Excellent! What is needed, and has been needed for decades, is more local involvement in politics.
By "politics" I mean the original meaning of "politics" - "how do we govern ourselves" - not "partisan politics" - Ds vs Rs vs Gs vs Ls etc.
Hopefully these local groups will look for local solutions to local problems, not engage in the mudslinging that has become the hallmark of modern "politics" - the partisan variety.
We need local food production, whether rural or urban, to break the stranglehold of the global food corporations. We need local energy solutions, to end reliance on both the large corporations and the fossil fuels they use. We need local healthcare solutions, educational solutions, housing solutions.
Local solutions become global solutions when they catch on and other locales employ them. Local solutions insulate communities from the prospect of collapse of the global supply system. They provide local employment and the very sense of community the corporations intentionally destroy to sell their products and make us dependent upon them.