of farmers, ranchers, Tribal Nations and environmentalists stopped the Keystone XL pipeline, transforming the climate movement, and she is now working to bridge the urban and rural divide within the Democratic Party.
Rural people have solutions to big problems facing our country. Yet the Democratic Party largely ignores rural voters, making assumptions about their values and issue stances. The Democrats have lost an entire generation of rural voters. From organizing against the KXL pipeline to varied other progressive activist experiences in rural America, Jane Kleeb has the credentials and the credibility to help readers understand rural communities, and to help those rural communities express themselves. Too many national, influential Democrats have simply lost touch with too many rural voters as the party’s base has moved to cities. Kleeb delivers specific and inspiring ways the party can re-connect with rural voters to make our party and our country stronger.
Tell Jane Your Story
Jane loves hearing stories of farmers, ranchers, craft beer makers, innovators, candidates and party leaders who are showing our rural communities have solutions to the big issues our country faces from climate change, to brain drain and bridging the urban and rural divide.
Giving Back to Lift Up Rural
A portion of the book proceeds will go to Bold’s Fighter Fund helping local communities on the frontlines of fossil fuel corporations using eminent domain for their private gain along. Additionally, funds will be donated to help candidates and Democratic parties who are reaching rural voters knowing we need their voices and diverse faces at the table.