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Val Arkoosh · [email protected]
May 24, 2022 at 2:17 PM

Josh Shapiro's election is crucial to defending abortion access

Pennsylvania Republicans have chosen an anti-abortion extremist to be their nominee in one of the most competitive gubernatorial races in the country.   John, Our abortion rights are on the line across this country and in Pennsylvania. We need to take action immediately to defend r…
Val Arkoosh · [email protected]
May 18, 2022 at 6:03 PM

I'm ready to help John Fetterman flip Pennsylvania. Are you?

I will work everyday between now and Election Day to help put John in the U.S. Senate, and as one of my strongest supporters, I hope you will too.   John, Over the last year and a half, I have had the privilege of traveling across Pennsylvania meeting with workers, families, and sm…
Val Arkoosh · [email protected]
May 3, 2022 at 7:17 PM

Abortion rights are on the line. Join me in supporting abortion funds now.

Will you join me in helping pregnant people make their own decisions about abortion?   John, This news is not surprising, but it remains shocking. According to a report last night from POLITICO, the "Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights" in a private vote among the …
Val Arkoosh · [email protected]
April 29, 2022 at 3:07 PM

I'm still fighting for Pennsylvania

  John, As a physician of more than two decades, an advocate for the Affordable Care Act, and the chair of the board of commissioners for Pennsylvania's third-largest county, I know firsthand how important it is to use data and facts to make decisions. And we’re in the middle of a…
Val Arkoosh · [email protected]
February 4, 2022 at 4:02 PM

Why I’m stepping out of this race

  John, Each step I’ve taken in my life has been inspired by the people I've met along the way. As a physician, it was the patients I saw each day on the labor and delivery floor – pregnant moms managing diabetes without access to a grocery store in their neighborhood. Dads who ha…
Team Val · [email protected]
February 3, 2022 at 11:31 PM

[Sign on] Demand the Senate protect abortion rights and pass the Women’s Health Protection Act

  John — we’ve warned that with the Supreme Court on the verge of overturning Roe, states could start passing legislation that restricts the right to safe, legal abortion. It’s beginning: Pennsylvania Republicans have tried to ram multiple anti-abortion bills through the state le…
Valerie Arkoosh · [email protected]
February 2, 2022 at 11:01 PM

Your input is important to me, John

I’m excited to hear from you!   John, it’s officially February, and I wanted to take a minute to express how much I appreciate your support. Thanks to grassroots supporters from all across Pennsylvania and the country, chipping into emails like this one, we met our January grassroo…
Valerie Arkoosh · [email protected]
February 1, 2022 at 12:31 AM

I’m humbly asking

  Hey John, it’s Val. I’m sure your inbox is as full as mine, so I really appreciate you taking a minute to open this email. I’ll make this quick: My first deadline of the year is tonight, and our campaign needs a few more donations to hit our 1,000 grassroots donor goal. Your gif…
Team Val · [email protected]
January 31, 2022 at 3:46 PM

A real leader

    John — TONIGHT at midnight is our first deadline of 2022, and we must hit the ground running. Our right-wing opponents, including Dr. Oz, are already spending millions of dollars blanketing the airwaves across Pennsylvania with ads. We need to fight back. We need 150 m…
Team Val · [email protected]
January 30, 2022 at 11:01 PM

Meet Dr. Oz

  John — Meet Dr. Oz, one of our top GOP opponents. Yes, that Dr. Oz. After years of pushing fake science on TV and serving as a Trump advisor, he’s now running for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat. He’s even trying to get this guy to endorse him: Pennsylvanians deserve bett…
Jeff Harbison (via Team Val) · [email protected]
January 30, 2022 at 3:01 PM

My wife, Val

  Hey John, I hope you’re having a great weekend. I’m Jeff, Val’s husband, and I wanted to reach out before tomorrow night’s big deadline. Val and I first met in Philly at an event supporting the arts. For our first date, we biked from the Art Museum to Valley Forge National Park …
Tiernan Donohue (via Team Val) · [email protected]
January 29, 2022 at 3:31 PM

Laying the stakes

  Hey all, it’s Tiernan — Val’s campaign manager. We only have a few days left in January, and I wanted to reach out to Val’s most engaged supporters. If you’re able, I hope you’ll chip in to help send Val to the U.S. Senate. Here’s where the race stands: Since announcing his camp…
Valerie Arkoosh · [email protected]
January 28, 2022 at 11:02 PM


  John, I wanted to share a story about my dad. As the son of immigrants, my father worked hard to earn a degree and get his first job at General Electric. During World War II, he served in the Army helping to manufacture ammunition and other critical supplies, then went on to own…
Team Val · [email protected]
January 27, 2022 at 4:16 PM

Ted Cruz in Pennsylvania

  John — one of the worst Republicans in the country just weighed in on Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race. Less than 48 hours ago, Texas Senator Ted Cruz took the stage to endorse one of our GOP opponents, David McCormick. He threw his full support behind McCormick, saying “Pennsylv…
Team Val · [email protected]
January 26, 2022 at 11:34 PM

BREAKING news from the Supreme Court

  BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer just announced his retirement — opening a critical Supreme Court seat. This is coming at a time when our reproductive rights are facing attacks like never before. And this Spring, the Supreme Court is expected to rule in a case…
ValArkoosh.com · [email protected]
January 24, 2022 at 11:04 PM

A concerning development

  John — this is concerning. In a new release, Senate Republicans announced raising a record-breaking $104 million for 2021. Money is pouring into Pennsylvania’s Senate race with no signs of stopping. In this election alone, Republican candidates and outside groups have spent more…
Tiernan Donohue (via Team Val) · [email protected]
January 23, 2022 at 2:46 PM

Checking in

  Hey there, John, it’s Tiernan, Val’s campaign manager. We’re more than halfway into January, and I wanted to give you a quick update on our campaign. I hope you’ll take a moment to read through, then pitch in to help Val flip Pennsylvania blue. By now, you’ve probably seen that …
Dr. Valerie Arkoosh · [email protected]
January 22, 2022 at 3:02 PM

An important day

  John, Today marks 49 years since the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade, which affirmed the right to safe, legal abortion. Yet, even as we near 50 years of Roe being settled law, reproductive rights are under attack like never before. Let me say this clearly: Abortion is health …
Team Val · [email protected]
January 21, 2022 at 4:45 PM

Side by side

  John — When you put them side-by-side, Dr. Oz and Val couldn’t be more different. Only one doctor is putting facts over fiction — and it’s not Oz. But he’s a real factor in Pennsylvania’s Senate race and we need to be ready: Oz has already spent more than $4 million in TV ads s…
Team Val · [email protected]
January 20, 2022 at 9:08 PM

re: voting rights

  John — Let’s be clear about what happened last night: with very little effort, Senate Republicans were able to block critical progress on voting rights legislation, putting their partisan ambitions above standing up for our democracy. At a time when we’re seeing widespread voter…
Dr. Oz Update (via Team Val) · [email protected]
January 19, 2022 at 9:12 PM

New super PAC spending in PA

    NEW: A super PAC reportedly affiliated with Dr. Oz just began airing negative television ads across Pennsylvania. This is on top of the nearly $7 million that has already been spent on TV ads here in Pennsylvania. John, will you rush a donation to help defeat Dr. Oz …
Team Val · [email protected]
January 18, 2022 at 10:09 PM

Your personal endorsement

  John — Over the last few weeks, our Republican opponents including Dr. Oz have committed more than $7 million on television ads so they can defeat us and flip the Senate. One way we’re combating this wave of GOP spending is by building our grassroots support through small-dollar…
Valerie Arkoosh · [email protected]
January 17, 2022 at 6:09 PM

The pursuit of justice continues

  John, While in seminary school, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taught and preached at Calvary Baptist Church in Chester, right outside of Philadelphia. Four years after leaving Chester, at just 26 years old, he led the Montgomery Bus Boycott — igniting the civil rights movement. Dr…
Team Val · [email protected]
January 15, 2022 at 3:14 PM

Another Republican opponent

  Well, John, It’s official: The Pennsylvania Republican Primary for Senate has become THE tourist trap of 2022. Just this week, another candidate, David McCormick, parachuted into Pennsylvania to join this race. He joins Dr. Oz as one of the tourists throwing his hat into the Rep…
Dr. Valerie Arkoosh · [email protected]
January 14, 2022 at 10:37 PM

This is a longer email about why I’m running for U.S. Senate and the stakes of this race. I hope you’ll take a minute to read it, then chip in to help move our campaign forward.

  Let me be honest, John: The folks lining up on the Republican side to fill Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seat should concern all of us — they've refused to say whether they’d have certified the 2020 election and undermined the science behind our efforts to fight COVID-19. Take TV p…
Val Arkoosh HQ · [email protected]
January 13, 2022 at 10:08 PM

Sign on: It’s time to eliminate the filibuster

  John — Let’s be crystal clear: The choice between protecting the filibuster and protecting our right to vote isn’t a hard one. It’s time we abolish the filibuster. But today, we learned that efforts to change the Senate rules in order to pass voting rights legislation hit a majo…
Val Arkoosh HQ · [email protected]
January 12, 2022 at 4:42 PM

No time for BS

  John, The stakes of this race here in Pennsylvania have always been high but since Dr. Oz jumped in to run, they’ve never been higher. This race is about which candidate will defend science and the facts. After years of spreading dangerous misinformation on TV, Dr. Oz is plotti…
Team Val · [email protected]
January 11, 2022 at 9:30 PM

“The most significant in 3 generations”

  John — it’s 2022 and all eyes are on Pennsylvania’s Senate race this year. A new CBS local report is calling Pennsylvania’s 2022 elections the “most significant in 3 generations.” In other words, the stakes couldn’t be higher. And Cook Political Report rates Pennsylvania’s Senat…
Val Arkoosh · [email protected]
January 9, 2022 at 4:49 PM

I’m no stranger to tough conversations

We have to be honest.   John, I witnessed some of the worst moments my patients had to go through in my two decades as a physician — some that stick with me to this day. Gunshot victims wheeled into the emergency room. Patients who struggled to manage their diabetes because of the …
Dr. Val Arkoosh · [email protected]
January 8, 2022 at 4:41 PM

I’m asking you to sign my petition today to support giving frontline workers the resources they deserve.

  John, For nearly two years, our frontline workers — from health care workers who’ve cared for the sick and cleaned our hospitals, to the grocery store and other retail workers who’ve ensured people could access their essentials — have helped us keep our country moving forward. T…
ValArkoosh.com · [email protected]
January 7, 2022 at 9:30 PM

A shocking headline from the Philadelphia Inquirer

Republicans are refusing to answer easy questions.   John — Pennsylvania’s Republican Senate candidates are election-denying cowards. On the eve of January 6th, the Philadelphia Inquirer reached out to the top five Republican candidates, asking whether they would’ve thrown out Pen…
Val Arkoosh · [email protected]
January 6, 2022 at 4:07 PM

January 6, 2021

We cannot take our democracy for granted.   John, One year ago today, an angry mob of election deniers attacked the U.S. Capitol, incited in large part by a president who refused to concede a free and fair election. My heart goes out to those who were injured and lost their lives a…
ValArkoosh.com · [email protected]
January 5, 2022 at 10:25 PM

1 percent

  John — We have an important choice to make in the coming months: On one hand, there’s Dr. Oz who has pushed unproven COVID cures on national news and served as a top advisor for Donald Trump. On the other, there’s Dr. Val Arkoosh, who’s dedicated her career to getting things d…
Val Arkoosh HQ · [email protected]
January 4, 2022 at 10:35 PM

Hoping to hear from John:

We’re entering a new phase of the campaign, and we’d love your feedback.   John — From the very beginning, this campaign has always been about putting Pennsylvanians and their families first. We’re now officially in 2022 — time for midterm elections — and the stakes couldn’t be hig…
Val Arkoosh · [email protected]
January 2, 2022 at 3:10 PM

The year ahead

  John, 2021 was a tough year for so many. We saw another full year of the COVID-19 pandemic – and in the last months of the year, we saw hospitalization surge and a real strain on workers on the frontlines. We also saw extreme weather and climate change ravage communities, includ…
Val Arkoosh HQ · [email protected]
January 1, 2022 at 2:01 AM

before the ball drops

This is a make-or-break deadline.   John, this is the last time we’re reaching out ahead of our end-of-year deadline, and with so much at stake in the year ahead, it’s so important we don’t fall even a penny short of our goal. Here’s what’s at stake — especially as we look to make …
Tiernan Donohue · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 9:08 PM

This will be quick

  John — I know it’s New Year's Eve, so I’ll make this quick: Val is the only doctor in this race who will put people over profits, and she’s ready to go toe-to-toe with former Trump advisor Dr. Oz and anti-science Republicans in the U.S. Senate. But Senate Republicans have millio…
Team Val · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 4:30 PM

the clock is ticking

  John, here’s the deal: In just a few hours we are up against our final fundraising deadline of the year and the clock is ticking to make sure we can hit our goal before then. Val is the best candidate to defeat GOP candidate Dr. Oz, flip Pennsylvania’s Senate seat, and deliver l…
Tiernan Donohue · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 12:01 AM

Counting on supporters from your area

  Hey there John — This is Tiernan, Val’s campaign manager. I promise I’ll keep this quick but I wanted to reach out while there is still time left. We are less than 36 hours until our final deadline of the year, and we’ve been crunching the numbers. If we get 21 more supporters f…
Val Arkoosh HQ · [email protected]
December 30, 2021 at 4:19 PM

putting Dr. Oz under a microscope 🔬

What you see might surprise you.   John — Dr. Oz is running on his medical credentials, but when you put his career under the microscope, you may discover something less than prestigious. He’s profited off of pushing bogus diet pills – something he was called before the U.S. Senate…
Jeff Harbison, Team Val · [email protected]
December 29, 2021 at 11:53 PM

Val’s very last deadline of the year

  Hey John — This is Jeff, Val’s husband, reaching out before her campaign’s very last fundraising deadline of the year to tell you why I know we need her in the U.S. Senate. Val and I met in Philadelphia at an event supporting a local theater. Our first date was a bike ride from …
Team Val · [email protected]
December 29, 2021 at 4:52 PM

Oprah is right

The choice is crystal clear.   John — in the month since he launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate, Dr. Oz has offered a lot of interesting claims, but it’s what someone else is saying about his campaign that we think says a lot about his candidacy. When asked about Dr. Oz, Opra…
Val Arkoosh HQ · [email protected]
December 28, 2021 at 11:06 PM

Mitch McConnell’s New Year’s resolution

  John, with a new year approaching a lot of people may be thinking about a resolution for 2022. Well we know what Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are thinking – take back the U.S. Senate in 2022. They would love nothing more than to take back the Senate majority so they ca…
Team Val · [email protected]
December 28, 2021 at 5:00 PM

re: our Senate majority

  John — We have our work cut out for us. Pennsylvania’s Senate seat is currently ranked as a toss-up — and it’s widely considered Democrats’ best opportunity to pick up a Senate seat in the midterm elections next year. But Republicans won’t back down easily. In fact, nearly $7 mi…
Dr. Val Arkoosh · [email protected]
December 28, 2021 at 12:01 AM

Roe v. Wade is under attack like never before.

  John, we’ve been talking about Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban for a few months now — but if you haven’t heard one of the state’s key arguments for overturning Roe v. Wade, listen to this: Mississippi’s Attorney General told the Supreme Court that banning abortions would “emp…
Tiernan Donohue · [email protected]
December 27, 2021 at 3:55 PM

Just talked to Val

  Hey y’all, it’s Tiernan, Val’s campaign manager, here. We’re just days away from our crucial end-of-year deadline, and I just checked in with Val on our budget. She knows that it’s so important we hit our goal on December 31st so we can stay on track heading into 2022 so she ask…
ValArkoosh.com · [email protected]
December 27, 2021 at 12:00 AM

the stakes are sky-high

  December 31st — our final deadline of the year — is just around the corner, John, and the stakes are sky-high. News outlets like The New York Times and CNN have ranked our race as the top opportunity to flip a seat in the country time and time again, so Republicans have gone on …
Team Val · [email protected]
December 26, 2021 at 3:04 PM

Dr. Oz is spending big

  John — Just weeks after Dr. Oz announced he’ll be running for Pennsylvania’s open Senate seat, he has already reportedly put nearly $4 million behind TV ads. This is a huge buy that could have a major impact on top of his name recognition and Senate Republicans’ war chest. If Dr…
Val Arkoosh · [email protected]
December 24, 2021 at 4:01 PM

Supporting our frontline workers

Please donate to support frontline workers this holiday season.   John, I know many of us are looking forward to a warm, healthy holiday season with our families and loved ones. As we approach another holiday season amidst this pandemic, we cannot forget our frontline workers who a…
Val Arkoosh · [email protected]
December 23, 2021 at 11:01 PM

Happy holidays!

  Happy holidays, John, Jeff and I want to wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season this year. Over these last several months, I’ve felt so fortunate to have been able to travel the Commonwealth having conversations with so many Pennsylvanians about the challeng…