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Amara Enyia Statement on Jeff Session Final Regressive Act as U.S. Attorney General

CHICAGO (Nov. 9, 2018) — “While I am relieved Jeff Sessions’ final regressive act as U.S. Attorney General won’t affect the consent decree in Chicago, it shows how little the Trump Administration understands matters of racial equality and social justice. Chicago’s consent decree was developed with years of painstaking effort through court rulings, the tireless …

Amara Enyia Statement on Target Stores Closing in Black Communities

CHICAGO (November 1, 2018) – “News of Target stores closing in predominantly African American communities only underscores why it is so important that we work to support local businesses, and in particular, small businesses. It is also why we must concentrate efforts in building diverse commercial corridors that serve the broad range of community needs. …

Amara Enyia Statement on Chicago Police Officers Accused of Cover-Up in Van Dyke Case

CHICAGO (October 30, 2018) –  ”The most single most effective element of police reform is to create a department in which transparency is valued and accountability is understood; in which service to community supersedes protecting a fellow officer from discipline, and in which the majority of excellent officers are not held back by the few bad …

(Block Club Chicago) Stars Align As Kanye West, Chance The Rapper Turn Out For Amara Enyia’s Mayoral Campaign Rally

WOODLAWN — Chance The Rapper made good on his commitment to join Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia on the campaign trail … and Kanye West joined in Tuesday. Chance endorsed Enyia last week and promised to lend his support. The two held a rally Tuesday afternoon on the southeast corner of 63rd and Cottage Grove. …

(Press Release) Amara Enyia Pays Illinois State Board of Election Fines

CHICAGO (October 22, 2018) – The $73,540 debt to the Illinois State Board of Elections has been paid in full. The Amara Enyia campaign thanks Chicago native, Kanye West for his generous action. Amara’s campaign is energizing people around the city with bold ideas and solutions that move Chicago forward. We are excited to engage …

(Chicago Mag) Chance the Rapper’s Mayoral Endorsement Is a Pretty Big Deal

The 25-year-old’s support may be the second most valuable out there, after only Barack Obama’s. Chance the Rapper has 7.9 million Twitter followers — more, it’s safe to say, than all 17 candidates for mayor of Chicago combined. Right now, they’re all reading about a woman who until today was one of the race’s more …