Local Organizations Screen Signature Film on New Community Rights Movement
Six photos in a square of environmental scenes

Simply Living, The Columbus Community Bill of Rights, and the Columbus Free Press are co-sponsoring a screening of We The People 2.0 Tuesday, October 30, 7 PM at the Drexel Theatre, 2254 E Main St in Bexley 43209. 

The film offers a framework to understand why a successful ballot initiative to let voters decide whether to ban oil and gas operations in Columbus was approved by the Columbus City Council, but later rejected and removed from the November 6 election by the Franklin County Board of Elections.

A special Q&A discussion after the film will be led by Tish O'Dell, the Ohio Community Organizer for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF). The local leaders of the Columbus Community Bill of Rights initiative will participate and shed further light on continuing efforts to protect our water, air, and soil in central Ohio.

"This is a must-see film to understand the critical importance of the new community rights movement," said Chuck Lynd, who will moderate the Q&A for Simply Living. The leaders of this movement, like Tish O'Dell in Ohio, are working with communities around the world to develop groundbreaking new laws. These laws are designed to protect our rights – including worker, environmental, and democratic rights, and rights of nature, as explained on the CELDF website [celdf.org].

This is a film about the loss of democracy in the US and how people are saving nature and themselves by regaining their rights to local lawmaking.  Advocates argue that the civil rights and environmental movements of the 20th century have evolved into a powerful force for bottom-up change in the community rights movement of the 21st century. 

All central Ohio press are invited to attend the screening at no cost. If unavailable Tuesday, private screenings can be arranged. 

For more information about the Columbus Community Bill of Rights, follow this link <https://lnkd.in/ePP4Usy> to read the full PRESS RELEASE: Supreme Injustice – Ohio Supreme Court Denies Columbus Voters the Ballot to Protect their Drinking Water from Toxic Frack Waste, Drilling & Infrastructure

Simply Living is a community organization that celebrates and connects people to learning opportunities that promote community sustainability, environmental awareness, the local economy, and social justice through educational outreach and partnerships within our community (www.SimplyLiving.org).

For more information about Simply Living, email Hello@simplyliving.org, or call the office at 614.447.0296. Visit www.SimplyLiving.org or follow us on FB, Twitter, and MeetUp.

Press Offered Complimentary Attendance