The Colorado Community Rights Network is a 501 c 3 that works for the right of local self-government in Colorado. We educate the public through presentations, newsletters, and Democracy School, a 1.5 day investigation into why property rights and corporate rights currently trump the rights of real people. Through our Campaign Committee, Coloradans for Community Rights, we are sponsoring the Colorado Community Rights Amendment ballot initiative in 2016. This initiative will amend the Bill of Rights section of the Colorado State Constitution to officially acknowledge the People's fundamental right of local community self-government with priority over so-called corporate rights. Our Amendment will allow communities to enact and enforce local laws that maintain the "floor" of existing rights while raising the "ceiling." In this way, local communities can provide a livable minimum wage for local workers, ban industrial operations such as fracking, cyanide heap leaching, or factory farms, move toward a fossil free future, protect the environment, and meet other local goals, free from state preemption.
Lafayette , CO