Democracy School: Confronting Corporate Takeover

what’s happening?

Bellingham and Whatcom County, WA, residents are exploring Community Rights to protect the Salish Sea from environmental harms. As part of their organizing they are hosting CELDF’s Democracy School.

At the School, residents learn:

– how communities in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Maine, Ohio, New Mexico, New York, and Virginia are using their municipal governments to drive economic and environmental sustainability into law;
– why large corporations seemingly possess more rights than the communities in which they do business, and why communities lack the legal authority to say “no” to projects that they don’t want;
– what prior movements of people in the United States have done to challenge the system of law; and
– explore the next steps for Bellingham and Whatcom County so as to expand protections for workers, neighborhoods, and the environment.


Friday, Nov 3: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday, Nov 4: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm


Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
1207 Ellsworth St
Bellingham, WA  98225

Join us!

Tuition is $75 tuition (sliding scale fee available). Lunch and snacks are included. To enroll,  email Peter Holcombe at ljandpm@gmail.com. You’ll receive an enrollment form, which you can mail in with your check.