From each according to their ability; to each according to their need.
Cortland County Mutual Aid is an organization which exists to generate community power and collective action. We are anti-racist, anti-capitalist, and stand in solidarity with all workers, human and non-human alike, fighting for survival in a capitalist dystopia. Solidarity means recognition of mutual struggle, and liberation by any means necessary. Our collective work currently involves fighting to meet the basic needs of our community, including efforts to provide food and household goods, build and sustain secure food sources with community gardens, and facilitate support and connections among neighbors. While focused on the current crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also recognize the ongoing crisis of racial capitalism and its manifestations: the impending climate crisis, the crisis of white supremacy, the opioid crisis created through protection of capitalist corporations, the unhoused crisis that persists in a community with empty homes on every street, etc. We foster a culture of collectivism in Cortland County where individualism, capitalism, and existing government and non-profit systems have failed.