The Independent Voters of Illinois-Indenpdent Precinct Organization (IVI-IPO) has joined No Games Chicago in opposing Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics. From their email newsletter:
The recent revelation that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) host city contract will require the City of Chicago to be liable for all cost overruns puts city residents in a precarious position, especially when the City is facing severe budget shortfalls.
The Olympics are a wonderful institution, but the City’s record of extreme cost overruns on large projects makes this a bad deal for Chicago residents.
Since 1944, IVI-IPO has fought for an idealistic vision of open and honest government. The organization’s primary tools are voter’s registration, voter information and candidate endorsement. IVI-IPO also lobbies on behalf of governmental reforms designed to open the system and better inform the public about the political process.
PLEASE CALL YOUR ALDERMAN AND TELL THEM “NO GAMES. NO BLANK CHECK!” Find your alderman.