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Press Release: Ohio Ballot Board Approves Community Rights State Constitutional Amendments
Two Community Rights state constitutional amendments advance in Ohio, meeting Ballot Board requirements for single subject. Residents are launching their signature gathering campaign.
San Diego Free Press: Time to Escalate? First-Ever Rights of Nature Lawsuit Dismissed
Will Falk, as a “next friend” in the recently dismissed Colorado River v. State of Colorado lawsuit, examines the reality of our legal system – designed to protect property, not people or nature.
Post Independent: State files again to dismiss Colorado River ‘personhood’ lawsuit, threatens to sanction lawyer
The Colorado AG wants to shut down the rights of nature case, Colorado River v. State of Colorado. Supporters know the case is part of a growing movement to protect ecosystems by recognizing their rights.
King5 News: Tacoma Tideflats initiative heads to appeals court
CELDF calls out the court in Tacoma, WA, for illegitimately vetoing the right of Tacomans to vote.
Summit Daily: Attorney in Colorado River lawsuit refuses to withdraw suit despite threats of sanctions from state
As climate change accelerates unabated, growing numbers of people and communities are advancing Rights of Nature in court. In Colorado, the Attorney General uses threat of sanctions to shut it down.
Courthouse News: Attorney Rebuffs Colorado’s Threat of Sanctions in River Case
Jason Flores-Williams is arguing for the rights of the Colorado River in federal court and now faces sanctions for doing so. He is unflinching in his response.
US News: Ohio Activists Push Amendments to Restore Community Rights
Communities across the country are rising up as corporate threats grow – including Ohio, where residents are advancing rights-based state constitutional amendments elevating Community Rights over corporate “rights.”
The Hartmann Report: What’s It Going to Take to Return to the Politics of Sanity?
Radio host Thom Hartmann interviews NH representative Ellen Read and CELDF’s Michelle Sanborn on the NH Community Rights state constitutional amendment. The interview begins at 31 minutes.
The Athens News: Rights groups hope to achieve goals by altering state law
Coming up against state preemption and corporate “rights,” Ohio residents say “no more!” They are working with CELDF to advance two state constitutional amendments that protect community and nature’s rights.
Cleveland.com: Ohio local governance amendments certified by Attorney General Mike DeWine
Ohio residents meet first hurdle in advancing two rights-based state constitutional amendments, drafted with CELDF and the Ohio Community Rights Network.