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.
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.
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.
In order of appearance: Rachael and her adorable dog, Cassius; Rachael strutting through the streets of Boston; 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!
SUNDAY JUNE 17:
Meet, Greet, and Canvass
Join us in canvassing from 11:30 am -2:30 pm! RVSP above for more information.
Please email email@example.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!
(If you've missed any previous versions of The Rollins Report, check out our blog to see all archived editions.)
"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!