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Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
May 14, 2022 at 10:55 PM

We choose to fight!

We choose to fight! Hello, Midnight tonight (Saturday) is the final fundraising deadline before the primary. Donations are necessary and very appreciated, but this email is about more than that. This is a call to action. Between the draft opinion that woul…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
May 13, 2022 at 5:50 PM

Fundraising Deadline???

Fundraising Deadline??? Why do candidates keep talking about a fundraising deadline?     Hello and Happy Friday, friends! I’m going to guess you’re getting a bunch of emails from candidates about an upcoming fundraising/reporting deadline. But you all know …
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
May 11, 2022 at 3:42 PM

The Most Consequential Race

The Most Consequential Race Hello Friends, We have 27 days until election day and early voting starts in 7 days, on May 18th.  Journalist Andy Kopsa called this Polk County Attorney race "the most consequential race you have never heard of," in June of last y…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
May 7, 2022 at 6:29 PM

One Month Left!

One Month Left! Hello friends, The June 7th primary is only one month away. With so much on the line - racial, economic and reproductive justice, and justice reform - we need your support more than ever. The finish line is in sight! As our GOTV (Get Out The…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
May 3, 2022 at 5:22 PM

FWD: Republic of G̶i̶l̶e̶a̶d̶ Iowa.

FWD: Republic of G̶i̶l̶e̶a̶d̶  Iowa. Hello friends, Reproductive rights are under assault in Iowa, with Republicans having passed restrictive laws last legislative session. In addition, the Supreme Court looks set to overturn Roe v. Wade. In this increasingl…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
April 29, 2022 at 9:05 PM

Showing Up for Racial Justice!

Showing Up for Racial Justice! Hello friends, Something happened this past Sunday that distinguishes me from the other candidates in this Polk County Attorney race. DSM SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) held a forum for all the Polk County Attorney candid…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
April 21, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Barnstorm!!!

Barnstorm!!! Hey friends, Our barn signs have arrived! We will be installing barn signs throughout Polk County over the next couple weeks.   We estimate the cost of installation alone will be $1k, for stakes, zip ties, and gas.…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
April 18, 2022 at 5:05 PM

Justice Reform Now!

Justice Reform Now! Hey friends, A question I hear over and over again on the campaign trail is, "What distinguishes you from your opponents?" The succinct answer: I'm the only candidate in this Polk County Attorney race talking about the need for significan…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
April 15, 2022 at 12:26 AM

Justice Reform Now!

Justice Reform Now! Hey friends, A question I hear over and over again on the campaign trail is, "What distinguishes you from your opponents?" The succinct answer: I'm the only candidate in this Polk County Attorney race talking about the need for significan…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
April 9, 2022 at 9:21 PM

84,960 minutes!

84,960 minutes! Hey Friends, In just 59 days (84,960 minutes) the voters of Polk County, Iowa, that's YOU if you live here, will decide what kind of justice system they want. Do you want more of the past 30 years' failed policies, widening racial and income …
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
April 3, 2022 at 2:08 PM

Absentee Ballots!

Absentee Ballots! Hey Friends, Polk County, Iowa residents can request their absentee ballots for the June 7th primary NOW! (You can download an absentee ballot request form here.) The next Polk County attorney will be (de facto) selected by voters like you …
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
March 25, 2022 at 6:59 PM

Today at 7 p.m. CT!

Today at 7 p.m. CT! Hi friends, Join us tonight at 7 p.m. CT via Zoom for our A New Day: Virtual Spring Fundraiser with special guests Berkshire County, Mass. District Attorney Andrea Harrington and Cobb County Judicial Circuit District Attorney Flynn Broady …
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
March 24, 2022 at 4:37 PM

We've been keeping a secret.

We've been keeping a secret. Hi friends, It has been really hard to keep this a secret for the past few weeks. We are excited to announce that our campaign has been endorsed by Real Justice PAC!   We are so grateful to be among the candidates and prosecutor…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
March 23, 2022 at 10:56 PM

We've been keeping a secret.

We've been keeping a secret. Hi friends, It has been really hard to keep this a secret for the past few weeks. We are excited to announce that our campaign has been endorsed by Real Justice PAC!   We are so grateful to be among the candidates and prosecutor…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
March 18, 2022 at 1:45 PM

URGENT & NOT A DONATION REQUEST!

URGENT & NOT A DONATION REQUEST! Hi Friends, Kimberly here. This is not a request for donations, not today. Would you give an hour of your time to change the justice system for the better? The primary is a very short 82 days away and what we really need …
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
March 18, 2022 at 12:48 AM

URGENT & NOT A DONATION REQUEST!

URGENT & NOT A DONATION REQUEST! Hi Friends, Kimberly here. This is not a request for donations, not today. Would you give an hour of your time to change the justice system for the better? The primary is a very short 82 days away and what we really need …
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
March 15, 2022 at 11:27 PM

Special Guest Announcements!

Special Guest Announcements! Hey friends! We are excited to announce two special guests for our A New Day: Virtual Spring Fundraiser on March 25th at 7 p.m. CT!   Cobb County Judicial Circuit (Georgia) District Attorney Flynn Broady- District Attorney Flynn…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
March 15, 2022 at 7:06 PM

Special Guest Announcements!

Special Guest Announcements! Hey friends! We are excited to announce two special guests for our A New Day: Virtual Spring Fundraiser on March 25th at 7 p.m. CT!   Cobb County Judicial Circuit (Georgia) District Attorney Flynn Broady- District Attorney Flynn…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
March 11, 2022 at 8:01 PM

We're On The Ballot!

We're On The Ballot! Friends, we have officially filed our signature petitions to place us on the June primary ballot!   Thanks to all of you here in Iowa – and across the nation – who understand the urgency for justice reform.  Thank you for supporting our …
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
March 11, 2022 at 3:43 PM

We're On The Ballot!

We're On The Ballot! Friends, we have officially filed our signature petitions to place us on the June primary ballot!   Thanks to all of you here in Iowa – and across the nation – who understand the urgency for justice reform.  Thank you for supporting our …
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
March 6, 2022 at 12:38 AM

A New Day: Spring Fundraiser

A New Day: Spring Fundraiser   Friends, We have just 3 short months until the 2022 Democratic Primary. In that time we need to reach all 127,749 Democratic voters in Polk County, Iowa. We reach voters through social media and conversations, through showing u…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
February 28, 2022 at 12:52 AM

Who wants a yard sign?!

Who wants a yard sign?! Hey friends! We have awesome yard signs, and they are going fast! If you live in Polk County, Iowa, and would like a yard sign, please sign up for one here. We will deliver it to you in the next two to three weeks pending the number o…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
February 23, 2022 at 8:14 PM

What's at stake.

What's at stake.   What’s at stake in this election is the future of the criminal and juvenile justice systems in Iowa. That may sound like an overstatement, but it’s not. Polk County is the largest county in Iowa with nearly half a million people. The Polk …
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
February 22, 2022 at 10:52 PM

Twosday

Twosday Happy "Twos"day 2/22/22! Speaking of '22, the 2022 primaries are just a few short months away. We have a real chance to win this race for Polk County Attorney and bring real, meaningful justice reform to the nearly half a million residents of Polk Co…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
February 19, 2022 at 12:56 AM

Update: Book banning in Iowa.

Update: Book banning in Iowa. Hey friends!  In a previous email we talked about proposed legislation in Iowa that calls for criminal penalties for teachers and librarians who distribute books that extremist Republicans in the Iowa State Legislature consider “…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
February 11, 2022 at 11:30 PM

We can't incarcerate our way out of addiction.

We can't incarcerate our way out of addiction.   Hey friends!  At a meeting of South Central Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO earlier this week, I spoke about a few of the changes we need and changes I'll make if elected to be the next Polk County Attorney.…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
February 5, 2022 at 9:17 PM

Launch Weekend!

Launch Weekend! Hey Friends, This weekend we are kicking off a lot of important activities! We have launched phone banking and text banking operations, as well as an online campaign workspace for volunteers. (You can join here if you are interested: https://…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
February 1, 2022 at 8:35 PM

Campaign Update!

Campaign Update!     Hey there, supporters of a better justice system, I want to give you a quick campaign update for January. We hit the ground running last month. Here are some of the highlights- I had the opportunity to meet with Lake County, Illinois St…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
January 29, 2022 at 11:51 PM

Important Campaign Announcement!

Important Campaign Announcement! Hello Friends, This race will be won with calls, texts and good old fashioned shoe leather. We are now only 120 days away from the primary, which is why we are starting door knocking TOMORROW! (Reply for details on the canvas…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
January 27, 2022 at 3:17 AM

Stop prosecuting low level pot possession.

Stop prosecuting low level pot possession. Hello friends, I talk about this a lot, but it bears repeating. Prosecutors have an incredible amount of power, deciding who to prosecute and what charges to bring. This includes whether or not to charge people for l…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
January 26, 2022 at 11:01 PM

Stop prosecuting low level pot possession.

Stop prosecuting low level pot possession. Hello friends, I talk about this a lot, but it bears repeating. Prosecutors have an incredible amount of power, deciding who to prosecute and what charges to bring. This includes whether or not to charge people for l…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
January 20, 2022 at 8:55 PM

Republic of G̶i̶l̶e̶a̶d̶ Iowa.

Republic of G̶i̶l̶e̶a̶d̶  Iowa. Hello friends, Reproductive rights are under assault in Iowa, with Republicans having passed restrictive laws last legislative session. In addition, the future of reproductive rights in this nation writ large are also in questi…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
January 16, 2022 at 12:03 AM

Fahrenheit 515: Book banning in Iowa?!

Fahrenheit 515: Book banning in Iowa?! Hello Friends,   When I was in elementary school, there was this group of mean girls who didn't like me. They threatened to beat me up more than once, to the point I would pretend to be sick so I would not have to go to…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
January 11, 2022 at 2:51 PM

Iowa Needs Your Help!

Iowa Needs Your Help! Hello Friends, Here are some headlines from Iowa over the past few days- Racial slurs reported in Zoom bombing of meeting with Black Iowa legislators; police notified Iowa Senate will bar reporters from the floor  Investigation con…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 11:28 PM

You're probably pretty tired of these.

You're probably pretty tired of these. I get it. I honestly don't enjoy asking for money myself. However, we need funds in order to win this race for Polk County Attorney here in Central Iowa. So, with that in mind, I ask you to please watch this one last fu…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 1:08 AM

Why should you give us your money?

Why should you give us your money? Someone responded to one our recent emails with this very question, and I think it is quite fair. If you think our justice system is perfect the way it is in the United States, then I would say you should probably not give u…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
December 29, 2021 at 8:55 PM

WATCH: We Need Your Help!

WATCH: We Need Your Help! Friends, For better and worse, your local District Attorney/County Attorney has a huge amount of unilateral power.  If we win this race for Polk County Attorney, we will change the trajectory of the justice system in …
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
December 29, 2021 at 12:05 AM

WATCH: Justyn Lewis On Why He Supports Kimberly Graham

WATCH: Justyn Lewis On Why He Supports Kimberly Graham Friends, Over the past year, I have had the honor of getting to know activist, small business owner, and former candidate for Des Moines City Council At Large, Justyn Lewis. This video is from a virtual …
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
December 27, 2021 at 10:48 PM

Hear Me Out.

Hear Me Out. Friends, As we approach the end of the year, you are probably getting fundraising emails from a lot of campaigns. I know I am! Most of us are not wealthy, so with our limited resources, how do we decide which campaigns receive a donation? Will …
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
December 23, 2021 at 2:02 PM

Iowa is doing worse than you think.

Iowa is doing worse than you think. Friends, Here are some facts and figures about my state, Iowa (sources at the end of the email.)   Iowa incarcerates people at a higher rate than the U.K., France, Portugal and Canada combined. Iowa det…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
December 19, 2021 at 1:59 AM

Want to end racial & economic disparities in our justice system?

Want to end racial & economic disparities in our justice system? Hi Friends, Kimberly here again. Would you please take a moment to watch this important video from the ACLU? It talks about what prosecutors do and why it’s critical to elect forward-thinkin…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
December 15, 2021 at 2:03 PM

See you tomorrow?

See you tomorrow? Hey Friends! Kimberly here! (for real) 2022 is only two weeks away. Let’s create a justice revolution in Polk County in the new year. It will take all of us, pulling together, to win this election. Please join me at Confluence Brewing in D…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
December 11, 2021 at 6:11 PM

Change We Need!

Change We Need! Des Moines Metro and Central Iowa Area Friends! Do you want to change the course of the justice system in Polk County?  What are you doing on Thursday, December 16th from 6 to 7:30 p.m.? We need you! You are invited to “The Change We Need” fu…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
December 8, 2021 at 2:24 PM

Change We Need!

Change We Need! Des Moines Metro and Central Iowa Area Friends! Do you want to change the course of the justice system in Polk County?  What are you doing on Thursday, December 16th from 6 to 7:30 p.m.? We need you! You are invited to “The Change We Need” fu…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
December 1, 2021 at 12:21 AM

Join The Fight For Justice Reform

Join The Fight For Justice Reform Hey friends! How much do you want to end racial and income disparities in our justice system?  If we win this election, we will change the justice system for the better for almost half a million Americans who live in central…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
November 24, 2021 at 5:26 PM

Critical Deadline!

Critical Deadline! Hey friends!   Here’s the deal: the end of our first fundraising reporting period is December 31st, which is just a little over a month away.   This first reporting period is critical, because like it or not, (and I don’t like that campaigns…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
November 20, 2021 at 6:19 PM

Justice Reform NOW!

Justice Reform NOW! Hello from Iowa, friends! We need meaningful criminal and juvenile justice reform now. We need it here in Polk County, Iowa, and we need it where you live, too, if you aren’t in Polk County.   We know the problems. Here are just a few: …
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
November 13, 2021 at 8:24 PM

TOMORROW!

TOMORROW! Hi John Join us tomorrow at 6 p.m. CT for our Time Is Now Virtual Fundraiser with special guests Iowa State Senator Claire Celsi, Former Des Moines City Council Candidate and Activist Justyn Lewis, and Multnomah County, OR District Attorney Mike Sch…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
November 11, 2021 at 9:26 PM

Time Is Now Virtual Fundraiser!

Time Is Now Virtual Fundraiser! Hi John Join us this Sunday at 6 p.m. CT for our Time Is Now Virtual Fundraiser with Iowa State Senator Claire Celsi, Activist and Former Des Moines City Council Candidate Justyn Lewis, and Multnomah County, OR District Attorne…
Kimberly Graham · [email protected]
November 3, 2021 at 10:48 PM

8 Months Left!

8 Months Left! Hi John   2021 is nearly over (what?!) and with municipal elections behind us, my campaign for Polk County (Iowa) Attorney in 2022 is now in full swing. We have a real opportunity to change the trajectory of criminal and juvenile justice in Iow…