As election day approaches, Amanda shared her thoughts in another op-ed in the Ithaca Times. Thanks to the Times for the opportunity to publish!
"The power of canvassing is in connecting. It’s about reaching out to the community to hear concerns and have conversations. But it’s not enough to live here for only a few months. The power comes from reaching into the past to pull on the loose threads of the canvas and using our common history to see how we can sew them back together."
In early October, current District 12 Legislator, Will Burbank, endorsed Amanda over her competitor. He said:
"I will be leaving the Legislature at the end of this year and am glad that Amanda is running for this seat. She is a thoughtful, intelligent person with strong progressive values.
I know that she will do an excellent job of representing District 12."
Ithaca.com and WHCU published articles about the endorsement.
Amanda recently contributed two opinion pieces to two different local papers.
She wrote a piece for Tompkins Weekly sharing her values of protecting our natural world for future generations.
"We do not inherit the earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children."
And she wrote a piece for Ithaca College's The Ithacan encouraging students to register by October 13, and vote in our local elections.
"Though many have come to Ithaca from someplace else, if you call Ithaca home right now, you’re one of us."