FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2020
Contact: Sheri Shannon
Alexsis Rodgers Wins Early Endorsements from Richmond Leaders, Local Government Officials
RICHMOND, Va. - Today, Richmond mayoral candidate Alexsis Rodgers unveils a slate of endorsements from Richmond business owners, community leaders and residents, as well as elected officials from state and local government. The list highlights Rodgers’ strength, expertise and capabilities as a trusted leader.
“There is an electrifying movement happening right now that we cannot ignore, and the reckoning that has come to bear in Richmond will only prove fruitful with the right leader at the helm,” said Lacette Cross, pastor of Restoration Fellowship RVA and founder of Black Pride RVA. “We need a leader who has the knowledge, skills and passion to move this city in the right direction and will fight tirelessly for those who have historically been ignored.
“I am endorsing Alexsis Rodgers as the next mayor of Richmond because she is the best person to make the equitable changes we desperately need in the city,” Cross added.
“I am honored to receive incredible support in this race from a diverse coalition of community, business, and elected leaders,” said Alexsis Rodgers. “These individuals are fighting for healthcare, education, environmental justice, affordable housing and smart economic growth for our most vulnerable people. This is a big boost for our campaign and demonstrates the belief people have in bringing urgent, progressive change to Richmond.”
The list of early endorsements include:
Richmond-area Community Leaders
Yanet Amado, Founder, UndocuRams
Lacette Cross, Pastor, Restoration Fellowship RVA
Aurora Higgs, LGBTQ advocate
Chelsea Higgs Wise, Executive Director, Marijuana Justice
Paulette McElwain, CEO, Virginia League for Planned Parenthood
Joseph Papa & JS Fauquet, Community volunteers and advocates
Amanda Pohl, 2019 candidate, SD-11
Genet Semere, Owner, C'est Le Vin
Ruth Twiggs, Community activist
Harrison Wallace, Environmental justice advocate
Edwuan Whitehead, Community organizer
Jennifer Wicker, Government relations professional and healthcare advocate
Local and State Elected Officials
Delegate Dawn Adams, HD-68
Delegate Lashrecse Aird, HD-63
Supervisor Margaret Angela Franklin, Prince William Board of County Supervisors
Councilmember Andria McClellan, Norfolk City Council
Councilmember Selonia Miles, Dumfries Town Council
Rodgers’ track record of securing policy wins for Virginia is evident by the amount of early support she’s receiving. She outraised both Mayor Levar Stoney and City Councilmember Kim Gray within the first week of announcing her candidacy, and easily garnered more than 2,500 signatures to get on the ballot.
“This campaign is about people power and we are gaining momentum because Richmonders are demanding a city that works for all of us,” said Rodgers.
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