National Speaker Luncheon: Thomas Linzey

The League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area, is inviting you!

P.O. Box 543, Oberlin, OH 44074 ~ lwvoberlin@gmail.com ~ www.lwvoberlinarea.org

Ellen Mavrich, President ~ Barbara Barna,   Vice President ~ Elizabeth Aldrich, Secretary ~ Sue Simonson, Treasurer

November 3, 2015

LUNCH WITH THOMAS LINZEY, ESQ.

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

Saturday, November 14th  11:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Oberlin Inn $15.00

Menu: Tossed Salad and Pasta Salad,

Choice of Chicken Caesar or Vegetarian Wrap

Cake and choice of coffee, tea or soda

Thomas Linzey is an attorney and Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) – a nonprofit law firm that has provided free legal services to over five hundred local governments and nonprofit organizations since 1995.  Linzey is the co-founder of the Daniel Pennock Democracy School – now taught in twenty-four states across the country which has graduated over 5,000 lawyers, activists and municipal officials.  The Democracy School assists groups to create new community campaigns which elevate the rights of those communities over rights claimed by corporations.

Linzey and The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund have been making quite an impact, especially in Ohio, where in 2015, five different communities across the state created rights-based campaigns to address corporate programs of energy transmission infrastructure, hazardous injection wells and hydrofracking.  The City of Oberlin, Broadview Heights, Athens and Yellow Spring, Ohio already have adopted Community Bills of Rights. Linzey’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones and the Nation Magazine.  Come and learn more about direct democracy and this new, rights-based movement.

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Please RSVP by Monday, November 9th. Use the enclosed reply card and mail or email to lwvoberlin@gmail.com.

 

Deli Wrap/Salad Buffet Tossed and Pasta Salad And

Choice of Chicken Caesar or Vegetarian Wrap Cake

Choice of coffee, tea or soda


League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area

Saturday, November 14, 2015

11:45– 2:00 p.m.  (Lunch @ Noon) Oberlin Inn            RSVP by Monday, November 9, 2015

Guest Speaker: Thomas Linzey

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checks payable to LWVOA.      Mail to LWVOA, PO Box 543, Oberlin, OH 44074
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