News from the CELDF headquarters, press releases, and recent staff updates.
Press Releases & Updates Recent Posts
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.
CELDF Statement: Corporations Successful in Blocking Spokane from Voting on Community Bill of Rights
In a move reflective of efforts by the corporate state to quash citizens’ initiatives across the U.S., the Washington Supreme Court recently denied Spokane residents the right to vote on their Community Bill of Rights Charter Amendment.
NH Legislature Holds First-in-Nation Public Hearing on “Community Rights” State Constitutional Amendment
For the first time in the U.S., a state legislative committee held a public hearing on a Community Rights state constitutional amendment. Residents from across New Hampshire testified in support of the measure as they face an onslaught of harmful corporate projects in their communities.
Two Landslide Wins in PA
In November, both Grant Township and West Chester Borough, PA, residents adopt community rights measures to assert their authority for self-determination and to protect themselves from fracking activities.