Derek Kilmer currently serves as United States Representative for the residents of Washington’s 6th Congressional District.

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Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
January 26, 2022 at 11:01 PM

Can you help support my friend Annie Kuster?

Friend, In 2021, we saw a wave of unprecedented attacks on reproductive rights around the country. New Hampshire politicians passed a law that bans abortions at 24 weeks, forces anyone seeking an abortion to get an ultrasound, and even criminalizes doctors who perform abortions. Now that the b…
Kilmer HQ · [email protected]
January 25, 2022 at 10:43 PM

Reflecting on January 6, delivering millions in infrastructure funds, and more

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Team Kilmer · [email protected]
January 23, 2022 at 9:02 PM

Global gag rule anniversary

Making sure you saw this message from Derek, friend! On the heels of the Roe v. Wade anniversary, today marks five years since Donald Trump reinstated the global gag rule, severely restricting access to abortion around the world. Last year, we saw exactly how important elections are when Presiden…
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
January 22, 2022 at 5:32 PM

Recommitting to the fight to defend reproductive rights

Team, Today is the 49th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that made abortion legal in the United States. As we wait for the Supreme Court to decide on the case that could determine the future of Roe v. Wade, we must reaffirm our commitment to defending reproductive …
Team Kilmer · [email protected]
January 21, 2022 at 7:41 PM

Citizens United has obstructed progress for 12 years

Team, Twelve years ago today, the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision changed our campaign finance system for the worse. Since that ruling, America’s elections have been flooded with dark money. And accountability in our democracy has diminished. Trust in our government is continuing to er…
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
January 19, 2022 at 6:05 PM

The Senate is debating the Freedom To Vote: John R. Lewis Act

Friend, Donald Trump’s "Big Lie" of voter fraud has emboldened extremists and sparked record levels of voter suppression bills across the country. Sadly, in state after state, we’ve seen legislation seeking to make it harder for people to exercise their right to vote. Yesterday, the Senate beg…
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
January 17, 2022 at 7:01 PM

We can't sit quietly in the presence of injustice

Team, This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I hope you take a moment to remember Dr. King. Even better, I hope you are taking part in the day of service to honor Dr. King's legacy. Dr. King famously said, "True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice." Justice is …
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
January 14, 2022 at 9:50 PM

My friend and colleague Colin Allred

Friend, Last year, Texas passed a voter suppression law with sweeping restrictions that make it more difficult to vote. SB1 prohibits extending early voting hours and drive-thru voting, enables partisan poll watchers, and bans mail-in ballot applications from being sent. My friend and colleagu…
Team Kilmer · [email protected]
January 11, 2022 at 3:00 AM

COVID-19 update and resources

Team, On Wednesday of last week, COVID-19 cases hit a record high since the start of the pandemic in Washington state. The Omicron variant is spreading rapidly – our health care providers are overwhelmed, and many hospitals are reaching capacity. In response to the surge, Governor Inslee said …
Team Kilmer · [email protected]
January 7, 2022 at 7:55 PM

How we safeguard our democracy

Team, Yesterday's infamous anniversary of the deadly January 6 insurrection is a reminder we can't take our democracy for granted. Donald Trump's presidency and the insurrection were a wake-up call that exposed the cracks in our democratic institutions. No one is above the law — including the …
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
January 6, 2022 at 6:59 PM

One year since the insurrection

Team, One year ago today, we witnessed one of the darkest days in our nation's history — a day I won't ever forget. What started as a normal day at work in the Capitol building ended in destruction and loss of life. Former President Trump incited a deadly insurrection when he refused to accept…
Team Kilmer · [email protected]
January 3, 2022 at 9:38 PM

Derek's 48th birthday

Friend, Happy New Year! We hope you had the chance to spend time safely with your loved ones and relax during the holiday season. As you may know, New Year's Day also happened to be Derek's 48th birthday! Oftentimes his birthday can get swept up in the New Year's celebrations, so we wanted to …
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 6:01 PM

Renewed hope

Happy New Year's Eve, friend! 2021 has been a challenging year, but it's also been a year full of hope. While we've fought the COVID-19 pandemic, the vaccines have given us a renewed hope that we can end this pandemic. And while we witnessed a horrific insurrection at the start of 2021, our dem…
Team Kilmer · [email protected]
December 30, 2021 at 10:01 PM

Here's what Derek accomplished with your help this year

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Kevin Schilling, Team Kilmer · [email protected]
December 30, 2021 at 12:00 AM

I'm proud to work with Derek every day

Friend, As Derek's political director, I've seen firsthand how dedicated he is to his constituents. I'm proud to work with Derek every day because he always puts in the hard work to deliver real results that will impact people's lives. This past year he's fought so hard to pass legislation to …
Team Kilmer · [email protected]
December 28, 2021 at 7:01 PM

Giving back this holiday season

Team, We wanted to reach out about ways we can all help give back to our communities during this season of giving. 2021 has continued to be a challenging year, and during this holiday season, it's important to remember many of our neighbors are struggling. Folks from all walks of life and all …
Derek Kilmer Finance Team · [email protected]
December 27, 2021 at 8:01 PM


Team, We're coming up on our last FEC deadline of the year, and in a moment, we're going to ask you to contribute to support Derek before the end of the year. Here's why this deadline is so important: All the progress Derek and his colleagues in the House have made this past year could be turn…
Kilmer HQ · [email protected]
December 23, 2021 at 1:01 AM

Strengthening our democracy, preserving our coastlines, and more

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Team Kilmer · [email protected]
December 17, 2021 at 7:50 PM

Let's get it done

Here's the deal, team — As we work toward helping our nation recover from the pandemic, we can't go back to normal, because "normal" wasn't cutting it for too many Americans. That's why Derek proudly voted for the Build Back Better Act. The Build Back Better Act will create millions of jobs, c…
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
December 15, 2021 at 8:00 PM

I'm proud of this

Team, I'm happy to say that the Protecting Our Democracy Act passed the House last week! I've worked hard to get this legislation across the finish line, and I'm proud to have co-sponsored and voted for this legislation to restore our government's system of checks and balances and strengthen ac…
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
December 13, 2021 at 7:20 PM

Everything we've worked for and everything we're working toward could be on the line...

Friend, I'm sure I don't need to remind you we're only FIVE seats away from losing the House majority next year. Everything we've worked for and everything we're working toward could be on the line. That's why I'm reaching out about my friend, Democratic Congresswoman Kim Schrier. Kim and I bo…
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
December 10, 2021 at 9:04 PM

Our latest recommendations to make Congress work better

Friend, Today, I'm proud to share with you the latest recommendations coming out of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (also known as the "Fix Congress" Committee). The work of this committee is one of my top priorities because I believe Congress could get a lot more done for…
Team Kilmer · [email protected]
December 8, 2021 at 5:33 PM

Good news for our democracy

Friend, Good news! The House is expected to take up the Protecting Our Democracy Act for a vote this week. Derek was proud to help introduce this legislation to strengthen our democratic institutions against future presidents who may seek to abuse the office's power. During Donald Trump's pres…
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
December 3, 2021 at 10:00 PM

Will you take a quick survey?

Friend, This year has been one of triumphs and losses. We've continued to battle COVID-19 as we worked to rebuild our local economies. Sadly, right-wing state lawmakers across the country have waged attacks on voting rights, reproductive rights, and LGBTQ+ rights. At the same time, President J…
Team Kilmer · [email protected]
December 1, 2021 at 9:38 PM

One of the most consequential reproductive rights cases ever

Friend, Earlier today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. We won't mince words: this is one of the most consequential reproductive rights cases to ever reach the highest Court in the land. The decision in Dobbs could unravel Roe v. …
Finance Update via Team Kilmer · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 8:44 PM

Why this deadline is even more important than normal

Friend, We just ran the numbers and we're so close to hitting our November end-of-month fundraising goal. Derek is fighting for us in D.C. today, and we're really hoping to have good news to share with him when he gets back. So we've gotta ask: Can you chip in just $3 -- or whatever you're abl…
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
November 29, 2021 at 9:31 PM

The power of a $1 donation

Friend, This month, our majority in the House made history more than once. We passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act -- the largest long-lasting investment in our country's infrastructure in a generation. We sent the Build Back Better Act to the Senate to rebuild the middle class and…
Team Kilmer · [email protected]
November 28, 2021 at 8:05 PM

Throwing another wrench into the mix

Friend, We hope you had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday! Before you heat up your leftovers, we wanted to give a brief update on our end-of-month fundraising goal. The midterm elections are less than a year away, which means we can't afford to take our foot off the gas for even a secon…
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
November 27, 2021 at 4:01 PM

Black Friday was yesterday, but today is Small Business Saturday!

Friend, Today is Small Business Saturday, and I know I'll be spending the day visiting some of my favorite local businesses. From King's Books in Tacoma to the Christmas Shop in Gig Harbor, from Swain's in Port Angeles to the Quimper Mercantile in Port Townsend, from Amy's Decadent Chocolates …
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
November 25, 2021 at 10:01 PM

Being with our loved ones

Dear friend, Today, I am enormously thankful for so many things (yes – more than pie and football). I’m thankful for the scientists and doctors who have worked tirelessly throughout this pandemic to support our communities and help save lives. Thanks to their dedication and commitment, many of…
Kilmer HQ · [email protected]
November 23, 2021 at 10:01 PM

It's been a busy month for Derek

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Team Kilmer · [email protected]
November 20, 2021 at 10:35 PM

A president with integrity and empathy

Today is President Biden's birthday, friend. We're so grateful to have a president who leads our nation with integrity and empathy. President Biden campaigned on a promise to restore the soul of our nation, and he's been leading by example since his inauguration. Just think of how far we've co…
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
November 19, 2021 at 3:20 PM

We passed the Build Back Better Act

Friend -- Middle class families deserve a break. That's why I proudly voted for the Build Back Better Act. For too long, families have struggled to keep up with the costs of child care or caring for an elderly parent. Folks can't afford the price of health care, prescription drugs, and housing…
Team Kilmer · [email protected]
November 18, 2021 at 7:01 PM

There's another bipartisan package on the horizon

Friend, Earlier this month, Derek and his colleagues in the House passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This law is the largest long-lasting investment in our country's infrastructure in a generation, but Derek isn't done yet! There's another bipartisan package on the horizon, and…
Kilmer HQ · [email protected]
November 17, 2021 at 10:07 PM

An Infrastructure News Round Up

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Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
November 16, 2021 at 2:45 AM

Wouldn't be reaching out if it weren't important

I'm sorry to email you so late, friend, but I wouldn't be sending this message if it weren't important. Right now, I'm fighting for key investments that will make health care and child care more affordable, protect our environment, and support our local economies. I won't stop until Congress ha…
Kevin Schilling, Political Director · [email protected]
November 13, 2021 at 6:02 PM

I can hardly keep up with Derek

Friend, When I say Derek is a dedicated public servant: I really mean it. I'm sure a lot of other campaign staffers tell you how great their boss is, but I'm willing to bet that very few of them work for elected officials as committed to their constituents as Derek is. As Derek's political dir…
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
November 11, 2021 at 5:01 PM

I won't stop fighting until all veterans have the care and benefits they need

Dear friend, Happy Veterans Day -- particularly to those who served our nation. Our nation is stronger and our world is safer because of the men and women who served. One day a year cannot adequately thank them for their service. In fact, we should demonstrate our gratitude every day. Saying t…
Team Kilmer · [email protected]
November 11, 2021 at 3:00 AM

We have just one question

Do you agree with this statement, friend? Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing our nation. AGREE DISAGREE Derek Kilmer is leading the efforts to reform our democracy and break through the partisan gridlock so that Congress works for the people. C…
Team Kilmer · [email protected]
November 8, 2021 at 9:30 PM

Don't agonize, organize

Friend, Last week we got bad news out of Virginia: Democrat candidate for Governor Terry McAuliffe lost to the Trump-endorsed Republican candidate, Glenn Youngkin. Political pundits had their day making predictions about what these results might mean for the future, and what they had to say mi…
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
November 6, 2021 at 2:48 PM

The largest long-lasting investment in our country's infrastructure in a generation:

It's finally here, friend: the bipartisan infrastructure bill is headed to President Biden's desk! It took a long time to get this bill over the finish line. While this bill isn't perfect, it's an amazing start. It’s a bill that will put people to work. It's a bill that recognizes that we can't…
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
November 5, 2021 at 9:24 PM

A few words on National Native American Heritage Month

Friend -- This National Native American Heritage Month, I hope you'll join me in honoring the nearly 600 federally recognized Tribal communities in the United States. Each nation brings its own unique cultures and traditions that add important chapters to the history of America. It's also impo…
Team Kilmer · [email protected]
November 4, 2021 at 7:50 PM

What happened earlier this week at the Supreme Court of the United States

Friend, Oral arguments on Texas' extreme abortion ban were heard at the highest court of the land earlier this week. The question before the Court is whether SB8, one of the most restrictive infringement on reproductive freedom in the country, is constitutional or not. SB8 bans abortion after …
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
November 2, 2021 at 8:19 PM

I went on Fox News a few days ago (yes, really)

Friend, A few days ago, I went on Fox News (yes, really) to champion President Biden's Build Back Better Agenda. This agenda matters to the folks I represent, and I'll talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime to make the case for it. It's crucial we don't miss this moment to get something across t…
Kilmer HQ · [email protected]
November 1, 2021 at 12:02 AM

Now THAT would be really scary

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Team Kilmer · [email protected]
October 30, 2021 at 4:02 PM

Let's compare records

Friend, In case you didn't already know what's at stake with the House majority, let's look at what majorities mean. Having the majority has meant that, during this session of Congress, Derek and House Democrats have been able to pass: The American Rescue Plan; The John Lewis Voting Rights…
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
October 29, 2021 at 6:55 PM

The NRCC is outraising the DCCC

I have some good news and some bad news to share with you, friend: I'll start with the bad news (I like to get that over with first!): Republicans are only FIVE seats away from taking back control of the House majority, and so far this cycle, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRC…
Kilmer HQ · [email protected]
October 26, 2021 at 3:48 PM

Workers' rights, tribal community protections, reproductive freedom, the environment, and more

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Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
October 22, 2021 at 6:07 PM

Many of my colleagues continue to attack Social Security. I need your help to fight back.

Friend, If there's one thing our government has consistently done right, it's Social Security. That's why this week, I've joined nearly 200 other Democrats in introducing new legislation -- Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust. Social Security is a promise. It's a promise from your government …
Derek Kilmer · [email protected]
October 21, 2021 at 8:08 PM

Worried about the future of our country? Don't skip this email

Friend, if you're worried about the future of our country, our economy, and our environment, then don't skip this email. Right now, we're working on infrastructure and spending negotiations in Congress, and it's all part of enacting President Biden's Build Back Better Agenda. I'm fighting to ma…