FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2020
Contact: Sheri Shannon
RICHMOND, Va. - Today, Alexsis Rodgers’ campaign for Richmond mayor sets the record for most individual contributions in election history with a total 2,593 contributions to date, twice the amount of the incumbent at 1,189 contributions. Rodgers’ campaign raised $98,283 during the last campaign finance reporting period and continues to boast the most grassroots support in the race with 862 total September donations, where 75 percent of donors contributed $100 or less. The incumbent on the other hand, only has 254 total donations, with less than half coming from grassroots-level contributions.
Overall, Rodgers has the most individual contributions with six times the amount of grassroot support.
Total donations under $100 or less
“We have the most successful grassroots campaign because we do not take people for granted. As an organizer, I understand that people are the source of our political power. Without the community, we don’t make progress. People are the driving force that makes Richmond what it is, and our community can not give that power solely to corporations and the wealthy few. That’s why our campaign has the highest individual support in the race.
“The public health and economic crises are deepening Richmond’s divide along race and class lines. Richmonders and small business owners are tired of being passed over while the current administration focuses on wealthy corporate interests. We want real reform now. Folks want a bold leader that will work on issues collaboratively all year round - not weeks before an election. We simply cannot wait four more years under ineffective leadership.
“I believe in a Richmond that works for all of us, where people are at the center of our policy. I’m ready to keep fighting for all of us as the next mayor of Richmond.”
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.
Paid for and Authorized by Friends of Alexsis Rodgers