Sunday, September 30, 2012

second email sent to petition signers

The second email I sent to people who signed the petition is below. It went out Thursday, September 27 at 5:20 PM.

This blog has been commandeered for

A week ago today, I started a petition on calling for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to "stop the commercials" paid for by Education Reform Now narrated by Emanuel and spinning the results of the negotiations with the Chicago Teachers Union. As of now, the petition has over 8,200 signers. I created a survey for people who signed the petition and 68.5% who took the survey are from the City of Chicago. does allow me, as the petition creator, to email everyone who signed the petition. However, I know that all people don't want to be involved in every little discussion and decision.

So, I'm going use this blog to keep people abreast of what is happening in connection wit the petition.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

preliminary feedback from petitioners on school questions for Mayor Emanuel

Thursday late afternoon I sent an email to approximately 8,000 people asking them to provide feedback on questions for Mayor Rahm Emanuel about issues related to Chicago Public Schools. When I returned home about midnight there were approximately 530 responses.

The following questions got the most positive feedback:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012