Community Rights Lane County educates and mobilizes citizens about their rights to local community self-governance. They believe decisions affecting communities must be made by community residents – the people directly impacted by these decisions and laws that authorize harmful corporate activities.
Here are a few excerpts from a new “Values Statement” from Community Rights Lane County:
- Equal justice and treatment regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, or immigration status
- No unequal treatment of low-income, disabled, vulnerable or otherwise socially disadvantaged individuals, communities, and/or BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) groups
- Reallocate resources among policing duties and mental health, crisis interventions, and other social services
- A ban on aerial and ground chemical sprays that harm humans, wildlife, food, water resources, and the overall environment
- Sustainable forestry practices and legislation, including elimination of industrial forestry practices
- No “sacrifice zones”: geographic areas harmed by corporate environmental damage
- Not compromising our health, safety and wellness
- True sustainability: meeting present needs without compromising future generations’ ability to meet theirs
- The “Precautionary Principle”: prove safety before use
- A pathway for equal input from all stakeholders concerning environmental protections and regenerative practices
- Support The Red Deal. The Red Deal is a call for action beyond the scope of the U.S. colonial state. It’s a program for Indigenous liberation, life, and land – an affirmation that colonialism and capitalism must be overturned for this planet to be habitable for human and other-than-human relatives to live dignified lives. The Red Deal is not a response to the Green New Deal, or a “bargain” with the elite and powerful. It’s a deal with the humble people of the earth; a pact that we shall strive for peace and justice, and a declaration that movements for justice must come from below and to the left.
For more information: https://communityrightslanecounty.org/values/