YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Local church leaders are speaking out against Ohio Senate Bill 5.
The group says they're fighting to repeal the legislation because it is harmful to the Valley's workers.
"We are supposed to help the poor. Not hurt the poor. We're supposed to help the orphans and the widows and the strangers within our gates. And as legislation comes up that tries to do the opposite, it's our task and our call to speak on it," said Amariah McIntosh the pastor at Phillips Chapel CME.
Statewide, 231,149 valid signatures are needed to get SB 5 on November's ballot. Volunteers are hosting a drive-through petition signing on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Shepherd Self Storage in Boardman.