Why an RBO? - Community Rights Workshop in Ashland - Great turnout for the Community Rights Workshop in Ashland. The Ashland Residents For A Rights-Based Ordinance (ARRBO) are moving forward to petition a rights-based ordinance to elevate the right of the people of Ashland to protect their health, safety and welfare.
Community Rights Workshop at NEGEF's RootSkills Conference- Volunteer president of NHCRN and CELDF's community organizer for New Hampshire, Michelle Sanborn, presented a Community Bill of Rights workshop at the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund (NEGEF) RootSkills Conference in Manchester, NH on Friday, December 1st.
Newmarket Community Rights Awareness Workshop - Seacoast resident, Monica Christofili, helps to organize the Mindful Mondays events at the Stone Church in Newmarket, and now seeks to bring together residents from the region to learn more about what their community can do to protect the people and places surrounding the Coakley Superfund Site, Pease Air Force Base, and quality of our water.
Mindful Mondays Host Screening of We the People 2.0 - Tree Media's We the People 2.0, a documentary featuring the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund's (CELDF) work to support communities across the country in their enactment of Rights Based Ordinances (RBOs) to protect their quality of life by way of protecting the rights of nature. Q&A followed with CELDF's NH Community Rights Organizer to discuss how CELDF and the NH Community Rights Network can help establish RBOs in YOUR town! Such RBOs have been passed in communities right here in NH by people who have decided to take hold of their constitutional right to assemble to legally confront and block the revolving door of permitting and regulation that continues to allow industry to pollute our air, waters, and lands.
Mindful Mondays @ the Stone Church, Newmarket NH - Panelists from eleven organizations explored water quality issues in the Seacoast area. Michelle Sanborn - NH Community Organizer for Community Environment Legal Defense Fund sharing 1) how CELDF has assisted NH communities in asserting their rights to stop harmful projects and 2) why the grassroots effort of the NH Community Rights Network seeks to amend the NH Constitution to recognize, secure, and protect Community Rights throughout the state.
NHCRN at the NP Rally - educating Northern Pass residents about local governing authority to decide what happens where they live.
I Voted? Screening in Keene, NH - How do you know your vote counts? The answer is both surprising and disturbing. Filmmaker Jason Grant Smith provides an in-depth examination of American election integrity. While democracy does not begin with elections, it can end when we fail to defend them.
Great Bay: An Estuary in Peril - Premiere! Many residents in the estuary's 52 town wide watershed are unaware of the challenges facing Great Bay. The bay needs a voice and an informed community is one that plays an active role in protecting its resources, health and survival. Michelle Sanborn of the NH Community Rights Network (NHCRN) and Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) is one of the panelists, invited to discuss a "CALL TO ACTION" to protect the health, safety and welfare of both human and natural communities in the face of the Seacoast Reliability Project threatening the region.
NHCRN Supported SB 109 - Authorizing Town Moderators to verify the accuracy of machine-counted votes. With a voice vote, the NH Senate did not support the measure. We appreciate those Senators that supported our voting rights.
Joined with Rights & Democracy NH for a People's Agenda Rally