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Camonghne Felix joins the Amara Campaign as Communications Director

CHICAGO – 12/13/18 Amara is pleased to welcome Camonghne Felix to the campaign as our new Communications Director. Prior to joining the campaign, Camonghne was the Senior Communications Manager for the Ms. Foundation, the world’s oldest feminist foundation. She has also worked as a Strategist at BerlinRosen Public Affairs where she designed and led full communications and branding strategies for progressive clients …

Celebrated Chicago Political Journalist Charles Thomas Joins Amara Enyia Campaign as Senior Advisor

CHICAGO (December 11, 2018) – Renowned Chicago broadcast journalist, Charles Thomas, whose stellar career has spanned four decades, is joining Amara Enyia’s mayoral campaign as a senior advisor. He started his career as a Midwest Correspondent for ABC News and then spent more than 25 years at ABC Eyewitness News in Chicago. In a new …

(FOX32) Students grill Chicago mayoral candidates at high school forum

“The decisions that get made February 26 will affect all of you more than anyone else,” said mayoral candidate Amara Enyia. And young women flocked to the rapper backed candidate, Amara Enyia. The race for Chicago mayor had some candidates heading back to school Wednesday. A North Side high school held a mayoral forum, even though many of the students won’t …

The Commuter Tax

In concept, a commuter tax seems viable because it presumably affects non-Chicago residents. However, such a tax also has a few downsides. Specifically, corporations would think twice about where they are located or headquartered with a commuter tax. If they know a significant portion of their workforce commutes, the tax could be a disincentive for a company to locate …

(Chicago Tribune) Political silence: Why the federal raid on powerful Ald. Ed Burke has left Chicago mayoral candidates quiet

Amara Enyia also has sought to blaze a progressive path in her grassroots run for mayor. She predicted voters’ reaction to the federal investigation will depend on its ultimate result, but said the raids place Burke “front and center” on the public’s radar even with voters who may not have known much about him. “Alderman …

(Block Club Chicago) What Could Fix Affordable Housing In Chicago? Mayoral Candidates Offer Answers At CTU Forum

Candidates Amara Enyia, Lori Lightfoot, Susana Mendoza, Toni Preckwinkle and Paul Vallas participated in the forum. Enyia said she would hold the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) accountable for how they are using money they receive from the federal government. She also would work with the new Cook County Assessor to ensure low-income communities are not …