Illinois' Future Is Being Blocked By
ILLINOIS, DROP THE MIKE.
Illinois' future is being blocked by Mike Madigan. House Democrats refuse to stand up to his political machine, so it's up to the people to get rid of his power.
Sign here if you agree: it's time for Madigan to go.
46 Years Of Failure
Mike Madigan has presided over Illinois’ demise. Madigan was first elected to the legislature in 1971. Over nearly five decades, Madigan has pushed destructive policies that caused massive job losses, record income tax hikes, the highest property taxes in the country and the worst state pension crisis in America.
Mike Madigan first became Speaker of the Illinois House in 1983 and Madigan’s doubled as chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party for most of the last two decades. Madigan controls all legislation considered by the Illinois House and controls the campaign money spent by his state party. Madigan’s the undisputed boss of the Chicago political machine.
Higher Taxes. No Reforms.
Despite leading Illinois into the abyss, Mike Madigan wants to double down on the same failed policies of the past. Madigan refuses to pass the critical reforms Illinois needs and only wants to force another massive tax hike on hard-working Illinois families. Madigan is saying no to job-creating economic reforms, no to cost-saving reforms, no to pension reform and no to term limits.
Meet the legislators who voted for mike madigan
- Laura Fine
- Anna Moeller
- Fred Crespo
- Deb Conroy
- Marty Moylan
- Michelle Mussman
- Elaine Nekritz
- Carol Sente
- Sam Yingling
- Michael Halpin
- Stephanie Kifowit
- Sue Scherer
- Natalie Manley
- Dan Beiser
- Jay Hoffman
- Katie Stuart
- Jerry Costello
- Brandon Phelps
Time for Legislators to Choose:
Loyalty to Mike Madigan or Progress for the People
These Individuals Chose: LOYALTY TO MIKE MADIGAN
These individuals chose:
loyalty to Mike Madigan
Bankrolls Mike Madigan’s Chicago Machine
J.B. Pritzker and Madigan sit at the top of the Chicago political machine that protects the powerful insiders while putting the people last. Madigan runs it while Pritzker feeds Madigan his inherited fortune.
Just this year, Pritzker gave a Madigan-aligned front group nearly $1 million dollars in an attempt to increase Madigan’s power and block efforts to reform Illinois. And Pritzker secretly funneled another $200,000 to Mike Madigan and his hand-picked candidates for the state house.
But Pritzker’s record of backing the political machine doesn’t stop with Madigan. Pritzker was a key ally and fundraiser of disgraced and imprisoned Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
In fact, Pritzker was one of Blagojevich’s largest individual donors, contributing over $120,000 to help elect the most corrupt politician in Illinois history.
Pritzker will only make Mike Madigan and the Chicago political machine stronger. Illinois needs a real reformer instead.
Donate to our Watchdog Fund to help eliminate Madigan’s power: causes.anedot.com/madigan-pritzker
Sources: Federal Elections Commission, State Board of Elections, Illinois Secretary of State, Crain’s Chicago Business 11/2/2016, Chicago Tribune, 10/11/2016
Daniel Biss—a Madigan Accomplice—announced his run for Governor to help drive the Madigan Machine.
Financial records reveal that Biss has taken over $260,000 in tainted Madigan money. In exchange, Biss supported Madigan for Speaker. As a state representative, Biss voted for every enacted Madigan budget, adding billions in debt.
Biss even supported Madigan’s $7 billion out-of-whack budget proposal in the Senate last year. That spending proposal was the most unbalanced in Illinois history.
Biss is so loyal to Madigan that he was tapped to run Madigan’s political front group – LIFT.
We can’t afford a Mike Madigan accomplice in the Governor’s office.
Susana Mendoza is bought and paid for by Boss Madigan, and now as Comptroller Mendoza is taking orders from her political patron, pledging to help him and Lisa Madigan shut down the government if allowed by the courts.
Career politician Susana Mendoza quickly became a Madigan ally in the House, voting for every unbalanced Madigan budget that became law, adding billions in debt while shortchanging Illinois schools. She even voted for the highest income tax hike in Illinois history, voted to raise her own pay, and then doubled dipped by taking two government pensions.
In exchange, Mendoza endorsed Madigan for Speaker six times, calling Madigan her “mentor”. In one speech lauding Madigan’s reign, Mendoza nominated him for Speaker and called him a “man who time and time again has demonstrated his passion and love for this state,” and proclaimed that “someday, our children will learn of his contributions.”
Knowing she was a loyal ally, Madigan provided Mendoza with money and support for her political career. When Mendoza wanted to run for higher office, Madigan cleared the Democratic field for her and funded her campaign for Comptroller.
To date Madigan has funneled millions to Mendoza. Now, she’s working with the Madigan family to shut down state government and cause a crisis to force even higher taxes.
A Mike Madigan First Politician
Chris Kennedy’s already proved he will be loyal to Mike Madigan. Before announcing his campaign, Kennedy secretly met with Madigan to get his blessing to run for governor. Then, Kennedy bankrolled a $10 million Madigan-aligned political front group and gave thousands more to Madigan’s hand-picked candidates for the legislature.
Chris Kennedy is committed to the Madigan Agenda and tried to give Madigan even more power. The last thing Illinois needs is a Madigan lap dog in the governor’s office.
Illinois needs an independent reformer, but Chris Kennedy is just another Mike Madigan-first politician.
Donate to our WatchDog Fund to help eliminate Madigan’s Power: causes.anedot.com/MadiganKennedy
Sources: Federal Election Commission, Illinois State Board of Election, Crain’s Chicago Business 11/2/2016, Chicago Tribune, 10/11/2016