Rules of the campaign code

Here is the code of campaign practice that the Committee on Decent Unbiased Campaign Tactics is encouraging Chicago's political candidates to sign: Candidates:

Should not suggest directly or indirectly, through speeches or campaign literature, that their opponents ought to be defeated because of their race, religion, national origin, or gender.

Should campaign among all the voters in the community they seek to represent or serve, being careful not to systematically exclude neighborhoods or groups other than their own.

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Should not appeal to fears, negative stereotypes, or hostilities based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or other irrelevant group identification.

Should not use pamphlets, fliers, code words, or advertising that appeal to bigotry or fear.

Should publicly condemn bigoted literature, statements, or actions in support of their candidacy or in opposition to their opponent.

Should be accountable for the actions of their staffs relative to this code.

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