News from the CELDF headquarters, press releases, and blogs.
Press Releases & Blogs Recent Posts
Blog: The Gun Establishment’s Weapon of Choice
Courageous local officials in ten Florida cities are fighting punishments enacted by the state legislature under an unjust gun law. But it’s the state’s claimed power of preemption that must be challenged.
Press Release: Colombia Supreme Court Rules that Amazon Region is “Subject of Rights”
In the growing recognition of ecosystem rights around the world, today the Colombia Supreme Court of Justice ruled that the Amazon region in Colombia possesses rights.
Dick McGinn – A Life of Service
CELDF, OHCRN, and Ohio communities grieve the loss of Dick McGinn, and celebrate his life and contributions. He was a passionate leader in growing Community Rights in Ohio.
Press Release: Mahoning Board of Elections Defies Supreme Court
The Mahoning County, OH, Board of Elections blocks a duly qualified Community Bill of Rights initiative from the ballot in Youngstown. CELDF assists residents to file a lawsuit with the Ohio Supreme Court.
Press Release: Historic Vote on Community Rights State Constitutional Amendment in NH Legislature
The New Hampshire legislature takes an historic vote on the first Community Rights state constitutional amendment considered by a state legislature.
Blog: The NRA, Gun Violence, and Ceiling Preemption
Communities can’t adopt the gun laws they believe would best protect their health, safety, and welfare. Here’s why – and what communities can do about it.
Press Release: International Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Oregon Community Rights, Rights of Nature Advocate
Community Rights supporter Carol Van Strum receives the International Lifetime Achievement Award Presented at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene, OR.
Blog: Black History Month, White Supremacy, and Community Rights
CELDF’s Tish O’Dell shares discoveries of her own white privilege when fracking came into her community – and how Dr. Martin Luther King and Black Lives Matter inform her work with communities today
Press Release: New Hampshire Community Rights Amendment Backed by Legislative Subcommittee
The people’s Community Rights state constitutional amendment moves ahead with the support of a New Hampshire legislative subcommittee.
Blog: Think Globally, Enact Locally
“Local control” today means seizing our local governments and enacting laws to protect our communities and the future of the planet.