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!


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.  

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. 

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


UPCOMING EVENTS & 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 here

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