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Community Rights: Will Columbus Ban Oil & Gas Operations?
October 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The screening of We The People 2.0 (below) offers a framework to understand the significance of the Ohio Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the recent decision of the Franklin County Board of Elections to reject the petition initiative by the Columbus Community Bill of Rights (CCBOR). The Board of Elections did this even after the CCBOR petition was approved by the Columbus City Council and met the required number of signatures! Voters must ask: How could this basic right of “Home Rule” to petition our government to vote democratically to decide whether to protect our community (in this case, from potential harm caused by oil and gas operations that put our air, water, and soil at risk) be ignored? To understand how this happened in Columbus, follow this link <https://lnkd.in/ePP4Usy> to read the full PRESS RELEASE: Supreme Injustice – Ohio Supreme Court Denies Columbus Voters the Ballot to Protect their Drinking Water from Toxic Frack Waste, Drilling & Infrastructure
We the People 2.0 is a film about the loss of democracy in the US and how people are saving nature and themselves by regaining their rights to local lawmaking. Q+A following the film will discuss the Columbus Community Bill of Rights and the struggle to regain our right to Home Rule. Discussion led by Tish O’Dell, the Ohio Community Organizer for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) and our own local leaders of the Columbus Community Bill of Rights initiative. Moderated by Chuck Lynd of Simply Living. $5 donation at the door. Co-sponsored by the Columbus Free Press and the Columbus Community Bill of Rights.