Emanuel and Alvarez Must Go!



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

Mandel Davis
David Butler
Christine Ferry
David Roberts
Lew Rosenbaum
Peter Draper
Mark Buban
Jonathan Newby
Susan Richter
Sheila Oliveri
Kyle Eckert
Mark Manley
Jennifer Sullivan
Monica DeAngelis
Timothy Schmidt
Michael Trudeau
Darryl Holmes
Gaerin Warman-Szvoboda
Grice, Gary Gary Grice
Savannah Hawkins
Anthony Bonazzo
Rich Whitney
Mark Hannan
Eric Friedl
Burton Steck
Mark Dreessen
500 signatures

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  • Mandel Davis
    signed 2016-01-19 12:35:12 -0600
  • David Butler
    signed 2016-01-19 11:29:08 -0600
  • Christine Ferry
    signed 2016-01-19 09:52:45 -0600
  • David Roberts
    signed 2016-01-19 07:04:14 -0600
  • Lew Rosenbaum
    signed 2016-01-19 00:21:34 -0600
  • Peter Draper
    signed 2016-01-19 00:21:13 -0600
  • Mark Buban
    signed 2016-01-18 21:53:56 -0600
    Let him eat cake for once!
  • Jonathan Newby
    @cyrusnicoli tweeted link to this page. 2016-01-18 21:00:45 -0600
    Sign the petition: Emanuel and Alvarez Must Go! #WeAreGreen http://www.ilgp.org/emanuel_and_alvarez?recruiter_id=24960
  • Jonathan Newby
    signed via 2016-01-18 21:00:09 -0600
  • Susan Richter
    signed 2016-01-18 20:16:35 -0600
  • Sheila Oliveri
    signed via 2016-01-18 20:13:12 -0600
  • Kyle Eckert
    signed via 2016-01-18 19:54:57 -0600
  • Greg Mucci
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-01-18 19:27:09 -0600
    Sign the petition: Emanuel and Alvarez Must Go! Greg Mucci, Chicago, Il
  • Mark Manley
    signed 2016-01-18 19:24:04 -0600
  • Jennifer Sullivan
    signed 2016-01-18 17:56:12 -0600
    I have property in this state and I truly believe that the mayor of our premiere city needs to be someone with character above suspicion and Rahm Emanuel does not meet that standard.
  • Monica DeAngelis
    signed via 2016-01-18 17:10:26 -0600
    Such police diminish more than just the city they work in, they diminish the entire U.S.
  • Timothy Schmidt
    signed 2016-01-18 16:55:02 -0600
    The machine must stop.
  • Michael Trudeau
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-01-18 16:47:28 -0600
    Sign the petition: Emanuel and Alvarez Must Go!
  • Michael Trudeau
    signed 2016-01-18 16:46:59 -0600
    The suppression of this video by Rahm Emanuel and his allowing officer Jason Van Dyke to continue policing during the cover-up is just one of many ways the mayor’s office is endangering the lives and livelihoods of the people of Chicago.
  • Darryl Holmes
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-01-18 14:58:59 -0600
    Sign the petition: Emanuel and Alvarez Must Go!
  • Darryl Holmes
    signed 2016-01-18 14:58:12 -0600
  • Gaerin Warman-Szvoboda
    signed 2016-01-18 14:56:02 -0600
  • Grice, Gary Gary Grice
    signed 2016-01-18 14:39:41 -0600
  • Savannah Hawkins
    signed 2016-01-18 13:58:51 -0600
  • Anthony Bonazzo
    signed 2016-01-18 12:57:46 -0600
  • Rich Whitney
    signed 2016-01-18 12:07:05 -0600
  • Mark Hannan
    signed 2016-01-18 12:04:34 -0600
  • Eric Friedl
    signed 2016-01-18 11:41:58 -0600
  • Burton Steck
    signed 2016-01-18 11:13:05 -0600
  • Mark Dreessen
    signed 2016-01-18 11:02:11 -0600