Mahoning County

Susie Beiersdorfer

OHCRN Board Member

The Youngstown Community Bill of Rights effort proposed a charter amendment to protect the residents of Youngstown and the natural systems that sustain them. The Drinking Water Protection Bill of Rights ensures a right to clean water, air, and soil by banning harmful activities that pose a direct threat to public and environmental health – including fracking and injection wells. 
In 2017 the group proposed a Fair and Free Elections ballot initiative to address the influence of corporate money on local elections. Despite having enough signatures the local Board of Elections made every attempt to keep these initiatives off the ballot and impede local democracy.