The Friends of Amara Committee today is kicking off its small donor campaign called “A Vision and Some Pocket Change”. When Enyia announced her bid to run for Mayor of Chicago in August and subsequently held a press conference in October with Chance the Rapper, she started making headlines – part of those headlines included astonishment that her quarterly campaign finance report only showed a balance of $67.54. The press openly wondered how Amara could run her campaign on fumes. Starting today Friends of Amara is hoping all that will change (no pun intended). Now, small donors can visit www.amaraenyia.com/67 and make donations of 67 cents, $6.70, $67.00, $670.00 or any other amount they would like to contribute.
“In the spirit of those days where we had pennies in the account, but garnered worldwide press coverage, we are happy to announce “A Vision and Some Pocket Change,” Enyia said. “Citizens will know that they can get involved on any level by contributing 1%, 10%, 100% or 1000% of the total funds with which we started this whole campaign,” she added.
Enyia has always declared her campaign to be a people-powered campaign and a grassroots campaign that is not fueled by special or corporate interests. And she is sticking to those principles by launching her small donor campaign today. This will give all people no matter their financial status the ability to donate to a platform that supports better education, an economy for all and police reform amongst other progressive issues. For more information on Enyia’s campaign activities such as upcoming events, programs and volunteer opportunities, supporters can visit www.amaraenyia.com