Primary Resources

  • Democracy School Sponsor

    Thank you for becoming a Democracy School Sponsor! Democracy School is CELDF’s flagship educational program that is designed to help communities kick start local change. Learn more about Democracy School here. Since 1995, CELDF has helped communities protect themselves from environmental harm by securing democratic and environmental rights. Nearly 200 communities ...
  • Democracy School Curriculum

    DAY ONE Arrival of Attendees Welcome Introductions of Attendees Overview of the Curriculum “Evolutions” of the Lecturers Into the Curriculum   Section “A” Our Work Within the Regulatory System: What is Law and How is it Used Curriculum Selections * Roanoke Times and World News, Smithfield Says State Miscounted the ...
  • Democracy School Online

    For the first time, we’re very pleased to offer our full-length Democracy School online, for free! The School was recorded February 2017. Democracy School Online is a stimulating and illuminating course that teaches residents and activists how to reframe exhausting and often discouraging single issue work (such as opposing fracking, ...
  • Host a Democracy School

    The Daniel Pennock Democracy School is a stimulating and illuminating course that teaches residents and activists how to reframe exhausting and often discouraging single issue work (such as opposing fracking, pipelines, GMOs, etc.) in a way that we can confront corporate control and state preemption on a powerful single front: ...
  • Democracy School

    Just like the civil rights movement had the Highlander Institute in Tennessee – attended by Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., – the new community rights movement has the Democracy School. The Daniel Pennock Democracy School is our flagship education program and a key piece of our community organizing. Named ...

Secondary Resources

  • Democratic Rights

    ...democracy has been usurped by corporations. Please give today to help CELDF return the democratic process to the people. CELDF uses every dollar of your donation to fight for rights. Donate Today democracy school ...
  • We the People 2.0

    ...Common Sense newspaper, and newsletter Visit our Democracy School to get the full picture Begin to organize in your community or contact us at wtp2.0@celdf.org for help getting started democracy school ...
  • Contact

    ...Organizer: chad@celdf.org and 207-541-3649 Tish O’Dell, Ohio Organizer: tish@celdf.org and 440-838-5272 Michelle Sanborn, New Hampshire Organizer: michelle@celdf.org and 603-524-2468 democracy school ...
  • Board & Staff

    ...banking fields from 1969 until 1995.  Bill has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University. democracy school ...
  • News & Information

    ...system that advances the interests of the few over the many.  We are also sharing how a new movement is forming, to change this system, and how you can become involved. Visit our news page here democracy school ...
  • Community Rights

    ...have usurped our democracy. Please give today to help CELDF return the democratic process to the people. CELDF uses every dollar of your donation to fight for rights. Donate Today democracy school ...
  • Education

    ...making the content more relevant to people, where they live. State Community Rights Workshops are launched in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and are being created in New Hampshire, Oregon, and Washington. democracy school ...
  • Unsustainable Agriculture

    ...http://realtruth.org/articles/100607-006-family.html [9] http://ota.com/sites/default/files/indexed_files/StateOfOrganicIndustry_0.pdf democracy school ...
  • Sewage Sludge

    ...Expect More out of Our Sewage Sludge.” Environmental Science & Technology Environ. Sci. Technol. 49.14 (2015): 8271-276. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.est.5b01931   democracy school ...
  • Fracking

    ... democracy school ...
  • Factory Farms

    ...N.p., n.d. Web. [10] http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309088542&page=108 [11] https://web.duke.edu/mms190/hogfarming/ [12] http://www.ncglobaleconomy.com/hog/overview.shtml democracy school ...
  • News

    ...a legal and governing system that advances the interests of the few over the many. We are also sharing how a new movement is forming, to change this system, and how you can become involved.   democracy school ...
  • Join the Movement

    ...We’ve helped Ecuador recognize the Rights of Nature in its constitution, and are working in other countries, including India, Nepal, Australia, and the European Union. Timeline of Results democracy school ...
  • How We Work

    ...and nations, spearheading the community rights movement. Our goal: to help all communities, everywhere, establish rights for humans and nature over the systems that control them. Join the movement! democracy school ...
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Events

  • Visionary Summit: Rights of Nature for our own Survival

    April 24, 2020 — April 26, 2020
    ...effort to constitutionalize local self-government in Oregon. Kai is also a national lecturer for CELDF‘s Democracy School. CELDF’s Kai Huschke – Rights of Nature for Our Own Survival democracy school ...
  • Democracy School in Cincinnati, Ohio

    April 4, 2020
    ...and nature. when? Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:45 am – 5:00 pm where? 700 Enright Ave Cincinnati, Ohio 45205 Join Us! For more information visit Facebook. Please register by March 28 here. democracy school ...
  • Democracy School in Belfast, Maine

    February 28, 2020 — February 29, 2020
    ...to quality of life, health and safety for people and natural ecosystems. They support and empower our communities to assert these rights through local self-governance superior to corporate power. democracy school ...

Articles

  • Blog: Crisis Calls for More Democracy, Not Less

    Feb 3, 2020 by Simon Davis-Cohen, CELDF
    ...assert the right of local community self-government, and to elevate those rights above state preemption and the claimed “rights” of corporations. Together, we’re building a movement. Join us. democracy school ...
  • Dick McGinn – A Life of Service

    Mar 27, 2018
    ...you Dick McGinn. And we will carry your passion and your legacy in our hearts as we move forward.                             democracy school ...
  • Blog: The NRA, Gun Violence, and Ceiling Preemption

    Mar 14, 2018 by Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin and Tish O'Dell
    ...in 2018 (in New Hampshire, state constitutional amendments cannot be initiated by the people, only by the legislature). The amendment now heads to the floor of the New Hampshire House for a vote. democracy school ...
  • Blog: Black History Month, White Supremacy, and Community Rights

    Feb 25, 2018 by Tish O'Dell
    ...country, and today we are driving them upward to the state level. Please donate. Thank you! Image: Black History Month 2013 by West Point – The U.S. Military Academy in Flickr Creative Commons democracy school ...
  • Press Release: Ohio Residents Fight for Rights: Submit State Constitutional Amendments to Guarantee Right to Local Self-Government

    Nov 17, 2017
    ...agriculture, local economy, and quality of life. Its mission is to build sustainable communities by assisting people to assert their right to local self-government and the rights of nature.   democracy school ...
  • Blog: Whose Town is It?

    May 4, 2017 by Michelle Sanborn
    ...to a healthy environment; the rights of workers; and the rights of nature to exist and flourish. We rely on your support to advance these rights! Please donate today. You make a difference. Donate democracy school ...
  • Blog: The US Constitution Is So 1789. It’s Time for a Serious Overhaul.

    May 3, 2017 by Kai Huschke
    ...for Community Rights and the Rights of Nature to advance democratic, economic, social, and environmental rights – and to stop unjust legal doctrines harming our communities. Join us. Donate democracy school ...
  • Blog: U.S. Ruled by 9-Headed Monarch: What We Didn’t Learn in School about the Supreme Court

    Dec 11, 2016 by Emelyn Lybarger and Ben Price
    ...Please help us provide the resources our partners need to reclaim our democratic rights, and protect the health, safety, and welfare of our communities. Donate today for our work in 2017. Donate democracy school ...
  • Ryan Talbott Joins CELDF Board of Directors

    Dec 2, 2016
    ...1995 to provide free and affordable legal services to communities across the United States working to secure their right to local, community self-government, and recognize the rights of nature. ### democracy school ...
  • CELDF Celebrates 20 Years!

    Dec 2, 2015
    ...but it’s finally here. Join us! Image: By Constitution_Pg1of4_AC.jpg: Constitutional Convention derivative work: Bluszczokrzew (Constitution_Pg1of4_AC.jpg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons democracy school ...