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"Who Decides? Our Communities or Big Corporations?"

Community Rights Lane County educates and mobilizes citizens about our rights to local community self-governance. We believe decisions affecting communities must be made by community residents – the people directly impacted by these decisions and laws that authorize harmful corporate activities. We believe corporate structures should not have privileges that elevate corporate interests above those of the local community.

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Learn how others in Oregon are using community rights-based lawmaking to end corporate harms in their communities. Stay up to date on the latest campaigns!

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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Every Third Monday of the monthVirtual Community Rights Action meeting!
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Rights of Nature Campaign

Rights of Nature Campaign

Protect Our Watersheds is taking the lead in getting the Rights of Nature initiative on the ballot in 2021.

Please visit their website to learn more and volunteer.

Be the Change - Join the Action!

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Our monthly general meeting of community rights supporters in Lane County.  Learn more about our work and stay updated on the latest developments in local, state, and national Community Rights efforts.

Each month’s agenda is different, and we feature speakers, videos, and engaging group activities. We have opportunities for everyone to participate in!
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Third Monday of each month
6:00 – 8:00 pm

First United Methodist Church
1376 Olive St, Eugene.

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In Support of…

In support of the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) movement, Community Rights Lane County encourages donations during this time to go directly towards groups at the forefront of the BIPOC movement.  Below is a partial list of these organizations: Black Lives Matter https://blacklivesmatter.com Western States Center https://www.westernstatescenter.org  https://linktr.ee/nationalresourceslist has a broader list of organizations provided by a member of BLM BLAC (Black Led Action Coalition) requests that funding for their actions be donated to HONEY, since HONEY is a 501c3 HONEY (Honoring Our New Ethnic Youth) https://www.facebook.com/groups/681640111932023/   NAACP https://naacplanecounty.org/ Centro Latino Americano https://centrolatinoamericano.org/ Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURG) https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/ Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) http://www.calclane.org/ ...
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Will Falk – Oregon Book Tour

Will Falk - Author, Lawyer, Environmental Activist Poetry is a tool to be used in resistance. For those of us who have forgotten, poetry leads us back to our natural heritage. Poetry teaches us to listen to a world filled with voices. WHEN: Friday, March 13th @6pm WHERE: Eugene Garden Club (1645 High St. / Parking across street) How Dams Fall With brutal honesty and an unflinching commitment to witnessing the river’s wounds in all their painful detail, How Dams Fall is an intimate conversation between a human and a river. In a time when the Colorado River is at record low levels and water shortages look inevitable, this essay is a must-read for outdoor enthusiasts, naturalists, water advocates, and anyone who has ever fallen in love with the natural world ...
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Join us at PIELC 2020 – Sunday @9am

We know it's early - But Exciting it will be! Date: Sunday March 8, 2020 Time: 9:00-10:15am Where: UO Campus (Exact location TBA) Panel: Establishing the Rights of Nature It is neither acceptable nor is it necessary to poison the environment to engage in commerce. In fact, it is the antithesis of a sustainable and responsible economy. But to stop harmful unsustainable developments like Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, determined environmental activists must first acknowledge that working within an "environmental protection" system, complicit with industry, is activism’s failure, not the system's failure. Rather than pledging obedience to an unjust, dead-end system, activists across the country and around the world must become civilly disobedient in the name of justice, true sustainability, climate and a viable doorway into the future. Establishing the rights of nature, giving ecosystems standing, may be the single most effective means of reversing the Earth-wide trend of habitat destruction. We have focused on a panel of individuals assembled from three geographic areas from around the United States: 1.) Will Falk—Author “How Dams Fall”; Lawyer who represented the Colorado River in Rights of Nature case. 2.) Markie Miller—Representative from Toledo, Ohio Community Rights whose CR group ...
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Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

Move: Migration on a Changing Planet March 05-08, 2020 This year, PIELC will host a conversation about migration on a changing planet. Changes to the environment have always affected the movement of humans and other life on earth. Recently, global awareness has shifted to issues of migration as the impacts of land use and resource extraction accelerate climate change and ecological crises. Conflicts and environmental disruptions force humans to leave their homes and face untold tribulation. Entire ecosystems creep toward the poles, and species climb to higher elevations. Climate, animal, and plant cycles fall out of sync with alarming consequences. Many species dwindle while others quietly wink out of existence. No place on earth is free from these changes. The new Rights of Nature campaign ties right into this year's theme. Stay tuned for more information as we do have a panel! We'll have special guests from the LEBOR effort in Toledo Ohio, along with a guest from the Rights of the Salish Sea efforts. We are so excited about this year's conference - we hope to see you at our table in the hallway! ...
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Upcoming Important Film Showings

We have some exciting film showings coming your way. A perfect way to educate yourself as the weather gets colder outside. Both showings include Q&A's with people involved! Stay warm inside and cozy up for these: Community Rights Lane County is excited to be cosponsors along with Encircle Films, Eugene PeaceWorks/KEPW Community Radio 97.3FM for: Thursday, Nov. 7th @6:30pm Corporate Coup D'etat Followed by Q&A with producer Jeff Cohen Broadway Metro - 888 Willamette Community Rights Lane County, Wisdom of the Elders, along with Native American Studies present: Sunday, Nov. 10th @7pm The Peoples of Western Oregon Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers UO Many Nations Longhouse ...
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