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  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
June 24, 2023 at 3:57 PM

My daughter's 4th-grade teacher was fired for reading a children’s book

Please, don't let this story get buried. Friend, Our school district just fired my daughter's 4th-grade teacher for teaching a children's book about acceptance. Seriously. Katie Rinderle was an experienced educator at our daughters' elementary school in Marietta, Geor…
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
December 3, 2022 at 2:20 PM

I don't even want to imagine what happens

Friend, We have four more days to get out the vote and secure a six-year term for Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock. I’m asking: Can you join me in signing up for (at least) one volunteer shift between now and Tuesday to support Sen. Warnock and defeat Herschel Walker? …
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
December 2, 2022 at 2:59 PM

Early voting ends TODAY!

We’re almost at the finish line, friend. This has been a long, hard-fought election, and we’ve got to dig deep for that final burst of energy to send Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock back to the U.S. Senate for a full six-year term. Today, Friday, December 2, 2022, is…
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
November 3, 2022 at 4:36 PM

Voting in Georgia (please share!)

Friend, Tomorrow, Friday, November 4, is the LAST DAY to vote early in person in Georgia. Can you take one minute to share this on Facebook to remind everyone you know of this critical deadline? You can also spread the word on: • Twitter • Instagram • a…
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
November 1, 2022 at 3:39 PM

Friends that vote together

If you or anyone you know has questions about voting in Georgia, visit → Friend, the 2022 election is here. Voting in Georgia is underway, and turnout is high. All signs point to extremely close elections for Senate, Governor, and dozens of key…
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
July 25, 2022 at 7:29 PM

We must elect pro-choice champions, now more than ever

A federal court just ruled that Georgia's "heartbeat" bill can go into effect, essentially banning all abortions after six weeks -- but before many people know they are pregnant. Friend, Last September, I asked you to join me in supporting a slate of pro-choice, pro-science …
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
July 14, 2022 at 7:21 PM

This is what I sent to my employees about the Roe v. Wade decision.

Business leaders have an opportunity -- and a responsibility -- to stand up for personal freedom in a post-Roe world. Friend, Like so many of you, I am heartbroken that five Supreme Court justices recently made the radical decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. As a woman and as…
  Our American Dreams · [email protected]
March 4, 2022 at 4:41 PM

Making history

Friend, it’s Women’s History Month! The month has just started, and we’ve already made history: On Tuesday, we watched the first State of the Union speech attended by a woman Vice President and Speaker of the House: But we don’t need to tell you that we have a long way to…
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
February 15, 2022 at 3:36 PM

How my 94-year-old trucking company is ten years ahead of Amazon

Friend, I wanted to share my recent interview with Georgia Trend about the economy, the trucking industry, and how “going green” is good for our planet AND the bottom line. I hope you’ll take the time to read it. For the past eight years, I’ve served as Executive Chairwoman…
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
January 30, 2022 at 8:08 PM

New poll just dropped! (Stacey Abrams)

Friend, we have our first major Georgia poll of 2022, and it confirms what we already know – the race for governor is neck and neck: Stacey Abrams (D): 47% Brian Kemp (R): 49% Stacey Abrams (D): 48% David Perdue (R): 48% Quinnipiac University, 1/19-1/24, +/-…
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
January 23, 2022 at 7:19 PM

Democrats need to win back small-town America. It starts here:

If you live in a rural area and you’re interested in running for office – or simply want some more tools to talk to friends and neighbors about the issues facing your community – this training is for you! Friend, This is an incredibly useful and timely opportunity: Our …
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
January 15, 2022 at 4:16 PM

This weekend, take action for voting rights

There are dozens of in-person and virtual events around the country. Find one near you → Friend, The U.S. Senate will be voting on critical national legislation protecting our freedom to vote in just a few days. We’re at a true turning point for our country, and all …
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
January 5, 2022 at 9:18 PM

It's been one year since we changed the course of history

We broke barriers by electing the first Black Senator from the state of Georgia. And because of what we did, President Biden was able to send relief checks to every American, reduce child poverty, make game-changing investments in our infrastructure, and Friend, On Januar…
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
January 1, 2022 at 12:50 AM

In 2022, Georgia voters fight back.

From the very start of this year, we’ve seen the dangerous effects of the Republican Party’s violent rhetoric, conspiracy theories, and incompetence during a health crisis. Friend, I just double-checked our numbers, and we’re just $2,377 away from our end-of-year goal! …
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 2:51 PM

If we learned anything in 2021, it's that we need people with integrity at every level of government, from school board to Secretary of State. Can you chip in before midnight to help protect democracy in Georgia?

I started Our American Dreams to elect new incredible leaders across Georgia committed to fighting for ALL of us – not just a wealthy and connected few. Friend, I started Our American Dreams to elect new incredible leaders across Georgia committed to fighting for ALL …
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
December 30, 2021 at 3:59 PM

A profound impact on Democrats' chances in Georgia

TIME reports: "The power of the presidency is regularly decided on the margins and may well hinge on that state assembly race that no one is paying attention to." Friend, In a moment, I’m going to ask you to chip in any amount to support Our American Dreams before our c…
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
December 29, 2021 at 7:59 PM

I've been getting a lot of questions about Stacey

Since the 2018 election, nearly 1.3 million new voters have registered in Georgia. Friend, I was recently a guest on both POTUS Midday on SiriusXM and HillTV, and I got many questions from the hosts about Stacey Abrams’ chances in 2022. Here’s what I told them: …
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
December 21, 2021 at 4:41 PM

Omicron is spreading like wildfire. It's up to all of us to keep each other safe.

Here in Georgia, COVID-19 hospitalizations have risen 50 percent in the last month. Friend, The omicron variant is surging across the country while millions of Americans travel for the holidays. Here in Georgia, COVID-19 hospitalizations have risen 50 percent in the l…
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
December 13, 2021 at 8:38 PM

Fwd: Stacey Abrams needs a team

We need to elect a team of pro-democracy, pro-choice, pro-Georgia leaders across the state to pass Stacey's agenda and deliver the change we need. Friend, I'm bumping this to the top of your inbox because the nasty attacks on my friend Stacey Abrams have already started. …
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
December 11, 2021 at 3:04 PM

Stacey Abrams needs a team

We need to elect a team of pro-democracy, pro-choice, pro-Georgia leaders across the state to pass Stacey's agenda and deliver the change we need. Friend, it was one of the great honors of my life to be Stacey Abrams’ running mate in 2018. Now, I'm thrilled that Stace…
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
December 5, 2021 at 5:15 PM

We want YOU to protect democracy at the local level!

On Monday, December 6 at 8 PM EST, please join the incredible team at Run for Something for an informative, inspiring webinar about how you can help elect pro-democracy administrators at the local level and even run yourself! Friend, Next year, we have the opportunity …
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
November 10, 2021 at 3:15 PM

[TONIGHT] Text parents who need to sign up for the Child Tax Credit!

An extraordinary coalition of organizations is holding a Child Tax Credit Day of Action Text Bank from 6 PM to 8 PM EST Friend -- I admit, last Tuesday’s election results are still weighing on me, so I’m happy to be sharing this opportunity to channel our energy into someth…
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
November 4, 2021 at 3:16 PM

I was on MSNBC (WATCH)

I was honored to be a guest on MSNBC’s American Voices with a panel of incredible women to talk about voting rights. Friend, I was honored to be a guest on MSNBC’s American Voices with a panel of incredible women to talk about voting rights. Watch the clip here → …
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
October 13, 2021 at 10:21 PM

We don't know how this legal battle will end, but here’s what we can do today:

While the Justice Department and the state of Texas battle in the courts, women and health care providers are trapped in fear and uncertainty. Friend, I was thrilled last week when a federal judge blocked enforcement of SB 8, the near-total abortion ban in Texas... and he…
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
September 30, 2021 at 9:02 PM

My friend, Lucy McBath

Friend, I’m reaching out to ask: Can you please split a donation between our organizing and Rep. Lucy McBath’s reelection campaign before tonight's end-of-quarter deadline at midnight? Here’s why this request is so important: I got to know Lucy on the campaign trail…
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
September 21, 2021 at 3:45 PM

Texas-style abortion laws coming to Georgia

Friend, did you see this? “Senate President Pro Tempore Butch Miller is hoping to pass portions of Texas’ new restrictive abortion law in Georgia next legislative session.” Butch Miller wants to copy the new Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks -- before mos…
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
September 10, 2021 at 5:58 PM

Before you sign off (quick help for Texas)

Friend, I'm reaching out today to ask you to join me in supporting three organizations that provide reproductive health care in Texas: Jane's Due Process, the Afiya Center, and the Frontera Fund. 100% of your donations through this ActBlue page will go directly to thes…
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
September 6, 2021 at 2:39 PM

Can you do one thing for me this Labor Day?

Friend, For many of us, this weekend is one day longer -- and for that, we thank America’s unions and the millions of working people who built this country. This Labor Day, I especially want to recognize and thank the nurses and other health care workers who have sa…
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
August 27, 2021 at 7:16 PM

About the situation in Georgia schools

Friend, I wanted to share my experiences with you as the parent of school-age children in Cobb County, Georgia. The media is treating the response by schools to COVID as a debate, a controversy, and the subject of political analysis. But when it comes to my children…
  Sarah Riggs Amico (personal) · [email protected]
June 30, 2021 at 11:20 PM

Quickly, before midnight

Friend, I’m reaching out one more time because we’re $654 short of our fundraising goal with just a few hours left before the end-of-quarter deadline. Can you please chip in $1 or any amount to our Georgia Fights Back Fund today? We need to send a strong message that …
  Sarah Riggs Amico, Our American Dreams · [email protected]
June 30, 2021 at 2:40 PM

Georgia. Fights. Back.

FIRST: We launched our Georgia Fights Back Fund to elect champions for voting rights and send anti-voter Republicans packing. THEN: We endorsed Bee Nguyen for Secretary of State and Erick Allen for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, two exceptional candidates for two criti…
  Our American Dreams · [email protected]
June 29, 2021 at 9:33 PM

ALERT! Major Trump endorsement in Georgia

POLITICO: “Trump has been fixated on Georgia as he maps out his plans for the 2022 midterms... The former president endorsed Rep. Jody Hice, who supported Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, against the Georgia secretary of state.” We’re one of the few g…
  ENDORSEMENT via Our American Dreams · [email protected]
June 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Erick Allen is ready to finish the job

Friends, we’re proud to endorse Erick Allen for Georgia Lieutenant Governor! Erick is the son of a pastor and a public school teacher. He’s a state representative and small business owner who understands the struggles of Georgia working families. As Lt. Governor, he’ll put a…
  Sarah Riggs Amico, Our American Dreams · [email protected]
June 21, 2021 at 6:57 PM

Our first endorsement of 2021

Friends, big news: For our first endorsement of the year, we’re proud to be throwing our support behind Bee Nguyen for Georgia Secretary of State! There’s never been a more critical time to ensure that our state election administrators have integrity and a strong moral bac…
  Our American Dreams · [email protected]
June 10, 2021 at 6:36 PM

Georgia Fights Back

Friends, we’re bumping this note from Sarah about our new Georgia Fights Back Fund to replace anti-voter GOP legislators with champions for voting rights! (See more below.) We’re still $1,201 short of our launch goal -- but if everyone reading this gave even $3, we’d b…
  Our American Dreams · [email protected]
June 9, 2021 at 5:13 PM

How we can fight voter suppression in Georgia

Launching the Georgia Fights Back Fund Friends: In a moment, I’m going to ask you to chip in $10 or any amount to support our new Georgia Fights Back Fund to defeat the legislators who supported the disgraceful anti-voter law SB 202. But first, a quick note on why we’re laun…
  Our American Dreams · [email protected]
June 3, 2021 at 5:03 PM

Should Congress expel Marjorie Taylor Greene? (YES/NO)

Need your response, ASAP: Should Congress expel Marjorie Taylor Greene? TAKE THE POLL Folks: Here in Georgia, we’ve known about Marjorie Taylor Greene’s bigotry, racism, and dangerous conspiracy theories for a while now. Now, the whole country is seeing headlines like …
  Our American Dreams · [email protected]
May 27, 2021 at 8:07 PM

[ACTION NEEDED] Sign on to support the bipartisan January 6th Commission

CNN: Commission faces "key Senate vote" TODAY CNN: "Capitol riot commission faces key Senate vote" SIGN ON: Tell the Senate to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol → Hey folks, Last week, the U.S. House voted to cr…
  Sarah Riggs Amico · [email protected]
May 21, 2021 at 4:53 PM

Meet Jennifer Carroll Foy

Folks, Right now, my friend Jennifer Carroll Foy is running for Governor of Virginia -- and if she wins, she’ll be the first Black woman elected governor in American history. Not only that, but she’ll be a relentless champion for working families. In the course of her cam…
  Our American Dreams · [email protected]
May 3, 2021 at 4:00 PM

🎧 Take a listen to Sarah’s interview!

Friends, If you know our founder, Sarah, you know that she’s passionate about making sure our democracy is inclusive and representative -- a government truly by and for the people. That’s why one of the many organizations she’s involved with, the Leadership Now Project, …
  Sarah Riggs Amico, Our American Dreams · [email protected]
April 29, 2021 at 2:32 PM

Why Joe Biden is here in Atlanta today:

The work to keep Georgia blue in 2022 and 2024 has to start now, team. You know it, I know it, and President Biden knows it -- that’s why he’s spending today, his 100th day in office, here in Atlanta. We flipped Georgia blue twice. Our state was critical to the Biden-Har…
  Our American Dreams · [email protected]
March 31, 2021 at 5:20 PM

This email asks for money

Hey there, With less than 12 hours to go before March is over, we have a favor to ask. Could you chip in any amount to help OAD meet our quarterly fundraising goal? We’re just $152 short of where we need to be to cover this quarter’s bills. If you’ve saved your payment …
  Sarah Riggs Amico, Our American Dreams · [email protected]
March 30, 2021 at 2:10 PM

$1. That’s it.

When you give to down-ballot candidates, your money goes farther. $1. That doesn’t seem like a lot, does it? Less than a cup of coffee. But if you give $1, and so do 50 or 100 others, then it starts to add up. I’m asking you today to give just $1 -- or any amount you …
  Our American Dreams · [email protected]
March 29, 2021 at 7:01 PM

Reverse reverse

Team, we just learned some exciting news about down ballot races, and we wanted to be sure you saw. Our friends at Run for Something, a group dedicated to helping young progressives run for state and local office (that sounds familiar…) released a study showing that having…
  Sarah Riggs Amico, Our American Dreams · [email protected]
March 26, 2021 at 9:26 PM

Call it what it is: Jim Crow 2.0

Say NO to Jim Crow 2.0. Protect the vote: Split a RUSH contribution to OAD and Fair Fight Action today >> DONATE Team -- I’m furious. Our state, which has worked so hard over the last 50 years to protect and expand access to the ballot box, just prove…
  Sarah Riggs Amico, Our American Dreams · [email protected]
March 19, 2021 at 8:00 PM

No more hate.

Folks, Our state is still reeling at the horrific news of three mass shootings in the Atlanta and Acworth area. Six of the eight victims were Asian American women. These shootings appear to be yet another incident of anti-Asian American hate. We’ve seen a rise in the num…
  Sarah Riggs Amico, Our American Dreams · [email protected]
March 15, 2021 at 7:13 PM

We won’t let Georgia become the “QAnon state”

Folks, The Georgia GOP is on the wrong side of history. FIRST: They rejected President Biden’s victory in November -- refusing to accept the results of a free and fair election. THEN: They refused to condemn Marjorie Taylor Greene (aka the QAnon congresswoman) when her ra…
  Sarah Riggs Amico, Our American Dreams · [email protected]
February 26, 2021 at 2:16 PM

We’re asking for your support, friend

Hey there, In the fight to bring progressive leadership to Georgia’s state and local government, there are no off years. We made amazing progress in the 2020 elections -- 20 of our endorsees won their races -- but the work’s not done. In the years to come, we need to flip …
  Sarah Riggs Amico, Our American Dreams · [email protected]
February 25, 2021 at 8:05 PM

This Black History Month, we’re celebrating Rev. Warnock’s historic election to the U.S. Senate.

Friends, We cannot finish Black History Month without celebrating a huge victory for Georgia voters from last month. This is historic: Georgia, for the first time in our history, finally has a Black senator representing us in Washington. Late last year we saw a record nu…
  Sarah Riggs Amico, Our American Dreams · [email protected]
February 22, 2021 at 3:05 PM

America’s working moms aren’t okay.

Folks, America’s working moms aren’t okay, and the facts are staggering. The pandemic has hit moms -- especially moms of color -- harder than anyone. They’re in crisis, friends, and they need our help. As a working mom of two girls, I can tell you that even …