Lightfoot Campaign Urges Students To Work For Her, Earn Class Credits

Lori Lightfoot

At a glance

  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s re-election campaign’s move to send an email to Chicago Public Schools teachers asking them to urge their students to volunteer for the mayor’s campaign – in exchange for class credit – is drawing fire.
  • The report of the email letters sent to teachers has evoked strong reactions from various corners, including Parents Defending Education (PDE), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), and CPS.
  • WTTW News first reported Wednesday the email reportedly sent to CPS teachers from Megan Crane, named in the report as deputy campaign manager for Lightfoot’s campaign.
  • The email asked the teachers to urge their students to volunteer to help Lightfoot win her re-election bid and earn class credit simultaneously.

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