Thursday, September 5, 2013

Youngstown Earthquake Tremors, Voter Suppression, Toxic Fracking Wastewater To Be Discussed Sept. 5, 2013 Youngstown, Ohio



Background on the challenge to placing issue on the ballot:
http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/aug/31/legal-challenge-awaits-anti-fracking-pro


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IMPORTANT PUBLIC TOWNHALL STYLE MEETING ORGANIZED BY THE YOUNGSTOWN COMMUNITY BILL OF RIGHTS COMMITTEE AND FRACKFREE MAHONING VALLEY TO TAKE PLACE ON: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013, AT THE YOUNGSTOWN UNITARIAN CHURCH AT 7 PM TO 9 PM: ALL MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC ARE INVITED TO ATTEND 

DOWNLOAD FLIER as WORD DOC file HERE
EVENT on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/688452794516896/
 
Youngstown, Ohio, September 4, 2013  –  Especially in light of the newly released 109 Youngstown earthquake tremors study and other recent developments, the September 5th open public townhall style meeting organized by members of the Youngstown Community Bill of Rights Committee and Frackfree Mahoning Valley, a group of concerned citizens who oppose fracking and related processes, will be a very important one. 

All members of the media are invited to please attend the townhall, which will take place at The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, located at 1105 Elm St., Youngstown, Ohio (Elm & Illinois) on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 7 PM to 9 PM. 

“The newly released scientific study of the 109 Youngstown earthquakes and other fracking related events further corroborate our position that fracking cannot be done safely with the technology as it stands today.  In addition, the fact that heavy industrial fracking operations are being permitted near homes, children’s schools, farms, parks, forests, or cemeteries provides overwhelming evidence that this needs to stop now in order to protect the public health, safety, well-being, and also private property rights and property values,” said Susie Beiersdorfer.

The group says that this second townhall meeting is designed to help inform the public of all aspects of fracking, injection wells, and other related processes. The group will show some compelling, brief informational films at the beginning, make a statement, and will open up the floor to public or media questions, comments, feedback, or concerns. They also welcome local and state officials to attend the townhall.

To see a flyer for the September 5th townhall, please visit:
For media inquiries or more information, please contact the group via Frackfree Mahoning Valley at: 
234-201-0402   or  e-mail:  frackfreemahoning@gmail.com
Text from a flyer that the group is distributing appears below:
 
You are invited to an open public Townhall style meeting: Thursday, September 5, 2013 in Youngstown
Are you concerned about fracking earthquakes, safe drinking water issues, pollution, gas flaring, or other fracking-related shale drilling concerns?  Do you want to know more about:
-- Toxic fracking waste injection wells?
-- Private property or property value concerns?  
-- Protecting Mill Creek Park?
Want to learn more about the Youngstown Community Bill of Rights Charter Amendment, your right to local self-governance, and how, on Friday Sept. 6th, 2013 there is a hearing concerning doing away with this right? Would you like to learn about what you can do to protect your community and your family?
Please come to this ”open to the public” forum where we invite you to share your concerns, ask questions, or provide information and feedback – or, if you prefer, just listen and watch the brief informational films and important discussion to follow.
Please come to The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, located at 1105 Elm St., Youngstown, Ohio (Elm & Illinois) on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 7 PM to 9 PM.
Together we can find positive solutions to help our neighborhoods thrive.  Please attend and bring a friend!  Thanks in advance.
For more information, please contact us via Frackfree Mahoning Valley at:  Phone: 234-201-0402   or  e-mail:  frackfreemahoning@gmail.com    For general info see:
[This informational meeting is organized by the Youngstown Community Bill of Rights Committee and concerned citizens of Frackfree Mahoning Valley.]

PART 2 - FRIDAY 5 PM SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 

You are invited to an open PUBLIC MEETING at the Board of Elections, 345 Oak Hill Ave. 5pm Friday, September 6, 2013 in Youngstown
The citizens of Youngstown signed petitions to place a ballot initiative, The Community Bill of Rights on the November 5, 2013 ballot:
-- to protect our drinking water,
-- to protect our breathable air,  
-- to protect our homes from earthquakes,
no matter what businesses come to Youngstown.
Citizens worked hard to get this issue on the ballot enabling each person to vote for or against local self-governance in order to protect the community.
Now a coalition has filed a protest to keep this important issue off the ballot. Please come to this “open to the public” meeting.
Please come to The Board of Elections on the first floor of the Oakhill Renaissance Center, located at 345 Oak Hill Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio  on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 5PM.
The legal counsel for the Youngstown Community Bill of Rights will defend the citizens’ right to vote.  Please attend and bring a friend!  Thanks in advance.
For more information, please contact us via Frackfree Mahoning Valley at:  Phone: 234-201-0402   or  e-mail:  frackfreemahoning@gmail.com    For general info see:
www.frackfreeamerica.org  
[This informational meeting is organized by the Youngstown Community Bill of Rights Committee and concerned citizens of Frackfree Mahoning Valley.]
 

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