Introduction

 

Virginia Community Rights Network (VACRN) is building a network of communities across Virginia dedicated to establishing the right to local self-government and committed to advancing democratic change through
rights-based organizing.

Challenges in the world today demand that we address the social, economic, and environmental crises in order to survive and thrive.

We join a global movement for Community Rights and the Rights of Nature
to advance democratic, environmental, economic, and social rights
for local communities.

The Rights of Nature movement recognizes our interdependence,
responsibilities, and obligations for maintaining a balance with Nature; thus, securing
our well-being and survival as we advance true protections,
not “stronger” regulations that legalize harm.

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Environmental Poker Match

Mission Statement

Virginia Community Rights Network (VACRN) guides, supports, and encourages local efforts to recognize and legally secure the rights of Nature and Communities to a healthy environment through self-government at the city, county, and state level. VACRN  is dedicated to challenging the injustice of ‘illegitimate’ corporate rights that impede local and direct democracy, through educational training,  workshops, campaign strategy development, and public outreach.