How can you get what you want in your community? Where can you learn more about “community rights organizing?” How is the Community Rights Movement growing? Find the answers here, in publications by CELDF. Some are free, some cost a low fee – click on the publication for more information.
Purchase here! Our popular Community Rights Papers were printed between 2014 – 2017 and re-frame contemporary and historical events through a Community Rights lens. They are compiled here in book format, offering a vision of what is possible when using a rights-based legal framework. From the foreword by Karenna Gore, attorney, advocate, writer and educator, and Director of the Center for Earth Ethics: “This nation was based on the conviction that local self-government was an inherent natural right. Only the voice of people who deeply care about the land they live on is powerful enough to push bureaucracies to pay attention to the ecological crisis. In the name of both American democracy and life on Earth, this community voice must be heard.”
by Thomas Linzey and Anneke Campbell, 2016
On Community Civil Disobedience in the Name of Sustainability: The Community Rights Movement in the United States
The People’s Right to Local Community Self-Government: Grant Township v. Pennsylvania General Energy Company
Trying to protect your community from fracking… pipelines… GMOs…or any number of other threats? Check out Common Sense, CELDF’s community rights organizing primer. Here we examine why we can’t get what we want as corporations and government work together to promote endless extraction and growth, and how community rights organizing is being leveraged by communities across the country to protect themselves and build the sustainable future they envision. Learn how to bring community rights to your community! (Note: the pdf is designed for 11X17 paper). Order copies of Common Sense from Stacey Schmader by emailing email@example.com.