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Mayoral Candidate Amara Enyia Releases Statement on Toni Preckwinkle’s Ad about Laquan McDonald

Chicago (January 10, 2019) – Our campaign has always sought to amplify young organizers and activists who have been leading movements for change from the start. While Chicago saw some justice for Laquan, the point isn’t for public officials to take credit for self-serving campaign purposes. Instead, the point is to address systemic issues of racism …

Mayoral candidate Amara Enyia issues statement on indictment of Ald. Ed Burke

Chicago (January 3, 2019) — “Today’s news of Ald. Ed Burke’s indictment is a devastating reminder of Chicago’s long history of corruption within city government. Any political leader who will willingly extort his community for personal gain is not only a predator but a major fissure to democracy and an inhibitor of justice. City government …

Amara Enyia releases 2 Years of Tax Returns with plan for Economic Justice

CHICAGO – Today, Amara Enyia released her 2016 and 2017 tax returns in conjunction with an economic justice platform to address predatory policies that impose significant economic barriers on low-income communities, demonstrating her commitment to building an equitable Chicago as she campaigns to become the next Mayor of Chicago. View Amara’s Economic Justice plan here. …

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 …

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 …

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 …