For decades, PA communities have fought to protect their communities from harmful corporate projects and illegitimate state overreach in all areas of life. Hundreds of communities have found that the existing system of law does not allow us to adequately protect our health and safety. We are now convinced that the only way to win lasting change is to change our constitution to put the rights of communities first.
That's why we are thrilled that Representative Danielle Friel Otten has put forward HB1813 for a Constitutional Amendment for the Right of Local Community Self-Government. Join us and Rep. Otten at 1 p.m. at the Uwchlan Township building (715 N Ship Rd, Exton, PA 19341) this Thursday, October 3rd for the official announcement, and to learn more about how you can support the growing movement!
PACRN has been busy & you can be a part!
The Pennsylvania Community Rights Network has been busy over the past six months preparing, training, and promoting a Constitutional Amendment in the Pennsylvania legislature.
We have also been making contacts to roll out our new initiative, The Alarm.
These are two of the major projects we are focusing on this year in order to push our message to every county in the state, as well as to every legislator who represents We the People.
Read on and see what we are doing, and how you can be a part of it...
PA Constitutional Amendment
Pennsylvania Community Rights Network Board members have been traveling to Harrisburg to meet with our elected officials over the past few weeks, and we will continue these meetings in the months to come. We have been talking with our legislators (and yours) about passing an amendment to the PA Constitution that would allow our communities the right of Local Self-Government.
We are seeking the right for our communities to be able to enact laws that protect our health and safety and welfare. It is hard to believe, but we don't presently have the legal right to these things. Laws have been written and interpreted in a way that allows outside, harmful corporations to come in and exploit our communities for the corporations' own benefit.
The fundamental human rights of our neighbors would remain in tact, but we are asking for greater power in saying "NO" to unwanted, destructive activities like injection wells, fracking, sludge, factory farms, and export pipelines.
We want to hear from you! Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us here.