Originally posted on communityrightslanecounty.org :
Monday, February 23, 2015
The Oregon Community Rights Network (ORCRN) has submitted a proposed constitutional amendment to the state’s Elections Division. The citizen’s initiative effort, which will be run by Oregonians for Community Rights, will be out gathering the needed 1000 signatures for the required administrative review process to take place. The group’s aim is to be on the November 2016 ballot.
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. It would secure the authority of communities to put in place stronger rights and protections than those recognized at the state, federal, or international level.