News coverage and posts related to CELDF and the issues we work on, from across the internet.
In The News Recent Posts
The Daily Sentinel: Meigs BOE among defendants in Civil Rights lawsuit
Meigs County, Ohio, residents join six other communities in a federal Civil Rights lawsuit. The suit alleges Ohio government officials have routinely blocked valid citizen initiatives from the ballot.
StarTribune: Minnesota tribe asks: Can wild rice have its own legal rights?
Traditional indigenous legal principles view nature and people as part of a whole. Today, the White Earth Band of Ojibwe is part of a growing movement to recognize these principles in modern law.
The Gazette: Boards of elections, secretary of state sued over ballot rejections
Medina County, Ohio, residents are part of a federal Civil Rights lawsuit filed to protect the rights of Ohio citizens to vote on proposed citizen initiatives. The lawsuit was filed after years of state officials blocking community members from the ballot.
21WFMJ: Environmentalists from Youngstown, six counties file federal lawsuit
Ohio officials have blocked citizen initiatives advancing communities and nature’s rights since 2015. In response, citizen have filed suit against Ohio’s Secretary of State and local Boards of Elections.
The Columbus Dispatch: Federal lawsuit seeks to stop elections boards from blocking ballot initiatives
Fighting to protect Ohioans’ right to citizen initiative, seven communities partner with CELDF to file a Civil Rights lawsuit in federal court.
The Blade: To the editor: Vote for Lake Erie Bill of Rights
An Ohio resident urges support for the Lake Erie Bill of Rights in Toledo to overcome devastating harms to the Lake’s ecosystem and communities’ drinking water.
Yes! Magazine: The White Earth Band of Ojibwe Legally Recognized the Rights of Wild Rice. Here’s Why
Winona LaDuke speaks to the White Earth band of Ojibwe passing a law formally recognizing the Rights of Manoomin, or wild rice, in December.
Cleveland.com: Toledoans to vote on Lake Erie Bill of Rights
“If there’s a problem to be treated, there’s a problem to be solved.” Toledoans take steps to solve the problem of contaminated water in Lake Erie on February 26th’s special election, with their Lake Erie Bill of Rights.
Cleveland.com: The Ohio Supreme Court has rightly affirmed that Toledoans get to vote on a proposed Lake Erie Bill of Rights
Cleveland.com editorial board member cheers the Ohio Supreme Court’s recognition of Toledo residents’ right to vote on the Lake Erie Bill of Rights initiative in February.
Law Pod: An Interview with CELDF’s Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil
From Belfast, Ireland, a conversation with CELDF’s Executive Director Thomas Linzey and Associate Director Mari Margil on the growing movement for community and nature’s rights.