With assistance from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), we are proposing a citizen petition to amend the City of Cincinnati Charter to include the Ohio River Bill of Rights (ORBOR). This is the next step in preparation to collect the needed number of signatures to place Rights of Nature on the election ballot. The number of signatures needed is ten percent of the voter turnout in the previous election. The Ohio River Bill of Rights claims our sovereign right as citizens to protect the natural world. It claims the rights of the River and all associated life therein to flourish and thrive unharmed. It provides for legal standing in court to protect these rights. It sets up an Ecology Advocate and an Ecology Court to uphold and oversee the process. We will need many boots on the ground to collect the needed signatures. See our website for the introduction to the ORBOR.
Reed Singer on the launch of a petition to amend the City of Cincinnati Charter to include Rights of Nature
April 18, 2023 | Reed Singer, Student at Ohio UniversityThis was given as a speech at Cincinnati City Hall the day CROW launched a petition to get a charter amendment on the ballot in the City of Cincinnati. Hi My name is Reed Singer, and it’s an honor to be in the presence of power, […]Read More
Rights of nature laws to protect ecosystems are increasing around the world, it is time the U.S. follows these examples; Cincinnati group shows how it can be done
Cincinnati, OHIO: CROW, Citizens for the Rights of the Ohio River Watershed, will be announcing the kick off of their Rights of the Ohio River Watershed charter amendment initiative petition campaign tomorrow, April 18 at 11:00 am on the steps of City Hall, 801 Plum St. The local group formed after doing research on Rights of […]Read More