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(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 …

(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 …

(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 …

(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 …

(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 …