Mayor Chance, has a nice ring to it, but many are taking the title quite serious, as a current online campaign circulates for Chance the Rapper to apply for the position of mayor in the Windy City Chicago in 2019.
“Rahm Emmanuel has been in office since 2011, in that time, we’ve seen the closure of 50 public schools, the largest in history. The city shut down 6 of its 12 mental health clinics. The Department of Justice found a pattern of civil rights violations by the Chicago Police Department, including but not limited to the murder of Laquan McDonald. It’s time for a change.”
Persons are looking to a leader they can relate to, one who has been very vocal and recognized in speech, much of which Chance the rapper has demonstrated in his music, the donation of 1 million dollars to Chicago public schools, hence the deserving title, “Mayor Chance.”
According to XXL, who quoted a line from his song, Somewhere in Paradise,’ he rapped, ” They say I’m saving my city, say I’m stayin’ for good/They screamin’ Chance for Mayor, I’m thinkin maybe I should be.”
Chano4Mayor.com developed by 4 young people from Chicago, is seeking to spread the message out to all major news outlet, that Mayor Chance, is not just a name but he is right man for the job.
“We want a mayor who will fight for public education. We want a mayor who will reinvest in black and brown communities on the South and West sides. We want a mayor who will address our epidemic of gun violence without the brutality of police or prisons,” said the site, which went live Sunday.
Chance the Rapper has broadened his profile in Chicago, in the last few years by routinely hosting open-mic events for teens at the Chicago Cultural Center, headlining his own Magnificent Coloring Day music festival at the Sox ballpark last summer, encouraging young voters to go the polls in November and launching a coat drive for the homeless in winter 2015.
The Lollapalooza headliner sits on the board of trustees for the DuSable Museum of African American History and will be grand marshal of this year’s Bud Billiken Parade.