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.

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