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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.
Blog: A Decade of Legality: Rights of Nature Coming of Age
CELDF assisted Ecuador’s Constitutional Assembly to draft Rights of Nature provisions for their Constitution. The Ecuadorian people adopted the Constitution overwhelmingly by popular vote. Now, we celebrate the 10 year anniversary, and the growing Rights of Nature movement.
Press Release: Ho-Chunk Nation General Council Approves Rights of Nature Constitutional Amendment
The General Council of the Ho-Chunk Nation votes overwhelmingly in support of a Rights of Nature constitutional amendment.
Press Release: Lake Erie Bill of Rights Blocked from November Ballot
Growing efforts to stifle voting rights continue in Ohio as local government blocks Toledo residents’ Lake Erie Bill of Rights from the November ballot.
Press Release: Franklin County Board of Elections Denies Residents the Right to Vote
The Franklin County, OH, Board of Elections strips 560,000 Columbus citizens of their right to vote on a rights-based ballot measure to protect the community from fracking waste.
Court of Appeals Decides to Avoid Voting Rights Issue, Denies Athens Residents an Appeal
Athens County, OH, residents advancing Community Rights to protect themselves from fracking through citizen initiative are denied their appeal.