Events

Democracy School *** NEW*** Early Bird Registration!

Lane County Democracy School

WHEN: October 18th (6pm-9pm) & 19th (9am-4pm)
WHERE: Eugene Garden Club

This year’s two day event is offering early bird registration for the first time ever! Register early, get a great deal, then tell all your friends to join you for this revolutionary new way of thinking and organizing.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Sliding Scale Cost: $85 – $150 (Limited Scholarship funds.)

***EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION – $65 – ENDS AUGUST 15th***

“If you take no other training this year, do the Democracy School. It is a superlative unfolding revelation of how corporations have hijacked democracy. It meticulously deconstructs the historical arc that brought us to this precipice. But most importantly, it then departs into the highly pragmatic and inspiring work now underway that is slowly turning the tide . . . This Second American Revolution may be the most important political work going on anywhere in the country or the world.

-Kenny Ausubel, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Bioneers

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Volunteer of the Year Award

Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!

At April’s Community Rights Action gathering, we honored stellar volunteer, Barbara Bochnovich, with the newly created Lynn Bowers “Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way” award. The award honors the memory of Lynn Bowers who was one of the chief petitioners of the Freedom from Aerial Herbicides spray ban initiative; a tireless activist and an exemplary human being. Barbara’s dedication to the efforts of Community Rights Lane County makes her fully deserving of this award. Thanks again, Barbara … and all CRLC volunteers!

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Community Rights Action in April

Action Plans & Rights of Nature

It’s no surprise that we plan on pushing the Lane County Commissioners to refer our initiatives to a vote of the people. So this month we’ll be talking about, and planning, our future interactions with those commissioners. Let’s all gathering together and let them know we aren’t going away anytime soon.

Also in the works is a Rights of Nature initiative. We’ve done some initial research, but we also want input from our volunteers and supporters. We hope to help start collecting signatures this summer, so time is of the essence!

WHEN: Monday, April 15th, @6pm

WHERE: First United Methodist Church

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Film Screening of Invisible Hand

Film Screening of Invisible Hand

Community Rights Lane County
The UO Climate Justice League &
Eugene Weekly

presents….

Invisible Hand

When: Tuesday, April 9th @7pm
Where: Redwood Auditorium at the University of Oregon

In the fall of 2014, for the first time in United States history, an ecosystem filed to defend itself in a lawsuit claiming its ‘right to exist’ in Grant Township, Pennsylvania. For attempting such a radical act, Grant’s rural community of 700 people were sued by a corporation, then by the state government, and are now locked in a battle to defend the watershed they call home, the water they drink, and enforce the local laws they enacted that gave legal Rights to Nature.

Half a continent away in Standing Rock, North Dakota, the same industry threatening Grant Twp. is using militarized force against indigenous tribes and allies fighting to protect Mother Earth. The two, Grant Township and Standing Rock, are joined in an international fight to protect more than just water. They fight for their community, democracy, and for Nature as a living entity unto itself.

Produced by award-winning actor Mark Ruffalo, INVISIBLE HAND takes you behind the curtain of the global economy where ‘Rights of Nature’ becomes “capitalism’s one true opponent.”

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Frank Bibeau on the Rights of Nature

Community Rights Lane County is privileged to announce that Executive Director of the 1855 Treaty Authority and Tribal Attorney, Frank Bibeau will present to the Eugene community on Friday, March 8, 7pm. at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High Street.

Mr. Bibeau represented Winona LaDuke’s Honor the Earth organization in the Embridge Baaken pipeline disputes. He most recently secured the Rights of Wild Rice for the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, the first Rights of Nature law to recognize the rights of a plant species.

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Community Rights in Salem – You Can Help!

We Have Two Bills Being Introduced

Staff and supporters have been working in Salem to get Community Rights Bills introduced this legislative session. We currently have two bills in play: one in the Senate, one in the House. The next step will be getting committee assignments! We’ll keep you informed on our website and Facebook. So stay tuned for more ways to help move these bills forward.

Here’s how you can help….

Now, and especially once the bill is assigned a number and to a committee, talk with your legislators. Let them know why you support the bill and why you’d like their support (and/or sponsorship) on it.

Current sponsors: Senator Monnes Anderson, Dembrow, Representative Noble, Power, Wilde
  • Find out who your legislators are here.
  • Please track any conversations you have with legislators here (or tell me about them via email or phone).
  • Here’s a general outline for conversations with legislators

Interested in meeting with your representative in person?

~Power in Numbers~

ORCRN Lobby Day: March 21st

For more details contact Corinne: [email protected] (541-731-0397)

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