We’ve got a venture capitalist as governor - a man who values profit above all else and believes that the market is the best way to solve all of society’s needs. This philosophy has been crushing the middle class and the poor for 30 years
We can blame Quinn for running a centrist campaign – like many other Democrats – that offered no bold vision about government’s role in solving our deepest social problems and restoring economic health to our state. We can fret about the course of the Democratic Party as a somewhat kinder, gentler form of corporate rule. Even worse, we can blame our neighbors who share our values but don’t vote.
All these things are true, but none of these attitudes will get us out of this mess. It’s up to us to set a new course for the Democratic Party. Until we offer a compelling narrative, credible candidates and a positive vision, we’re going to continue to suffer.
It’s time to reclaim the Democratic Party from corporate interests and the elites – starting locally and starting TODAY!
And so The People’s Lobby is building a movement of people and candidates to fight for common good solutions to the economic pain we’re suffering. And we’re starting at the local level – by reclaiming Chicago’s City Council from big-money influence and corporate interests.
It’s time to Reclaim Chicago! Will you join us?
Rahm has lots of money at his disposal, but there is wide spread anger in every part of the city about his choice – time and time again – to put moneyed interests before the needs of residents.
It’s time for Chicago City Council to stand up to Rahm’s agenda and to put OUR needs before corporate profits and mayoral pet projects. No more budget cuts and privatization. No more nickel and diming Chicagoans with fines, fees, and red light tickets. No more NATO summits and basketball stadiums, while closing schools, mental health clinics and libraries.
It’s also time for the rich and large corporations pay their fair share, so city council can invest in the things that matter to us – schools, roads, public transit, public health and so much more.
Reclaim Chicago has big plans to reclaim Chicago City Council from the grip corporate interests and to elect council members who represent us, but we can’t do it without you.
Will you join us for the launch of Reclaim Chicago? Click here to RSVP “YES”.http://www.reclaimchicago.org/launch-event/
9:30 to 11 am
Saturday, November 15
National Letter Carriers Association Hall
3850 S. Wabash, Chicago
Stick around afterwards to talk with voters in our door-to-door canvass.
Please click here RSVP “YES” for this event.http://www.reclaimchicago.org/launch-event/
David Hatch, Executive Director
P.S. Visit our website ReclaimChicago.org to learn more about our platform and members. Tell us why YOU want to Reclaim Chicago, and we’ll put you on our website too.
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