Jahana Hayes 2016 National Teacher of the Year runs for Elizabeth Esty connecticut 5th district congressional seat.

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Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
June 5, 2021 at 2:30 PM

Six months of major recovery

We wouldn’t ask if it wasn’t important. The House majority is hanging on by a thread. With redistricting, Republicans could be at an automatic advantage ahead of the midterms in 2022. To top it off, the national GOP launched digital ads attacking me this week. John – I know my team h…
Team Hayes · [email protected]
June 4, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Grassroots support

We know we’re sending a lot of emails these days. We have an aggressive fundraising goal as we roll out a robust communications plan earlier than ever before. The National Republican Congressional Committee has named Jahana a prime target for this cycle, and they doubled down on that this week wi…
Team Hayes · [email protected]
June 3, 2021 at 11:00 PM

NRCC campaign against Jahana

The country is coming out of one of its toughest periods in history. A global pandemic that killed hundreds of thousands of our family, friends and neighbors. A historic recession. A racial justice reckoning. These are grave problems, and Jahana has been laser-focused on fixing them. From COVID-1…
Team Hayes · [email protected]
June 2, 2021 at 6:30 PM

NEW: Five-figure ad campaign coming for Jahana

The National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) just launched a five-figure digital, radio and billboard campaign against a handful of Democrats in “toss-up” districts – and Jahana is on this shortlist. Take a look: Hi John, we’re kicking off the last month of this quarter, and we’…
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
May 31, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Asking for a moment of your time this Memorial Day

I wanted to ask for a moment of your time to pause with me and remember what this day is about. Today, please join me in remembering and honoring those brave Americans who gave their lives in service to our country – fighting for independence, fighting to defeat slavery and fascism, fighting to d…
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
May 28, 2021 at 4:30 PM

before you log off

Summer is almost here. Vaccination rates are looking good and continuing to go up. Communities are reopening. And at last, many Americans will be able to take this weekend to reunite with friends and family for the first time in over a year. Hi John, are you feeling what I am feeling…
Barbara and Chanita, Team Hayes · [email protected]
May 27, 2021 at 10:30 PM

Before summer kicks off

We know you’re getting a lot of donation requests this week. This is the first monthly fundraising deadline since the redistricting process kicked off, and we all want to show that we’re not going anywhere – no matter what the 2022 House maps look like! John – We know you’re getting…
Team Hayes · [email protected]
May 21, 2021 at 7:15 PM

The American Rescue Plan and the Child Tax Credit

Thanks to the newly expanded Child Tax Credit as part of the American Rescue Plan, approximately 39 million American families will see critical tax relief soon. Almost 90% of American families with children will receive monthly payment of up to $300, starting in July. John – Thanks t…
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
May 9, 2021 at 2:54 PM

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms who are everyday heroes. This past year has been particularly hard for women and moms everywhere. I have lived it firsthand like so many other working moms – the parents are trying to keep up, the kids are in virtual school, and we are all trying diligently to s…
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
April 30, 2021 at 10:30 PM

Fwd: record-breaking fundraising numbers

Can you donate before midnight to help us stay ahead of the national Republican groups already targeting the 5th District? I’m grateful for your support and for all you do. John, we know your time is valuable, so I’m going to keep this message short. Can you donate before midnight to he…
Team Hayes · [email protected]
April 29, 2021 at 3:33 PM

record-breaking fundraising numbers

The end of Q1 brought big news when everyone’s finances went public. When the numbers were added up, national Republican groups took in record-breaking hauls. John, The end of Q1 brought big news when everyone’s finances went public. When the numbers were added up, national Republica…
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
April 28, 2021 at 10:15 PM

Quick update on what I’m working on

Quick update on the critical progress we're making in Washington... This month, I introduced the Clean Commute Act in the House with Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA). This bill is designed to provide funding for schools to transition from diesel buses to clean, zero-emission fleets.  John,T…
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
March 31, 2021 at 10:45 PM

asking directly, John

First of all, thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. The NRCC is already hitting me hard, and it is only going to get worse this cycle. We need to get ahead and stay ahead of everything they will throw our way. I wanted to talk to you directly, John, it’s that important. W…
Jahana Hayes for Congress · [email protected]
March 30, 2021 at 6:18 PM

good news

We have another quick update for you: We are so close to hitting our end-of-quarter goal! The good news? We can reach it easily before tomorrow night’s deadline. But we need you to donate now to help us get there. John – We have another quick update for you: We are so close to hittin…
Update via Team Hayes · [email protected]
March 29, 2021 at 8:04 PM

coming to you with an update, John

We’re almost halfway to our FEC deadline fundraising goal, but we still need to get over the line before March 31st. Our team has been in touch a lot recently about Wednesday’s goal. Here’s why: We cannot hold the House majority without CT-05 and it is so important that we keep Jahana’s voice in …
Team Hayes · [email protected]
March 28, 2021 at 10:53 PM

Update to goal – deadline approaching!

The National Republican Campaign Committee quickly staked their claim on the 5th District, labeling it a main target to flip red in this election. The Democratic National Campaign Committee immediately followed by naming CT-05 one of the first districts in the country to be named as a “Frontline”…
Barbara Ellis · [email protected]
March 26, 2021 at 12:45 PM

Our priorities

I know we send you quite a few emails – so let me take a step back and explain exactly why your support is so important. Hitting our fundraising goals is vital to the health and success of our campaign. With your help, we will be able to build our infrastructure for our next election, which is on…
Chanita Thompson · [email protected]
March 24, 2021 at 10:16 PM

We are ready, John

The first Federal Election Commission (FEC) fundraising deadline of 2021 and the one that sets the stage for the 2022 cycle is on March 31. In April, our fundraising numbers will go public and the national Republicans will tear through them to gauge the strength of our campaign and whether the GO…
Team Hayes · [email protected]
March 23, 2021 at 10:00 PM

Did you see all this news, John?

With so much news coming out of Washington, we know it can be hard to keep up. But here at Team Hayes, we’ve got you. Here’s what Jahana has been working on for the past month: John, with so much news coming out of Washington, we know it can be hard to keep up. But here at Team Hayes…
Team Hayes · [email protected]
March 14, 2021 at 10:38 PM

New memo from the NRCC lists Jahana as a target

We know that the path to control in the House runs right through purple districts like Connecticut’s 5th – which means that Jahana will be a main target of national Republican groups and super PACs who are looking to flip this seat red. John,We know that the path to control in the Ho…
Barbara and Chanita, Team Hayes · [email protected]
March 13, 2021 at 12:30 PM

We couldn’t do it without you

It is a busy time – we just got through the election and inauguration, and we have so much work to do to dig us out of the last four years. Among the many pressing issues, COVID relief has been a top priority. Thankfully, President Biden just signed our American Rescue Plan into law. …
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
March 12, 2021 at 1:04 PM

latest campaign news

What a few weeks it has been. Here is a rundown of what I have been up to: COVID-19 relief signed into law – The American Rescue Plan includes funding for vaccine distribution and testing and help for state and local governments. The legislation provides another round of stimulus checks, enhanced…
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
January 31, 2021 at 10:22 PM

Will you be one of our earliest supporters?

While I've been in Washington starting work in this new term, National Republicans are already jockeying to figure out which seats are vulnerable to flip red this cycle – and bring down the Democratic majorities with them. CT-05 is one of those seats they fixate on. As a decidedly purple district…
Barbara and Chanita, Team Hayes · [email protected]
January 30, 2021 at 5:44 PM

The leadership we need now

Jahana’s leadership is the kind we need more of in DC – the events of the past few weeks have made that clear. We need her voice – someone who is not afraid to stand up for what is right – at the table now more than ever. But with the 2022 campaign season already heating up, National Republicans …
Team Hayes · [email protected]
January 29, 2021 at 7:40 PM

Back at it!

After an unprecedented election year and a busy transition period, it’s that time again – Jahana’s next re-election campaign is underway! Connecticut’s Fifth District was and remains today a purple “toss-up” district. Because the district is split 50/50 between Democrats and Republicans, the GOP …
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
January 18, 2021 at 1:41 PM

Reflecting on Dr. King’s words today

Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King is a personal hero of mine, and I often reflect on his words, words that ring with moral clarity during these tumultuous times. He wrote the “arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” This is one of…
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
January 6, 2021 at 2:00 AM

Georgia On My Mind

Today was a big day in Georgia. Organizers in the Peach State have worked for YEARS to flip their state blue. They made incredible progress in November when Joe Biden won, and then turned around and got right back to work mobilizing and turning out voters ahead of today’s runoff elections. They r…
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
January 4, 2021 at 10:55 PM

The great work begins!

Yesterday, I was sworn in as a member of the 117th Congress, giving my solemn oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. It is an honor to represent the people of Connecticut’s Fifth District for a second term. Thank you for your tr…
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
December 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Wishing you a warm and safe holiday season

I wanted to take a moment to wish each and every one of you a happy holiday season, whether you're lighting the next candle on the menorah, trimming the Christmas tree, looking forward to the joy and light of Kwanzaa, or simply reflecting ahead of the new year. I wanted to take a mom…
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
December 14, 2020 at 9:14 PM

Honoring their lives today

Today marks eight years since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. When the news broke on that Friday morning, I was serving jury duty. When the devastation of that day became clear, we were dismissed and I immediately returned to my classroom, where I knew my students would have question…
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
November 26, 2020 at 2:04 PM

Happy Thanksgiving

As I look back on the last year, I am so grateful. This year has not been easy, and the holiday season looks different than it has in the past. But I am taking time to pause and reflect and to appreciate what we have. Whether it is family, health, or opportunities to make a difference, there is s…
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
November 9, 2020 at 6:37 PM


From Day 1, I have asked you to trust me with your vote and to trust me with your voice. Now, I am heading back to Washington as your Congresswoman – for a second time – and I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity! It is such an honor to be your voice at the table. John – Thank…
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
November 3, 2020 at 3:00 AM

What we’ve accomplished – Thank you

Before the polls open tomorrow, I wanted to take a moment to thank YOU for being in this with me through everything. This freshman term has been simply wild. And through it all, YOU held me down and lifted me up. John – It is finally here. Before the polls open tomorrow, I wanted to…
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
October 24, 2020 at 11:30 PM

Desperate, last-minute attack ad

We knew it was coming, and we are not surprised: Super-PAC money has entered my race, making a huge investment and doubling down on the singular message of fear and division. Their first spend was significant, and the image speaks for itself. John – We knew it was coming, and we are …
Team Hayes · [email protected]
October 15, 2020 at 5:30 PM

TONIGHT: Join us at the watch party for Jahana’s next debate!

You brought the energy to Jahana’s first debate, where she hit it out of the park. We saw a clear contrast and a true Representative for all people in Congresswoman Hayes. Tonight, she will do it all over again at the next debate – and we want you to join us for the watch party once again! …
Team Hayes · [email protected]
October 14, 2020 at 2:45 PM

Be one of the first to see this:

As one of our top supporters, we wanted you to be among the first to see our new TV ad! In these critical final weeks before Election Day, making sure everyone hears Jahana’s message is more important than ever. She is fighting for ALL of us – healthcare workers, farmers, small businesses, teache…
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
October 13, 2020 at 7:30 PM

I Am Not OK

I am tired, completely and utterly tired. No, actually I’m exhausted. This is something that a leader is not supposed to say – but it’s whatever. Let me explain. I am hosting a series of Zoom meetings as part of my campaign for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. John,…
Team Hayes · [email protected]
October 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM

TONIGHT: Join us for a watch party for Jahana’s first debate!

Tonight is Jahana’s FIRST debate of the election season – and we want you to join us for the watch party! We will hear from Jahana on the issues that are on everyone’s minds right now – and we know Jahana is going to inspire. So come and get energized! And if you can, join Team Hayes beforehand t…
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
September 30, 2020 at 11:31 PM

a personal note

You’ve heard a lot from me and my team this week. Through all the emails two themes remained constant. One, there is a lot at stake this November. Two, we are just hours away from our most important, and final, end-of-quarter deadline before Election Day. Dear John – You’ve heard a lo…
Team Hayes · [email protected]
September 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Make it our best!

We are five weeks from Election Day. And with under 24 hours left until the end-of-quarter fundraising deadline, we are at go-time! Before we ask for a donation to help us hit our September goals, let us explain why this deadline is so important to Jahana’s re-election campaign. John…
Team Hayes · [email protected]
September 29, 2020 at 12:45 PM

Ballots are dropping soon

It is no secret that we are up against a few big deadlines – Wednesday marks the end of the final full fundraising quarter of the general election. And we are only 35 days from the ultimate deadline: Election Day! John – It is no secret that we are up against a few big deadlines – We…
Hayes Field Team · [email protected]
September 28, 2020 at 5:16 PM

Look at our volunteers!

COVID-19 has completely changed our campaign. We have canceled events, moved field events online, and conducted voter outreach remotely. But while everything hasn’t gone quite according to plan, we are turning lemons into lemonade! Our supporters are simply THE BEST. All over CT-05, they are host…
Team Hayes · [email protected]
September 27, 2020 at 9:28 PM

The end of our last full quarter is here!

September 30th marks the end of our last full quarter of this election cycle! This is our moment. It is time to go BIG. The GOP views this seat as the only possible federal seat for grabs in Connecticut – our district contains some of the most competitive areas of the state, and having Jahana out…
Team Hayes · [email protected]
September 22, 2020 at 6:45 PM

Exclusive invite for John

We made history in 2018 and we have just six weeks to do it again! Join Jahana and her fellow trailblazers at this virtual event to hear more about their campaigns and how you can get involved in the final stretch! John – Have you RSVP-ed for this incredible event yet? Here are all t…
Team Hayes · [email protected]
September 21, 2020 at 9:04 PM

What a week

Here at Team Hayes, we know that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Adversity only makes us want to work harder. And that’s what we are doing. Focus on what you can control, right? For us, that means doubling down on getting our message out! John – This has been a week. …
Team Hayes · [email protected]
September 15, 2020 at 6:39 PM

Join Jahana and candidates from around the country...

We made history in 2018 when Jahana and dozens of other candidates won tight races in toss-up districts to send an unprecedented number of women, candidates of color, and candidates rooted in community to Congress. We could not have won the House Majority without these trailblazers! …
Barbara and Chanita, Team Hayes · [email protected]
September 13, 2020 at 10:00 PM

We are down to the wire

We are less than 2 months from Election Day! And we only have 17 days left in this FINAL full fundraising quarter of this election cycle. Help us finish strong and ensure Jahana wins her first re-election campaign. John – We are less than 2 months from Election Day! And we only have …
Team Hayes · [email protected]
September 12, 2020 at 10:24 AM

Volunteers needed!

Calling all supporters. No matter where you are located, you can help Jahana win. Absentee ballots will soon be going out in Connecticut. That means our Get Out the Vote Initiative starts NOW. We need all hands on deck, reaching out to voters about Jahana’s work and her vision. And we need people…
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
September 11, 2020 at 2:46 PM

We remember

Today marks the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. It is a day in our nation’s history that we will never forget. Today, I reflect on the sense of community that swept our nation in the days and weeks that followed. We immediately and instinctively banded together as Americans. …
Jahana Hayes · [email protected]
September 7, 2020 at 2:02 PM

This year, especially – Happy Labor Day

This Labor Day may be different than most years – no parades, no in-person celebrations. Yet this year in particular, please join me in honoring the historic sacrifices of American workers. Labor Day traditionally honors the men, women, and children who put their lives on the line to fight for th…