“I meet regularly with two or three different activist groups who are keeping track of what’s going on and are very engaged with Ithaca Green New Deal and want to support it however we can,” Rhodes said. “So, it’s not just me individually, I don’t think we could have gotten this far if everybody was just acting individually. I think what has really moved us forward is the collective work, is working together, building relationships, working together as a community, staying engaged, staying accountable to each other.”
Rhodes said she thinks there is quite a strong activist community in Tompkins County, which has helped with support for the Green New Deal and the passing of the electrification program. She said she has been working with other activists in the community for about 10 years.
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