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Doug Jones endorses Randall Woodfin for mayor of Birmingham

Jones joins with Mayor Richard Arrington, State Rep. Rolanda Hollis, Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Tyson and other in endorsing Woodfin.

Doug Jones has endorsed Randall Woodfin for mayor of Birmingham.

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones announced his endorsement of Mayor Randall Woodfin Thursday for re-election as mayor of Birmingham. In a video recorded in front of 16th Street Baptist Church, Jones points to the promises he says Woodfin has kept as proof of his leadership and commitment to setting Birmingham “on the right path towards a better future, paved by diversity, equity, and inclusion.” 

Jones highlights the success of Woodfin’s “unprecedented investments in Birmingham’s people” with Birmingham Promise, Pardons for Progress and revitalization efforts in all 99 neighborhoods. He goes on to discuss Woodfin’s progress Reimagining Public Safety with his recently-announced ban on high-risk no-knock raids, choke-holds, implementation of the Civilian Review Board and removal of over 5,000 illegal guns from Birmingham’s streets since taking office.

“Randall led us through the challenges of COVID to make real progress for the people of Birmingham, but he isn’t stopping there,” said Jones. “Vision 2025 builds on the progress we’ve seen over the past four years — even more record investments in Birmingham’s people, communities, infrastructure and neighborhoods…On August 24th, Birmingham has the opportunity to keep making Progress Together under Mayor Woodfin’s leadership. Please join me in supporting his campaign and helping in any way you can.”

“Senator Doug Jones knows what it takes to represent the people of Alabama — I’m honored to have earned his support and endorsement for reelection as mayor of Birmingham,” said Woodfin. “His work to stem our nation’s gun violence epidemic, protect health care benefits for 150,000 Alabama children through the Children’s Health Insurance Program, continually re-incentivize Alabama to expand Medicaid, and tireless efforts to improve voter registration and turnout demonstrate his commitment to building bridges and making Progress Together.”

In making this endorsement, Jones joins with Mayor Richard Arrington, State Rep. Rolanda Hollis, Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Tyson, Alabama New South Coalition, Alabama College Democrats, Alabama High School Democrats in announcing support for Woodfin.

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones announced his endorsement of Mayor Randall Woodfin Thursday for re-election as mayor of Birmingham. In a video recorded in front of 16th Street Baptist Church, Jones points to the promises he says Woodfin has kept as proof of his leadership and commitment to setting Birmingham “on the right path towards a better future, paved by diversity, equity, and inclusion.” 

Jones highlights the success of Woodfin’s “unprecedented investments in Birmingham’s people” with Birmingham Promise, Pardons for Progress and revitalization efforts in all 99 neighborhoods. He goes on to discuss Woodfin’s progress Reimagining Public Safety with his recently-announced ban on high-risk no-knock raids, choke-holds, implementation of the Civilian Review Board and removal of over 5,000 illegal guns from Birmingham’s streets since taking office.

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“Randall led us through the challenges of COVID to make real progress for the people of Birmingham, but he isn’t stopping there,” said Jones. “Vision 2025 builds on the progress we’ve seen over the past four years — even more record investments in Birmingham’s people, communities, infrastructure and neighborhoods…On August 24th, Birmingham has the opportunity to keep making Progress Together under Mayor Woodfin’s leadership. Please join me in supporting his campaign and helping in any way you can.”

“Senator Doug Jones knows what it takes to represent the people of Alabama — I’m honored to have earned his support and endorsement for reelection as mayor of Birmingham,” said Woodfin. “His work to stem our nation’s gun violence epidemic, protect health care benefits for 150,000 Alabama children through the Children’s Health Insurance Program, continually re-incentivize Alabama to expand Medicaid, and tireless efforts to improve voter registration and turnout demonstrate his commitment to building bridges and making Progress Together.”

In making this endorsement, Jones joins with Mayor Richard Arrington, State Rep. Rolanda Hollis, Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Tyson, Alabama New South Coalition, Alabama College Democrats, Alabama High School Democrats in announcing support for Woodfin.

On Thursday, the Woodfin campaign released information about record-breaking grassroots support. For July, the campaign announced total contributions of over $156,705 by 1,007 individual contributors. 90 percent of donations were less than $100 and 80 percent of donations were less than $50. 642 were first-time donors. Throughout this cycle, the Woodfin campaign has raised over $1.65 million so far from over 5,500 online contributors, the most grassroots donations in Birmingham mayoral history. In total, the Woodfin campaign has walked over 6 million steps while knocking over 60,000 doors, making 110,000 phone calls, and sending 120,000 text messages to spread the word about Woodfin’s vision of a better future for Birmingham.

On Thursday, the Woodfin campaign released information about record-breaking grassroots support. For July, the campaign announced total contributions of over $156,705 by 1,007 individual contributors. 90 percent of donations were less than $100 and 80 percent of donations were less than $50. 642 were first-time donors. Throughout this cycle, the Woodfin campaign has raised over $1.65 million so far from over 5,500 online contributors, the most grassroots donations in Birmingham mayoral history. In total, the Woodfin campaign has walked over 6 million steps while knocking over 60,000 doors, making 110,000 phone calls, and sending 120,000 text messages to spread the word about Woodfin’s vision of a better future for Birmingham.

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