Reports

Reports from Rachael on the campaign trail.

Rollins Report 12/3/2018

DEAR FRIENDS,

I am honored to say I’m sending this email officially as Suffolk County’s next District Attorney.

My Transition Team is building the foundation to bring criminal justice reform to Suffolk County – and that costs money. Please contribute today and invest in a proven commitment to racial and social justice.

Now that we won the election, I am actively working and preparing to hit the ground running when I take office on January 2nd (we will be back soon with information about the swearing-in ceremony).

Thank you for believing in me. After all of our hard work, we received 182,791 votes (81% of the vote!). Suffolk County sent a clear message on November 6th that they are ready for change.

I wanted to check in with you, share with you some moments from Election Night, and where I’ve been since.

P.S. Don’t forget to connect with us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram where I keep you updated of any and all news!

ELECTION NIGHT!

I was on cloud 9 after the polls closed. I headed over to the Fairmont Copley Plaza for the Election Night Watch Party with Mass Dems and gave my speech after hearing we won!

Photos: Rachael addressing the crowd with her girls by her side; Rachael with Congresswoman-Elect Ayanna Pressley and State Representative-Elect Liz Miranda; Rachael with her sister Bekah and Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh.

I was elated and ready to CELEBRATE with my family and Team Rollins! (And if you know me, there always has to be food and good music involved!)

We then ran over to the official Team Rollins Victory Party at Del Friscos in Back Bay! After 9 months of working tirelessly, we were overjoyed to celebrate our win together. This night was filled with nothing but pure love and happiness. Thank you to all who could make it and to those who cheered us on from home!

IN THE COMMUNITY!

I am grateful running for office continues to allow me to meet so many new people and have the opportunity to connect and explain the importance of the District Attorney. Thank you to my supporters and community organizers for welcoming me into your homes and events! Some of the highlights were:

  • Appearing on The Horse Race Podcast (my interview begins @ 40m, listen here)
  • Appearing on WGBH’s Basic Black, alongside State Representative-Elect Nika Elugardo & Liz Miranda, Framingham’s Mayor Yvonne Spicer, and host Callie Crossley (Watch here)
  • Going back to my high school Buckingham Browne & Nichols (go Knights!) with my sister Bekah and speaking to the students
  • Speaking at Communities for Restorative Justice Annual Meetingalongside Middlesex County’s DA Marian Ryan
  • Speaking on the 100 Resilient Cities‘ panel about public safety and community policing
  • Being the keynote speaker at MCLE’s 19th Annual Criminal Law Conference 
  • Speaking at the New England Women’s Policy Conference and introducing Tarana Burke (Founder of the #MeToo movement)
  • Participating with my niece Victoria in the Annual Turkey Giveaway with No Books No Ball
  • Serving food at Goodwill Boston’s Thanks-For-Giving Annual Dinner
  • Sharing Thanksgiving Day with the good people of Woods-Mullen Shelter

Pictured Above: Rachael at the C4RJ Panel with DA Marian Ryan; Rachael on the 100 Resilient Cities Panel with Mike Harris of the Suffolk County Sheriffs Department, BPD Police Commissioner William Gross, and Deputy Superintendent Nora Baston; Rachael with Tarana Burke; and Rachael at the Turkey Giveaway with the No Books No Ball organizers, Suffolk County’s Sheriff Tompkins, Governor Baker, State Representative Holmes and Victoria.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!

I have the amazing privilege to be the keynote speaker before middle schoolers transform into attorneys for mock trials on December 11th at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse.

Discovering Justice is putting together this event and they are looking for Team Rollins members to join in on the fun and be a mock juror for the night!

I hope you can make it and I look forward to seeing you there!

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

Thanks again for your support, we could have never done this without you! We look forward to keep sharing all of our news with you and the transition process. 

All contributions will assist in laying the foundation of the future of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Please chip in what you can.

Sincerely, 
Rachael Rollins & Team Rollins

Rollins Report 10/31/2018

DEAR FRIENDS,

We are less than a week away from the election on November 6th. Our GOTV (Get Out The Vote) initiative is beginning this Saturday and we need all the help we can get. We need to make sure Suffolk County is ready to show up on November 6th and vote.

We have 6 days left. Get involved by visiting: bit.ly/RRGOTV2!

If you are unable to volunteer your time, please chip in what you can to help us share Rachael’s message with Suffolk County.

WOMEN FOR RACHAEL!

It was so amazing to see a group of strong women get together and support Rachael at City Winery this week. We would like to thank the entire host committee for helping Team Rollins put this awesome event together. A special thank you to Denella Clark and Boston City Councilors Ayanna Pressley and Annissa Essaibi-George for your kind opening remarks.

When we work, we win!

Pictured Above: Rachael with Denella Clark and Boston City Councilors Ayanna Pressley and Annissa Essaibi-George; Rachael with member of Team Rollins; Rachael with her amazing staff, and Rachael with her dear friends Jeanne and Lauren.

ENDORSEMENT CORNER

Thank you Attorney General Maura Healey for your endorsement! I am looking forward to working together if elected as Suffolk County’s next District Attorney.

Thank you Senator Boncore for your endorsement! I am honored to have your support.

IN THE COMMUNITY!

Getting out into the many communities of Suffolk County is always a day well spent. Rachael loves the multitude of opportunities this campaign offers her to build relationships and hear your thoughts about how we can make the DA’s office more accessible for everyone. Thank you to all who warmly welcomed Rachael into their neighborhoods! Some of the highlights this week were:

  • Attending the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute Champions of Peace event
  • Speaking at the Mothers for Justice and Equality 2018 National Conference
  • Visiting the Kroc Senior Center Luncheon 
  • Voting early at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building with Mass Dems
  • Greeting voters at Jackson/Mann K-8 School community for early voting
  • Speaking on a panel about civic engagement at Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Receiving the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Award at the NAACP 2018 Freedom Fund Dinner
  • Knocking doors with Mass Dems in Chelsea
  • Participating in a forum for National Expungement Day, hosted by Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council

Pictured Above: Rachael after a panel at Wentworth with Hon. Serge Georges, Cliff Freeman, Tania Anderson, Joe Okafor, and the event planners; Rachael receiving the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Award, Rachael with State Representative Kevin Honan, Warren Tolman, and some Allston/Brighton voters; Rachael speaking to the Kroc Senior Center attendees (we loved the Country theme!)

IN THE NEWS

Rachael Rollins, Democratic Nominee for Suffolk County District Attorney, WBUR

Rachael Rollins quiere hacer historia como Fiscal de Distrito del Condado de Suffolk, El Mundo Boston

District Attorneys Now A Battleground For Progressives This Election, The Real News

GET OUT THE VOTE!

We need you, your friends, neighbors, and family with us for our GOTV initiative. Let’s knock some doors and make some calls together.

Team Rollins GOTV Kick Off Party! RSVP HERE

Join us at our HQ (376 Centre St in JP) from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm for a volunteer party! We can get together one last time before the watch party on Election Day (details coming to you soon). We also will be doing GOTV sign ups!

Join us for a GOTV Phone Bank! Click Below to RSVP:

Join us for GOTV Canvassing! Click Below to RSVP:

EARLY VOTING RALLY!

This weekend Rachael voted early after attending Mass Dem’s early voting rally! Thank you to Dudley Cafe for hosting us before we went over to the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building to vote!

Massachusetts, you can vote before November 6th! Any registered voter can vote at any early voting location. There is no excuse or reason needed to vote early. Early voting ends on 11/2!

For polling locations and times, CLICK HERE!

Pictured Above: Rachael getting the crowd ready to go vote; Group photo at the rally; Rachael with the Fantastic Four (Liz Miranda, Nika Elugardo, and Ayanna Pressley); and Rachael after voting early!

Thanks again for your support, and we look forward to sharing all of our news with you. Come on Team Rollins, let’s roll! 

Sincerely, Team Rollins

(If you’ve missed any previous versions of The Rollins Report, check out our blog to see all archived editions.)

Rollins Report 9/21/2018

DEAR FRIENDS,

We could not have won the primary without each and every single one of you. Together, we made history on September 4th! However, we must keep the momentum going and make sure Rachael wins the general election on November 6th.

We have 46 days left.

Get involved by clicking HERE!

If you are unable to volunteer your time, please chip in what you can.

GET OUT THE VOTE!

Team Rollins united on the most important days of the primary campaign, September 1st – 4th. We joined forces and worked tirelessly to make sure we could reach as many voters in Suffolk County as we could. Team Rollins worked harder and smarter. We knocked thousands of doors, we made endless calls, we greeted voters at the polls, and we did it TOGETHER. Ultimately, Suffolk County listened and agreed that Rachael Rollins deserved the Democratic nomination. Ready to do it again in November, Team Rollins?!

Pictured above: Boston City Councilor Kim Janey making calls on Election Day at our HQ; Rachael with supporters before a canvass; Team Rollins standing out at the Labor Day Breakfast downtown; and a Team Rollins member ready to get our signs up at the polls.

ENDORSEMENT CORNER

THANK YOU to the Boston Globe for your endorsement. I am honored and humbled to have your support.

“Rollins is the best choice.”

“Rollins is a dynamic leader who’ll be able to attract talent and push the office in new directions.”

– The Boston Globe

Thank you Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards for the endorsement!

“I am excited to support Rachael Rollins to be my next Suffolk County District Attorney. I’ve watched her candidacy and I am convinced that she is the right person to steer a criminal justice system that desperately needs reform.”

– Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards

We are proud to have received an endorsement from Move On!

Sarah-Ann Shaw

Thank you Sarah-Ann Shaw, Boston’s first black female reporter, for the endorsement.

“As the first Black woman on Channel 4, I look forward to voting for the first Black woman for DA of Suffolk County.”

– Sarah-Ann Shaw

Thank you South End News for your endorsement.

“Rachael Rollins brings the best combination of experience. She’s been a prosecutor, a defense attorney, a civil rights lawyer, and has managed employees. All skills essential to running the office of District Attorney.”

– South End News

Thank you Young Democrats of Massachusetts for your endorsement!

THANKS PRESIDENT OBAMA!

President Barack Obama gave a speech to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this month. Did you hear his shout out about us in Boston and Philadelphia?! Our grassroots movement cannot be ignored and we are only growing numbers in Suffolk County and across the nation.

Read the full transcript of the speech HERE.

THEN Rachael met with Philadelphia’s legendary DA Larry Krasner to talk about her proposed policies for Suffolk County.

Pictured above: Rachael with DA Krasner

IN THE NEWS

Endorsement: Rachael Rollins and Donna Patalano Would Lead on Criminal Justice Reform, The Boston Globe

Rachael Rollins: Don’t Ignore the Need for Progressive District Attorneys, Rewire.News

Down the Ballot, Liberal Reformers Take Over the Criminal Justice System, Washington Post

Rachael Rollins Bests Crowded Field to Win Democratic Primary for Suffolk DA, Boston Globe

Democrats Just Nominated A Woman Of Color To Run Boston’s Criminal Justice System, Huffington Post

Underdog Criminal Justice Reformer Rachael Rollins Wins District Attorney Primary in Boston’s Suffolk County, The Intercept

Rachael Rollins Rolls Out Plans For Suffolk County DA’s Office (If She Wins In November), WGBH

Rachael Rollins And The Power To Decline To Prosecute, WGBH

Rollins Won’t Prosecute Petty Crime, The Bay State Banner

After Primary Victory, Rollins hopes to give DA Office ‘Another Voice, Another Perspective’, Dorchester Reporter

The Long-Term Merits of Rachael Rollins’s Plan for Petty Crimes, The Boston Globe

#CBCFALC2018!

This past weekend, Rachael attended the 48th Annual Legislative Conference held by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington DC. It was an amazing experience that allowed Rachael to listen to and meet some of the most influential leaders, legislators, and concerned citizens around the country. Rachael engaged in conversations of economic development, civil and social justice, public health, criminal justice reform, and education issues.

   

Pictured Above: Rachael with friend and idol Kim Foxx (State’s Attorney for Cook County Chicago); Rachael with US Congressman John Lewis; Rachael with US Senator Cory Booker; and Rachael with the #FantasticFour (Ayanna Presley, Liz Miranda, and Nika Elugardo! Go Massachusetts!).

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY!

On Sunday, Team Rollins got together and celebrated our win! After all of our hard work for the primary election, it was so great to be together and just have fun at our HQ (376 Centre St. in JP). Thank you to all who came and to those who couldn’t make it, your support means the world. WE COULD NOT HAVE ACCOMPLISHED ANY OF THIS WITHOUT ALL OF YOU!!! Let’s keep rolling to November 6th!

Pictured above: Jose Lopez and Tito Jackson speaking to the crowd; and Rachael with the lovely Cook Family (thank you so much for the beautiful flowers).

VOLUNTEER WITH RACHAEL!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22:

RVSP HERE

Knock Doors for Rachael With the Massachusetts Democratic Party!

Join us and Mass Dems for a canvass, starting at 376 Centre St from 10 am – 12 pm! Knocking doors is THE MOST EFFECTIVE way to mobilize voters and help us guarantee victory this year. Every shift starts with a brief training, and then you can do your part in sharing Rachael’s message. If at all possible, please bring your smart phone fully charged, as well a good pair of walking shoes, and some water!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

RSVP HERE

Make Calls for Rachael!

We want to see you at 376 Centre Street, from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, for an evening of making calls!

Thanks again for your support, and we look forward to sharing all of our news with you.

Come on Team Rollins, let’s roll!

Sincerely, Team Rollins

(If you’ve missed any previous versions of The Rollins Report, check out our blog to see all archived editions.)

Rollins Report 8/23/2018

DEAR FRIENDS,

>We are only 12 days away from the election on September 4th.

We have teams canvassing all over Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop, but there are still more doors to knock and more calls to be made. Please check your calendars and let’s do this together!

The time to get involved is now. Click here to volunteer today

Also please help us in the crucial last four days of the election. Sign up to volunteer on September 1-4

ENDORSEMENT CORNER

Thank you to Boston City Councilor Kim Janey for your endorsement. I am honored to have your support in this election!

“Voting is one of the most important things we do in a democracy. I ask you to join me in voting for Rachael Rollins for District Attorney September 4th.”

– Boston City Councilor Kim Janey, District 7

Thank you for your endorsement Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts. 

“Progressive organizations and criminal justice icons have spoken, Rachael Rollins is the most qualified candidate to be the next Suffolk County District Attorney. She is the right leader at the right time.”

– Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts

Thank you Our Revolution Boston for your endorsement!

“Rachael is committed to improving our criminal justice system through best-practice, data-driven programs that prioritize equity and justice.”

– Our Revolution Boston (National organization started by Bernie Sanders)

ARE YOU READY TO VOTE?

Won’t be in town September 4th? That’s ok! You can still have your voice be heard and support Rachael by voting absentee!  Click here to request your absentee ballot TODAY! Every vote counts so we need your help.

Do you know where your polling location is?

Find out where you vote HERE and encourage your friends to do so as well!

OUT AND ABOUT!

Getting out into the many communities of Suffolk County is always a day well spent. Rachael loves the multitude of opportunities this campaign offers her to build relationships and hear your thoughts about how we can make the DA’s office more accessible equitable for everyone. Thank you to everyone who warmly welcomed Rachael into their neighborhoods! Some of the highlights this week were:

    • Attending the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Summer Soiree
    • Participating in the Prophetic Resistance Boston’s Forum held at the Trotter Elementary School
    • Supporting local black owned businesses at the Boston Black Owned Business Pop-Up Market
    • Attending the Hoop Hop Tournament at the Roxbury YMCA
    • Celebrating Leslie Walker’s retirement
    • Visiting the Gallivant Community Center and South Boston for their Unity Days
    • Attending the Summer Unity BBQ hosted by 1199 SEIU
    • Having brunch at community advocate Mel King’s home
    • Going to the Caribbean Kiddie Carnival at White Stadium
    • Attending the cookout in honor of fallen Officer O
    • Stopping by the Ward 4 Democratic Committee’s Ice Cream Social

 

 

Pictured above: Rachael and her niece Meya at the BBOB Pop-Up Market, Rachael with Boston Housing Authority Administrator and #TeamRollins supporter William McGonagle at the South Boston Unity Day, Rachael with the fabulous Area 51 Majorette Dance Team, and Rachael at the Prophetic Resistance Boston Forum.

IN THE NEWS

What the 6 Suffolk County DA Candidates Would Do About Bail, Data Collection, and More, WBUR

Neighborhood Network News Interview, Facebook

RACHAEL IN THE HOUSE!

Thank you to Patricia Freedman, Lynn Girton, Rachel Poliner, Claire Neely, and Stephanie Shapiro-Berkson for hosting house parties for Rachael! House parties offer Rachael a great opportunity to get to know enthusiastic and involved Suffolk County voters, as well as further explain why she is the most qualified and best candidate for District Attorney.

If you’re interested in hosting a house party with Rachael: PLEASE CLICK HERE!

 

Pictured above: Rachael speaking to guests in West Roxbury, and Rachael with Claire Neely in the Fenway neighborhood!

SIGNED UP!

Our signs are popping up all across Suffolk County and you can’t go too far without seeing a proud #TeamRollins member representing! It is so amazing to see support all around Suffolk County!

With election day right around the corner… Reserve your yard sign today!

 

Pictured above: A bike spotted rocking our sign, a sign loud and proud in Charlestown, volunteer Martha walking around the grocery store with her Rollins sign, and yet another Charlestown sign spotting!

TEAM ROLLINS TEES!

We are so excited to announce we just got official Team Rollins T-Shirts! We can’t wait to rock these all over Suffolk County and show off that we are a part of the best team around! The shirts come in sizes XS-XXXL.

A suggested donation of $20 would be greatly appreciated and help us continue spreading our message in various ways!

Make sure to share pictures of you, your friends, and family members in your campaign tees and tag us on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook so we can see!

Please email us at team@rollins4da.com to reserve your size for pickup!

Julie and Tonya in their #TeamRollinsTees!

Retired Justice Geraldine Hines Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

VOLUNTEER WITH RACHAEL!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23:

RSVP HERE Make Calls For Rachael! We want to see you at 376 Centre Street, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, for an evening of making calls! Each shift will begin with a brief training, and then you can begin to make connections with voters in Suffolk County. If possible, bring a laptop, or tablet, as well as a fully-charged mobile phone, and a passion for sharing our campaign’s message!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24:

RSVP HERE Knocking Doors for Rachael!

Join us for an evening canvass, starting at 376 Centre Street, from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25:

RSVP HERE March With Rachael in the Caribbean Carnival! Come join us at the 45th Annual Caribbean Carnival! We’ll be joining the Caribbean American Carnival Association of Boston to celebrate their heritage — and Rachaels! Volunteers will be needed at 12 PM, and the March starts at 1 PM. Please remember to bring a water bottle, sunscreen, walking shoes, and a lot of enthusiasm!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26: RSVP HERE Knock Doors in Jamaica Plain! Join us for an evening canvass, starting at 376 Centre Street, from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm!

Please check our EVENTS CALENDAR to get involved. We are trying to canvass as often as possible to make sure everyone in the community knows about Rachael and her groundbreaking platform.

Thanks again for your support, and we look forward to sharing all of our news with you. Come on team, let’s roll! 

Sincerely, Team Rollins

(If you’ve missed any previous versions of The Rollins Report, check out our blog to see all archived editions.)

#TEAMROLLINS SPOTLIGHT: BRITNEY FIRMIN!

We will miss our fellow Britney! She is returning to school at University of Pennsylvania  and we want to say the biggest THANK YOU for all that you have done! Have a great school year, good luck, and you better come back when we win on September 4th!

If there are any events you’d like to see Rachael at or have her speak at: Click here to connect!

Rollins Report 7/17/2018

Dear friends,

Welcome to the Rollins Report — our newsletter to keep you in the loop on all that is happening on the campaign trail!

COME HANG OUT WITH RACHAEL! CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS KICKOFF AND CANVASS

Come and meet Rachael, celebrate the opening of our Jamaica Plain campaign headquarters, and chat with #TeamRollins!

Kids, friends, neighbors, pets, and anyone who wants to see change is welcome! Refreshments will be served. This fun-filled event will take place from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm, at 376 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain! Stop in to say hi and if you can stay, we’ll be canvassing, so remember to bring your walking shoes!

RSVP HERE!

ENDORSEMENT CORNER

Since the previous Rollins Report, our campaign has been fortunate enough to receive the support of a multitude of progressive coalitions, unions, and local activist organizations! It is clear that Rachael and her vision for the office of Suffolk County District Attorney resonates with those ready for change. Thank you so much to all those involved in these organizations, we can’t wait to see you on the trail!
  • Progressive Massachusetts: Read more here!
  • West Roxbury/Roslindale Progressives
  • Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus: Read more here!
  • Mass Alliance
  • JP Progressives: Read more here!
  • Progressive Democrats Massachusetts
  • Justice for Massachusetts Coalition: Read more here!
  • SEIU Local 1199
  • Right to the City Vote
To see a complete list of our endorsements, visit our website’s Endorsement page.

PAINTING THE TOWN RED WITH ROLLINS

In the past two weeks, our signs have spread across Suffolk County, covering almost every neighborhood in our red, white, and blue! We also received our 4’x8′ and 2’x3′ signs, which have been looking great at the busiest intersections in Boston! We are so grateful for everyone who is joining us in sharing our message of safety, equity, and justice by using their lawns! So, if you haven’t signed up for your yard (or bigger) sign yet, make sure to do so right HERE!
 
Signs in Dorchester, West Roxbury, Roslindale, and Upham’s Corner.

TALKING TO THE VOTERS

Rachael has been reaching voters in as many ways as she can in the past few weeks, making sure Suffolk County knows who to vote for on September 4th! Just to mention a few:
  • Rachael spoke to Tamisha Civil on her radio show, Voice of Reason Boston, about the campaign’s message and why “Your Vote is Your Voice.” Check out the video here!
  • Rachael participated in a forum hosted by the Chelsea Collaborative, which focused on Latinx issues in Suffolk County. It was a lively debate and Rachael was able to answer a multitude of questions from individuals directly affected by the District Attorney’s office. Amplify Latinx live-streamed the debate, which you can view here!
  • Rachael knocked doors with the JP Progressives this past Saturday, our first joint canvass launched from campaign headquarters! We are so grateful for the JP Progressives’ endorsement as well as their wonderfully written op-ed in the Jamaica Plain Gazette (see below)!
  • Rachael has reached out to hundreds of voters through house parties hosted by voters just like you! Thank you so much to everyone who has opened their home to help share Rachael’s message. If you want to host a party, visit this form!
In order of appearance: Rachael with Tamisha Civil, Rachael at one of her house parties in Suffolk County, Rachael connecting with young voters at the Chelsea Collaborative forum, Rachael at Florian Hall with US Congressman Stephen Lynch, Rachael and a group of energized volunteers going out to knock doors.

REAL JUSTICE IN SUFFOLK COUNTY

Although we received the endorsement from the Real Justice PAC earlier in this election cycle, Shaun King’s personal Medium article, as well as TwitterFacebook, and Instagram posts have skyrocketed Rachael’s visibility, here in Massachusetts as well as nationwide! Make sure to read what Shaun had to say here:

As you may have seen, Rachael is not white, she’s not a man, and she’s not a conservative. But it’s more than that. She’s a highly skilled reformer and manager and will come in to this position and hit the ground running to not only keep Boston safe, but to change the justice system there from the inside out. She’s done great work at every single stage of her life.

Thank you to Shaun and everyone who donated or shared his posts!

IN THE NEWS

Suffolk County District Attorney’s Race Takes Off, WGBH

Op-ed: Why we are endorsing Rollins for DA, Jamaica Plain Gazette

Women’s Political Caucus Releases Endorsements for 2018, iBerkshires

Retired Justice Geraldine Hines Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

VOLUNTEER WITH RACHAEL!

TUESDAY, JULY 17:

RVSP HERE Meet, Greet, and Canvass Join us for an evening canvass from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm! RVSP above for more information. Get to know each other, get trained to canvass, and get out there and let people know about Rachael. She is counting on you to share her message of equity and justice by knocking on doors!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18:

SEE RACHAEL IN ACTION AT A FORUM! Multi Ward Suffolk County Forum: District Attorney & Registry of Deeds RVSP HERE #TeamRollins wants to see you at this joint debate featuring Suffolk County DA candidates and Registry of Deeds candidates. Hosted by Wards 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 19. Meet us at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building (2300 Washington St, Roxbury, MA 02119 ) from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (doors open at 5:30 PM). Get your tickets here!

THURSDAY, JULY 19:

RVSP HERE Phonebanking for Rachael Join us for an evening of phonebanking at our HQ376 Centre Street in JP,  from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm!  RVSP above for more information. Get to know each other and get trained to make calls! She is counting on you to share her message of equity and justice.

MONDAY, JULY 23:

RVSP HERE When Primaries ARE Elections! Forum Come see Rachael, Josh Zakim, and Katie Forde address voters at Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale’s candidate night! We will be at the St. John Chrysostom Church Hall (4750 Washington St, West Roxbury, MA) from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Click here for more information.

Please email team@rollins4da.com to get involved. We are trying to canvass as often as possible to make sure everyone in the community knows just how much of a trailblazer Rachael is. Also, please join our Facebook group here. Thanks again for your support, and we look forward to sharing all of our news with you. Come on team, let’s roll!  Sincerely, Team Rollins (If you’ve missed any previous versions of The Rollins Report, check out our blog to see all archived editions.)

Rollins Report 7/6/2018

Dear friends,

Welcome to the Rollins Report — our newsletter to keep you in the loop on all that is happening on the campaign trail!

CHECK OUT OUR NEW OFFICE!
Grand opening celebration coming soon!

Come see our NEW office at 376 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain!
(Cassius approves.)

We welcome you to pop in for a chat with the candidate, a cold cup of water, and a phone charge, if you need it. We have comfy chairs, tons of literature, and lawn signs!

COME GET YOUR LAWN SIGNS!

Due to popular demand, we have stocked up on lawn signs (and they are moving fast!). Please click here to reserve yours now.

(If you can offer a small donation to cover the cost, please do.)

West Roxbury
West Roxbury
Jamaica Plain (1st Rollins sign!)
Jamaica Plain (1st Rollins sign!)

ENDORSEMENT CORNER

Teamsters Local 25
Rachael is honored to secure the endorsement of Teamsters Local 25, a well-known and incredibly well-respected local union based in Charlestown. After all five candidates were interviewed, we received the exciting news that a unanimous vote was cast for Rachael to be awarded the endorsement. Thank you so much to Teamsters Local 25! Now let’s roll!

(More to come… very soon!)

DA DEBATES O’PLENTY!

It is so refreshing to see so much interest in the DA race! From Chelsea to Dorchester to inside Boston HOC prison walls… Rachael has taken part in numerous debates and forums throughout the past couple of weeks including:

(And in our opinion, she has won every single one of them!)

Thank you so much to everyone who has stood out or attended any of the debates; and for those who’ve missed them, click the linked events above to see a recording.

MAKING CONNECTIONS IN ALL COMMUNITIES!

There is nothing Rachael loves more than meeting people where they are-she wants to involve everyone in the conversation around making the DA’s office more accessible and transparent. Rachael has been meeting enthusiastic constituents at many events throughout Suffolk County, including:

  • Massachusetts Foster Care Walk
  • Juneteenth celebration
  • Senior Centers
  • Latino Law Enforcement Group of Boston
  • Ward meetings
  • Emerge MA Women of the Year & Graduation
  • Keep Families Together Rally
  • Roxbury Film Festival
  • City of Boston 4th of July: Independence Day Commemoration
  • And more…
Rachael visiting the Cheriton Heights Apartments.
Rachael visiting the Cheriton Heights Apartments.
Rachael at the Foster Care Alumni Walk..
Rachael at the Foster Care Alumni Walk.
Rachael, Beth Boland, and Mayor of Framingham Yvonne Spicer at Emerge MA's graduation..
Rachael, Beth Boland, and Mayor of Framingham Yvonne Spicer at Emerge MA’s graduation.
Rachael meeting voters and attending local parades on July 4th.
Rachael meeting voters and attending local parades on July 4th.

KNOCK, KNOCK!

Team Rollins has been canvassing all over Suffolk County; knocking on THOUSANDS of doors since the last Rollins Report! We’ve been overwhelmed by the excitement we’ve encountered while talking to voters. Suffolk County is ready for a change and that change is Rachael Rollins.

Thank you to City Council President Andrea Campbell for hosting such a successful door-knocking event last weekend! Check below in “Volunteer with Rachael” for your chance to help us make history.

Andrea Campbell, Rachael, and a group of passionate volunteers..
Andrea Campbell, Rachael, and a group of passionate volunteers.
Andrea and Rachael talking to a voter.
Andrea and Rachael talking to a voter.
Rachael speaking to two potential Rollins supporters in Roxbury.
Rachael speaking to two potential Rollins supporters in Roxbury.

IN THE NEWS

At unusual forum, candidates for DA seek support of inmates, Boston Globe
Bolling: DA candidates show understanding of inmates’ needs, Boston Herald
Boston inmates, prosecutor hopefuls talk policy, Daily Hampshire Gazette
NFL Players Move Their Protests Off The Field, Grilling DA Candidates, NPR
Patriots star power fuels DA debate, Commonwealth Magazine

Retired Justice Geraldine Hines, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Retired Justice Geraldine Hines
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

VOLUNTEER WITH RACHAEL!

FRIDAY, JULY 6:
RVSP HERE
Meet, Greet, and Canvass
Join us for an afternoon of canvassing from 3 pm – 6 pm! RVSP above for more information. Get to know other voters, learn how to canvass, and get out there and let people know about Rachael. She is counting on you to get out the word about her platform of safety, equity, and justice for all. We will be meeting at our campaign HQ:
376 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, 02130.

SATURDAY, JULY 7:
RVSP HERE
Meet, Greet, and Canvass
Join us this weekend for canvassing from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm! RVSP above for more information. Get to know each other, get trained to canvass, and get out there and let people know about Rachael’s incredible message of integrity and justice! We will be meeting at our campaign HQ:
376 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, 02130.

TUESDAY, JULY 10:
RVSP HERE
Suffolk DA Forum on Latinx Issues
Join us in attending the Chelsea Collaborative’s Suffolk County District Attorney Candidate Forum discussing Latinx issues. The forum will take place at 318 Broadway Street, Chelsea, MA from 5:30-8:30 PM.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18:
RVSP HERE
Suffolk County Forum: District Attorney & Registry of Deeds
#TeamRollins wants to see you at this joint debate featuring Suffolk County DA candidates and Registry of Deeds candidates. Hosted by Wards 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 19. Meet us at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building (2300 Washington St, Roxbury, MA 02119 ) from 6:00-8:30 PM (doors open at 5:30 PM).

MONDAY, JULY 23:
RVSP HERE
When Primaries ARE Elections!
Come see Rachael, Josh Zakim, and Katie Forde address voters at Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale’s candidate night! We will be at the St John Chrysostom Church Hall (4750 Washington St, West Roxbury, MA) from 7:00-8:30 PM.

Please email stephanie@rollins4da.com to get involved. We are trying to canvass as often as possible to make sure everyone in the community knows just how much of a trailblazer Rachael is.

Also, please join our Facebook group here.

Thanks again for your support, and we look forward to sharing all of our news with you. Come on team, let’s roll!

Sincerely,
Team Rollins

Rollins Report 6/13/2018

Dear friends,

Welcome to the SIXTH (wow!) edition of the Rollins Report– a newsletter to update you on all that is happening on the campaign trail!

CANVASS, CANVASS, CANVASS!

In the few past weeks, we've been putting boots on the ground daily throughout Suffolk County. We've knocked THOUSANDS of doors - no matter rain or shine! Rachael offers her deepest gratitude to our awesome volunteers, because without you, none of this would be possible.
In the few past weeks, we’ve been putting boots on the ground daily throughout Suffolk County. We’ve knocked THOUSANDS of doors – no matter rain or shine! Rachael offers her deepest gratitude to our awesome volunteers, because without you, none of this would be possible.

In the few past weeks, we’ve been putting boots on the ground daily throughout Suffolk County. We’ve knocked THOUSANDS of doors – no matter rain or shine! Rachael offers her deepest gratitude to our awesome volunteers, because without you, none of this would be possible.

ENDORSEMENT CORNER –
THANK YOU BLACKSTONIAN!

Rachael is enthused to be endorsed by such a significant local news source, only adding to the remarkable support, grassroots or otherwise, that our campaign is receiving!

“Rachael Rollins has clearly emerged as a front-runner for Suffolk County DA. Rollins has dominated forums to date and has racked up some impressive endorsements. She has received press attention and has shown favorably in local polls. Her confidence and competence is clearly evident when she speaks. Her legal, professional and organizational background, as well as her personal story, is compelling. I am pleased to endorse Rachael Rollins for Suffolk County DA.”

DORCHESTER DAY DELIGHT!

On June 3rd, Team Rollins had the awesome opportunity to march in the 114th Dorchester Day Parade! Rachael loved meeting new constituents as well as working with our energized swath of volunteers who shook hands, held signs, and showed up to spread our message of equity and justice for all. Rachael was born in Dorchester and she was honored to be a part of this notable community tradition.

In order of appearance: Our wonderful group of volunteers at the Dorchester Day Parade; Rachael with her mom, Esther, and dad, John; More volunteers with Rachael on Dorchester Day.
In order of appearance: Our wonderful group of volunteers at the Dorchester Day Parade; Rachael with her mom, Esther, and dad, John; More volunteers with Rachael on Dorchester Day.

PROUD TO BE AT PRIDE!

This past Saturday, Team Rollins got their Pride on at the Boston Pride Parade. We danced, we met with voters, and most importantly, we stood in solidarity with the LGBTQIA community. Our Field Director, Dakota, a self-identified queer woman, had so much fun working with our volunteers to show their support for Rachael. It was a tremendous event! Participating in Pride was simply another way for us to demonstrate how Rachael believes the Suffolk County’s DA office should be working for all of us, no matter how you identify.

Rachael and her adorable dog, Cassius.
Rachael and her adorable dog, Cassius.
Rachael strutting through the streets of Boston.
Rachael strutting through the streets of Boston.
Team Rollins at Pride.
Team Rollins at Pride.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT THE DA DEBATE

This past week, the MA ACLU, in conjunction with the “What A Difference A DA Makes” campaign, hosted the first Suffolk County District Attorney debate at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury. In her opening statements, Rachael advocated for “a criminal justice system where someone from Mission Hill gets the same treatment as someone from Beacon Hill”. She also reminded the audience that she has experience with all facets of the criminal justice system- something that truly differentiates her from any of the other candidates.

In her closing call-to-action, Rachael remarked: “We have a chance to change the way things are. We need to get excited about this. I want you to help me be the person to change this office.”

See the live video here. (You don’t want to miss it!)

IN THE NEWS!

Team Rollins is always out and about in our community, therefore, it’s no surprise that Rachael has been featured in the news quite a bit recently!

The Jamaica Plain News posted a two-part (Part 1, Part 2) article interviewing all five of the DA candidates. The ACLUM debate was covered by The Boston Globe and Commonwealth Magazine; click the links and check them out!

Retired Justice Geraldine Hines, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Retired Justice Geraldine Hines
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

VOLUNTEER WITH RACHAEL!

SATURDAY JUNE 16:
RVSP HERE
MEET, GREET, AND CANVASS
JOIN US IN CANVASSING FROM 11:30 AM -2:30 PM! RVSP ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

SATURDAY JUNE 16:
RVSP HERE
FOSTER CARE WALK
SEE FLYER BELOW:

SUNDAY JUNE 17:
RVSP HERE
MEET, GREET, AND CANVASS
JOIN US IN CANVASSING FROM 11:30 AM -2:30 PM! RVSP ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Please email dakota@rollins4da.com to get involved. We are trying to canvass as often as possible to make sure everyone in the community knows just how much of a trailblazer Rachael is.

Also, please join our Facebook group here.

Thanks again for your support, and we look forward to sharing all of our news with you. Come on team, let’s roll!

Sincerely,
Team Rollins

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT:
JOANNE SEWELL

“After attending a forum at English High School in April…I was very impressed with Rachael due to her experience, and her ability to actually answer the question. Since joining the team, I continue to be amazed at Rachael’s ability to connect with people from all walks of life in a caring, compassionate, and informative manner. I believe that Rachael has the best interest of all the people of Suffolk County in the forefront of her head and mind.” – Joanne Sewell

Joanne Sewell moved to Boston in 1991. She just recently became politically active because she was “annoyed by the state of Boston and felt that it was time to get off [her] couch and into action.” Now she delivers yard signs, participates in standouts, hands out information, and helps out at forums. Joanne is a wonderful and dedicated volunteer with the Rollins campaign!

THANK YOU TO OUR INCREDIBLE VOLUNTEERS, LIKE JOANNE!

Rollins Report 5/31/2018

Dear friends,

Welcome to a SPECIAL edition of the Rollins Report– a newsletter to update you on all that is happening on the campaign trail!

ALL THE WAY: FROM OUR KICKOFF TO TODAY

Because today is May 31st, we will be using this Rollins Report to recap the entire month of May! Team Rollins has grown exponentially these past four weeks and we can’t wait to see what the rest of the campaign holds.

WE MET AND EXCEEDED OUR $100,000 MARK

We couldn’t have done this without YOU and our incredible finance committee. This money helps us to spread Rachael’s message of equity and justice for all in our criminal justice system; we are overwhelmed by your support!

LEADERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND SUFFOLK COUNTY SUPPORT RACHAEL

#TeamRollins has received a multitude of mind-blowing endorsements throughout the month of May! These include:

  • Adam Foss, criminal justice reform champion
  • Andrea Campbell, Boston City Council President
  • Justice Geraldine Hines, former Associate Justice and the first black woman to serve on the Massachusetts Supreme Court
  • Leo Robinson, Chelsea City Councilor
  • Martin Murphy, former First Assistant in Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and current partner at Foley Hoag
  • Monica Cannon Grant, Boston activist and CEO and Founder of Violence in Boston
  • Real Justice PAC, founded by activist Shaun King
  • William Brownsberger, Massachusetts State Senator, champion of the recent comprehensive criminal justice bill, and Chairperson of the Joint Committee of the Judiciary

CANVASSING OUR COMMUNITIES:

We’ve covered Suffolk County in signage and literature all throughout the month of May! Rachael and our cohort of volunteers have knocked on hundreds doors, talked to numerous local business owners, and given speeches to community groups in Allston, Charlestown, Chelsea, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mission Hall, North End, Revere, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, South End, West Roxbury, Winthrop. (Reminder: If you see any Rollins signage in your community, make sure to tweet it at @Rollins4DA with the hashtag #SignedUpWithRollins!)

ENGAGING THROUGH EVENTS: OUT AND ABOUT WITH RACHAEL

In addition to our field efforts, we’ve also attended numerous community events, large and small, to spread our message. Highlights include College Bound’s Dorchester Gala, the Dorchester Day Parade of Seniors Luncheon, the Haitian Flag Breakfast and the Annual Haitian American Unity Parade, Mother Caroline’s 100 Backpacks for Puerto Rico event, Boston Memorial Day services, the Salesian Boys and Girls Club Breakfast, the Peace Institute’s Walk For Peace, and Wake Up The Earth. Rachael has also continued to spread her message through multiple interviews (Politica Entre Amigos, WEMF Activist Hour, MAMLEO) and forums (Suffolk Law School and This Ain’t Normal Panel).

VOLUNTEER WITH RACHAEL
Saturday, 6/2: Meet, Greet, and CANVASS
RVSP HERE
Join us in canvassing from 5 pm – 7 pm on 6/2! RVSP above for more information. Get to know each other, get trained to canvass, and get out there and let people know about Rachael. She is counting on you to share her message of equity and justice by knocking on doors!

Sunday, 6/3:
WALK WITH US
THE DORCHESTER DAY PARADE
RVSP HERE
Please come out and walk with us in unity with the wonderful community of Dorchester, this Sunday. We’ll be meeting at the East Boston Savings Bank(2250 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124.) at 12:30 p.m. Come out to support Rachael and walk in the parade! Check out our Facebook event HERE!

Wednesday, 6/6: Meet, Greet, and CANVASS
RVSP HERE
Join us in canvassing from 5 pm – 7 pm on 6/6! RVSP above for more information. Get to know each other, get trained to canvass, and get out there and let people know about Rachael. She is counting on you to share her message of equity and justice by knocking on doors!

Thursday, 6/7:
HOLD SIGNS AT
THE ACLU SUFFOLK COUNTY DA DEBATE
RVSP HERE
Please join Team Rollins at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley Street Boston, MA 02119) for this exciting debate coming up on June 7th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM! Come at 5:30 PM to show your support for Rachael before the debate. The debate will be moderated by Callie Crossley, esteemed host of Boston WGBH’s Under the Radar. Doors open at 6:00 PM. More information here.

Saturday, 6/9:
WALK WITH US
THE PRIDE PARADE
RVSP HERE
Walk with us to celebrate the LBGTQIA community here in Suffolk County and in the nation. It’ll be a day of pride, passion, and excitement. The parade kicks off at 12 PM on the corner of Boylston St and Clarendon St in Copley and will go to City Hall Plaza. Please meet us on the steps of the old side of the Boston Public Library facing Copley Square. Check out the Facebook event HERE!

Sunday, 6/10: Meet, Greet, and CANVASS
RVSP HERE
Join us in canvassing from 5 pm – 7 pm on 6/10! RVSP above for more information. Get to know each other, get trained to canvass, and get out there and let people know about Rachael. She is counting on you to share her message of equity and justice by knocking on doors!


Please email dakota@rollins4da.com to get involved. We are trying to canvass as often as possible to make sure everyone in the community knows just how much of a trailblazer Rachael is.

Also, please join our Facebook group here.

Thanks again for your support, and we look forward to sharing all of our news with you. Come on team, let’s roll!

Sincerely,
Team Rollins

Rollins Report 5/24/2018

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the fourth edition of the Rollins Report — a newsletter to update you on all that is happening on the campaign trail!

RIGHT ON TARGET!

We would first like to extend a massive THANK YOU to all of Team Rollins–with your help, we’ve surpassed the $100,000 fundraising benchmark! Rachael could not do this without your support and we are overwhelmed by the scores of community members that are #RollingWithRollins!

MONICA CANNON-GRANT ENDORSES RACHAEL!

In the past month, The Activist Hour Radio Show with Monica Cannon-Grant and Calvin Feliciano has hosted the candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney. After careful deliberation and public commentary, Monica Cannon-Grant has chosen to endorse Rachael! We are so excited to have the support of such a significant community activist and leader.

Boston activist Monica Cannon-Grant endorses Rachael!
Boston activist Monica Cannon-Grant endorses Rachael!

CELEBRATING WITH OUR HAITIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS

This past week, Team Rollins attended several events hosted by the Haitian community here in Boston. On Friday, Rachael celebrated Haitian Flag Day at the Haitian Flag Breakfast in downtown Boston. We continued our support of the Haitian community when we marched in the Annual Haitian American Unity Parade on Sunday. Rachael enjoyed the amazing local entertainment, food, and music!

MEETING COMMUNITIES WHERE THEY’RE AT

We also spent our weekend getting to know a wide-range of communities throughout Boston. For example, on Saturday, Team Rollins arrived in Charlestown bright and early to better the community with the Boston “Love Your Block” program. We continued to meet even more Charlestown residents, despite the rain, as we canvassed the neighborhood to spread Rachael’s message!

REAL LIVING LEGENDS

In addition to cleaning up and canvassing on Saturday, we were also overjoyed to have the opportunity to visit with two trail-blazing, history-making legends: Congressman John Lewis and Thelma Burns! Rachael acknowledges the importance of respecting those who came before us so that we can make the future even better.

Rachael with Congressman John Lewis.
Rachael with Congressman John Lewis.
Rachael with Thelma Burns.
Rachael with Thelma Burns.

BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND (YOUR NEXT) WINNER

On Thursday, Rachael spent the day getting to know constituents from across Suffolk County. Her first event was the Salesian Boys and Girls Club Breakfast, where she had a blast! Her second event was the Dorchester Day Parade of Seniors Luncheon, where she was able to spread her message to every table, as well as meet up with Little Miss Dorchester and Mayor Marty Walsh!

THE FUTURE IS FEMALE

Rachael also spent her week meeting up with old (and new) colleagues across Massachusetts. Northeastern Law’s annual Women In Law event was held this past Friday and Rachael enjoyed meeting so many other strong, powerful women. On Monday night, Rachael attended the MA ACLU’s “Bill of Rights” dinner and met Patrisse Cullors, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Rachael is honored to be surrounded by so many inspiring women!

UPCOMING EVENTS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SATURDAY 5/26– GROVE HALL CANVASS (5/26):
Let’s rock Grove Hall this weekend with our support for Rachael! We’ll be meeting outside of the Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library (41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester, MA 02121 ) at 1 pm to canvass the neighborhood. We’ll train you how to canvass if you haven’t before. See you then!

ROXBURY CANVASS (5/31):
Meet us at 50 Linwood Street, Roxbury, MA between 4:30-5:00 pm (come later if necessary) to get to know each other, get trained to canvass, and get out there and let people know about Rachael! She is counting on you.

DORCHESTER DAY PARADE (6/3):
We’re walking to celebrate Dorchester and to make our communities stronger on June 3rd! Please join us at 12:30 at the Eastern Saving Bank (2250 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester Center, MA 02124 ) right near the beginning of the parade. We’ll be holding signs, getting excited, and marching all afternoon!

PRIDE PARADE (6/9):
Walk in the PRIDE parade with Rachael this year on June 9th! We’re proud to be marching with our LGBTQ community members. Time TBA. Meet us on the old side of the Boston Public Library facing Copley Square. Join our Facebook event for updates!


Please email dakota@rollins4da.com to get involved. We are trying to canvass as often as possible to make sure everyone in the community knows just how much of a trailblazer Rachael is.

Also, please join our Facebook group.

Thanks again for your support, and we look forward to sharing all of our news with you. Come on team, let’s roll!

Sincerely,
Team Rollins

(If you’ve missed any previous versions of The Rollins Report, check out our blog to see all archived editions.)

Rollins Report 5/17/2018

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the THIRD edition of the Rollins Report– a newsletter to update you on all that is happening on the campaign trail! Things have been moving along wonderfully, and Rachael has been very busy and is so excited to share these updates with you.

SENATOR BROWNSBERGER WEIGHS IN AND ENDORSES RACHAEL!

Massachusetts State Senator William N. Brownsberger, a main architect of the sweeping criminal justice reform bill passed last month, decided to weigh in on this important race. Cognizant of the fact that the next DA will be tasked with carrying out the legislation he has worked on for years, Sen. Brownsberger carefully assessed the candidates in this race and made his selection.

Brownsberger stated, “Rachael Rollins offers strong leadership, a deep commitment to public safety, and a full appreciation of the need for reform. She is the best candidate for the job.”

ADAM FOSS SELECTS A CANDIDATE IN THIS RACE!

Former Suffolk County A.D.A. and international powerhouse criminal justice advocate, Adam Foss endorsed Rachael this week. Adam explained: “Rachael brings together the best of what this city and county can be. We need a skilled and passionate leader, someone who has a vision to make the community better and to improve relationships between the community and law enforcement. Someone to give a voice to the often voiceless. Rachael is that person, and I am proud to endorse her.”

Rachael is so honored to have the support of key criminal justice leaders in our community and far beyond.

Rachael with Adam Foss.
Rachael with Adam Foss.

This week, we received amazing news from Voter Choice MA! Rachael won the straw poll conducted at the April 9th JP Progressives’ Candidate Forum. The community has been coming out in droves to be #RollingwithRollins and we couldn’t be happier!

Rachael wins the straw poll held at the JP Progressives' Candidate Forum.
Rachael wins the straw poll held at the JP Progressives’ Candidate Forum.
Rachael wins the straw poll held at the JP Progressives' Candidate Forum.
Rachael wins the straw poll held at the JP Progressives’ Candidate Forum.

On Sunday, May 13th, we walked in solidarity with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute for the 22nd Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace. Founded on dignity and compassion for all families impacted by murder, the Walk for Peace continued to be a monumental event this year.

Rachael with Attorney General Maura Healey.
Rachael with Attorney General Maura Healey.
Rachael with her daughter, Peyton.
Rachael with her daughter, Peyton.

As a member of the community, Rachael is outraged by the continued threat to our city’s families. As a mother, she is concerned for our children’s futures. And, as a foster mother, Rachael feels protective towards our most vulnerable populations. She grieves with these mothers and stands tall with them against gun violence.

Marching at the Walk for Peace with Attorney General Maura Healey.
Marching at the Walk for Peace with Attorney General Maura Healey.

One of Rachael’s key initiatives as your next District Attorney is to fully prioritize the nearly 1000 unsolved homicides in Suffolk County. These families deserve justice and Rachael is dedicated to addressing these issues while in office.

Last week, Rachael took part in many community events including: the Mother Caroline Academy and Education Center’s initiative to put together backpacks for students in Puerto Rico, College Bound’s Dorchester Gala where Rachael supported the youth of Suffolk County, and the Boston Foundation’s screening and forum for the documentary This Ain’t Normal. She also visited Ward 8 this week to spread her message of justice and equity. Rachael is working hard to remind youth of their worth and the community that we still have work to do.

Rachael with Celeste Hayden.
Rachael with Celeste Hayden.

Also, check out Rachael’s interview on Politica Entre Amigos here.

We need you!
We need you!

Upcoming events and volunteer opportunities

Saturday 5/19: help clean up Charlestown from 8-10am and/or come out to canvass with us from 11-1. Email dakota@rollins4da.com for details.

Sunday 5/20: Haitian-American Unity Parade. Come out and support the Haitian-American community and Rachael. Meet at 12 noon at Le Foyer Bakery (132 Babson Street).

Saturday 5/26: door knocking day, location TBA. We’ll be canvassing the community as we roll with Rollins!

Ongoing opportunities

Please email dakota@rollins4da.com to get involved. We are trying to canvass every single day to make sure everyone in the community knows just how much of a trailblazer Rachael is.

Also, please join our Facebook group.

Thanks again for all of your support, and we look forward to sharing all of our news with you. Come on team, let’s roll!

Sincerely,
Team Rollins

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