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(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 …

(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 …