Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago is NOT for sale!
  • Petitioned William Burns

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Alderman, Ward 04
William Burns
Alderman, Ward 11
James A. Balcer
Alderman, Ward 32
Scott Waguespack
Alderman, Ward 35
Rey Colón
Alderman, Ward 49
Joe Moore
Fox Chicago News
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Mayor of Chicago
Mayor Rham Emanuel
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Alderman, Ward 33
Richard F. Mell
Alderman, Ward 1
Joe Moreno
Alderman, Ward 02
Robert Fioretti
Alderman, Ward 3
Pat Dowell
Alderman, Ward 5
Leslie A. Hairston
Alderman, Ward 7
Sandi Jackson
Alderman, Ward 8
Michelle A. Harris
Alderman, Ward 9
Anthony Beale
Alderman, Ward 10
John Pope
Alderman, Ward 12
George A. Cardenas
Alderman, Ward 14
Edward M. Burke
Alderman, Ward 17
Latasha R. Thomas
Alderman, Ward 21
Howard Brookins Jr.
Alderman, Ward 22
Ricardo Munoz
Alderman, Ward 23
Michael R. Zalewski
Alderman, Ward 25
Daniel S. Solis
Alderman, Ward 27
Walter Burnett, Jr.
Alderman, Ward 29
Deborah Graham
Alderman, Ward 30
Ariel E. Reboyras
Alderman, Ward 31
Ray Suarez
Alderman, 34
Carrie M. Austin
Alderman, Ward 37
Emma Mitts
Alderman, Ward 38
Timothy M. Cullerton
Alderman, Ward 40
Patrick J. O'Connor
Alderman, Ward 42
Brendan Reilly
Alderman, Ward 44
Thomas M. Tunney
Alderman, Ward 47
Ameya Pawar
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago is NOT for sale!

    1. Joe  Miller
    2. Petition by

      Joe Miller

      Chicago, IL

     Currently, the City of Chicago is about to conduct a vote that will severely impact the everyday life's of each Chicagoan.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is pursuing the approval, from the city council, to privatize public infrastructure with no real plan.  All we know is that the Mayor, is seeking permission to create an approval board, that he will appoint, and privatized any public infrastructure system he deems necessary.  All of this, without the overview of the city council and the people.  Think this is a good idea?  Look at the struggles the Chicago Teachers Union is currently facing with an mayoral appointed board.  The real problem being, these services are public property and involve basic necessities for life, like water.  Mayor Emanuel, has not offered any details into what he is seeking to privatize, what his plans are, or how the privatization will work.  He is ultimately looking to remove the voice of the people from city hall so that he can oversee the sale of public property to private organization’s, behind closed doors.  A private organization whose purpose is to cut cost and make profits by any means necessary.  Private organizations save money by busting unions, paying lower wages to there workers, and follow less then satisfactory safety and environmental standards.  This is situation that poses great danger to the city.  Can you image a private company controlling your water, roads, etc?  Do not let the Mayor fool you!  Privatization does not save money, it raises cost for the people, and creates a larger gap between the rich and less fortunate. 


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Chicago is facing lawsuits from their last privatization endeavor

      Joe  Miller
      Petition Organizer

      This is an older story, nonetheless, it shows significance. Not only did the Mayor Daley sell us short, they are now being sued because of incompetence.

    3. Reached 50 signatures
    4. We need more signatures!

      Joe  Miller
      Petition Organizer

      Please take the opportunity to attach the petition to your Facebook, Twitter, and where ever people will sign it. We really need the city to respond to this issue. I really appreciate the time taken out to sign my petition, together, we could stop this vote from happening!

    5. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • stacy marx CHICAGO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Adding more opportunities to connected people to have their hand in the tax payers pocket is not a good option. Start enforcing codes already in place and give a fair opportunity for the job in the municipal government. Additionally, it is never a good thing for a politician to take away peoples voice and leave them in the dark (closed door meetings).

    • Vickie Winters CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      While I think there is some merit in this idea of private funding for public services - I am extremely concerned with the lack of transparency baked into the ordinance. We, the voters/taxpayers/citizens of Chicago, have a right to know the specifics of each of these "public/private" partnerships. Let's not have another parking meter situation.

    • David Gilliard CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      This is TOTALLY UNLAWFUL and a move that WILL NOT benefit the occupants of the Chicagoland area!! Basically I see N.W.O written ALL OVER THIS move smdh!!!

    • Richard Juarez CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Capital is the path to slavery, we will not become slaves

    • yuliya voskobiynyk CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Chicago has to stay democratic with the people who choose what is best, not the mayor.


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