Our mission is to support and empower communities to secure local self determination and self-governance rights, superior to corporate power, in order to protect fundamental rights, quality of life, the natural environment, public health, and safety.
ORCRN is currently focused primarily on two activities. One is getting the Oregon State Constitutional Amendment on the ballot and passed, the other is assisting with the creation of many more rights based organizations across Oregon. Our goals are to create a strong rights based movement across the state; and to change the laws at the highest levels of both the State of Oregon and eventually, the U.S. Government. So very important to the achievement of these goals is the spread of rights based organizations.
Both ORCRN and CELDF are ready to assist individuals and groups with getting a rights based organization started in their area. This usually works best when there are tangible ways in which your community’s fundamental rights are being violated. These violations can have to do with a variety of issues such as pesticides, giant polluting pig and tree farms, transportation and extraction of fossil fuels, contamination of agriculture by GMO agriculture, toxic mining practices, wages that are not livable, union issues, and other rights violations.