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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - It's called the Youngstown Community Bill of Rights but some know of it as the anti-fracking charter amendment.

A billboard on the southside is one of two in the city, urging voters to approve an issue on next month's ballot, calling for a ban on gas and oil drillers from using hydraulic fracturing within city limits. 

On Thursday, supporters of the issue, held a demonstration near the billboard.

"These billboards announce that they can now vote 'yes' on the Youngstown Communtiy Bill of Rights, so you can protect your drinking water, your air and your land," said Lynn Anderson.

Opponents of the charter change claim it's passage could discourage companies from bringing new jobs to the city.

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