Protect Our Parks!

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Chicago City Council: Don't Give Away Our Parks!

The Green Party of Chicago says, Aldermen, Don't Give Away Our Parks -- Vote "No" to Rahm Emanuel's Grab for Public Lands

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants the City Council to give away acres of public land from either Washington Park or Jackson Park for the creation of the Obama Presidential Library. 

The Obama Library should be in Chicago. But it should not be taking our public park open space, especially when there are better options that don't give away public lands.  

Let's tell the City Council to Protect Our Parks - and reject Rahm Emanuel's attempt to give away public park land!

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  • @tomstee tweeted link to this page. 2015-02-28 12:31:26 -0600
    Sign the petition: Protect Our Parks! Tell the Chicago City Council NO public park land for the Obama library! http://www.ilgp.org/protect_our_parks?recruiter_id=16421
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-28 12:31:26 -0600
    Sign the petition: Protect Our Parks! Tell the Chicago City Council NO public park land for the Obama library!
  • signed 2015-02-28 12:31:07 -0600
    The parks belong to the people. The University of Chicago and the President have ample resources to buy land on the open market and to build whatever they want on it. Stop giving public assets to private interests!
  • signed 2015-02-23 09:36:56 -0600
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-31 17:54:25 -0600
    Sign the petition: Protect Our Parks! Tell the Chicago City Council NO public park land for the Obama library!
  • signed via 2015-01-31 17:54:04 -0600
  • signed via 2015-01-30 23:32:15 -0600
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  • signed via 2015-01-30 16:26:36 -0600
    When will this party run candidates against the Chicago Machine ? Rahm must go !
  • signed via 2015-01-30 10:47:32 -0600
    The lakefront isn’t yours to give away.
  • signed via 2015-01-30 09:57:18 -0600
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  • signed via 2015-01-30 00:27:33 -0600
    There is no shortage of vacant land in Chicago – we do not need to cannibalize our parks, especially parks of historic significance like Washington and Jackson parks. The UIC proposal would use vacant public land and land owned by the university, create MORE park land, and would be a development engine for long-neglected Lawndale. South side alternatives include the Michael Reese site (a historic site that has already been destroyed by the City and now sits vacant) or the South Works, which desperately needs an engine to get development going there. There is absolutely no legitimate reason to use existing parkland for this project.
  • signed via 2015-01-29 23:31:42 -0600
  • @ddubin1 tweeted link to this page. 2015-01-29 21:03:15 -0600
    Sign the petition: Protect Our Parks! Tell the Chicago City Council NO public park land for the Obama library! http://www.ilgp.org/protect_our_parks?recruiter_id=23267
  • signed 2015-01-29 21:02:19 -0600