It is with great sadness that we share the news of the loss of our friend and colleague, Gail Darrell. For nearly a decade, Gail has worked to protect communities across New England from corporate and government interests that sought to override the rights of ...


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CELDF In The News

EcoWatch: This Pennsylvania Community Is Determined to Ban GMOs and Pesticides
10/07/2015 - Lancaster County, PA, residents recognize it's not enough to label GMO food. They want to ban it. Using community rights, residents are organizing to assert their right to be GMO and pesticide-free.
Press Release: New Hampshire Legislature to Consider CELDF-Drafted State Constitutional Amendment
10/05/2015 - A CELDF-drafted state constitutional amendment recognizing the rights of communities to govern themselves is being introduced in the New Hampshire legislature.
The Spokesman-Review: Election preview: Spokane Proposition 1, the Worker Bill of Rights
10/04/2015 - Spokane, WA's, Worker Bill of Rights initiative places worker rights over corporate privileges. “If we are about creating ...sustainability, we can’t get there without actually challenging this idea that corporate rights should be greater than the community’s rights,” says Envision Spokane's Kai Huschke.
The World: Your View: Time for people to reject corporate shackles
10/03/2015 - Future generations in Coos County, OR, have a fundamental and unalienable right to a sustainable economy and energy future. Coos residents advance their bill of rights banning pipelines and a proposed LNG port, recognizing the need to challenge existing law that makes sustainability illegal.

From Our Blog

Help make the National Community Rights Network annual retreat happen!
09/05/2015 - NCRN is holding their annual in-person board of directors meeting in Granby, Colorado this October 23-25, 2015. They need your help to make it happen. Learn more here – check it out!
Press Release: National Community Rights Network Endorses New Hampshire Town’s Community Bill of Rights Ordinance
08/31/2015 - The National Community Rights Network backs Barrington, NH's Community Bill of Rights Ordinance banning resource extraction as a violation of residents' rights to clean air, water, and scenic preservation. Residents are bringing the measure forward for a vote at Town Meeting in March 2016.
Meigs County Home Rule Committee:
08/19/2015 - Grounding their right to local self-government in the Ohio Constitution, Meigs County residents assert their right to create a community rights county charter to protect their health, safety, and welfare, from fracking related activities.
August Update: Chomsky, Hedges, Unions Endorse Worker Bill of Rights
08/12/2015 - Learn the latest news on Spokane, WA's, Worker Bill of Rights, read Community Rights Paper #5 on Citizens United, and join us for the launching of the Ohio Community Rights Workshop.