Educating and empowering communities and elected officials about our individual and collective right of local self-governance in order to secure and protect the inherent and unalienable rights of all inhabitants of New Hampshire to economic, social and environmental justice, including the rights of nature.
NHCRN Co-sponsors Film Showing in PORTSMOUTH, NH as Part of our Community Rights Awareness Campaign We encourage you to Invite your friends, family, neighbors and elected officials!
The documentary, produced by Tree Media and featuring the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), tells the story of people across the U.S. who have faced decades of environmental assaults – such as fracking and sludging of farmland – and what they are doing about it. These communities, like a growing number of communities in New Hampshire, recognize ecosystems at home and around the globe are collapsing under inherently unsustainable laws and governing structures – what many have called a “corporate state”.
Projects such as Northern Pass, industrial wind projects, sludging, corporate water withdrawals, and fracked gas infrastructure threaten Granite State communities. The film shares how people here, and abroad, are working with CELDF and organizing to stop these assaults in their own communities through rights-based laws, which ban the harms as a violation of rights.
New Hampshire communities are joining together to lay the foundation for the sustainable future they envision. Through the power of the vote, we want to codify our right of local community self-government through a proposed Community Rights amendment to the state constitution. Further, we are joining together across states to advance democratic and environmental rights, building the next people’s movement through Community Rights.
Who is NHCRN? NHCRN is a growing network of grassroots community efforts, joined together to educate and empower communities and elected officials through our Community Rights Awareness Campaign about our individual and collective right of local self-government. Through education and grassroots organizing, NHCRN empowers people and their governments to develop resiliency and create economic and environmentally sustainable communities.