The 2016 campaign has been marred by division. Between gender, age, income, party affiliation, personality, you name it and it has been split apart. One big divide that continues to exist is the gap of knowledge and understanding between rural and urban communities. Rural communities and small towns deserve the attention of candidates for office and elected officials. Global trends show that cities are the preferred community of many millions of people, but there is also evidence that many Americans are moving back to smaller towns and rural areas. Let us not forget the important role rural communities and small town America plays in our economy, in our history, in our society and, importantly, in our politics.