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(Press Release) Chance the Rapper Endorses Amara Enyia for Mayor

CHICAGO (October 16, 2018) – Grammy Award-winner and Chicago activist Chance the Rapper today endorsed Amara Enyia for Mayor of Chicago and announced plans to co-campaign with a new vision to empower all Chicagoans — from Rogers Park to Austin to Hegewisch — and lead with progressive values. During the City Hall event Enyia and Chance …

Fixing Chicago’s Finances

  “We’re constantly told the solution to our financial mess is one that assuredly enriches the investor class and pays Wall Street handlers handsomely, and then — just maybe, if things go right — benefits us, too. If not, it’s Chicagoans who are stuck with the tab and clean up the mess. It’s time to …

(Occupy) After Rahm’s destruction, can Chicago create a cooperative economy?

Enyia should know. A longtime community organizer and policy expert from the city’s Austin neighborhood, she is again running for mayor of Chicago (she made a brief run in 2015) where she promises to not only facilitate cooperative economics citywide but also to begin the process of creating a public bank for the city “on day one” of …

(People’s World) Demonstrators demand justice for Laquan McDonald, killed by Chicago cop

Mayoral candidate Amara Enyia was also in attendance and spoke with People’s World about her own longstanding involvement with the case. Enyia stated that she has been following the case closely since 2014 before it became a national headline. “Today represents many things for organizers, organizations, people in the community who have been calling for this kind …

(In These Times) With Rahm Out, Chicago’s Black Youth Demand Mayoral Candidates Side With Communities—Not Police

Amara Enyia, the most recent candidate to announce her bid for mayor, claimed a position to the left of her competitors. Enyia is a West Side resident who has put in time organizing on the ground with GoodKids MadCity and believes that policing is not the answer to violence. Enyia wants to look beyond the …

(Chicago Sun Times) Rahm’s out — Latest list of Chicago mayoral candidates who are in, considering

With Mayor Rahm Emanuel not seeking a third term more people are considering jumping in the wide-open 2019 Chicago City Hall race – where there is no obvious front-runner. As of October, there were 17 announced candidates in the race, with more expected to jump in. One of those will not be Cook County Commissioner …

(Chicago Defender) Candidates and Officials Brace for Verdict in Jason Van Dyke Trial

CHICAGO (Oct. 2, 2018) — “The killing of 17-year old Laquan McDonald and the collective attempt to sweep his death under the rug by the current administration should outrage every single resident of the City of Chicago. Laquan McDonald represents the collective failures of our current leadership – failures to invest equitably in education, failure …

(The Gate News) People from across the city come together during Van Dyke trial to demand justice in Chicago

Crowds of protesters filled the lawn outside the George A. Leighton Criminal Courthouse on the 2600 block of California Avenue, in anticipation of the jury selection for the murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke is being tried for six counts of first-degree murder and one count of …

(WBEZ 91.5 CHICAGO) Amara Enyia Joins Growing List Of Candidates Challenging Mayor Emanuel’s Seat

West Side lawyer, activist, and self-described “policy wonk” Amara Enyia has jumped into the race for mayor of Chicago. She’s the 11th candidate to announce a challenge to incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the February 2019 election. Enyia ran for mayor in 2015 but dropped out of the race and endorsed then-Ald. Bob Fioretti. She …

(Chicago Tribune) Morning Spin: Amara Enyia marks 11th challenger to enter crowded race against Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is getting an 11th challenger this week, as policy consultant Amara Enyia is announcing her entrance into the crowded race. Although less known than many of the announced challengers, Enyia is no stranger to mayoral races. She ran in the 2015 campaign before dropping out and joining then-Ald. Bob Fioretti’s team. …