Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot called on Toni Preckwinkle to donate money raised from a recent fundraising email to an advocacy group that supports criminalized survivors of sexual violence. Preckwinkle’s Thursday fundraising email began, “We have a chance, right now, to help a sex-trafficking victim avoid a life sentence in prison. Her name is Cyntoia Brown” and went on to solicit contributions to Preckwinkle’s campaign.
“This is disgusting,” said Lightfoot. “I’ve seen a lot of things among craven politicians, but exploiting a series of horrible tragedies and miscarriages of justice for a fundraising pitch jumps to the top of the list. Is there no one with common sense or judgment on Team Toni?
“Preckwinkle should donate money raised from this disgusting fundraising email to an advocacy group that supports criminalized survivors of sexual violence.”