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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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The New Legal Threat to Environmental Attorneys: Sanctions from Judges and Attorneys General
Local Self-Governance, National News, Rights of Nature

The New Legal Threat to Environmental Attorneys: Sanctions from Judges and Attorneys General

Oil and gas companies are moving beyond simply filing lawsuits against municipalities that pass ordinances banning drilling and other types of industrial activity. In recent months, the energy industry, along with a state attorney general, has started going after the lawyers who are using novel legal arguments to protect small towns […]

Amend To Protect New Hampshire’s People, Communities and Nature from Corporate Harm
Endorsement, Local News, Local Self-Governance, National News, New Hampshire, Preemption

Amend To Protect New Hampshire’s People, Communities and Nature from Corporate Harm

  National Community Rights Network (NCRN) gives our whole-hearted endorsement to the 2018 New Hampshire Community Rights Amendment campaign and recognizes you all for the incredible work that you are doing for yourselves, your communities, nature and the Community Rights movement. National Community Rights Network (NCRN) is joining with New Hampshire […]

Suspended Algae in Lake Erie
Article, Colorado, Local Self-Governance, National News, Ohio, Rights of Nature

Protecting Lake Erie’s Right to Exist with the Lake Erie Bill of Rights

Tom Groover has an INCREDIBLE conversation with grassroots activists Markie Miller and Will Falk about recognizing and protecting the Rights of Nature through local law-making as a legal solution to a fixed governmental/corporate state system. This fixed system places corporate privilege to pillage and pollute over the rights of nature […]

Liberate yourself from the Activist Hamster Wheel: A Quick Webinar Tour of Community Rights Organizing 
Article, National News, Uncategorized, Webinar, Webinars

Liberate yourself from the Activist Hamster Wheel: A Quick Webinar Tour of Community Rights Organizing 

Join Our Webinar! We will share why our misguided and programmed actions to ask for help and expect results from elected and other government officials do NOT stop the corporate harms in our communities. SOLUTIONS to liberating yourself and your community from this fixed system will be discussed using the Community […]

Time to Escalate? First-Ever Rights of Nature Lawsuit Dismissed
Article, Colorado, Extraction, Factory Farms, Local News, National News, Rights of Nature

Time to Escalate? First-Ever Rights of Nature Lawsuit Dismissed

Our Interview with Will Falk: Will’s Article Republished from San Diego Free Press: Our first-in-the-nation lawsuit seeking personhood for the Colorado River was dismissed. After the Colorado Attorney General filed a motion to dismiss and threatened sanctions against attorney Jason Flores-Williams for the unforgivable act of requesting rights for nature, […]

Local Self-Governance, Oregon, Pesticides, Preemption

Oregon: Lincoln County Community Rights argues Oregon laws that preempt local governments from regulating pesticides are unconstitutional

ARTICLE Published on October 19, 2017 7:58 AM “An Oregon circuit judge is considering a case that argues local voters have a “natural right” to ban aerial spraying in Lincoln County, despite state statutes to the contrary. Lincoln County voters approved an ordinance earlier this year banning aerial spraying. It […]