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12:33pm April 24, 2014

Amara Enyia, 30-year-old Community Activist, Takes on Rahm Emanuel

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Dr. Amara Enyia, a 30-year-old community organizer and attorney, is running against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  The election is in February 2015.

With 40 shootings per weekend becoming routine, a year that featured the most murders in six years, and 45 schools closed in Chicago to the sound of loud protest, the approval ratings for Rahm Emanuel have plummeted.  The former White House Chief of staff appears to have few answers to solve the big problems that plague the city.

Dr. Enyia is focused on big change.  Changing the way Chicago politics works and introducing a spirit of transparency and responsibility in leadership that is the cornerstone of Dr. Enyia’s campaign is sharp turn from “the Chicago way.”

“It’s definitely a challenge but it can be done… I think the worst thing we can do is sit back and not rise to the challenge,” she said in an interview earlier this year.  Enyia is focusing her campaign on what she calls the deep rooted systemic problems that prevent the city from fixing its problems.

Huffington Post: “Dr. Amara Enyia, a 30-year-old community organizer told The Huffington Post she has “every intention of winning” Chicago’s mayoral election in February. If elected, the Democrat would be the city’s first black female mayor — and its second female mayor. Thus far, only one other challenger to the mayor — former alderman Robert Shaw — has emerged.”

Her website reads, “We must reject leadership that divides us; leaders that ignore us, and leaders whose policies destroy our families and communities. We have a unique opportunity to build a movement – a movement powered by people and fueled by values of transparency in government, integrity in leadership and equity in policy. The times require it.”

Enyia was born in Baltimore to Nigerian parents who were also involved in politics.  Her family moved to Chicago when she was a baby.  She owns a consulting company.



About the Author

Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
is the Managing Editor of Politic365 and publishes the blog Crewof42 on Black members of Congress. She can be seen occasionally on NewsOne Now with Roland Martin. Ms. Burke has enjoyed employment with USAToday and ABC News and holds a B.A. in History from The American University. Contact: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42




 
 

 
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