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Our mission is to assist our state Community Rights Networks to educate people across the country on local, community self-governance and community rights; secure the inalienable rights of people, communities, and nature through local self-governance; assert community rights to empower and liberate communities from state preemption and corporate harm; and advance those efforts toward state and federal constitutional change.
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Learn more about why we are not allowed to govern ourselves, why corporations enjoy constitutional “rights”, and why it seems that corporations have more power to decide what goes on in our communities than the people who live there.
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The National Community Rights Network includes six state Community Rights Networks and numerous local and regional groups in each of those states. The States currently involved are Colorado, Oregon, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. Within each state there are numerous local and regional groups working to protect their communities from corporate harms. The State Networks have Boards of Officers and two representatives from each State Network are on the National Community Rights Board. Click a state to learn more!

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Fracking, Local News, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Township First To Legalize Civil Disobedience & ‘Bad Boy’ Tim DeChristopher Has Their Back

A bold move by a community Public Herald has been following for years – Grant Township – just made historic news [again] by legalizing civil disobedience. Last night [May 3], Grant Township in Indiana County, Pennsylvania made a bit of history.  The municipality passed a local law legalizing civil disobedience.  According to the new […]

Fracking, Local News, Ohio, Press Release

Ohio Court of Appeals Affirms Corporate “rights” and State Preemption Over Community Rights in Broadview Hts.

Ohio Court of Appeals Denies the People’s Right to Local Community Self-Government Affirms corporate “rights” and state preemption over community rights in Broadview Hts. March 8, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tish O’Dell, Ohio Community Rights Network President, (OHCRN) [email protected] 404-838-5272 BROADVIEW HTS, OH: Last week, the eighth appellate court […]

Local News, New Hampshire, Press Release

Persistence pays off: The People of Barrington, NH, Vote in Community Rights at Town Meeting

The People of Barrington, NH, Vote in Community Rights at Town Meeting Mar 8, 2016 Residents subordinate corporate interests to Community Rights, ban unsustainable projects FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE http://celdf.org/2016/03/press-release-the-people-of-barrington-nh-vote-in-community-rights-at-town-meeting/ CONTACT: Michelle Sanborn 603-524-2468 [email protected] BARRINGTON, NH:  Tonight, residents at Town Meeting in Barrington, NH, voted  795 to 759 to adopt a […]

Endorsement, New Hampshire, State News

National Community Rights Network endorses proposed New Hampshire state constitutional amendment

  January 2016 Contact: Tom Groover, [email protected] | 303-709-3327 www.nationalcommunityrightsnetwork.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 5, 2016   National Community Rights Network endorses proposed New Hampshire state constitutional amendment            NHCRN Proposed State Constitutional Amendment Would Guarantee the Right of Local Community Self-Government   The National Community Rights Network […]

National News, Press Release

National Community Rights Network Finalizes 28th Amendment Proposal

Contact: Tom Groover, [email protected], 303-709-3327 www.nationalcommunityrightsnetwork.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2015 The 12 member Board of Directors of the National Community Rights Network (NCRN) met at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, CO in October for their annual meeting during which they approved a proposed 28th amendment to the US […]

Endorsement, Fracking, Local News, Ohio

National Community Rights Network Endorses the Youngstown Community Bill of Rights Charter Amendment

Contact: Tom Groover, [email protected] / 303-709-3327 / www.nationalcommunityrightsnetwork.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 13, 2015 The National Community Rights Network (NCRN) Board of Directors has endorsed the Youngstown Community Bill of Rights Charter Amendment that will be on the November 3, 2015 ballot in Youngstown, Ohio. This charter amendment was written […]

Endorsement, Extraction, New Hampshire

National Community Rights Network Endorses New Hampshire Town’s Community Bill of Rights Ordinance

Contact: Cindy Kudlik:  ckudlik at yahoo.com, 603-780-4511 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2015 NEW HAMPSHIRE: This month, the National Community Rights Network (NCRN) endorsed Barrington, New Hampshire’s Community Bill of Rights Ordinance. The rights- based ordinance secures the rights of residents to clean water, air, and scenic preservation, and bans […]