Right to Petition Government

Connecting the Dots: Fracking and Voter Suppression in Youngstown, Ohio

Connecting the Dots: Fracking and Voter Suppression in Youngstown, Ohio

People in Ohio have a right to the initiative to directly “check and balance” the government. Nonetheless, governing officials are repeatedly telling residents that they do not have the authority to vote on these measures. “It’s voter suppression,” says Wilkins, “because they’re not allowing you to vote on things you believe in. We the people should have the right to vote on these things.”