Lane County

Nov 19, 2021

Newsletter: Oregon Update

Newsletter: Oregon Update

Justice continues to be denied in Oregon. Community rights efforts in Lane and Lincoln counties have, quite wrongly, found themselves mired in the Oregon court system on issues that should’ve been considered and resolved by the people of their respective counties.

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Nov 16, 2021

Community Rights Lane County Issues Values Statement

Community Rights Lane County Issues Values Statement

Community Rights Lane County educates and mobilizes citizens about their rights to local community self-governance. They believe decisions affecting communities must be made by community residents – the people directly impacted by these decisions and laws that authorize harmful corporate activities.

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Oct 26, 2018

Eugene Weekly: Alarmed Into Action

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.

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Sep 15, 2018

The Intercept: How a Ragtag Group of Oregon Locals Took On the Biggest Chemical Companies in World — and Won

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.

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Apr 19, 2018

Tell Me a Story: Michelle Holman, activist

Tell Me a Story: Michelle Holman, activist

Michelle Holman is a Community Rights activist in Lane County, OR, where she is fighting aerial-sprayed pesticides with residents and allies. Here, a short video story on her activism and why Community Rights.

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Mar 28, 2018

The Register-Guard: Judge’s ruling on spraying initiative thwarts people’s will

The Register-Guard: Judge’s ruling on spraying initiative thwarts people’s will

A circuit court judge renders meaningless the right to citizen initiative in Lane County, OR. Here’s how, why, and a call for the people to change our legal structure.

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Mar 9, 2018

Lane County, OR, residents vow to appeal decision blocking their rights-based initiative

Lane County, OR, residents vow to appeal decision blocking their rights-based initiative

See this story in The Register-Guard on Lane County, OR, residents fighting to protect themselves from aerially sprayed herbicides.

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Feb 11, 2018

The Register-Guard: Rural residents in Lane County fight spraying of herbicides by helicopters

The Register-Guard: Rural residents in Lane County fight spraying of herbicides by helicopters

Community members advance community rights in Lane County, OR, fighting for their health and safety against the timber industry’s use of pesticides.

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Feb 1, 2018

The Register-Guard: Don’t delay aerial spray ballot issue discussion

The Register-Guard: Don’t delay aerial spray ballot issue discussion

Lane County, OR, residents urge their county commissioners to place Community Rights measures on the ballot for a vote by the people. Residents are taking action to protect themselves from aerial spraying of herbicides.

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Sep 30, 2017

The Register-Guard: Supporters of Lane County aerial herbicide spraying ban say they have enough signatures to put measure on May 15 election ballot

The Register-Guard: Supporters of Lane County aerial herbicide spraying ban say they have enough signatures to put measure on May 15 election ballot

Lane County, OR, residents submit signatures to place a rights-based initiative banning aerially sprayed pesticides on the May 2018 ballot.

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Jan 5, 2017

Community Rights Lane County Receives 2016 Community Service Award

Community Rights Lane County Receives 2016 Community Service Award

Community Rights Lane County is the recipient of the Eugene Springfield Solidarity Network (ESSN) 2016 Community Service Award for their “faithful and dedicated service in the fight against injustice.” Congratulations!

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Sep 30, 2016

The Register-Guard: Retired Eugene attorney sues Lane County over controversial initiatives

The Register-Guard: Retired Eugene attorney sues Lane County over controversial initiatives

Lane County, OR, residents advancing Community Rights initiatives banning aerial pesticide spraying and GMOs face further efforts to block their measures from the ballot.

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Sep 1, 2016

EugeneWeekly.com: County Calls a Temporary Halt to Controversial Changes to Petition Process

EugeneWeekly.com: County Calls a Temporary Halt to Controversial Changes to Petition Process

Lane County, OR, residents succeed in pressuring County Commissioners to drop a proposed ordinance that would have allowed Commissioners to block proposed ballot initiatives.

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Aug 31, 2016

The Register-Guard: Lane County commissioners reverse course, put off discussion of ordinance that could have allowed veto of ballot initiatives

The Register-Guard: Lane County commissioners reverse course, put off discussion of ordinance that could have allowed veto of ballot initiatives

Lane County, OR, commissioners withdraw their support for an ordinance that would have allowed them to pre-emptively veto some local ballot initiatives. Lane County residents are advancing three Community Rights measures, one banning aerial pesticide spraying.

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Aug 27, 2016

The Register-Guard: Lane County process for approving local ballot initiatives draws two threats of lawsuits

The Register-Guard: Lane County process for approving local ballot initiatives draws two threats of lawsuits

Increasingly contentious and obscure means to keep Lane County, OR, Community Bills of Rights ordinances off the ballot are being used by opponents. Lane residents are fighting to protect themselves from aerial pesticide spraying.

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Jul 27, 2016

The Register Guard: County commissioners get an earful on ordinance that could limit ballot initiatives

The Register Guard: County commissioners get an earful on ordinance that could limit ballot initiatives

Lane County, OR, residents turn out in high numbers to their County Commissioners meeting, stating clearly their indignation at the Commissioners’ consideration of a law removing direct democracy from the hands of the people.

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Jul 26, 2016

KEZI News: Lane County Residents Outraged by Proposed Change to Initiative System

KEZI News: Lane County Residents Outraged by Proposed Change to Initiative System

Lane County, OR, residents make clear their displeasure with the County Commissioners, who are considering a measure to restrict the people’s access to direct democracy.

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Jul 21, 2016

Eugene Weekly: Meddling with the People’s Rights

Eugene Weekly: Meddling with the People’s Rights

Local elected officials in Lane County, OR, pander to corporate interests and work to block the right to citizen initiative. Lane residents are advancing three rights-based measures to protect their County from GMOs and toxic aerial spraying.

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Jul 10, 2016

The Register-Guard: Initiative review: Con — Ballot initiative process protected by constitutions

The Register-Guard: Initiative review: Con — Ballot initiative process protected by constitutions

Lane County Commissioners jump to do bidding of corporate forestry and attempt to strip Lane residents of their right to initiative. Residents are advancing Community Rights to protect themselves from toxic aerial spraying.

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Jun 1, 2016

The Register-Guard: Stop aerial herbicide spraying in Lane County

The Register-Guard: Stop aerial herbicide spraying in Lane County

Herbicides are found in Lane County, OR, residents from aerial pesticide spraying. Finding their state government protecting the corporate sprayers rather than the people, Oregon residents advance a Community Bill of Rights banning the spraying.

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May 25, 2016

Community Rights Lane County Street Theater

Community Rights Lane County Street Theater

As Lane County, OR, voters advance Community Rights, efforts are underway to block them. Community Rights Lane County uses street theater to help fight for the people’s democratic rights.

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