Eugene, OR — Today is a historic moment for climate activists in the U.S. The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a lower trial court’s ruling that will allow four climate activists to provide evidence of the necessity of their actions to a jury of their peers.
On Monday night I laid awake all night long in an uncomfortable hotel bed waiting for my alarm to go off at 6am. I was obsessively ruminating on the sentencing presentation I would give to the Chouteau County District Court in Fort Benton, MT on Tuesday morning on behalf of Valve Turner Leonard Higgins.
March 20, 2018– Statement of Lauren Regan, Civil Liberties Defense Center Attorney for Higgins.
On behalf of our client Leonard Higgins, we want to begin by thanking your honor, court staff, and the district attorney for their time and professionalism with regard to this case. It is not very often that […]
A Menu of CLDC Trainings
By: Emma Stahl, CLDC Intern
Since 2003, our slogan has been “assert your rights- we’ve got your back.” It seems like a simple statement, however when we dive deeper into what being an activist means, we realize how nuanced this statement is.
To assert one’s rights, […]
Dear Members & Supporters,
As the President of the CLDC Board of Directors I am proud to start the new year at CLDC with a new office space and three new Directors on our Board of Directors. This year we are welcoming Sarah Alvarez, Cindy Cordova, and Kiran Oomen onto the […]
By: Jack Byrne, CLDC intern
In 2018, do your part to support incarcerated activists!
As we approach the end of one year and the beginning of the next, many of us are thinking about making resolutions for the new year. We have a suggestion: […]
In troubled political times like these, Civil Liberties Defense Center is called upon to provide expert legal support to a wide variety of social and environmental movements with unprecedented frequency. We are proud and honored to have defended over 150 climate defenders nationwide this year, including those in Skagit County, […]
Our end of year fundraising goal to raise $3,000 in new monthly donors by December 31st! This will help to ensure the stability and growth of our organization! But, we need your help to make it happen!
Cooper and I excited to wear the hat, and talk about the pipeline
Last week, the CLDC was invited to give Know Your Rights trainings by two different youth groups in Southern Oregon. Cooper and I happily left our desks and jumped […]
In troubled political times like these, Civil Liberties Defense Center is called upon to provide expert legal support to a wide variety of social and environmental movements with unprecedented frequency.
Because we constantly fight back, using every sound […]