In July 2012, citizens from Washington communities gathered in Spokane to launch the Washington Community Rights Network (WACRN).
Network members released The Spokane Declaration, calling upon communities across the state to join together in a movement to elevate the rights of people, their communities, and nature above the claimed rights of corporations. This comes with an understanding, as stated in the Declaration, that:
(O)ur communities are under siege from corporations exploiting our communities for resource extraction and a variety of other uses harmful to us and the natural environment…from a structure of law that has bestowed greater rights on those corporations than the communities in which they operate…
The creation of the Washington Community Rights Network comes out of active community campaigns on both sides of the Cascades.
For more information, contact Kai Huschke at 509-607-5034, or firstname.lastname@example.org.