We turned in 86,481 signatures to place a referendum on the November 6 ballot asking whether there should be a two-term limit on the office of Mayor of Chicago.
Together, we were able to cart 6,108 petition sheets, bound together on a dolly, into the Chicago City Clerk’s Office.
This will be the first binding referendum by voter initiative in Chicago’s 181-year history.
Thank you for all of your help in collecting mayoral term limit petitions!
Voters in 25 Illinois municipalities have already enacted mayoral term limits by binding referendum. On November 6, if the voters vote yes, Chicago will enact a mayoral term limit, as well.
In the coming weeks and months, we will be fighting hard to protect our right to petition for binding referendums.
In the meantime, make sure you spread the message:
Vote Yes for Mayoral Term Limits on November 6!
We’ll have a lot more work to do: convincing the voters to vote “Yes” on November 6.
Spread the word!
Thanks for all of your help! Together, we’ve made history.
P.S. Now that the petitions are turned in, there are still ways to help! Donate to help our effort in the next phase: making sure the political insiders don’t use underhanded tactics to keep the term limit referendum off the ballot.