Greens vs. The Chicago Machine
Chicago is famous for its "machine" system: elected or appointed officials control massive, taxpayer-funded administrations full of jobs and contracts, which are handed out to keep supporters loyal come election time. Whether those jobs and contracts actually benefit the taxpayers, or address critical civic issues...that's not really the machine's concern.
It's a terrible way to run a city -- and Greens are fighting to change that. We're running a hard-hitting, issues-focused campaign against Chicago's famously corrupt sanitary district Board of Commissioners.
We're a genuine threat to "business as usual" in Chicago, and that's why the political machine will do everything in its power to prevent one single Green from ever being elected to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board of Commissioners (MWRD).
Funds will pay for the critical ballot access process, which is a set of strict legal and petitioning requirements that establishment parties use to keep independents and outsider challengers off the ballot.
We need your support to cover petitioning and filing expenses. Can you chip in this week with $10, $25, $50, or $100 to help us fight the Chicago machine?
It's a tight deadline -- and your support will help ensure that voters in Cook County have an option on their ballot that isn't the long-standing Democratic Party establishment.
Please give what you can! We're fighting for clean water -- and for clean government.
Illinois Green Party