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.

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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.

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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 […]

Article, Fracking, Hawaii, Oregon, Pesticides, Pipelines, Rights of Nature, Uncategorized, Washington

2017 Pacific Northwest/Hawaii Community Rights Update

2017 Pacific Northwest/Hawaii Community Rights Update: Kai Huschke, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund regional organizer. Topics include Coos County, Oregon’s Community Bill of Rights for a Sustainable Energy Future, Lincoln County Oregon’s Freedom from Aerial Sprayed Pesticides ordinance and the History of Community Rights Organizing in Kauai, Maui and Hawaii. […]