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Gov. Pat Quinn:
This letter is a follow-up to our brief
discussion last Friday, Sept. 24, during your visit to Lincoln.
Thank you for including Lincoln in your tour.
Thank you once again for all of the
constructive change that you have been responsible for during your
many years of public service. The first and probably most important
was your successful effort for the constitutional convention in
1970, your successful effort to reduce the Illinois state
legislature by one-third, your formation of CUB (Citizens Utility
Board) that represents the public interest regarding all utility
rate increases and other related issues, and term limits for elected
officials. (Citizens for Justice Inc. collected over 2,200
signatures locally for your term-limits effort.) You have always
demonstrated a willingness to be a strong advocate for the public.
of second column in this letter]
It is because of your belief in "trust
the people" and your willingness to circumvent the Illinois state
legislature by your leading petition drives and collecting
authorized signatures from the public. You then could place volatile
issues on the ballot so the voters, and not the politicians, could
vote on what is best for them.
Because both the present treasurer and
comptroller favor merging their two offices, we believe the time is
right to allow Illinois voters to vote on a constitutional amendment
to combine these two offices. Can we count on you to lead yet
another petition drive for the merger of the treasurer and
Best wishes always,
Citizens for Justice Inc.
Lester C. Van Bibber III