The Alabama High School and Alabama College Democrats announced Monday their joint endorsement of Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin’s re-election campaign.
This endorsement comes in the wake of Woodfin’s Vision 2025 announcement, which prioritizes Birmingham’s students and their families.
“Mayor Woodfin is truly moving the city forward. Under his leadership, Birmingham has become a more progressive, inclusive, and equitable city,” said Tristan Mullen, president of the Alabama College Democrats. “His administration has made education and investing in the city’s youth a priority, through the Birmingham Promise which provides tuition-free college to Birmingham’s high school graduates. As Mayor, Randall has supported small business owners and has created an environment where young professionals can thrive. Because of this, he has my full support. We have made great strides as a city and we must keep up the momentum.”
“Mayor Woodfin consistently fights for the citizens of Birmingham, advocates for LGBTQ+ rights, and is a catalyst for change —not only in Birmingham, but as a symbol of the future of the State of Alabama,” added Hannon Bulger, president of the Alabama High School Democrats. “It is encouraging to see his campaign focus on youth organizing and civic engagement through Students for Woodfin.”
Earlier this month, Students for Woodfin held an open house at the mayor’s campaign headquarters to discuss grassroots field organizing, efforts to build a lasting political infrastructure, development of local leadership, and ways to get involved during the final month of the campaign. Led by 16-year-old rising high school junior Rylen Dempsey, Students for Woodfin has over 20 student organizers that span all BCS high schools, five metro high schools, and all colleges in Birmingham, along with Montevallo, Samford, and Miles.
“I’m so grateful to have earned the support of these students. They’ve been putting real work behind their words to encourage folks to turn out to vote and stay involved in the election process — especially as we get closer to Election Day on August 24th” said Woodfin. “Our Students with Woodfin program has brought together young people from across Birmingham to spread the word about our vision for Birmingham’s future. Our young people are our future leaders, and their ongoing grassroots, relational organizing efforts will ensure that we have leaders in place, ready to step up and continue making Progress Together — even after August 24th.”