Chicago Mayor Lightfoot’s Campaign Urged Teachers To Push For Student Volunteers

The Chicago Public Schools inspector general has opened an investigation into the emails sent by Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s campaign to teachers asking for students to volunteer for her second-term campaign.

Lightfoot’s deputy campaign manager sent an email to teachers asking to share the externship “opportunity” with students, in which students would work 12 hours per week in exchange for school credit to “help Mayor Lightfoot win this spring.”

“As the race heats up, we’re looking to enrich our office through what we call our externship program,” according to the email obtained by WTTW News. “Could you please share this opportunity with your students?”

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