It's Time to Pass the Community Bill of Rights

Building an economically and environmentally sustainable Spokane by creating a movement of people who overturn corporate governance and assert their right to democratic community self-government.

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Today, residents don’t control how their neighborhood is developed. A Community Bill of Rights would give residents decision-making power over major development in their neighborhoods.

Spokane River

Today, the Spokane River is one of the most polluted rivers in the country. A Community Bill of Rights would create greater protections for the river and the aquifer.

Worker Rights

Today, workers in the private sector forfeit their federal Bill of Rights protections when they enter the workplace. A Community Bill of Rights would change that.

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  • Supreme Court will decide if Envision Spokane’s 2013 will be placed on ballot

    (Spokesman-Review – September 3, 2015 – Nick Deshais) More than two years after the Community Bill of Rights was blocked from the ballot by a Superior Court judge, the Washington state Supreme Court agreed to hear the case this week, starting a 30-day countdown for both sides to prepare their arguments. The ballot measure, which would […]

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  • People Rights “Ludicrous” Say Washington’s Top Corporate Lobbyists

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Spokane (6/16/2015) – Two friend of the court briefs were filed last week with the Supreme Court of Washington State in the case of Spokane Entrepreneurial Center v. Spokane Moves to Amend the Constitution. The Supreme Court is being asked by the plaintiffs to consider reviewing an appeals court decision made in January […]

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  • CELDF Statement: Spokane Initiative Decision

    From CELDF: February 4th, 2015 The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) is pleased to share some promising news in the growing Community Rights Movement, as we organize to secure and protect local, democratic rights and self-governing authority. In Spokane, Washington, where CELDF has been organizing for many years in partnership with Envision Spokane, corporations […]

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