Allan-Charles is a lifelong faith-rooted community activist who was baptized into the work of fighting with communities for justice at the age of 6. Allan-Charles is running to bring Everyday Solidarity to the 6th District of Richmond to turn the priorities of the people into policy. When the incumbent sought to increase gentrification and threaten funding for public schools, Allan-Charles fought with the community to expose and defeat irresponsible development projects. When the Housing Authority sought to illegally displace and prevent public housing residents from having access to housing, Allan-Charles fought alongside the people and helped pass Senate Bill 708 with Senator Jennifer McClellan to expand tenant’s rights.
The people of the 6th district are tired of having their priorities and their vision of their community being overshadowed by the profit motives of inequitable developers. Seniors are fighting to stay in their homes. Protestors are calling for long needed substantive systemic change to police and racial inequity. With a wide range of skills as an advocate, trust builder, organizer, underwriter, and auditor, Allan has experience collaborating with faith communities, academic institutions, Fortune 500 companies, banks, museums, cultural institutions, City Councils, Mayors, and Governors to advise, strategize, and implement “a reality of equity.”