News from the CELDF headquarters, press releases, and blogs.
Press Releases & Blogs Recent Posts
Press Release: White Earth Band Enacts First-of-its-Kind Rights of Nature Law
CELDF assisted Honor the Earth to develop the first Rights of Nature law to protect a plant species, which was adopted by the White Earth Band of Ojibwe.
News Release: Ohio Community Members File Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit
Communities from across Ohio file a federal lawsuit against local Boards of Elections and the Ohio Secretary of State for multiple rights violations – including the right to vote.
Press Release: Karenna Gore Joins CELDF’s Board of Advisors
Karenna Gore joins CELDF’s Board of Advisors!
National Lawyers Guild Incorporates Rights of Nature into Constitution
The National Lawyers Guild overwhelmingly adopts Rights of Nature in its constitution.
Press Release: New Hampshire Legislators to Consider Community Rights State Constitutional Amendment
New Hampshire legislators consider the NH Community Rights state constitutional amendment, with bi-partisan support from ten co-sponsors.
Press Release – Rights of Lake Erie: One Step Closer to the Ballot, One Step Closer to Recognition
Toledo, Ohio, City Council advances the CELDF-drafted Lake Erie Bill of Rights to the February 2019 ballot.
Blog: With Justice Kavanaugh, Forget Everything You Were Taught About How to Resist Injustice
The U.S. Supreme Court will not be backing our efforts to advance rights. We must advance those rights anyway, seeking guidance and inspiration from movements such as the Populists and labor.
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.
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.