Resources

PCRG's Allies​ and their websites

OHCRN:  Ohio Community Rights Network 

The Ohio Community Rights Network links communities working to protect our rights.   OHCRN Mission Statement:    To establish a network of communities working to advance, secure and protect the inalienable rights of all Ohioans to democratic, local self governance, to sustainable food, energy and economic systems, and the rights of nature to exist and flourish throughout Ohio.  Click here to learn more.

OHCRA:  Ohio Community Rights Action.   

The goal of the Ohio Community Rights Constitutional Amendments is to codify, as a state constitutional guarantee, the right of self-government at the local level.  Click here to learn more.

NCRN:     National Community Rights Network

Our mission is to assist our state Community Rights Networks to educate people across the country on local, community self-governance and community rights; secure the inalienable rights of people, communities, and nature through local self-governance; assert community rights to empower and liberate communities from state preemption and corporate harm; and advance those efforts toward state and federal constitutional change.  Click here to learn more.

CELDF:    Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit, public interest law firm. CELDF provides free and affordable legal services, education and organizing help to communities facing threats to their local environment, agriculture, economy, and quality of life. CELDF has provided PCRG with educational assistance in the form of a Democracy School in which we learned how the current system of government prevents us from exercising democracy where we live. CELDF, at the request of the PCRG core committee provided us with legal advice in preparing a county charter petition.  Click here to learn more.

For an in-depth understanding of the history of our government and our rights, listen to the Online Democracy School.

Web Pages for Facts

 

The following sources carry clickable links to collections of peer-reviewed scientific reports or public records.  These issues raise questions of democracy when local communities are legally prevented from choosing local extraction of fossil fuels or alternative energy sources, local water for local use or for international corporate profit, a corporate factory farm or small family farms, toxic waste disposal, "Big Box" stores instead of the local "mom & pop" businesses.