Thursday, October 30, 2008

Con Con on the Air

From no blogging to twice in one day. Here is the television ad being aired by Vote Yes on Illinois Con-Con Coalition.

It's pretty good.


At October 30, 2008 at 7:07 PM, Blogger Amy said...

Not being aired by ABC until edited. While we may all feel Blago is a guilty of a great many things, they felt any implication without an indictment was a beyond their ethical boundaries. Although they did find it newsworthy enough to air.

At October 30, 2008 at 7:16 PM, Blogger Rep. John Fritchey said...

I just really don't see how that ad comes even close to the level of any of the negative political ads that are constantly on the air, but okay.

At November 4, 2008 at 1:49 AM, Blogger Andy said...

When the Illinois legislature can stop school funding reform, property tax and ethics reform, and taint the ballot language on an historical public policy issue that comes only every 20 years---there is something fundamentally broken in our government. It’s an insult to democracy.

In 1992 the legislature placed an educational funding reform amendment before voters, which got 58% approval – but just 2% shy of 60% to become law.

Our elected officials placed no other educational funding reform amendment on the ballot again in the past 16 years.

Paul Vallas, currently leading the New Orleans Recovery Education Project, was the former head of the Chicago Public School. Vallas --- cited by President Clinton for raising test scores and balancing the budget ----urged a Yes Vote for the Illinois Con Con. Vallas certainly knows a thing or two about Chicago public schools.

Cook County Assessor James Houlihan and Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr both endorsed and urged a yes vote for the constitutional convention. They certainly know a thing or two about inequitable property taxes and inequitable educational funding.

If you want to take back your own state and tweak the constitution to close loopholes, vote “yes” for con con. Or vote no as Governor Blagojevich, former Gov Edgar, the union bosses, insurance companies, utility companies and special interest PACs and trial lawyers and powerful lobbyists urge us with their $1.7 million in “Just Vote No” money.

When we wake up November 5 Wednesday morning after the elections, will Illinois citizens is better off if the self-serving special interests have bought their election choice with fear mongering?

A “yes” vote for con-con is at the very least a vote for a fair taxing system to better educate our children.

Andrea Raila


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