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The Columbus Dispatch: Ohio Supreme Court rules to keep anti-fracking initiative off the ballot
Community Rights organizing is growing in Ohio. In response, the state Supreme Court backs efforts to quash democratic rights, keeping a Columbus rights-based citizen initiative banning fracking waste disposal off the November ballot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Toledo City Paper: Water Rights: Protecting Lake Erie and our Drinking Water
Toledoans for Safe Water are determined to protect Lake Erie through their citizen initiative recognizing the rights of the Lake to exist and flourish.
WGRZ.com: Nature’s Law: The Rights of Nature to Exist
CELDF is working with communities across the U.S. and around the world to advance the Rights of Nature – and the movement is growing.
Columbus Community Bill of Rights: Corporate Lobbyists Attack the People’s Right to Vote on the Columbus Community Bill of Rights Initiative
Corporate lobbyist groups come out in force to argue against the people’s right to initiative in the Ohio Supreme Court. Columbus residents are unwavering in their stand to protect their community.
Voices for Biodiversity: How Do Dams Fall? Conversations with the Colorado River
Author Will Falk’s story of his connection with the Colorado River, the lawsuit he helped bring forward to protect her rights, and what is necessary to restore her vibrancy.