My name is Lori Lightfoot and I’m running for mayor of Chicago.
In order for Chicago to remain a world-class city, we need to create a new path. A path in which fairness and inclusion are our guiding principles. As our mayor, I will respect the experiences of all Chicagoans and ensure our city government works to uplift the quality of life for everyone.
We can, and we must, do better. We must do better to address the taxes and fees that burden middle- and low-income families. We must do better to halt the declining conditions of our neighborhood schools. We must do better to change an education policy that does not view parents, teachers, principals, staff or other stakeholders as valued partners. We must do better by insisting on a comprehensive plan to invest in families and neighborhoods, and to end the violence that plagues too many communities. We can do this, together. This is my commitment and my promise to you. Please join me.
For the City We Want
Lori’s vision for Chicago
Forge New Priorities
The cornerstone of our education policy must be to improve the quality of our neighborhood schools. These schools are not just places to learn, they are valuable resources and places that should be a source of pride.
A Comprehensive Plan
Too many children wake up every day, and go to bed every night, blanketed by a fear of violence. That fear has become the most significant factor in their young lives. We can, and we must, fix this.
Invest in Communities
All over Chicago, people feel the effects of an “us versus them” style of governance. Investing here, and not there; providing advantages to some, but not others; listening to a few, but ignoring far too many.
A world class city needs a world class public education system. Working together, we will create a pre-K-12 school system that provides equal opportunities for students, regardless of income, address or background, and which erases the achievement and graduation gaps between students. We will develop a diverse, vibrant, skilled workforce that fuels growth in every neighborhood and leaders who will shape Chicago’s future.
We will do this by transforming Chicago Public Schools into a system where:
Structural, racial and other inequities disappear
Communities and stakeholders are included in decisions regarding schools
Every neighborhood has high quality elementary and high schools
Children enter kindergarten at the same level as their peers
Schools are staffed with fulltime nurses, social workers and librarians
Kids receive trauma-informed instruction and mental health services
Chicagoans have the opportunity to elect an independent school board
CTA is more accessible for qualifying CPS students
There are expanded career pathways for high school students
The Community School Initiative continues to grow
CPS recruits, develops and retains highly effective and diverse teachers
All students have access to after school programs and experiences
Diverse learners receive the resources they need to learn and succeed
There is accountability in CPS’ central office
Chicago Public Schools are funded
Chicago mayoral candidate, former Assistant U.S. Attorney, and former Police Board President Lori Lightfoot released the following statement in response to the sentencing of Jason Van Dyke in the murder of Laquan McDonald. “I feel sad and frustrated,” said Lightfoot....read more
Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot released the following statement in response to news that Sterling Bay, the firm behind the Lincoln Yards development, used Ed Burke’s law firm Klafter & Burke to seek property tax cuts. “The fact that we are just now...read more
Chicago mayoral candidate, former Assistant U.S. Attorney, and former Police Board President Lori Lightfoot released the following statement in response to news that three Chicago police officers were found not guilty of attempting to cover up the murder of Laquan...read more
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“[Lori Lightfoot] does seem like the antithesis of Rahm Emanuel—calm, focused, principled, and independent. The question her campaign poses is an old one: is Chicago ready for reform?” https://t.co/yp9GAmeK5P
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