Amara Andrews Wins Sunrise Movement Endorsement

Amara Andrew endorsement 01Andrews’ bold vision for a sustainable future gets the green light from local activists.

Cedar Rapids, IA – The local chapter of the Sunrise Movement organization has formally endorsed Amara Andrews for mayor. In their endorsement, the organization called for “a new generation of leadership that understands the scope of the climate dangers that face us.” The endorsement cites the “painful failure,” of Mayor Brad Hart’s response to the devastating derecho storm.

“This is a wonderful development for our campaign,” said Amara Andrews. “We’re humbled and proud that our vision for a sustainable future received the stamp of approval from such an incredible organization. Climate justice and building a green economy should be top priorities for every city, and when I’m elected mayor, these will become priorities for Cedar Rapids.”

The Sunrise Movement is a national organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., with over 400 local hubs scattered across the country. Established in 2017, the organization’s central mission is to build an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America. During last year’s presidential cycle, the organization contacted over 6.5 million voters. The organizing efforts of the local hub here in Cedar Rapids is largely responsible for the climate resolutions passed by the city of Cedar Rapids and the Linn County government. 

“We have three candidates running for mayor of Cedar Rapids.” said Jason Snell, a chief organizer for the local Sunrise Movement. “Only one candidate fully believes in climate change and understands the urgency around the issue. That candidate is Amara Andrews and our team will do all that we can to ensure Amara becomes the next mayor of Cedar Rapids.” 

Originally from California, Amara has lived and worked in Cedar Rapids with her family for nearly ten years. Amara is currently the head of business development and communications for the transportation division of TrueNorth Companies in Cedar Rapids. After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Amara went on to receive a law degree from the UCLA School of Law. Amara is passionate about community and believes Cedar Rapids is a place where all people can thrive.

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