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Community Wires Recent Posts
Fosters.com: To the Editor: Where do NH’s candidates stand on local choice?
Where do New Hampshire candidates stand on the right to local community self-government? Community Rights supporters ask this question as they advance their rights-based state constitutional amendment.
Press Release: “Right to Survive” Ballot Measure Petitions Submitted in Denver
Denver, CO, residents advance “Right to Survive” bill of rights for homeless people, turning in petitions for the May 2019 ballot.
Alternet: Here’s How Community Rights Could Help Save the Great Lakes
Community Rights and Rights of Nature are growing. Here, how Toledo residents are advancing them to protect the Great Lake Erie.
The Progressive: ‘Not Another Flint! Let Us Vote!’
Communities across Ohio are not only fighting to protect their water from corporate harms – they’re fighting for their right to vote on their own initiatives as corporate and state government encroach on fundamental human rights.
The Rights of Nature Journey: Reflections
CELDF’s Ben Price reflects on the Ecuadorian people embracing Rights of Nature in their constitution ten year ago, and the growing movement since.
Press Release: Ohio Supreme Court Ignores Rights, Blocks Citizen Initiative Protecting Lake Erie
While Ohio Supreme Court justices ignore democratic and environmental rights, Toledo residents continue to fight for them, and for the rights of Lake Erie.
Blog: A Decade of Legality: Rights of Nature Coming of Age
CELDF assisted Ecuador’s Constitutional Assembly to draft Rights of Nature provisions for their Constitution. The Ecuadorian people adopted the Constitution overwhelmingly by popular vote. Now, we celebrate the 10 year anniversary, and the growing Rights of Nature movement.
WCRS Community Radio Columbus: The Ohio Community Rights Conference & More
Bob Fitrakis and Dan Dougan with Community Radio Columbus interview CELDF’s Tish O’Dell on the upcoming Ohio Community Rights Conference – and the recent Ohio Supreme Court decision keeping Columbus residents’ rights-based citizen initiative off the ballot.
Press Release: Ho-Chunk Nation General Council Approves Rights of Nature Constitutional Amendment
The General Council of the Ho-Chunk Nation votes overwhelmingly in support of a Rights of Nature constitutional amendment.
The Intercept: How a Ragtag Group of Oregon Locals Took On the Biggest Chemical Companies in World — and Won
The chemical industry is doing all it can to shut down communities from banning toxic chemical use. But in Oregon, CELDF partners in Lincoln and Lane Counties refuse to fold. This is their fight for their lives and their communities – and it’s growing.