Tell the President

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President Obama has spoken out on a number of occassions to support the 2016 bid. The 2016 Committee desperately wants him to go to Copenhagen to lobby the IOC members when they select the host city on October 2.

Please help us send a strong message to the President – WE CAN’T AFFORD THE GAMES!

SIGN OUR ONLINE PETITION URGING THE PRESIDENT NOT TO SUPPORT THE 2016 BID – GET EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO SIGN!

CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AT 202-456-1111.

WRITE: THE WHITE HOUSE, 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW, WASHINGTON,DC 20500.
Here are sample letters you can download, edit and send to the President:

- This letter mentions the destruction of public parks and the high cost of the proposed games.

- This letter stresses the financial disaster the Olympics would bring and references Obama’s organizer background.

USE THIS FORM TO EMAIL THE PRESIDENT – http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.

Key arguments:

- The federal government is broke, the state of Illinois is $12 billion in the red and our city is broke ($290 million in the red) – we can’t afford to spend billions on a 3-week party!

- Our city is crumbling, our schools are being closed and our mass transit system is staggering from one budget crisis to the next – we need THESE things rebuilt and strengthened NOW, not 7 years from now!

- The President got his start doing community organizing work on the far south side and he should understand that the Olympics is a top-down, big money scheme that will hurt working class communities near the proposed venues.

- We, the people, voted for him to CHANGE politics as usual in this country and we reject the 2016 Olympics as politics as very usual – it will do NOTHING for the city except burden us with debt for decades (Montreal hosted the 1976 summer games and finally paid off that debt in 2007!).

TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO TELL THE PRESIDENT TO STAY HOME!

16 responses to “Tell the President

  1. I fully support the bid.

  2. I am completely against this scam. If Obama is all about change, then he can start by telling Daley to stuff his Olympics!

    • I am disgusted with you guys. I went to this website to tell you guys to shut up and let Chicago win the 2016 Summer Olympics.

  3. Thanks to the gross negligence, irresponsibility, and greed our country, the state of Illinois, and the city of Chicago are all in financial ruin! Clearly our elected officials and bureaucrats cannot manage our hard earned tax dollars in order to meet the basic everyday needs of our citizenry! The Olympics Games are going to incur billions of dollars worth of debt that will be left for the taxpayer to pay. The only people who will benefit from this 3 week party will be the mayor, a few other select politicians, the games promotors and organizers along with a very limited number of contractors and service providers who will be hand picked by these individuals to receive lucrative contracts. Other than these select few, no one else in the city of Chicago and State of Illinois will benefit by hosting these games! Instead, the taxpayers will have sole financial responsibility! The television and other revenues brought in by the games will not cover the billions of dollars in expenses that the games will incur! It is time for our elected officials to fulfill their obligations to the people who elected them! They are obligated to be using our hard earned tax dollars to provide education, fire and police protection, improved infrastructure, and other basic health and human services to their citizens! Thus far they have been unable to provide these things to their constituents in a fiscally responsible manner! Keeping this in mind, they should not be committing more of our hard earned tax dollars on the games which are a luxury, not an immediate need of the citizenry! While I love all of the positive things that the Olympics does for amateur athletes and international relations, Chicago cannot afford and should not host the Olympic Games! Very few people will benefit by hosting these games in Chicago, consequently the promotors of the Olympics, including the Mayor, need to listen to those who DO NOT WANT TO BE FORCED TO PAY THE BILL! proponents need to listen to

  4. How can you lie to the public Mr. Barack and call yourself the president? As much corruption goes on in chicago? The southside is the worst. They have gangs that control our cities but you actually think that there still should be the Olympics? What makes you any different than nazi Bush? You got to be kidding? You’re lying to the public. What about John Burge you think that should have went on too? Thanks to Mayor Daley. Well I grew up like this, if you’re not part of the soulution, you’re definitely the problem. Thankyou.

    • please no games in chicago, school children killed daily, near the proposed site,corruption and fraud rampant by chicago politicians, residents will be displaced, will they be properly compensated? taxes will be raised, they are already the highest in the country.
      the president’s efforts are best used to get health care reform passed and stop the senseless killings of school children.
      who will be responsible for the visitors that will be robbed, raped and murdered during these games, we have enough problems in this city.

  5. NO OLYMPICS IN CHICAGO, THERE’S TOO MUCH POLICE CORRUPTION, WHAT ABOUT JON BURGE AND THE RACISM THAT WAS SUFFERED BY ALL HIS VICTIMS? WHAT HAPPENED TO JUSTICE FOR AMERICA AND TRUE EQUALITY. OR IS IT YOU HAVE TO BE MIXED LIKE THE PRESIDENT TO RECEIVE ANY KIND OF JUSTICE CUZ THERE’S NO JUSTICE EVEN FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE MIXED. REMEMBER WILLIE LYNCH, DOES THAT RING A BELL. Please Barrack get over over yourself honey and be a man and take control, or do you have to be told to do to that too?

  6. Olympics go away! We here at Chicago do not want you here. The associated costs, whats left after the olympics, all the people, litter and such can go away! Chicago is not a good city to host, look at the crime and murder rate here, we do not need any more! The olympics will do nothing more than bring unwanted people to this miserable worthless city. I do not want the streets clogged for weeks as well. King Richie give it up! Obama, Oprah and all the cronies, give it up! do something good for once, SHUT THOSE HOLES UNDER YOUR NOSES!

  7. See you guys should be sent to some correctional facility that says more on Chicago’s Olympic bid. You guys are so moody and disgusted. LET CHICAGO HAVE THE OLYMPICS IN 2016

  8. please no games… The federal government is broke, the state of Illinois is $12 billion in the red and our city is broke ($290 million in the red) – we can’t afford to spend billions on a 3-week party! GO RIO!! They want the games—look at their big-time rally. we don’t want it. Trust me, we don’t need it.

  9. Have the athletes been warned that there are killers with railroad ties, fists, knives and guns on the south side of Chicago? Will the athletes be safe from the increasing violence there? How are the broke and corrupt city, county and state governments intending to pay for police/fire protection for us llinois residents? Oh, silly me, I already know the answer, more taxes! Right?

  10. Anthony Mendez– Please learn to form an opinion. Telling No Games supporters they should be sent to a correctional facility is not effective at all. Perhaps if you gave your reasons as to why we should bring them here, people might actually want to hear what you have to say. By the way, you must work for Daley and his pathetic cronies if you honestly support the bid. What is your intention? It obviously doesn’t involve the well-being of the people of Chicago. Do the research and you’ll see for yourself- Chicago will not benefit from the games. Unless of course, like I said, you must be tied to Daley.

  11. I dont agree, ya the city is broke, but why dont you protest the Marathon or the Triathlon, or Bears/Cubs/Soxs games – do these not generate revenue for the city????? Your world sport haters!!!

  12. no to chicago games….if you wackos want it you pay for it with your personal life saving….we should start asking the question “do we have the money to pay for this?” the answer is no! the state of illinois is in a financial mess thanks to the Chicago Democrat machine! why do we continue to trust these people? Three recent projects that have run over: Solider Field, Dan Ryan and Mill. Park!

  13. Beijing Olympics cost 42 billion dollars, this would crush IL

  14. REAL bAD iDEA

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