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Oregonians for Community Rights, is now awaiting decisions from the Marion County Court on whether they’ll be cleared to collect signatures for ballot qualification. Learn More

What are Community Rights? Communities across the country are finding that they don’t have the right to make critical decisions for themselves.   Learn More

Active County Chapters

Lincoln County

Lincoln County Community Rights (LCCR), based on the coast of Oregon, has successfully protected nature, and their people by banning aerial spraying of pesticides.


Lane County

Community Rights Lane County (CRLC) is based out of Eugene Oregon, their public meeting is the third Monday of the month. Two initiatives in play.


Benton County

Benton County Community Rights Coalition (BCCRC) is a coalition of groups and individuals who are committed to community self governance to protect our health, safety, and welfare.


Columbia County

Columbia County for Sustainable Green Energy (CCSAGE) is working to Establish a Community Bill of Rights for the People of Columbia County Providing for a Sustainable Energy Future.


Coos County

Based in Coos Bay, the Coos Commons Protection Council is actively working on the Jordon Cove project, hoping to interrupt the LNG, and protect the land, water and air around them.


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Protecting your community from legally sanctioned corporate assault means getting involved with challenging and changing the structure of government and decision-making. It requires that, together, we build a people’s movement of historic proportions!

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Film Screening of Invisible Hand

Originally posted on : CRLC & The UO Climate Justice Leaguepresents….Invisible HandWhen: Tuesday, April 9th @7pm Where: Redwood Auditorium at the University of OregonIn the fall of 2014, for the first time in United States...

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Attend Democracy School

Democracy School in Newport Oregon April 5th, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30 PM April 6th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5 PM Newport High School Library 322 NE Eads St, Newport, Oregon Cost: $78/person* ~ Registration Required   Register Here! Registration closes March 20th Every day,...

Frank Bibeau on the Rights of Nature

Originally posted on : Community Rights Lane County is privileged to announce that Executive Director of the 1855 Treaty Authority and Tribal Attorney, Frank Bibeau will present to the Eugene community on Friday, March 8, 7pm. at the...

Community Rights in Salem – You Can Help!

Originally posted on : We Have Two Bills Being IntroducedStaff and supporters have been working in Salem to get Community Rights Bills introduced this legislative session. We currently have two bills in play: one in the Senate, one in the...

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Democracy School in Newport

As part of their grassroots organizing LCCR and CELDF are partnering to host the Daniel Pennock Democracy School. In two sessions, residents and activists can learn why and how to reframe exhausting and often discouraging single issue work (such as opposing current forest practices, pipelines, food sovereignty, election integrity, sludge dumping, and more…) in a way where they can confront corporate control and state interference on a powerful single front: peoples’ and nature’s inalienable rights. 

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Invisible Hand

Community Rights Lane County and the UO Climate Justice League present Invisible Hand. Produced by award-winning actor Mark Ruffalo, INVISIBLE HAND takes you behind the curtain of the global economy where ‘Rights of Nature’ becomes “capitalism’s one true opponent.”

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