Chicago, Portland, Louisville mayors appear to back CRT in schools before names removed from sponsors list

The resolution adopted by the Conference of Mayors, which describes itself as a “non-partisan organization of cities with a population of 30,000 or larger,” initially listed the following four mayoral sponsors: Louisville, Kentucky, Mayor Greg Fischer; Boise, Idaho, Mayor Lauren McLean; Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot; and Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler, as seen in a Wednesday screenshot posted to Twitter by CRT critic and journalist Christopher Rufo.

By Thursday morning, however, all four mayors’ names had disappeared from the resolution stating that “the nation’s mayors support the implementation of CRT in the public education curriculum to help engage our youth in programming that reflects an accurate, complete account of BIPOC history…”

A spokesperson for McLean said in a statement to Fox News that the inclusion of the Boise mayor’s name on the resolution was a “staff error.”

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“Mayor McLean did not give her name or sponsor the resolution at the conference of mayors,” the spokesperson said. “It was a staff error. Signing on to this resolution wouldn’t make sense within Boise city limits since our school systems are operated by the Boise School District and West Ada School District, and she has no role in either.”

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The offices of Fischer, Lightfoot and Wheeler did not immediately respond to inquiries from Fox News regarding the apparent retraction of sponsor names from the resolution on the Conference of Mayor’s website.

2021 CRT resolution (U.S. Conference of Mayors)
2021 CRT resolution (U.S. Conference of Mayors)

2021 CRT resolution (U.S. Conference of Mayors)

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