Community Rights Workshops
…Wondering why corporations have more power than those of you living in your community?
…Wondering why Harrisburg licenses and permits corporations to harm your community?
…Wondering why Harrisburg routinely prevents you from making decisions that are in the best interests of your community?
The Pennsylvania Community Rights Workshop takes an in-depth look at how Pennsylvania’s political and legal structures have been set up to protect the interests of an elite minority, at the expense of the majority of Pennsylvanians. We’ll look at how Pennsylvania’s constitution has continually evolved since the American Revolution to protect wealth and privilege over community self-government; we’ll look at how corporations in Pennsylvania have received more rights and protections than those of you living in your community; and we’ll look at how Pennsylvanians have pushed back against these oppressive structures to reclaim democratic self-government in their communities.
Finally, we’ll consider what it would take to create a Pennsylvania constitution that protects the rights of people, communities, and nature by securing our inalienable right to local self-government, free from corporate and state interference.
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