FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16 2020
Contact: Sheri Shannon
Alexsis Rodgers Outpaces Opponents with Highest Grassroots Support
RICHMOND, Va. - The September 15 campaign finance report shows that Richmond mayoral candidate Alexsis Rodgers has the greatest grassroots support with three times the number of donations $100 or less compared to top political opponents Mayor Levar Stoney and Councilmember Kimberly Gray. Additionally, Rodgers has not accepted any donations from corporations, staying true to running a people-powered campaign.
Total donations under $100 or less
“I’ve said from the beginning that we are running a grassroots campaign, and I meant it,” said Rodgers. “Everything we do is informed by the community and supported by individuals who are invested in seeing progressive change in Richmond. I believe every contribution to this campaign has equal value because it’d be my job as mayor to work for everyone, not just the wealthiest among us.”
So far, Rodgers has hosted town halls on community safety, the restaurant industry, environmental justice and housing where she answered questions from residents, listened to community concerns and provided an overview of her policy platforms.
Rodgers has also racked up national and local endorsements from Victory Fund, Run for Something, Sierra Club, New Virginia Majority, Virginia Justice Democrats, Our Revolution RVA, Generation Ratify VA, Dels. Dawn Adams, Lashrecse Aird, Jennifer Carroll Foy and Danica Roem, as well as more than a dozen other Virginia elected officials, community leaders and business owners.
“We’re working to shift how power works in Richmond so political systems work for those who have been left behind.”
Alexsis Rodgers is a grassroots organizer, policy director and progressive champion for Richmond. A proven leader, Rodgers has dedicated her entire career to fighting on the front lines for economic security, better educational opportunities, quality health care, voting rights and equitable access throughout all of our systems. Currently, she serves as the Virginia state director for Care in Action where she champions for domestic workers and women of color, securing the first-ever labor rights for domestic workers in the state. Always an advocate for others, Rodgers is building a movement driven by people, not corporations. Learn more about her vision for Richmond at alexsisrodgers.com.
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