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!

Who's signing

Aviva Miriam Patt
Jerry Pendergast
David Dubin
Susan Richter
Toni Apicelli
donald tuohy
Matt Christensen
Bonnie Coyle
David Lowenthal
hale landes
Sarah McLaughlin
mike weis
Brian Chambers
Michael Dunfee
Jacob Pullen
Laura Louzader
Linda Carey
Carly Garcia
Beth Gonder
Dale Lehman
Greg Mucci
Karin McCool
Carla Tomino
Jamie Boots
Jennifer Kaplan
Keith Thompson
106 signatures

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Showing 110 reactions

  • Aviva Miriam Patt
    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.
  • Jerry Pendergast
    signed via 2015-01-29 23:31:42 -0600
  • David Dubin
    @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
  • David Dubin
    signed 2015-01-29 21:02:19 -0600
  • Susan Richter
    signed via 2015-01-29 20:36:00 -0600
  • Toni Apicelli
    @asixtiesstory tweeted link to this page. 2015-01-29 20:17:03 -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=23266
  • Toni Apicelli
    signed 2015-01-29 20:16:27 -0600
  • donald tuohy
    signed via 2015-01-29 16:31:24 -0600
  • Matt Christensen
    signed via 2015-01-29 16:01:36 -0600
  • Bonnie Coyle
    signed via 2015-01-29 15:10:56 -0600
  • David Lowenthal
    signed via 2015-01-29 14:08:48 -0600
    Come on now…Plenty of unused space in Chicago. No need to take our green space. Make some NEW green space for the library!!
  • hale landes
    signed via 2015-01-29 10:29:00 -0600
  • Sarah McLaughlin
    signed via 2015-01-29 09:48:09 -0600
  • mike weis
    signed via 2015-01-29 09:28:51 -0600
  • Brian Chambers
    signed via 2015-01-29 08:42:07 -0600
    There are many potential sites that cry out for redevelopment. Let the Obama Library stand as an example of urban revitalization. Let that be part of president Obama’s legacy. Thank you.
  • Michael Dunfee
    signed via 2015-01-29 07:47:41 -0600
  • Jacob Pullen
    signed 2015-01-29 06:27:41 -0600
  • Laura Louzader
    signed via 2015-01-29 05:51:39 -0600
  • Linda Carey
    signed via 2015-01-29 02:37:49 -0600
    Pit it on the Southside of Chicago
  • Carly Garcia
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-28 23:44:16 -0600
    Sign the petition: Protect Our Parks! Tell the Chicago City Council NO public park land for the Obama library!
  • Carly Garcia
    signed via 2015-01-28 23:43:42 -0600
  • Beth Gonder
    signed via 2015-01-28 22:51:47 -0600
  • Theresa Isaacson
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-28 20:42:31 -0600
    Sign the petition: Protect Our Parks! Tell the Chicago City Council NO public park land for the Obama library!
  • Dale Lehman
    signed 2015-01-28 17:39:28 -0600
  • Greg Mucci
    signed 2015-01-28 17:03:20 -0600
  • Karin McCool
    signed via 2015-01-28 16:42:03 -0600
    The parks are a public trust. They belong to the people. Do not give them away.
  • Carla Tomino
    signed via 2015-01-28 16:39:45 -0600
  • Jamie Boots
    signed 2015-01-28 16:32:33 -0600
  • Jennifer Kaplan
    signed via 2015-01-28 16:29:51 -0600
  • Keith Thompson
    signed via 2015-01-28 16:00:24 -0600