Petition Closed

     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. 

 

Letter to
Illinois Governor
Alderman, Ward 37 Emma Mitts
Alderman, 34 Carrie M. Austin
and 38 others
Alderman, Ward 31 Ray Suarez
Alderman, Ward 30 Ariel E. Reboyras
Alderman, Ward 29 Deborah Graham
Alderman, Ward 27 Walter Burnett, Jr.
Alderman, Ward 25 Daniel S. Solis
Alderman, Ward 23 Michael R. Zalewski
Alderman, Ward 38 Timothy M. Cullerton
Alderman, Ward 40 Patrick J. O'Connor
President of the United States
Illinois State Senate
Illinois State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Alderman, Ward 47 Ameya Pawar
Alderman, Ward 44 Thomas M. Tunney
Alderman, Ward 42 Brendan Reilly
Alderman, Ward 22 Ricardo Munoz
Alderman, Ward 21 Howard Brookins Jr.
Alderman, Ward 17 Latasha R. Thomas
Alderman, Ward 33 Richard F. Mell
WGN News Chicago WGN New
Mayor of Chicago Mayor Rham Emanuel
Fox Chicago News Fox Chicago News
Alderman, Ward 49 Joe Moore
Alderman, Ward 35 Rey Colón
Alderman, Ward 32 Scott Waguespack
Alderman, Ward 11 James A. Balcer
Alderman, Ward 1 Joe Moreno
Alderman, Ward 02 Robert Fioretti
Alderman, Ward 14 Edward M. Burke
Alderman, Ward 12 George A. Cardenas
Alderman, Ward 10 John Pope
Alderman, Ward 9 Anthony Beale
Alderman, Ward 8 Michelle A. Harris
Alderman, Ward 7 Sandi Jackson
Alderman, Ward 5 Leslie A. Hairston
Alderman, Ward 3 Pat Dowell
Alderman, Ward 04 William Burns
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Mayor Rham Emanuel.

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I find it completely disheartening that our elected mayor is unable to find a real solution to the city’s fiscal crisis. He has been involved in political realm for many years, around Chicago. Before being elected, he was fully aware of the situation that our city was in. Privatization is an easy way out, and the people of Chicago will pay a larger price in the long run. When our Skyway was privatized, tolls increased. When our parking meters were privatized, prices increased. The city has fallen into a pattern of punishing the people because of fiscal mismanagement, on the city’s behave. I do believe that the city can solve this situation without privatization. During Mayor Emanuel’s campaign for mayor, he raised over 11 million dollars in a relatively short amount of time. I am sure he can find a way to raise money for the city he was elected, by the people, to protect. Chicago is dying and needs real efforts to save it, not the easy way out, like privatization. Please keep the people in mind, not private company’s looking for profit’s.

Privatization sows the seeds of corruption!

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Sincerely,