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Join with the Community Rights Movement by Paul Cienfuegos

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Local Communities Dismantling Corporate Rule, part 1 – YouTube

Community Rights educator Paul Cienfuegos explains why this movement is so significant…

Community Rights educator Paul Cienfuegos explains

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“I support the Colorado Community Rights Amendment because I got frustrated with not getting far with the local process. I wanted to prevent Fracking in my neighborhood, where my three kids live, and I was told by my City Council of Aurora that it was out of their hands and into the state. So it made me think, maybe I should get involved and do something about this. The Community Rights Amendment enables people who want change, who want health and safety issues addressed. It brings power back to voters.”

Nicole Johnston Zipsie

“What we’re looking to do is to change the focus of our economic activity to real work that helps us with our own health and safety. We want the political ability to enact that kind of economy. How we come together as a community. How we feed ourselves. How we help each other. How we create economic opportunities for sustainbable living is, I think, an essential way of going about stuff.”

Jeff Briggs

“Community rights that are protected by our constitution would give us tools we need to clean up and restore a clean, healthy environment. Corporate domination is destroying the earth which is home to all living things.”

Windsor Community Rights Network

“I’m retired but I have two very young grandchildren and this is the world they have to live in and it’s critical to me to leave them a decent world. A world where people have dignity, where they have rights and where they’re not overridden by corporations and corporate power. That’s why I got involved with Coloradans for Community Rights and why I continue to be involved with them. We need more local government officials who are commited to community rights.”

Merrily Mazza

Lafayette City Council Member

“I care passionately about the Community Rights Initiative in terms of democracy. There is no area on the globe where these community rights issued don’t apply. I think one of the most important things on the planet is world health and democracy will help us get there.”

Paula VanDusen

“Community rights is about communities determining their future. If you think that the people who live in a community and are most affected by decisions made about that community should be the ones who make those decisions then community rights is for you.”

Chad Nicholson

Community Organizer, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF)

“I got involved with Community Rights initially because I was concerned about genetic engineering of crops and I realized there wasn’t any democratic avenue for us to stop that in our county in Boulder. The problem is who gets to make the choice of what goes on in a community. Is it going to be corporate executives sitting in a board room somewhere 3000 miles away from my community or is it going to up to us?”

Thomas Groover

“I think we need to step back and let nature govern itself so that it can restore its health. Nature thrives with many interlocking self-governing communities and so can we. Community rights is a very natural expression of human rights. It is the grassroots self-organization of people.”

Libby Comeaux

“When our constitution is based on English common law, which only deals with property and commerce, it’s no wonder we’re facing so many problems. Community rights rectifies this. It lays the foundation for a promising future.”

James Duncan

Upcoming Events

June 4, 2016
  • Petition Event, 45th Annual Peoples Fair

    June 4, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
    Civic Center Park, 101 W 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80204, United States

    Coloradans for Community Rights will petition at this event

    Civic Center Park, home of The People's Fair, transforms into Colorado's third largest city.

    Join over 200,000 festival goers and volunteers alike and explore a multitude of handcrafted items,fine arts, crafts, artisan foods, and craft beers.

    ​Watch a free concert, or cheer on the athletes at the 'BMX pavilion and skate board experience' at Colfax and Broadway.

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June 5, 2016
  • Petition Event, 45th Annual Peoples Fair

    June 5, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
    Civic Center Park, 101 W 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80204, United States

    Coloradans for Community Rights will petition at this event

    Civic Center Park, home of The People's Fair, transforms into Colorado's third largest city.

    Join over 200,000 festival goers and volunteers alike and explore a multitude of handcrafted items,fine arts, crafts, artisan foods, and craft beers.

    ​Watch a free concert, or cheer on the athletes at the 'BMX pavilion and skate board experience' at Colfax and Broadway.

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June 11, 2016
  • Petition Event, Dolores River Festival, Dolores, CO

    June 11, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 4:00 am
    Joe Rowell Park, Dolores, CO 81323, USA

    Coloradans for Community Rights will petition at this event

    Dolores River Festival
    10am-10 PM (petitioners will be there in the morning and afternoon)
    Joe Rowell Park
    Dolores, CO

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June 18, 2016
  • Juneteenth

    June 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Five Points, Denver, CO, USA

    Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger,landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

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