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ANNOUNCEMENT – We The People 2.0 Film Release!
Tree Media Presents: WE THE PEOPLE 2.0
Educating New Hampshire Communities To Establish Community Rights To Democratic Local Self-Governance & Sustainability
In Remembrance of Gail Darrell
Find Your County
Barnstead, NH, located in Belknap county, was the first municipality to adopt a Community Bill of Rights Ordinance, in 2006.
Residents from ten other municipalities have joined the Community Rights Effort in NH by enacting local, rights-based laws that elevate community authority.
Community members from Belknap, Strafford, Rockingham, Coos, Grafton and Merrimack counties have enacted local, rights-based laws at their Town Meetings. Citizens petitioned the binding laws, called warrant articles– a process particular to New England – in order to ban unwanted activities that would threaten the health, safety, and welfare of the community. The warrant articles were all enacted by voters, some by a unanimous Town Meeting vote.
Whether the single issue is voting rights, protecting our water, unwanted energy projects, or sustainable farming, New Hampshire towns are asserting the right to make decisions about what happens to the places where we live.
Is your town on the map?
Find out how to get involved: email@example.com