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   Aug 22

Tom Presenting at Democracy Convention Aug 26

Tom Tresser will be presenting at The Democracy Convention in Madison on Friday, August 26 at 11am. “The No Games Chicago Story – How We Derailed the Bid & Lessons for Defeating Mega-Projects.” Details here.

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   Aug 17

Tom Gave Talk on “Greed Is NOT Good” – Sunday, August 21

 August 21 Tom Tresser will speak on “Greed is NOT Good – How Selfishness is Destroying the American Dream” Download text of remarks Listen to audio of talk and Q&A that followed Privatization is the new watch word in American political life. Chicago has sold the Skyway Bridge, downtown parking garages, its parking meters and [...]

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   Aug 14

Urge Governor to Veto HB 1091

CALL IN ALERT! STOP HB1091 PRIVATIZATION BILL! Only 10 days left to call Gov. Quinn HB1091 Transportation: Public-Private Partnership Bill, passed the Illinois legislature in May, and was sent to Governor Quinn for signature on June 24, 2011. The Governor has until August 23, 2011 to veto or amend the bill. The Bill grants IL [...]

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   Aug 11

Ask Mayor Emanuel About Privatization

Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association will be interviewing Mayor Emanuel online on August 17 at 12:15pm. You can email questions to: Here’s my question: The new mayor has already shown he does deals like the old mayor. His team pushed through the contract for the concessions at the O’Hare international Terminal. According [...]

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   Aug 04

Scan This To Subscribe To Our Newsletter, “The Public Defender”

Scan this QR code or click here to subscribe to our email newsletter, The Public Defender. We promise to keep you up to date on our work and inform you about the commons and the great work other Public Defenders are doing to protect and extend the commons.

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   Aug 02

Sign Online Petition – “Say NO! to Privatization”

Please take a moment to sign our online petition – “Say NO! to Privatization.” If YOU don’t stand up for the commons – the things that belong to us all – then WHO will? Go to:

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