No single politician or party can win the change we need in West Virginia. Only a movement can.

45 Messages

Stephen Smith · [email protected]
June 10, 2020 at 1:17 PM

Last night the movement won

    John, Last year, David Dayen of the American Prospect said about our WV Can’t Wait movement: “It’s kind of a throwback to the political machines of yesteryear… Only this time, the machine is allied with the people, over the powerful.” Last night that …
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
June 8, 2020 at 3:35 PM

the last thing I’ll ask

Stephen Smith for Governor     John, 81% of our friends haven’t voted yet. Tomorrow is their last chance. They need to hear from you.    This is how elections work. We grind away for 2 years, honing our platform, showing where we stand with our actions -- …
Stephen · [email protected]
June 4, 2020 at 12:25 PM

5 more days

This is the most important thing you can do to help us win the primary.     John, We have 5 days to introduce thousands of West Virginians to the WV Can't Wait movement.  Join us for the Biggest phone bank in West Virginia History! It's easier than you th…
Team Smith for WV · [email protected]
June 1, 2020 at 4:51 PM

$0 from Corporate PACs or Big Pharma.

Help elect Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     In 54 days: 2545 donations. 1673 donors. Average donation size of $54. Over $124,500 raised. $0 from Corporate PACs or Big Pharma. 🔸The only campaign to break Manchin's record. 🔸The only campaign with a union s…
Katey Lauer · [email protected]
June 1, 2020 at 2:15 PM

Join Stephen Smith for a Zoom Call!

Stephen Smith for WV     John, Can you forward this to five friends?    Before the pandemic hit, our campaign was hosting 5 or 6 Meet-and-Greets each week. Now, we are doing even more.   We would love for you to join us for this upcoming Zoom Mee…
Katey · [email protected]
May 25, 2020 at 8:02 PM

we need to contact 6,732 people before june 8th

Stephen Smith for Governor.     The only way for a Democrat to win in West Virginia: Energize Democratic voters ☑️ Welcome back Independents and Republicans who got fed up with the status quo and left the party ☑️ Get young people excited about participating …
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
May 24, 2020 at 12:42 AM

33 people will leave West Virginia today.

Stephen Smith for Governor.     When our political leaders are dead set on shipping our wealth away from West Virginia, we can’t be surprised when our children leave with it.   Our plan to keep our kids here:   🔹Make West Virginia the best place in the country…
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
May 22, 2020 at 2:15 PM

the latest poll results are in

Help elect Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     you will decide who wins the Governor's race.   Yesterday WMOV released a poll that is a statistical tie (Stephen and one other candidate both within the margin of error). Every poll we’ve seen in this race has bee…
Katey Lauer · [email protected]
May 21, 2020 at 3:22 PM

re: Join Stephen Smith for a Zoom Call!

Stephen Smith for WV     Correction to the previous email-  Tomorrow's meeting will be at this zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/406771647 John Can you forward this to five friends?  Before the pandemic hit, our campaign was hosting 5 or 6 Mee…
Katey Lauer · [email protected]
May 21, 2020 at 12:44 PM

Join Stephen Smith for a Zoom Call!

Stephen Smith for WV     John, Can you forward this to five friends?    Before the pandemic hit, our campaign was hosting 5 or 6 Meet-and-Greets each week. Now, we are doing even more.   We would love for you to join us for this upcoming Zoom Mee…
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
May 21, 2020 at 12:45 AM

Your first donation today couldn't come at a better time than right now. Here's why:

Stephen Smith for Governor     John, Your first donation couldn't come at a better time than right now. Here's why: We are less than 3 weeks from the primary and we need to reach as many West Virginians as possible   Our opponents are all taking corporate P…
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
May 15, 2020 at 9:38 PM

want to see our newest TV ad?

Help elect Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     Join us tomorrow morning at 10:30 for our weekly GOTV Rally! We'll be meeting every Saturday morning from 10:30 AM  - noon to discuss how we'll win a West Virginia that works for all of us. We'll be screening the l…
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
May 15, 2020 at 2:10 PM

It's time for a New Deal for West Virginia

Help elect Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     This New Deal for West Virginia was written by thousands of West Virginians - not political consultants.   🔷We will issue a no shut-offs order and assistance for families struggling to keep the lights on and the wa…
Katey Lauer · [email protected]
May 13, 2020 at 1:25 PM

Join Stephen Smith for a Nationwide Zoom Call !

Stephen Smith for WV     John, Can you forward this to five friends?    Before the pandemic hit, our campaign was hosting 5 or 6 Meet-and-Greets each week. Now, we are doing even more.   We would love for you to join us for this upcoming Zoom Mee…
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
May 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM

will I see you at tomorrow's virtual rally?

Help elect Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     31 days til election day! Join us tomorrow morning at 10:30 for our first GOTV Rally! We'll be meeting every Saturday morning from 10:30 AM  - noon to discuss how we'll win a West Virginia that works for all of us.…
Katey Lauer · [email protected]
May 8, 2020 at 12:45 PM

Join Stephen Smith for a Nationwide Zoom!

Stephen Smith for WV     John, Can you forward this to five friends?    Before the pandemic hit, our campaign was hosting 5 or 6 Meet-and-Greets each week. Now, we are doing even more.   We would love for you to join us for this upcoming Zoom Meet-and-Greet wi…
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
April 22, 2020 at 12:22 AM

Wanna host a Zoom meet-and-greet with me?

    You are already doing a million things to make due in this crazy time.   Maybe you’re making masks or distributing food. Maybe you’re figuring out how to care for a loved one or home-school your kid full-time now. Maybe you and your family are just treadi…
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
April 20, 2020 at 5:15 PM

[BREAKING] Our Plan to Prosecute Corrupt Politicians and Corporate Criminals

Help elect Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     Like you, we've seen large corporations gobble up business relief meant for small businesses.   Like you, we've seen multi-million and billion dollar companies furloughing their employees even after receiving feder…
Katey Lauer · [email protected]
April 17, 2020 at 8:57 PM

will you be on our campaign call tomorrow morning?

Help elect Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     Tomorrow morning at 10 am we'll be having a campaign wide call!   Here's what you can expect: 🔷 Positive stories of how we are helping our neighbors 🔷 A discussion of the economic outlook for West Virginia in light…
Katey Lauer · [email protected]
April 16, 2020 at 10:33 PM

BREAKING: Stephen Smith Releases Plan to Address Homlessness Amidst Crisis

Help elect Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     1,243. That’s the number of our fellow West Virginians who won’t have a home tonight.   That’s the number of our fellow West Virginians who won’t have a place to go to safely maintain physical distance during the …
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
April 16, 2020 at 12:10 AM

We're doing a FB Live with Secretary of State Mac Warner

Help elect Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     Tomorrow night is your chance to ask Mac Warner, Secretary of State, your questions about how to vote safely in this election. What do you want to know about absentee ballots, polling places, the new Primary date? …
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
April 12, 2020 at 12:29 AM

are you available for a call next Saturday?

Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     Next Saturday April 18th from 10 am to noon we'll be having a campaign-wide call where we'll reveal our strategy for winning a West Virginia that works for all of us.   We are currently 58 days away til the June 9th primary. …
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
April 10, 2020 at 6:01 PM

people are leaving West Virginia in droves

Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     We’re losing about 44 of our neighbors and family members every day, roughly 34,500 people since 2008.   Some people leave because they are saddled with student loan debt and cannot afford to stay. Others are weighed down wit…
Team Smith for WV · [email protected]
April 9, 2020 at 3:27 PM

Will you be at our party tonight?

Help elect Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     We're having a party! An online COUCH party ;)   Join us from wherever you are as we contact our friends, ask them how the heck they're doing, let them know about the new election rules, and give them some advice …
Team Smith for WV · [email protected]
April 8, 2020 at 11:01 PM

BREAKING: Smith Breaks Records with Best Fundraising Quarter Yet

Help elect Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     We've had another record-breaking fundraising quarter and it's all thanks to you.   We've raised over $200,000 in the last three months, nearly $70,000 more than the next closest candidate, thanks in large part to …
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
April 7, 2020 at 6:19 PM

[BREAKING] No more kickbacks. Our plan to end Govt Waste

Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     Our tax dollars must benefit taxpayers, not tax dodgers and profiteers like our current Governor. No more lavish office furniture, no more fancy retreats paid for with disaster relief money, no more government waste cove…
Rae · [email protected]
April 6, 2020 at 3:36 PM

[VIDEO] Stephen working on his Neighborhood Captain Packet

Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     Stephen is one of the hundreds of Neighborhood Captains across the state checking in on their neighbors about the pandemic.  As a Neighborhood Captain, you’ll get a packet in the mail with the names of 100 people in you…
Stephen · [email protected]
March 30, 2020 at 9:23 PM

Don’t give us money...

Help elect Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     Dear John, Today is the fundraising deadline for this quarter. We considered not sending this email. But, like many of you, we need to keep pushing ahead… in order to win a people’s government, in order to keep our…
Katey · [email protected]
March 28, 2020 at 12:25 PM

we're going to help 100,000 West Virginians

Help elect Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     1,000 West Virginians are signing up to be Neighborhood Captains during the crisis--volunteering from home to make sure their neighbors have the information they need about the virus, guidance on how to vote from …
Katey · [email protected]
March 25, 2020 at 3:49 PM

we need the opposite of Jim Justice

Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     Last night, Stephen Smith shared the plans and platforms that thousands of West Virginians created over the course of the last fifteen months.   Plans written by foster parents, people in recovery, teachers, small business …
Katey Lauer · [email protected]
March 24, 2020 at 6:05 PM

TUNE IN TONIGHT: WV Governor Debate 7pm.

Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     Our businesses, our workers, our hospitals still need urgent action. We’ll share our coronavirus plan for the state and ways we can all pitch in to check on our neighbors. West Virginia can't wait. Watch live on West Virgin…
Katey Lauer · [email protected]
March 23, 2020 at 11:00 PM

Our first radio ad

Stephen Smith for WV Governor.     Our first radio ad went live this morning on MetroNews Morning News and Talkline programs.  We promise you won’t hear a traditional radio or tv ad from our campaign this spring. No attack ads. No ads that lie and say tha…
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
March 17, 2020 at 10:58 PM

Will you be at our last state meeting on Saturday?

Stephen Smith for Governor of West Virginia     As the impact of the coronavirus spreads, our movement's responsibility is two-fold: 1) to win the closest thing our state have ever seen to a people's government 2) to use the far-reaching movement infrastru…
Katey Lauer · [email protected]
March 16, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Are you coming to our virtual party tonight?

Stephen Smith for Governor of West Virginia     W e are less than two months away from the Primary and we need your help to win.   Tonight we'll be having a virtual friend bank party and I hope to see you there!   There are two ways you can get…
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
March 16, 2020 at 3:04 PM

[BREAKING] Petition to Urge Governor Justice to Support a Responsible Coronavirus Plan for West Virginia

Stephen Smith- Candidate for WV Governor     The coronavirus is not like the flu: it is more deadly and spreads more quickly. There is no vaccine. In West Virginia, we have the most at-risk population in the country. As the coronavirus spreads, we will soon …
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
March 14, 2020 at 7:48 PM

8:30pm SUNDAY: Urgent All-Campaign Call on Cornonavirus Action

Stephen Smith- Candidate for WV Governor     As the Coronavirus spreads, we will soon see our first documented cases in West Virginia. From there, cases will inevitably increase. The actions we take right now will determine the degree to which our friends and …
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
March 13, 2020 at 3:51 PM

STATEMENT: Stephen Smith Releases WV Coronavirus Resource Page

Stephen Smith- Candidate for WV Governor     It was the people of Rainelle, Clendenin and Richwood that led the recovery effort in the 2016 flood. It was volunteers in Kanawha and Boone and Putnam that ensured thousands of us had the drinking water we need…
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
March 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM

WV is one of the worst states for business

Stephen Smith for Governor of West Virginia.     Forbes ranks us among the worst states for business (rank: 49), in part because of our lack of an educated workforce (rank: 50). This isn't because West Virginians aren't seeking educational opportunities; i…
Katey Lauer · [email protected]
March 12, 2020 at 8:35 PM

[TUNE IN] Campaign Coronavirus Briefing

Stephen Smith for Governor of West Virginia.       Tomorrow, March 13th at 11am Candidate for Governor Stephen Smith will go live on Facebook to talk about campaign resources, plans and actions regarding the Coronavirus.   Join us here at 11am https://www.…
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
March 11, 2020 at 9:30 PM

want to volunteer for the campaign in April and May?

Stephen Smith for Governor of West Virginia     John,   We keep hearing that people plan to take off work in April and May to volunteer for the WV Can't Wait campaign.   If that's you, thank you! Come for a weekend. Come for a week. Take off a whole 3 week…
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
March 10, 2020 at 10:00 PM

We're having a virtual party and you're invited!

Stephen Smith for Governor of West Virginia     W e are 9 weeks away from the Primary and we need your help.    Next week kicks off our Voter ID week! Our goal is to identify 5,000 friends who plan to vote with us in time for our State Meeting …
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
March 9, 2020 at 2:23 PM

Why We'll Win

Stephen Smith for Governor of West Virginia     John, WE DID IT! We broke Joe Manchin's record for the most donations received in WV Governors Race EVER. And we did it a full two months before the Primary. THANK YOU. We're making history together! This is…
Katey Lauer · [email protected]
March 4, 2020 at 5:02 PM

Will you be the donor that breaks Joe Manchin's record?

Help us elect Stephen Smith for Governor of West Virginia!     John, Have you heard?  Help us break the record! Donate today. wvcantwait.com/donate   Katey Lauer Campaign Manager         DONATE TODAY (actblue link) Connect With Us: …
Stephen Smith · [email protected]
March 3, 2020 at 1:00 AM

[BREAKING} A Plan to Provide Affordable Broadband for All

All West Virginians deserve access to a reliable broadband internet connection.     West Virginia ranks 47th among the 50 states for broadband connectivity. Half a million people, 30% of our state’s residents, have no access to a high-speed, reliable inte…
Rae Kelsch - Smith for Governor · [email protected]
March 1, 2020 at 1:30 AM

The winner of our campaign design contest is...

    Peshka Calloway! Peshka created a digital rendering of one of our most powerful photos-- A handful of our 90 WV Can’t Wait Candidates standing shoulder-to-shoulder. Peshka is a US Army veteran and affrilachian artist from Parkersburg, West Virginia. C…