September 15, 2020
Richmond, Va. - New Virginia Majority has decided to endorse Alexsis Rodgers in the upcoming Richmond mayoral race on November 3. Rodgers is a champion for equity in schools, healthcare and housing, and she has a vision that includes all Richmonders. Additionally, her experience in crafting policy and advocacy that champions working Virginians, women, and people and color are reasons why the organization decided to enthusiastically support her candidacy.
“Ms. Rodgers’ deep commitment to the people of Richmond is not in words only. Her commitment has been illustrated through her years of frontline activism. As Mayor, she will continue to ensure that all people have a voice and a path to real policy and structural change,” said New Virginia Majority board member Charlene Sinclair.
Rodgers said, “I look forward to fighting alongside New Virginia Majority to create progressive racial, economic and environmental justice policies as Richmond mayor. The work their members and staff do to protect and expand voting rights is crucial in ensuring our democracy is accessible, especially as we near Election Day. I am thankful for the support and endorsement of New Virginia Majority and together we will continue to build power for underrepresented communities.”
To speak with staff about the endorsement, contact Debra Freeman at 757-452-1143 or [email protected]
New Virginia Majority builds power in working-class communities of color, in immigrant communities, among LGBTQ people, women, youth, and progressives across the Commonwealth. We organize for racial and economic justice through large-scale political education, mobilization and advocacy around dozens of issues. We fight for a Virginia that is just, democratic and environmentally sustainable. For more information, visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook at @NewVAMajority.