Tuesday, December 9, 2008

12.10.08 - 12.11.08

Rod Blagojevich has no plans to resign as Governor of Illinois. Our state deserves a Governor focused on working for the people of Illinois, not fighting federal corruption charges in court.

Starting Wednesday, December 10, 2008 we call on every resident of Illinois to call the Governor's office and let him know THAT YOU SUPPORT HIS RESIGNATION.

(217) 782-6830 or (312) 814-2121

Possible Script for Calling the Governor's Office

“Hi, this is [your name] from [your town/city], Illinois."

"I’m calling in regards to Governor Blagojevich's decision to not resign and remain in office. While the Governor is innocent until proven guilty we need a chief Executive who is focused on serving the people of Illinois, not fighting federal corruption charges in court. I believe that the proper thing to do is for Rod Blagojevich to resign.

Can you ask him to do so? Thank You.”

Call (217) 782-6830 or (312) 814-2121

Blago's Attorney: Blagojevich is Innocent and WILL NOT RESIGN

POLITICO: Attorney: Blagojevich has no plans of resigning

By Carol E. Lee 12/9/08

"CHICAGO— The attorney for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said the governor will be vindicated and he has no plans to resign. "He didn't do anything wrong," attorney Sheldon Sorosky told reporters after Blagojevich was arraigned. "A lot of this is just politics." Blagojevich should be in the office Wednesday, Sorosky added. So, reporters asked, he does not intend to resign? "Not that I know of, no," said Sorosky, who added that the governor was "surprised" by the day's events."

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Welcome to ResignRod.com

The Governor of our great state, Rod Blagojevich, was arrested this morning on federal corruption charges. Amongst the allegations: he attempted to sell Illinois' vacant Senate seat, he solicited bribes in pay-to-play political schemes, and he attempted to silence editorial criticism from the Chicago Tribune.

As US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald described the situation: "the breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering"

ResignRod.com is a site dedicate to getting Rod Blagojevich out of office as soon as possible. We call on Rod Blagojevich to resign immediately, and given the allegations, that he resign WITHOUT filling the Senate Vacancy.

In the coming hours and days we will be organizing efforts to put pressure on Governor Blagojevich to resign. If he should not resign we will organize to put pressure on the Illinois General Assembly to begin the impeachment process.

We will be needing help from throughout the state to put pressure on Blagojevich to resign (or get the General Assembly to impeach him should he choose not to). If you are interested do not hesitate to e-mail us at resignforillinois@gmail.com.

Later on today there will be a petition available via this site. Check back later for the petition and further updates.