News from the CELDF headquarters, press releases, and recent staff updates.
Press Releases & Updates Recent Posts
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.
Press Release: Colorado Supreme Court Rules Local Self-Government State Constitutional Amendment Can Advance to Next Stage Toward Ballot
The Colorado Supreme Court clears the way for residents to advance their Community Rights state constitutional amendment initiative to the November ballot. Oil and gas industry representatives had attempted to keep the measure from being voted on by the people.
Press Release: “Community Rights” State Constitutional Amendment Supporters Set Sights on 2017
Community Rights supporters in New Hampshire look to 2017 to bring forward their state constitutional amendment securing rights.
Press Release: The People of Barrington, NH, Vote in Community Rights at Town Meeting
The people of Barrington, NH, adopt a Community Bill of Rights, asserting their right to clean air, pure water, and local, community self-government. The rights-based ordinance bans corporate gravel extraction and water withdrawals as a violation of those rights.
Green Party of England and Wales Adopts Rights of Nature Policy: CELDF Assisted in Drafting New Rights-Based Plank
CELDF assists the Green Party of England and Wales to draft a Rights of Nature policy platform, which was adopted by the Party on Sunday. The policy calls for the recognition of the rights of nature to exist and flourish.