From Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
Improve your understanding of the features in our government, long-time in the making, that today make it so difficult for the voice of the people to be heard, much less taken into account, by our elected leaders. These same features allow corporations to exercise power at the expense of the peoples’ health, safety, and well-being and that of our environment and ecosystems.
In this free three-hour workshop on Monday, Feb. 2, 6-9 p.m. at the Newport Public Library Meeting Room, learn how communities across the country are working to regain their constitutional right to live in a healthy and safe environment.
The instructor is Kai Huschke, Northwest Representative of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. Kai will lead you through the following:
* Why we have a corporate dominated, state-assisted structure of law (which allows aerial spraying of pesticides, fracking, and sludge-dumping on agricultural land.
* What happens when communities try to find justice within that system.
* What communities are doing to reclaim their rights for the sake of health and democracy for people, communities, and nature.
* How Oregon counties are creating “community bills of rights” to protect their communities and move them towards sustainability.
* Although not required, donations will be gladly accepted.
For further information and to sign-up, please call 541 961 6385, or write firstname.lastname@example.org