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Press Release – UNITE HERE Local 1 endorses Lori Lightfoot

Today, UNITE HERE Local 1 endorsed Lori Lightfoot for mayor. UNITE HERE Local 1 represents more than 15,000 hospitality workers in airports, restaurants, cafeterias, stadiums, convention centers and casinos throughout Chicagoland and northwest Indiana. The endorsement...

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Press Release – Lightfoot releases returning citizens policy

Joined by former mayoral candidates Dr. Willie Wilson and Ja’Mal Green and members of the Safer Foundation leadership team on Wednesday, Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot released her policy plan to help returning citizens thrive. The policy includes: Creating...

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Press Release – 30+ Chicago leaders issue a call for unity

More than 30 Chicago leaders issued the following call for unity following inflammatory tactics from the Preckwinkle campaign in the final days of the race. “We are coming together today to say that Chicagoans should not be moved by the distortions and politics of...

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Press Release – Miguel del Valle endorses Lori Lightfoot

In videos released Tuesday in English and Spanish, the first Latino Illinois State Senator, former Chicago City Clerk, former Chicago mayoral candidate, and retired Illinois Commerce Commissioner Miguel del Valle endorsed Lori Lightfoot for mayor. del Valle’s...

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Press Release – Human Rights Campaign endorses Lori Lightfoot

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced its endorsement of Lori Lightfoot for mayor. HRC is the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) organization and joins Comptroller Susana Mendoza, Ja’Mal Green, Illinois Nurses Association...

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Press Release – Lightfoot releases new TV ad, “Moment”

Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot released a new TV ad, “Moment,” on Friday. In the ad, Albert Cleveland describes how Lori took on his case pro bono after he was convicted of a crime he did not commit and was sentenced to 45 years in prison. Lightfoot has...

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Press Release – Lightfoot Statement on Chance Endorsement

Lori Lightfoot released the following statement on Chance the Rapper endorsing Toni Preckwinkle: “I have great respect for Chance and the community activists and organizers across the city who are fighting for social justice,” said Lightfoot. “I share their passion...

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Press Release – Lightfoot releases new TV ad, “Focus”

Today, Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot released a new TV ad, "Focus.” In the ad, Lightfoot highlights her plans to bring true change to Chicago and end the city’s broken political machine while Lightfoot’s daughter attempts to distract in the background. The...

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Press Release – Ten labor unions endorse Lori Lightfoot

Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot received the endorsements of Amalgamated Transit Union Locals 241 and 308, City College Contingent Labor Organizing Committee, Gas Workers Local 18007, Iron Workers District Council and Local 1, Illinois Education Association...

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Press Release – Gloria Steinem endorses Lori Lightfoot

Today, feminist activist and author Gloria Steinem endorsed Lori Lightfoot for mayor. For decades, Steinem has been a pro-choice champion and steadfast advocate for women and LGBTQ rights. Steinem joins Congressman Chuy Garcia, Our Revolution Chicago, State...

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Press Release – Plumbers Local 130 endorses Lori Lightfoot

At a press conference today, Plumbers Local 130 endorsed Lori Lightfoot for mayor. Plumbers Local 130 represents over 6,000 members throughout Chicago. The endorsement comes as Lightfoot continues to build a broad coalition of support for her grassroots campaign,...

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Press Release – Lightfoot releases new TV ad, “Why”

Today, Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot released a new TV ad, "Why.” The ad questions the motivations behind Toni Preckwinkle’s recent attacks on Lightfoot and points to Preckwinkle’s history of regressive tax hikes and old-school machine politics. The ad is...

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Press Release – Lightfoot releases new TV ad, “Change”

Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot released her first TV ad of the runoff election, "Change." Filmed primarily at Lightfoot's election night celebration, the ad captures the grassroots momentum that propelled Lightfoot to first place and highlights the...

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Press Release – Lightfoot surges to #4 in Telemundo/NBC Poll

Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot is the fourth place candidate in a recently announced poll conducted by Telemundo Chicago and NBC 5. The poll shows Lightfoot with 10 percent of the vote, Toni Preckwinkle with 14 percent, Bill Daley with 13 percent, Susana...

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Press Release – Lightfoot releases first TV ad, “Light”

Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot released her first TV ad, “Light.” Filmed in a smoky room, the ad speaks to voters frustrated with corruption and looking for a new, independent candidate to take on the old Chicago way. Lightfoot highlights other candidates’...

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Press Release – Lightfoot announces aldermanic endorsements

Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot announced the endorsements of Katie Sieracki, 33rd Ward aldermanic candidate; Marianne Lalonde, 46th Ward aldermanic candidate; and Andrew Rowlas, 50th Ward aldermanic candidate. Lightfoot is endorsing each of these candidates...

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Press Release – Lightfoot receives Indivisible IL9 endorsement

Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot announced the endorsement of Indivisible Illinois 9th District Andersonville-Edgewater. Lightfoot will join with campaign volunteers and Indivisible IL9 members for a joint canvass kickoff on Saturday afternoon. “I’m honored to...

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Press Release – Lightfoot releases education policy

Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot released her education policy at a press conference this morning. The full policy is available here. Lightfoot has previously released comprehensive policies relating to good government, public safety, LGBTQ+ rights, housing,...

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Press Release – Lightfoot on Burke recusals: Fix Rule 14 now

Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot released the following statement in response to a recent report from the Better Government Association and WBEZ, “The King of Recusals: How Ald. Ed Burke’s Private Law Business Intersects With His Public Power.” Lightfoot has...

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Press Release – Lightfoot to Preckwinkle: Ditch Burke cash

Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot released the following statement calling on Toni Preckwinkle to donate contributions from Ed Burke and from the fundraiser Burke hosted at his home for Preckwinkle earlier this year. “Ed Burke doesn’t give anyone a five-figure...

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Press Release – Lightfoot responds to Ed Burke office raid

Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot released the following statement in response to federal agents raiding Alderman Ed Burke's offices today. “Today’s events are a stark reminder that we need to break from the old political machine. We’ve got an opportunity in...

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