FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2020
Contact: Sheri Shannon
Alexsis Rodgers Raises $100,000 in First Month of Campaign
RICHMOND, Va. - The July 15 campaign finance report shows that Richmond mayoral candidate Alexsis Rodgers raised $42,354 this reporting period from June 12-30, bringing the total amount raised to $100,794.50 in the first month of her campaign. Rodgers continues to surge as a frontrunner in the election after her initial announcement for candidacy on June 6.
“We are running a true grassroots campaign, and people are taking notice,” said Rodgers. “Richmonders want a mayor who has a history of being on the front line fighting for healthcare access, public education, workers’s rights, affordable housing and community services.”
“The current system is just not working for everyone, and folks are tired. We cannot afford more lip service,” Rodgers added. “Our campaign continues to grow because residents want a mayor who they can trust to tackle tough issues and put people first.”
The campaign is already taking off with a strong organizing team with full-time staff over 200 volunteers dedicated to phone banking and virtual engagement during the pandemic. Last week, Rodgers announced more than 15 early endorsements from community and business leaders in Richmond, as well as local and state elected officials throughout Virginia.
Additionally, Rodgers launched a town hall series to gain feedback on priority issues in the city. The first event focused on safe neighborhoods and policing in Richmond. The series is accessible in both English and Spanish.
Rodgers, the Virginia state director for Care in Action - a policy and advocacy organization for two million domestic workers - is tapping into her roots as an organizer to mobilize her campaign and increase name recognition in every district across Richmond. Her legislative wins to expand Medicaid access and secure labor rights for domestic workers is proving to galvanize support. Voters are also responding positively to her vision to reinvest more money into public education.
“Being a champion for the people means doing the work when there isn’t a photo op and showing up every day for the community you’ve been elected to serve,” said Rodgers. “This is not a popularity contest for me or a pit stop on my way to seeking a greater office. I am invested in Richmond because I want us to succeed.”
Paid for and Authorized by Friends of Alexsis Rodgers