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DEMOCRACY SCHOOL: Taking Back Our Rights
Date Sunday November 08
Time 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
200 Washington St.,
Downtown Santa Cruz
Event Type Class/Workshop
Concerned Citizens
You Are Invited to a
Groundbreaking One-day Seminar on
Taking Back Our Rights

Sun., Nov. 8 Santa Cruz
831-425-3365 (info, registration)
PACT.ordinance [at]

Read below why you may want to join us.

Registration deadline Oct. 23!
$45 - $60 sliding scale, some scholarships available

Taught by Ben Price (Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund) & Shannon Biggs (Global Exchange).
Sponsored by

Read why you will want to join us...
CDFA Anticipated to ResumeToxic LBAM Program in Early 2010
The CDFA continues to put us through regulatory hoops (EIR, Reclassification, Petitions, Senate hearings, etc.) They have
discounted all credible evidence presented by experts who say
the moth is not a threat and eradication is not feasible. We
anticipate that they will re-implement their toxic LBAM
eradication program in early 2010.

Why Haven’t We Been Able to Stop Their Plans to
Expose Our Community to Toxic Pesticides? The CDFA has the California Pesticide “Preemption Law” on its side. Put in place in 1984 with pressure from huge pesticide lobbies, this state law says that We The People have no right to decide what happens in our community when it comes to large scale pesticide applications. People don’t believe we have the right to challenge this law, but our CA State Constitution says that WE DO. And if we want to stop the LBAM program and future programs like it, then we must challenge this unjust law! The City of Santa Cruz Local Control, Pesticide and Chemical Trespass Ordinance does challenge this law.

Who Decides?
Who Decides whether you’re sprayed with chemicals from planes? .. or from trucks around your home?
Who Decides whether your children’s lives are endangered by chemical sprays linked to asthma and other lung distress?
Who Decides whether our organic farmers can produce healthy food for our families - untainted by pesticides?
Who Decides that your health and safety and that of your children is less important than corporate profits?

We The People have the right to, and should decide!

You are invited to a One Day Democracy School where history and civil law will be presented which may
transform your very belief system.

We hope to inspire a Citizens’ Movement to challenge the CA Pesticide Preemption Law. The movement has already begun with the writing of the "City of Santa Cruz Local Control Pesticide and Trespass Ordinance."

We are the ones we have been waiting for!
Every social justice movement, from the abolition of slavery, to Women's Suffrage, to the Civil Rights Movement has had to Challenge Unjust Laws to end institutionalized oppression and codify basic rights in law.

Over 125 communities across the country ( have successfully challenged unjust law that denies fundamental inalienable right to local self government in cases like uranium mining, and toxic dumping. We can do the same!

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