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No Thank You!
Welcome to the Chicago Auto Show SHUTDOWN Festival! Thank you.
We're here because we have a message for the Auto Show, a message for the oil and automobile industries, a message for everyone involved with the spectacle inside this building.
Our message is: No Thank You!
No Thank You! We don't need any more cars in Chicago.
No Thank You! We don't need any more cars in Chicago. We don't need to glorify cars. We don't need an Auto Show. There's already an Auto Show in Chicago every day, 24 hours a day. You don't have to go to it, because it comes to you. Everywhere you go in this city, you can't get away from the sight of automobiles, from the sounds of automobiles, from the smells of automobiles. Chicago doesn't need any more cars.
Here are some things that we do need:
Freedom isn't about having a choice between Ford and Chevy, between Chevron and Texaco. Freedom is about being able to say: I'm going to get around under my own power. I don't need to pay for gas, insurance, and parking. I don't need to buy a shiny new car.
We're showing off the real Vehicles of the Future here today. The automobile age is ending. Cars will go the way of the dinosaurs that fuel them. The future of Chicago, of this nation, of this world, belongs to us, not to the oil and automobile industries. It belongs to the people of Chicago.
So we're here today to shut down this Auto Show. We're here to say, No Thank You.
We don't need any more cars in Chicago. We don't want any more cars in Chicago. So pack up your Auto Show. Go back to Detroit. Take your oil back overseas. Leave our city. We don't want any more cars in Chicago. We've had enough. We're saying No! Thank You!