FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2020
Contact: Sheri Shannon
Sierra Club Endorses Alexsis Rodgers for Richmond City Mayor
RICHMOND, Va. - Today, Richmond mayoral candidate Alexsis Rodgers received the endorsement of the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, a grassroots-driven organization with over 20,000 members dedicated to a cleaner and more equitable future in the commonwealth. The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3.5 million members and supporters.
“Receiving the endorsement of the Sierra Club is an incredible honor,” said Rodgers. “This is an organization with a track record of significant wins for climate and environmental protection that keep our communities safe. As mayor, I will work toward a sustainable future that safeguards the health of our communities, promotes clean energy, improves food security and expands access to green spaces for everyone.”
“The Sierra Club Virginia Chapter is proud to endorse Alexsis Rodgers as the next mayor of Richmond,” said Joe Brancoli, chair of the Sierra Club Falls of the James Group. “We are facing multiple crises, including a climate emergency, that threatens the health and safety of families and communities. Richmond needs a champion who will prioritize environmental initiatives and climate justice. We are confident in Ms. Rodgers’ ability to build a resilient city in a sustainable and equitable way.”
So far, Rodgers has received endorsements from Victory Fund, Run for Something, Virginia Justice Democrats, Our Revolution RVA, Generation Ratify VA, Dels. Dawn Adams, Lashrecse Aird and Jennifer Carroll Foy, and more than a dozen other Virginia elected officials, community leaders and business owners.
Rodgers’ environmental policy priorities for the city include environmental justice and greenlining neighborhoods by increasing city-wide tree canopy coverage, creating more urban gardens and protecting natural assets such as the James River. Rodgers is also committed to making Richmond a clean energy leader through weatherization, sustainable infrastructure projects and a fleet of electric vehicles.
“Richmond has incredible natural assets, unique green spaces and a strong community of environmental advocates,” said Rodgers. “We have to prioritize environmental initiatives and give climate change the attention it commands to build a healthier and resilient city that benefits every resident. Our lives depend on it.”
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