Emanuel and Alvarez Must Go!

 

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The Green Party of Chicago demands that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez resign from their offices. Citizens of Chicago will no longer endure the corruption and lies emanating from the highest offices of the city. We deserve honest elected officials who protect and serve the public.

Sign to demand Emanuel and Alvarez resign. The Green Party of Chicago will deliver this petition to Emanuel’s office.  

Both Emanuel and Alvarez betrayed the public trust by suppressing the video recordings showing the shocking execution of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by police officer Jason Van Dyke.

Emanuel sat on the video until forced to disclose it by court order, and Alvarez took no action to charge Van Dyke for 13 months -- while Van Dyke continued to be employed by the City and Emanuel ran for re-election.

The resignations of Emanuel and Alvarez are a start, but much more needs to change. Police violence is just the tip of the iceberg in a system that is part of a broader social and political failure, one which accepts mass unemployment, poverty, neglect, and educational and social inequality, and the hopelessness, substance abuse and crime that inevitably follow – all standing in sharp contrast to the City’s towering temples of wealth. It is the product of a social and political order that relies on police violence and intimidation, not to solve the underlying problems but to keep a lid on them. 

Fundamental change in Chicago demands these solutions: 

            ● a democratically elected police commission, with the authority to investigate citizen complaints of police misconduct, hold hearings, subpoena witnesses and impose discipline for misconduct, up to and including termination; 

            ● fair and progressive taxation, including a requirement that big financiers and speculators begin paying their fair share to support the city and state in which they do business, allowing city and state government to adequately fund schools and public services and create more employment opportunities; 

            ● a democratically elected school board in Chicago, that will fight for high quality public schools and equality of educational opportunity; and 

            ● raising the minimum wage to a real living wage, adequate to support a family. 

The Green Party of Chicago is dedicated to electing officials who

stand by our four pillars of social justice, non-violence, ecology, and democracy.

Who's signing

Mark Maginn
Robert Thomas
Bob Brown
Michael Braboy
Andrew Rowlas
jaime vargas
Curtis Inoue
Joshua Hellmann
Wolf Weiss
Frank Scott
Eli Winter
Christopher Mahin
Samantha Kennebrew
Theo Bogue
Mel Adams
Juanita Brown
Tonya Howard
Abe R
Syed Ali
Zygmunt Czykieta
Rachel Staelens
Stephen Gallagher
Tate Geborkoff
94 SIGNATURES
500 signatures

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  • Mark Maginn
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-24 09:13:04 -0600
    Sign the petition: Emanuel and Alvarez Must Go!
  • Mark Maginn
    @MMaginn tweeted link to this page. 2016-02-24 09:12:57 -0600
    Sign the petition: Emanuel and Alvarez Must Go! http://www.ilgp.org/emanuel_and_alvarez?recruiter_id=21386
  • Mark Maginn
    signed 2016-02-24 09:12:34 -0600
    Our governor needs to retire to private life. Alvarez is anything but Alvarez should imeadiately resign. She tried covering over the murder of LaQuan McDonald and protected & protected the murderer of Rekia Boyd. She will not hold any police officer or official accountable for the police murderers of our black and brown brother’s and sisters. She has to go.
  • Robert Thomas
    signed 2016-02-13 12:08:31 -0600
  • Bob Brown
    signed 2016-01-31 09:09:43 -0600
  • Michael Braboy
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-01-25 15:13:16 -0600
    Sign the petition: Emanuel and Alvarez Must Go!
  • Michael Braboy
    signed 2016-01-25 14:57:05 -0600
    go Green!!!
  • Andrew Rowlas
    signed 2016-01-25 13:57:38 -0600
  • jaime vargas
    signed 2016-01-25 12:34:54 -0600
  • Curtis Inoue
    signed 2016-01-24 06:56:41 -0600
  • Joshua Hellmann
    signed 2016-01-23 00:29:30 -0600
  • Wolf Weiss
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-01-22 14:28:54 -0600
    Sign the petition: Emanuel and Alvarez Must Go!
  • Wolf Weiss
    signed 2016-01-22 14:26:33 -0600
    Resign! Get rid of the Rahmbo Emanuel Crime Family.
  • Frank Scott
    signed 2016-01-21 20:36:56 -0600
  • Eli Winter
    signed 2016-01-20 17:37:38 -0600
  • Christopher Mahin
    signed 2016-01-20 10:38:15 -0600
  • Samantha Kennebrew
    signed 2016-01-20 07:58:52 -0600
  • Theo Bogue
    signed 2016-01-20 07:36:28 -0600
  • Mel Adams
    signed 2016-01-20 07:23:53 -0600
  • Juanita Brown
    signed 2016-01-20 07:11:35 -0600
  • Tonya Howard
    signed 2016-01-20 07:00:58 -0600
  • Abe ReciLe
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-01-20 04:32:04 -0600
    Sign the petition: Emanuel and Alvarez Must Go!
  • Abe R
    signed 2016-01-20 04:29:51 -0600
  • Syed Ali
    signed 2016-01-19 20:56:13 -0600
  • Zygmunt Czykieta
    signed 2016-01-19 17:48:41 -0600
  • Rachel Staelens
    signed via 2016-01-19 15:14:11 -0600
  • Stephen Gallagher
    signed via 2016-01-19 15:07:17 -0600
  • Tate A. Geborkoff
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-01-19 14:22:13 -0600
    Sign the petition: Emanuel and Alvarez Must Go!
  • Tate A. Geborkoff
    @tageborkoff tweeted link to this page. 2016-01-19 14:22:08 -0600
    Sign the petition: Emanuel and Alvarez Must Go! http://www.ilgp.org/emanuel_and_alvarez?recruiter_id=25296
  • Tate Geborkoff
    signed 2016-01-19 14:21:35 -0600