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13ABC WTVG: Lake Erie Bill of Rights backers call on Toledo City Council to include ordinance in special election
Toledo, OH, residents press city council to place their Lake Erie Bill of Rights on a special elections ballot in February.
The Laconia Daily Sun: What’s the point of local government when we can’t decide?
Despite being known for local democracy, New Hampshire residents are under siege by their own state government. The people are advancing a rights-based state constitutional amendment to change that.
Eugene Weekly: Alarmed Into Action
Following author Chris Hedges’ visit to Lane County, OR, earlier this month as part of a Community Rights tour, community members rally to continue challenging corporate power, state preemption, and to create the communities they envision.
The Blade: Supporters keep up push to put Lake Erie Bill of Rights on ballot
Toledo, OH, community members are keeping up the pressure on their City Council as they fight to advance a Bill of Rights for Lake Erie.
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.