Over the past three months, the Illinois Green Party has been fighting for the most fundamental of democratic rights: the opportunity for candidates to run for elected office.

We’ve been opposed at every step by Chicago’s corrupt system — the same system that elected Greens would work hard to reform.

Now, Memorial Day weekend is our final chance to gather a pile of ballot access petitions that will withstand any challenge, putting a fifth Green Party candidate on the slate for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Can you join us at one or more of our events?

  • Saturday, May 26th, 10:30am – Memorial Day Parade petitioning downtown! Meet up at Daley Plaza to get the early crowd, after which we’ll spread out along the parade route.
  • Sunday, May 27th, 2:00pm – Neighborhood canvass in Rogers Park! This will be a door-to-door day of talking with the candidate’s neighbors, meaning very friendly turf. We will be asking for signatures as well as passing out literature.
  • Monday, May 28th, 8:30am – Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade petitioning! (Right off the Metra stop, or let us know if you need a lift out there from the city.)
  • Monday, May 28th, 8:30am – River Forest Memorial Day Parade petitioning! (Meet at Constitution Park in River Forest.)

We’ll have petitioning supplies — all you need to bring is your smiling face and weather-appropriate clothing!

Please RSVP at the linked event pages, or email to let us know you’re coming! An accurate count helps us prepare the right amount of materials.