Welcome to the 2nd edition of the Rollins Report - a newsletter to update you on all of the exciting things happening on the election trail!
Last week, Rachael was featured in BC Law's magazine after serving on a panel hosted by the school's Black Law Students Association (BLSA) with Boston Police Commissioner William Evans and Attorney J.W. Carney at its annual conference. Carney, Commissioner Evans, and Rollins spoke on the need to change cultures in the DA’s Office and on the police force, and advocated shifting success metrics and paradigms to focus on engagement and justice, rather than convictions. “We need more people in the room with different perspectives,” Rollins said. “That’s how things get better.”
Rachael's kickoff was held last Tuesday and brought members from all over the community together to celebrate the official start of her campaign. Over 150 people came out to show their support, reflecting the true diversity of Suffolk County. Esteemed guests like former Justice Geraldine Hines, Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell, Boston City Councilor Kim Janey, former Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson, former Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and Adam Foss were in attendance. Justice Hines, President Campbell, and Foss have all officially endorsed Rachael! You can watch the full live stream video of Rachael's kickoff HERE!
Last week, Rachael took part in the second DA forum at Suffolk University Law School hosted by Boston Wards 3, 4, and 5 Democratic Committees and moderated by Meghan Irons of the Boston Globe with opening remarks from Rahsaan Hall of the ACLU. Rachael was able to present her platform and prove that she is the best candidate for the job and the most qualified to shift the culture within the office and implement change! You can watch the full live stream of the debate HERE!
Finally, Rachael was excited to receive an endorsement from The Real Justice PAC. Founded by social activist Shaun King, Real Justice is a leader in the national and growing movement to reform our criminal justice system. Rachael is humbled and energized by their endorsement.
Thanks again for all of your support, and we look forward to sharing this experience together. Let's roll!