When Chance the Rapper revealed an event for a mayoral announcement in Chicago many immediately looked toward a declaration that he would run for mayor. Instead, Chance revealed that he is endorsing Amara Enyia.
Enyia is the director of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and was on hand with Chance at City Hall to accept the endorsement. Online, Amara’s stance reads as wanting to further the city under the belief of “All people. All Voices. One City.”
“Right now, Chicago exists as two cities – one in which families are being displaced from the neighborhoods they have called home for generations, community schools are under-resourced and shuttered, leaving some families with few, if any, quality school options,” Enyia shares in an online statement.
View moments from inside Chicago’s City Hall and the tweet announcement from chance below.
Chance the Rapper endorses Amara Enyia for Chicago mayor: “I want to work with somebody that’s about change, somebody that’s about our community, somebody that’s about equity, somebody that’s about fairness” https://t.co/AfEIFrfeM5 pic.twitter.com/r8wkHnYkU1
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 16, 2018
Amara for Mayor
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) October 16, 2018
As reported, @chancetherapper says he won’t run for Chicago mayor. He’s putting his full support behind progressive candidate @AmaraEnyia and encourages young voters to come out for her. pic.twitter.com/5ZCJOwLNMz
— Brandon Pope TV (@BpopeTV) October 16, 2018
— Vashon Jordan Jr. (@vashon_photo) October 16, 2018