Speaker’s Bureau

No Games Chicago delegates went to Copenhagen in October to deliver materials and messages to the International Olympic Committee!

The winning city would be announced in the main city plaza on Friday evening.

The winning city would be announced in the main city plaza on Friday evening.

Delegates from No Games Chicago made an unprecidented trip to IOC HQ in Switzerland to present our case directly to the IOC!

Delegates from No Games Chicago made an unprecedented trip to IOC HQ in Switzerland to present our case directly to the IOC!

INVITE A NO GAMES ORGANIZER TO YOUR NEXT COMMUNITY MEETING!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A REPRESENTATIVE FROM NO GAMES CHICAGO TO SPEAK AT YOUR NEXT ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, PLEASE CALL US AT 312-804-3230 OR EMAIL US AT NOGAMESCHICAGO@GMAIL.COM.

We can address the following issues:

- How we organized a trip to Lausanne, Switzerland to deliver 100 copies of our “Book of Evidence” to the members of the International Olympic Committee

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- How the finances for the games don’t add up and would result in ruinous debt for the city and its taxpayers.

- How the bid relies on taking public assets – including priceless public parks – and privitizing police, highways and other essential services to serve the games.

- How poor and working class families near Douglas Park, Jackson Park and Washington Park will be squeezed out of their communities by the games.

- How other cities have been adversely affected by hosting the games – including Vancouver, which is on the verge of bankruptcy, and London, whose 2012 games are already $9 billion OVER budget!

- How the entire civic architecture of Chicago, meaning nonprofit organizations tat are supposed to be looking out for the public good, have been co-opted or intimidated into supporting the 2016 bid.

Some of the places we’ve already been:

Lawndale Alliance, Hyde Park Chicago Center for Urban Life & Culture, Art In Action Community Forum, University of Illinois at Chicago, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Forum.

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6 responses to “Speaker’s Bureau

  1. To whom it may concern,

    I know that this group probably thinks that it has possibly done everything under the sun already to try to prevent the olympic games from being held in Chicago. I REALLY DO THINK THAT THIS ONE ACTION WILL BE VERY DAMAGING TO THE BID FOR CHICAGO TO OBTAIN THE OLYMPIC GAMES HERE, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND AND TRY THIS, IMMEDIATELY.

    The Channel 7 News Reporter by the name of CHERYL BURTON (I’m sure you all know her) has conducted a series of investigative reports that aired on the 10:00 PM news over a series of about 4 days of footage sometime that aired either the last four months of late 2007 to just last year 2008. I’m a little fuzzy on exactly when it aired, but it definitely exist so please check and you will be able to find them for sure. The entire basis of her report was the despicable, dilapidated, or horrible disgusting conditions of several of the Chicago Public schools. The IOC will have a COMPLETE VISUAL as to the horrible conditions of several of our public schools that desperately needs to be funded and are completely being ignored not only by the State of Illinois but by our very own Mayor of the City of Chicago. SOMEONE HAS TO, JUST HAS TO CONTACT ABC AND/OR CHERYL BURTON FROM THERE AND REQUEST TO OBTAIN SOME COPIES OF THE PRE-RECORDED BROADCASTS THAT SHE DID ON THAT SUBJECT (THE HORRIBLE CONDITIONS OF CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS). WITHIN THESE TAPES THEY WILL BE ABLE TO SEE FIRSTHAND WITH THEIR OWN EYES, ALL OF THE NASTY AND DISGUSTING BROKEN TOILET BOWLS, BATHROOMS WITHIN THE SCHOOLS COMPLETELY FLOODED WITH UP TO 2 1/2 FEET OF WATER, SEVERAL HUGE GAPPING WHOLES IN THE CEILINGS OF THE CLASSROOMS, SEVERAL SCHOOLS BATHROOMS WITH NO SINKS IN THEM AT ALL, RECORDINGS AND TESTIMONIALS OF CHILDREN STATING THE WAY THAT THEIR STOMACHS AND BLADDERS ACHE AT THE END OF THE DAY BECAUSE THEY WERE IN SCHOOL ALL DAY AND HELD THEIR URINATION BECAUSE THERE IS NO CLEAN PLACE TO USE THE BATHROOMS WHILE THEY ATTENDED SCHOOL ALL DAY. THEY WILL BE ABLE TO SEE HOW THE COMPLETELY SWEAT DRENCHED FACES AND FOREHEADS OF YOUNG STUDENTS SUFFERING THROUGH DANGEROUS 95 DEGREE HEAT IN SCHOOLS WITH NO AIR CONDITIONING, TO STUDENTS IN CLASSROOMS WITH COATS, SCARFS, AND GLOVES ON IN CLASS DUE TO NO HEAT AS WELL. FURTHER THEY WILL BE ABLE TO SEE WITH THEIR OWN EYES MAKESHIFT CLASSROOMS THAT HAD 4-5 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS HAVING THEIR CLASS CONDUCTED IN THE COAT CLOSET AT ONE SCHOOL BUILDING. YES, THAT TAPE ACTUALLY HAD A SHOT OF A TEACHER AND ABOUT 7-10 STUDENTS WITH THEIR DESKS CRAMMED INTO AN ACTUAL COAT CLOSET BEING USED AS A CLASSROOM DUE TO THE SCHOOL BEING SO OVER CROWDED…………………WE NEED OUR TAX DOLLARS TO BUILD SCHOOLS IN CHICAGO PEOPLE, NOT OLYMPIC VILLAGES WHERE OUR CLOSED DOWN MERCY HOSPITAL USED TO BE AND ARCHERY AND SOCCER FIELDS IN WASHINGTON PARK !!!

    I know that you guys have been just saying, and talking to the IOC about the fact that the schools are in crisis here in Chicago and that Mayor Daley can see fit to go around and ask private investors to help him raise $5,000,000,000 for the darn Olympics in 2016 whereas he quite possibly wont even be alive or even more quite possibly wont even be the Mayor of Chicago by that time, but he cannot ask any private investors to help him raise money for the good of those poor, poor students having class in a damned closet with no where to relieve themselves during the day?
    I really can see how the actual visual of what your organization has been saying so much until your blue in the face, will largely drive it all home and will get them angry so that they will FINALLY FINALLY, ACTUALLY SEE what it is that you’ve been saying all along. Trust me seeing that will definitely dig into their hearts, there is no way that it would not. Then hopefully finally Mayor Daley will be embarrassed in front of them for having the nerve to even think about asking the tax payers to pay for some GOD FORSAKEN OLYMPICS when CHILDREN ARE IN THAT MUCH TROUBLE HERE IN CHICAGO, AND THEY WILL BE ABLE TO SEE IT AND SOAK IT ALL IN.

    Closing :
    I HOPE AND PRAY THAT SOMEONE HERE WITHIN THIS “NO-GAMES CHICAGO” ORGANIZATION WILL CONTACT CHERYL BURTON OR ANY ONE OF THE PRODUCERS AT CHANNEL 7 (ABC) AND SIMPLY REQUEST A COPY OF THAT “CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN CRISIS” TAPING AND MAKE SEVERAL COPIES OF IT AND MAIL THOSE OUT TO EVERY IOC COMMITTEE MEMBER THAT YOU CAN……………THEN WHILE YOU ARE AT IT MAIL ONE A COPY TO PRESIDENT OBAMA AND REMIND HIM THAT HIS OWN GIRLS MAY HAVE HAD THE NEED TO ATTEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN CHICAGO AS WELL AND HOW COULD HE SUPPORT IGNORING THOSE HORRIBLE SCHOOL CONDITIONS SHOWN ON THAT TAPED REPORT AND YET HE SUPPORTS THE SPENDING AND WASTING MONEY ON HOSTING THE OLYMPICS INSTEAD. I’LL BET THAT HE IS NOT FULL-FACED AWARE OF SUCH CONDITIONS THAT CAN BE SEEN ON THAT TAPE, BUT ONCE ANYONE ACTUALLY SEES IT, I’M ALMOST CERTAIN THAT THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO IGNORE IT.

    Cassandra
    of Naperville, IL

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  3. What is it with you and not having the Olympics here in Chicago? The financial plan states that the Olympics will be the least expensive out of all four cities, so shut up on how it’ll be too expensive. Security is good. The IOC is happy with us so why get so moody.

  4. WE DO NOT NEED, WE DO NOT WANT, WE CANNOT AFFORD THE GAMES. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!

    (OH, BTW, IS THERE ANY WAY YOU CAN GET RID OF KING DALEY? WE DO NOT NEED, WE DO NOT WANT, WE CANNOT AFFORD TO HAVE THE KING ANY LONGER)

  5. Tom Tresser, I beg you to run for Mayor of Chicago.Please!!

    • You, yeah you Chicagomom, you are an IDIOT! Tom Tresser you are too. Tresser will become what you think is Daley right now. I actually think Daley is a good honest man and you shall be ashamed of yourself. Tom Tresser is a lazy man who will get nothing done for the city.

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