Rollins Report 5/24/2018

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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. 


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. 


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!
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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

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