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Community Rights Lane County educates citizens about our rights to local community governance. We believe decisions affecting communities must be made by community residents – the people affected by these decisions and laws. We believe corporate structures should not have privileges that elevate corporate interests above community rights.
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Stan Long, an “old boy” Oregon lawyer, who has clear ties to the timber industry, has cooked up another theory based on a different “requirement” called the separate-vote rule; he alleges this rule must be applied to proposed charter amendments before they can be approved for circulation. This rule has never been applied in Lane County before and should not apply to the pre-election review process at all. While Long is asking for this rule to apply specifically to our three initiatives, the potential application of this “new” rule could affect all proposed charter amendments, and be another significant impediment to the people’s exercise of their initiative powers in Lane County.
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December 15: We the People 2.0 film – Bijou, 492 E. 13th, 6 p.m.
January 12: Rights of Nature presentation and discussion with Mari Margil, Director of the International Center for Rights of Nature
Mar 2-5: Rights of Nature panel discussion at UO Law School, PIELC
Please join us for our monthly Community Rights Action, our general meeting of community rights supporters in Lane County. These gatherings advance our work challenging corporate practices that threaten our health, environment and economy. Join us in learning about Community Rights and the latest developments in local, state, and national Community Rights efforts.
Each month’s agenda is different, and we features speakers, videos, and engaging group activities. We discuss and help shape the local lawmaking that we are developing to protect the well-being of our community. And we have opportunities for everyone to participate in and advance our work. And we have fun! Please join us!
Third Monday of each month
6:00 – 8:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
1376 Olive St, Eugene.