Save City Mental Health Centers


Next Wednesday, the City Council will likely vote on Mayor Emanuel’s proposed 2012 budget. Though 28 Alderman wrote the Mayor expressing concern about cuts to our clinics, libraries and other services, Mayor Emanuel has not backed off on plans to close half of our city’s 12 mental health clinics and privatize all 7 of the physical health clinics.

PLEASE CALL YOR ALDERMAN to say: “NO CLINICS, NO VOTE – don’t vote for any budget that closes and privatizes our city clinics.”

We also need help from now until the budget vote turning up the heat. Please email if you can volunteer some time on an action team this week. We need help with actions, pressure on Alderman, outreach in targeted areas, phone-banking to supporters, community outreach and more.

Two key actions coming up to spread the word widely on are:

Prayer vigil/Protest to save our clinics

Weds 11/95:30pm – In front of LaSalle st entrance to City Hall – 121 N. LaSalle

People’s Budget Assembly to save our clinics

Tues 11/15 – 12pm – Chicago Temple – 77 W. Washington

We can win this one, but it will take all of us. Please take some time out of your busy schedules this week to be part of an effort that will have major impact on the future of our city and our communities.


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