18 January 2023

Nothing Shows Desperation Like

The Mayor of Chicago sending out emails to teachers to pressure them to get their students to work for her campaign.

Lori Lightfoot, who if anything might be more unpopular than Rahm Emanuel had her campaign send, "An email to Chicago Public Schools teachers Wednesday asking them to encourage their students to volunteer to help Lightfoot win a second term as mayor – and earn class credit."

Once this went public, her campaign backpedaled so fast it left skid marks.


It was unclear how many Chicago teachers received the email from Megan Crane, whose LinkedIn page identifies her as the deputy campaign manager for Lightfoot. The message was sent to teachers’ official work email accounts, which end in cps.edu.


ess than two hours later, Lightfoot’s campaign issued a third version of the statement:

“All [Lightfoot for Chicago] campaign staff have been reminded about the solid wall that must exist between campaign and official activities and that contacts with any city of Chicago, or other sister agency employees, including CPS employees, even through publicly available sources is off limits. Period.”

As mayor of Chicago, Lightfoot appoints not only the superintendent of the Chicago Public Schools but also the members of the Chicago Board of Education. Chicago’s ethics ordinance prohibits the use of public resources, including email accounts, for non-official purposes.

I don't know if she will lose reelection, but it looks like her campaign is not particularly confident.


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