Move to Amend Reports on the Verdict from the Bay Area Rights of Nature Tribunal

May 26, 2016

Move to Amend Reports connects you with activists and organizers working on the frontlines of the democracy movement, to bring you the lowdown on corporate rule, corporate personhood, and money as speech.

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“What would the San Francisco Bay-Delta ecosystem say?” Shannon Biggs answered this question in the Bay Area Rights of Nature Tribunal, held April 30 in Antioch, California.  Join Shannon and Move to Amend Outreach Director, David Cobb, in a conversation about the rights of nature, the outcome of April's Bay Area Rights of Nature Tribunal, and the next steps to restore California’s San Francisco Bay-Delta ecosystem, in this conclusion of our three-part series.

Shannon Biggs is co-founder and Director of Movement Rights.  Shannon’s organizing focuses on assisting communities in California to write and pass new laws that place the rights of communities and ecosystems above corporate interests. She recently helped residents of Mendocino, CA pass a rights-based ordinance to ban fracking and is working with residents of Humboldt, CA to do the same.

David Cobb is the Outreach Director of Move to Amend and a Principal with the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy (a founding organization for Move to Amend). He is a lawyer and political activist. David has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, run for political office himself, and has been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. In 2002, David ran for Attorney General of Texas, pledging to use the office to revoke the charters of corporations that repeatedly violate health, safety and environmental laws. In 2004, he ran for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket and successfully campaigned for the Ohio recount. 

Move to Amend Reports is hosted by Laura Bonham and Egberto Willies, members of Move to Amend's National Leadership Team. Executive producer is Keyan Bliss. Production team is Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Keyan Bliss, Laura Bonham, Egberto Willies and Renee Babcock with assistance from Grace Novak.