Chance The Rapper Donates $400,000 to Chicago Mayoral Campaign
The Chicago Sun-Times reported on Wednesday (Jan. 16) that Chano donated $400,000 to Enyia’s campaign. In the past, the Chi-City rhymer has hosted fundraisers for her, but this is the first time he personally donated to her run for office.
Enyia rep Camonghne Felix said the money will go to keep the momentum going and help them galvanized people to get engaged in the political process.
“[The donation] means that we’ll have more flexibility than we’ve had before in our efforts to mobilize, get people engaged and connect with communities that have been disillusioned with politics,” she said in a statement. “It’s the collective power of their voices and votes that will win on Feb. 26—not the power of money.”
Last October, during a rally at City Hall, the "My Own Thing" rapper explained why he's backing Enyia.
“I want to work with somebody that’s about change," he said. "Somebody that’s about our community. Somebody that’s about equity. Somebody that’s about fairness. And the one person in my research of this wide-open race [whose] views align with me would obviously be candidate Amara Enyia.”
Chance isn't the only rapper donating to Enyia's mayor campaign. Fellow Chicagoan Kanye West donated $200,000 to her cause. Ye donated $73,540 to Enyia so she could pay off fines for not properly filing quarterly campaign finance reports during her 2015 mayoral campaign. Then Kanye donated another $126,460 to her campaign.
It's always good to see rappers get involved in politics and help build their communities with leaders who care about the people.
Watch Chance The Rapper show his support for Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia below.
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