Kam Buckner slams Mayor Lightfoot for ethical violations and pushing CPS to support her candidacy
Lori Lightfoot Plays Political Patronage Game, Asks CPS Teachers, Students to Support Re-Election Campaign in a Massive Ethical Violation and Abuse of Power
Lori Lightfoot’s political campaign sent an email to CPS teachers’ government email addresses asking them to recruit students for her re-election campaign in exchange for class credit, according to WTTW.
Chicago has ethics ordinances that prohibit the use of public resources, including email, for political purposes.
“Just when you think Chicago’s storied history of political patronage and machine corruption is breaking down, Lori Lightfoot proves she’s keeping it alive. This heavy-handed misuse and abuse of power is a reminder that Lori Lighfoot has no respect for the law,” candidate for Mayor Kam Buckner said.
“Instead of recognizing the mistake, her campaign doubled down because Lori Lightfoot is incapable of recognizing right from wrong. Her arrogance and incompetence are inexcusable and Chicago needs to be rescued from four years of broken promises about ‘bringing in the light’. The City’s Inspector General as well as the Chicago Board of Elections should immediately investigate whether the Mayor’s lack of integrity also breaks the law.”
Though the email on its own is a total violation, it adds to Lightfoot’s history of threatening and retaliatory behavior against public school teachers.
Just last year Lightfoot tried to fire two CPS teachers who used their personal time to protest her decision to move General Iron, a major polluter, from Lincoln Park to the Southeast Side.
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