Amara for Chicago? Candidate sets eyes on biggest seat in city
2015 will shape up to be a big year for Chicago. The Chicago mayor’s seat is up for grabs, and a challenger may have a chance to snatch it right from under current Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
While The Chicago Reader speculated over who could challenge the mayor, they left out one name. Maybe because she isn’t as popular as the rest, but Dr. Amara Enyia’s heart appears to be just as strong.
Dr. Amara Enyia experienced from an early age what it meant to stand up for the principles of equity, integrity and justice. Her parents, immigrants from Nigeria, spent most of their lives as anti-corruption, pro-democracy activists. After moving to the United States, her parents became organizers, successfully organizing the Nigerian community in Chicago and across the country against the country’s dictator with a pro-democracy agenda. Because of their example, she is no stranger to the importance of courage and determination in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. It is this legacy of tenacity and social justice that fuels her leadership and will ensure all Chicagoans get the type of principled leadership they deserve.
Enyia’s website states that she’s committed to providing leadership that “embraces the unique diversity of the city’s neighborhoods and builds bridges across lines of difference to unite the city behind a common agenda.”
Enyia’s site also suggest that she will focus on putting an end to the school-to-prison pipeline, one that disenfranchises thousands of black youth.
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