News from the CELDF headquarters, press releases, and recent staff updates.
Press Releases & Updates Recent Posts
Press Release: Athens County Residents Fight for Right to Initiative
Athens County, OH, residents worked with CELDF to file a protest today against their Board of Elections. The Board blocked their qualified County Charter initiative banning fracking wastewater injection wells from the November ballot.
OHCRN Statement: County Boards of Elections Attempt to Stifle Democracy: Meigs, Athens and Medina Counties
Efforts in Ohio by local Boards of Elections to block rights-based County Charter initiatives banning fracking fail to disempower We the People.
Press Release: Ohioans Determined to Stop Fracking through Asserting Rights
Last summer, the corporate state led efforts to keep Ohioans from voting on fracking bans. Ohio communities are back in action, refusing to be deterred, and committed to protecting their communities. Five ballot measures are submitted this week for November.
Press Release: Spokane Initiative to Ban Coal, Oil Trains as Threat to Climate and Public Safety
Coal and oil trains passing through Spokane, WA, spark physician Gunnar Holmquist to take action, filing a CELDF-drafted Community Bill of Rights charter amendment banning the shipments as a violation of the right to a healthy climate and public safety.
Press Release: Court Overrides Josephine County’s Democratic Decision-Making
State preemption prevails again in this week’s decision from a Josephine County, OR, Circuit Court judge, overturning the people’s democratically enacted ban on GMOs.
Press Release: Community Rights Ramps Up in Ohio
Today residents in Meigs County and the City of Waterville, OH, launched their petition campaigns to place rights-based initiatives before voters this November. Residents are organizing to stop fracking projects and protect rights to clean air and water.
Press Release: Pennsylvania Township Legalizes Civil Disobedience
Grant Township, PA, residents make history as the first community in the U.S. to legalize nonviolent civil disobedience to protect their community from a fracking wastewater injection well.
Tree Media Presents We the People 2.0 – The Second American Revolution
Tree Media releases the trailer for the film We the People 2.0, featuring CELDF. Check it out here.
Press Release: Ohio Residents Launch Community Rights Petition Campaigns throughout the State on Primary Day
Five Ohio counties and cities launch Community Bills of Rights campaigns to protect themselves from fracking activities. Residents are aiming for the November 2016 ballot.
Press Release: Barnstead, NH, Adopts First-in-the-Nation Law Protects Against Religious Persecution, Including Religious I.D. Requirements
Barnstead, NH, residents make history as the first community to adopt a Community Bill of Rights establishing the right to be free from religious identification requirements.