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Communities across 7 states are coming together and creating a peoples movement! A movement that recognizes our inherent and inalienable right to create authentic democracy in our own communities and municipalities across the nation. The Oregon Community Rights Network joins Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Colorado and Washington as states with community rights networks, all receiving assistance from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund.

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Thomas Linzey -Oregon 2015 Community Rights Tour Presents:


 Come see Thomas Linzey at one of his many stops and hear the man that sparked a movement!

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Right of Local Community Self Government Constitutional Amendment for Oregon Re-filed

The Constitutional Amendment is titled "The Right to Local, Community Self-Government" and would codify into law the right to local, community self-government, enabling local governments to protect fundamental rights and prohibit corporate activities that violate those rights.

An improved version of the amendment is ready for petition circulation following the state’s rejection of an earlier version in July.

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Communities in Action


The Oregon Community Rights Network is made up of community rights chapters and individuals. The chapters are local, independent community rights groups who have agreed to be part of the network. These are currently active community rights chapters:

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Are you ready to get more involved? Your participation will help take the organization and the work ahead to the next level. Members will be alerted as to events and how they can help.

Corporations have nearly endless money and resources. But the one thing they don’t have is the power of the people! That is why we need you to help build this movement!



Oregon 2015 Community Rights Tour with Thomas Linzey Presents:

OregonRevolt_poster“As a people of ‘we the people’ fame we have become either ahistorical, amazingly obedient, exceedingly stupid, or all three. We can stay that way if we choose – either denying the corporate state or resigning ourselves to it – with the understanding that every day we fail to challenge the corporate state is another day that the planet falls down around us.”
-Thomas Linzey

Tour Poster

Information also on the Calendar!

October 1st – Salem
Truman Wesley Collins Legal Center – Rm. 218
Willamette University College of Law
245 Winter Street SE, Salem​
7:00pm to 9:00pm |Free event (donations accepted)

October 4th – Corvallis
Locally co-hosted by: Benton County Community Rights Coalition (, Ten Rivers Food Web, Linn-Benton Pacific Green Party
Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis
2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis | 6:30pm to 8:30pm | Free event (donations accepted)
Contact: Dana Allen  (541) 757-8658

October 5th – Newport
Locally co-hosted by: Lincoln County Community Rights ( )
Newport Senior Center – 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport.
Time:  7-9 | Free event (donations accepted)
Contact info: | 541 961 6385

October 6th – Coos Bay
Locally co-hosted by: Coos Commons Protection Council (
Egyptian Theatre | 229 S Broadway, Coos Bay
7:00pm to 9:00pm | Free Event (donations accepted)
Contact info: | 541-551-1492

October 7th – Eugene
Locally co-hosted by Community Rights Lane County ( | Lane Peace Center |
LCC Downtown Conference Center – 7:00 to 9:00pm | Free Event (donations accepted)
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October 8th –  Columbia City
Locally co-hosted by Columbia County Sustainable Action for Green Energy (
Caples House | 1925 First Street | 7:00 to 9:00pm | Free (donations accepted)

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Oregon Communities Launch Statewide Network for Community Rights

September 16th, 2013

Oregon Community Rights Network  

Oregon Communities Launch Statewide Network
for Community Rights 

“The corporate state is not science fiction. Corporate agribusiness is taking over what, how, and who grows food in my community. It has become obvious that the government isn’t going to lift a finger to stop them. It’s clear that the people, in the places where we live, must break the chokehold of a system of law favoring corporations to one that recognizes community rights.” – Dana Allen of Corvallis, Oregon

September 16, 2013
CONTACT: Kai Huschke

On September 12th, community members from eight Oregon counties gathered in Corvallis, Oregon, to launch the Oregon Community Rights Network (ORCRN).

Attendees of the Oregon Community Rights Summit released the Corvallis Declaration of Community Rights, 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:

We the people recognize that our health, safety, welfare, and survival of our local businesses, farms, ecosystems, and neighborhoods depend on restructuring the current system of governance, because it favors corporations over community-based, democratic decision-making …

The formation of the Oregon Community Rights Network comes out of ongoing and emerging community rights campaigns in eight counties in Western Oregon.

The Network is helping expand community rights organizing to communities across Oregon.  Kai Huschke of the Community Environment Legal Defense Fund – an  organization working with communities across the country to advance community rights and bring communities together to form state “community rights networks” – explained, “As a growing number of communities face threats including pesticides, GMOs, coal trains, and corporate water withdrawal, they are reaching the shared conclusion that corporations, along with our state and federal government, have more power to decide what happens in our communities than the people who live there.  They are now coming together through the Oregon Community Rights Network to organize for local self-governance to elevate community rights over corporate rights.”

The Oregon Community Rights Network joins Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Washington as states with community rights networks supported by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund.  CELDF, headquartered in Mercersburg, PA, has been working with people and communities across the United States and internationally since 1995 to assert fundamental rights to democratic local self-governance, recognize nature’s rights, and end destructive corporate actions aided and abetted by state and federal governments.