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