The NH Community Rights Network is glad to support ANCER's gathering to educate Great Bay towns regarding the resident-proposed Newmarket Freedom From Chemical Trespass RBO. Join us to learn how NH residents are using local democracy to manifest the visions they have for economic, social, and environmental justice.
Tuesday June 26th
6:00pm to 8:00pm (extended hours courtesy of library)
Newmarket Public Library
1 Elm Street, Newmarket, NH 03857
Donations gladly accepted to support ANCER's outreach costs.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or send cash or check to ANCER member Glen Traquair, 156A Exeter Road, Newmarket NH, 03857.
RBO Effort for the Great Bay
ANCER's purpose is to educate and organize towns in the area of the Great Bay Estuary regarding their rights in the face of laws that allow unsustainable projects to go forward in our communities. Currently, Durham, Newington, and Newmarket residents are facing effects of Eversource's Seacoast Reliability Project dredging and/or drilling an energy corridor through the Great Bay Estuary's Little Bay, with the potential to stir up 100 year old toxins embedded in the silt. In response, Newmarket residents are organizing around their right to democratically adopt a Newmarket Freedom from Chemical Trespass Rights-Based Ordinance based on their inalienable right and the right of nature to protect their health, safety, and well-being. ANCER hopes that fellow Great Bay area residents--once empowered to raise their voices to declare what kind of social and environmental justice they stand behind--will choose to adopt community rights-based ordinances to elevate their and their ecosystems' rights above the claimed 'rights' of corporations.
What will you learn?
Michelle Sanborn, NHCRN President & CELDF NH Organizer
Hosted by: ANCER
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Last month, members of Alliance for Newmarket Citizen & Ecosystem Rights (ANCER) made public comment to Newmarket's Town Council on the resident-proposed community
rights-based ordinance (RBO).
The Newmarket Freedom From Chemical Trespass RBO, a.k.a. "A Rights-Based Ordinance for the Great Bay", would extend protections for Newmarket’s people and natural environments beyond those protections currently in place at the state and federal level. It would make it illegal for corporations to contaminate Newmarket’s watershed, including into the Great Bay Estuary, which would include Eversource’s Seacoast Reliability project crossing through Little Bay.
ANCER is also hosting a Tuesday, June 26th, 6-8pm (NOTE: library is making this space available after hours) public informational event at Newmarket's library to inform fellow Newmarket residents about how little local democratic freedom the town's residents actually have to cast votes in order to make decisions about their vision for the safety and well-being of themselves and their surrounding ecosystems--and to discuss what they can do about this.
ANCER members' first hand experience of the suppression of local democracy has inspired their continued support of the NH Community Rights Amendment to recognize the need to empower people in their communities with the authority to enact local, common sense laws to protect their economic, social, and environmental well-being from corporate harm.