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Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
September 23, 2021 at 6:13 PM

Subpoenas are coming for Jan. 6 insurrectionists

Friend, There’s been a major development from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection: Rep. Adam Schiff has said the committee is going “straight to subpoenas” to compel witness testimony – meaning those close to or in communication with former Presid…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
September 21, 2021 at 9:02 PM

The filibuster still stands in our way

Friend, Across our country, Republican-led legislatures have introduced and passed more than 400 bills to suppress the vote – and Republican governors in states like Florida, Georgia, and Texas have signed them into law. At the federal level, the Supreme Court’s conservative …
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
September 12, 2021 at 3:13 PM

FWD: Roe v. Wade effectively overturned in Texas

Friend, I wish I didn’t have to follow up on my earlier email (below), but what just happened in Texas should compel each and every last person reading this email to take action. Truly, Friend, I am counting on you. As you’re likely aware, under the cover of darkness, a majority of con…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
September 8, 2021 at 9:37 PM

FWD: The Trump family and members of Congress

Friend: I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss my earlier message (below) about the investigation into the Trump family's and congressional Republicans’ involvement in the Capitol insurrection. Each day as the House presses forward with investigations, we are learning more disturbing inform…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
September 4, 2021 at 6:16 PM

The Trump family and members of Congress

Friend, They are serious and we need them to be: The bipartisan select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection has asked telecommunication companies to preserve records of members of Congress and the Trump family who participated in the “Stop the Steal” rally – otherw…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
September 1, 2021 at 3:25 PM

Roe v. Wade effectively overturned – unless we act now

Friend, I have disturbing and urgent news to share – and I’m counting on you to take action like never before: Today, because the Supreme Court failed to intervene, the Texas GOP’s extremist new abortion law goes into effect – and Roe v. Wade will effectively have been overtu…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
August 31, 2021 at 3:14 PM

I'm asking you personally, Friend

Friend, I had to reach out to you personally with an urgent ask: My staff just let me know we're still falling $4,228 short of our critical end-of-month fundraising goal – so I’m counting on your support by midnight tonight, before it’s too late. Missing our goal is exact…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
August 30, 2021 at 3:10 PM

I need to be blunt with you

Friend, We’re just a day away from our August fundraising deadline, and unfortunately, my fundraising team just let me know we’re still $8,000 short of our goal. I know you understand my need to be blunt: Democrats – including me – cannot fall short of big goals like these.…
Mark Kelly · [email protected]
August 28, 2021 at 8:25 PM

A message from Captain Mark Kelly of Arizona

Friend — We’re coming up on our August fundraising deadline, and I’m going to ask for your support, but first I hope you’ll give me the time to explain why it’s so important. Last month, another Republican announced his candidacy for 2022, this time with a $10 million super P…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
August 27, 2021 at 3:14 PM

Do you condemn the GOP's anti-vaccine misinformation campaign?

Friend, Even with the delta variant wreaking havoc across the country – particularly in areas with low vaccination rates – Republican politicians and pundits have decided to follow Donald Trump’s pandemic playbook rather than get serious about saving lives and defeating the v…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
August 20, 2021 at 1:12 PM

What $51,000 from Juul can buy

Friend, Something strange happened this summer. The American Journal of Health Behavior, a respected academic journal, seemingly dedicated its entire May-June issue to validating Juul e-cigarettes as a “healthy” alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. You may be aski…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
August 18, 2021 at 4:11 PM

FWD: Potential criminal charges for Trump

Friend: I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss my message about the potential for criminal charges against Donald Trump (below). I intend to use the full force of the Senate Judiciary Committee to get to the bottom of Trump’s attempts to overturn the election – and I assure you, we’ll take this…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
August 13, 2021 at 7:11 PM

Potential criminal charges for Trump

Friend, There has been a major new development. I recently heard closed-door testimony from Jeff Rosen, the acting attorney general during Donald Trump’s final weeks in office. The details that Rosen revealed to the Senate Judiciary Committee about Trump’s attempts to use th…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
August 7, 2021 at 2:10 PM

Fwd: disturbing Roe v. Wade development

Friend, There’s been a disturbing new development in the GOP’s attack on women’s reproductive freedom: The Mississippi Attorney General, who will soon defend the state’s extreme abortion ban before the Supreme Court, just explicitly argued that the Court should overturn Roe v. Wade – making it…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
July 31, 2021 at 3:08 PM

Republicans gaining momentum (last chance to fight back)

Friend, did you get my earlier email? My fundraising team just gave me an update, and we’re so close to our goal – but still running $2,425 short. If Democrats lose a single Senate seat, control of the chamber returns to Mitch McConnell and Republicans – and I’m concerned the…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
July 30, 2021 at 8:08 PM

Urgent circumstances

Friend, I understand there’s a lot going on right now: The GOP is relentlessly attacking voting rights, Roe v. Wade is in serious jeopardy of being overturned, and key components of President Biden’s progressive agenda hang in the balance. But it’s exactly because of these ur…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
July 29, 2021 at 6:09 PM

The future of our democracy is at stake

Friend, We’re coming up on our big July fundraising deadline, but we’re still $8,456 short of our goal. I’m sorry for being blunt, but this is absolutely not the time for Democrats to fall short of our goals: If we lose just one single Senate seat in 2022, control of the cham…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
July 27, 2021 at 10:34 PM

I'm not giving up – and I need your help

Friend, First, well over 100 Republicans voted against certifying Joe Biden’s democratically won Electoral College votes. Then, after Donald Trump’s Big Lie about the election spurred a violent attack on our nation’s Capitol, all but a handful of Republicans voted against for…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
July 26, 2021 at 10:08 PM

New extreme anti-abortion law (need your response)

Friend, Texas is ground zero for extreme restrictions on women’s reproductive healthcare – and a new law passed by the state GOP has an offensive twist on Republicans’ outright assault on reproductive freedoms. Texas Republicans have not only passed an unconstitutional ban on…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
July 23, 2021 at 8:09 PM

Progress on holding airlines accountable

Friend, Recently, many of you joined me in speaking out against airlines short-changing consumers – practices such as refusing to provide pandemic refunds for delayed baggage or unprovided services are unacceptable. Well, I have some good news to share: The Biden administrati…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
July 22, 2021 at 2:24 PM

Another Trump official arrested

Friend, This just in: Yet another former Trump official has been indicted for allegations of corrupt and unethical conduct. Yes, yet another Trump crony living by Trump’s personal mantra – “If you can get away with it, it’s not wrong.” This time it’s Thomas Barrack – longtim…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
July 14, 2021 at 6:24 PM

Today's critical hearing on voting rights

Friend, After decades of consistent support and recertification, the Supreme Court – commanded by a conservative majority and led by Chief Justice Roberts – has now gutted the Voting Rights Act not once but twice, rendering what was once hailed as historically effective legis…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
July 12, 2021 at 8:39 PM

Time to go big on infrastructure

Friend, The Biden administration has reached a compromise deal with Republicans on infrastructure. By itself, this compromise does not fully address the challenges facing our country. It must serve as a first step in a two-tiered infrastructure plan for us to achieve meaningf…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
July 8, 2021 at 1:09 PM

Fwd: disastrous Supreme Court ruling

Friend – in the wake of the Supreme’s Court's disastrous ruling to further decimate the Voting Rights Act, I wanted to make sure you saw my new petition. Ending the Republicans’ death grip and misuse of the filibuster has never been more essential. As demonstrated by the Court’s deeply fla…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
July 1, 2021 at 8:48 PM

RE: today's disastrous Supreme Court ruling

Friend, The Supreme Court just issued a ruling on a major voting rights case – and grievously, as expected, the Court’s right-wing majority ruled to further gut the Voting Rights Act and uphold state laws that make it more difficult to vote. As Justice Kagan notes in her inci…
Richard (personal) · [email protected]
June 30, 2021 at 9:10 PM

Friend, we can't afford to come up short

Friend, my Finance Director just called me with alarming news: We’re $4,361 short of our FEC end-of-quarter goal with only a few hours left to close the fundraising gap. For the sake of time, I’ll be blunt here: We simply can’t afford to come up short this quarter. The Nation…
Team Blumenthal · [email protected]
June 29, 2021 at 10:09 PM

Senate control on the line

Friend, we’re in real danger of falling short of our end-of-quarter FEC goal tomorrow – and Sen. Blumenthal is counting on you to chip in now to get us back on track. Here’s why falling short is not an option: If Democrats lose even a single Senate seat, Mitch McConnell and …
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
June 27, 2021 at 8:09 PM

coming up short

Friend, I know there's a lot going on right now, but I need your attention for just a minute, because this is important: Our quarterly FEC deadline is just a few days away, and we’re on track to come up short of our critical $30,000 goal. There's so much on the line here: Dem…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
June 25, 2021 at 8:09 PM

Tick season is critically worse this year

Friend, Although it was decades ago, I can still remember the long summer days here in Connecticut, our kids playing outside for hours. When it was time to come inside, my wife and I always made sure to check for ticks. Being careful to prevent Lyme disease is even more impor…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
June 23, 2021 at 7:10 PM

Hold airlines accountable

Picture it, Friend: You’ve been saving and saving month after month – a few hundred dollars here and there, maybe $50 you have left over at the end of the week – all to fund a well-deserved vacation for you and your family. Then, the unthinkable happens. The world shuts down …
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
June 22, 2021 at 7:55 PM

Critical moment for voting rights

  Friend – today, the Senate is voting on moving forward with the For the People Act. This could not be more important, so I wanted to make sure you saw my message over the weekend (included below) about how the filibuster may block progress on protecting voting rights. For years, Republican…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
June 19, 2021 at 6:09 PM

re: the filibuster

  Friend, A decade ago now, when I first began my tenure in the Senate, one of my first votes was to eliminate the filibuster. I understood my colleagues' concern – after all, Democrats had spent years in the minority, and they wielded the filibuster as it was institutionally inte…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
June 17, 2021 at 11:34 PM

Help defeat Marco Rubio

Friend, I have very exciting news to share: Congresswoman Val Demings recently announced she’s running for U.S. Senate in Florida. CNN is already projecting that Florida is one of the top Senate seats most likely to flip blue – but incumbent Marco Rubio, backed heavily by M…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
June 16, 2021 at 3:40 PM

I just introduced legislation to protect abortion access – and I need your help to pass it.

Friend, As chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Constitution subcommittee, I will be holding a hearing later today about protecting Roe v. Wade with legislation I have introduced, the Women’s Health Protection Act. I hope you’ll allow me a moment to explain why this law …
[email protected] · [email protected]
June 15, 2021 at 12:05 PM

Missing your response about Trump's social media ban

Friend – I wanted to make sure you saw the message I sent this past week (below). While Donald Trump’s suspension from Facebook until 2023 is welcome news, it does not go far enough. The former president’s incessant lying and amplifying of conspiracy theories caused serious harm to our democr…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
June 14, 2021 at 5:22 PM

Worth celebrating – but there's more work to be done

Friend, In just a moment, I’m going to ask for your feedback on some of the most crucial issues facing our country – but before I do, I want to talk to you about how your input and activism is crucial to moving the needle on crucial issues. Just the other week, I stood along…
Richard · [email protected]
June 10, 2021 at 10:10 PM

Do you want Trump on Facebook again?

Friend, Facebook just suspended Donald Trump from using its platform until 2023 – which means he won’t be able to spread inflammatory lies, lash out at his opponents, or incite violence on the platform for the next year and a half. This is a step forward, but it’s not enough.…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
May 31, 2021 at 12:11 PM

Short but important update

Friend, I’m reaching out because we’re still $3,715 short of our major end-of-month fundraising goal – with only hours left to spare. To put it as plainly as possible, this would be the absolute worst time to come up short on resources. I’m running against a Republican opponent as ex…
Sen. Blumenthal · [email protected]
May 28, 2021 at 11:55 PM

The GOP just voted against truth and accountability

Friend, The Senate just voted on whether or not to create a bipartisan, 9/11-style commission to uncover the facts of the Jan. 6 insurrection on the Capitol. Nearly every single Republican Senator just voted against the commission – votes whipped to the very end by Minority Leader Mc…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
May 27, 2021 at 12:11 PM

The Jan. 6 Commission

Friend, On Jan. 6, I was on the floor of the U.S. Senate debating the certification of Arizona’s electoral votes for President. Mind you, this was a debate that ordinarily never would have happened, but it was pushed on us by an extremist Republican Party beholden to a lame d…
Richard Blumenthal · i[email protected]
May 23, 2021 at 2:11 PM

The GOP is now the party of lies and extremism

Friend, Extremism in the Republican ranks didn’t disappear the day Donald Trump left the Oval Office. In fact, since his departure, extremism has not only festered but intensified – and it’s growing worse by the day. Just look at the headlines from the last few weeks alone. …
Sen. Blumenthal · [email protected]
May 21, 2021 at 2:11 PM

Concrete action to protect access to abortion

Friend, Frightening news: The right wing’s coordinated attack on women’s reproductive freedom has made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The New York Times reports that the justices have chosen to hear a case on Mississippi’s extremist abortion ban this fall. The outc…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
May 20, 2021 at 2:43 PM

No "Get Out of Jail Free" cards for Trump cronies

Friend, I once described Donald Trump as an out-of-control tornado. He wreaked havoc on our country through his very last weeks in the Oval Office, which were marked by further destruction to federal agencies and craven attempts to protect himself, family, and other political…
Richard · [email protected]
May 17, 2021 at 10:51 PM

re: banning Trump from social media

Friend, For years, Donald Trump wielded social media as a weapon to promote dangerous conspiracy theories, launch vicious personal attacks on his opponents, and incite violent rage among his supporters. Trump’s behavior not only debased the office of the presidency – it also…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
May 13, 2021 at 9:09 PM

Need your feedback to set our agenda

Friend, As Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, I’m continuing to push for urgent action to end our country’s ever-increasing epidemic of gun violence: most recently only days ago by re-introducing legislation to close the “ghost gun” loophole. But before I c…
Sen. Blumenthal · [email protected]
May 11, 2021 at 10:42 PM

100 days. What are your thoughts?

Friend, We have officially passed the 100-day mark for the Biden administration – and I want to check in with you to get an idea of how you think Democrats are doing. Personally, I couldn’t be prouder to have partnered with President Biden in passing the American Rescue Plan…
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
May 5, 2021 at 10:09 PM

URGENT: Supreme Court to take up gun ruling for the first time in over a decade

Friend: The Supreme Court just announced that they will soon take up a case challenging a longstanding gun safety law in New York. If this law is struck down, gun owners could be allowed to carry concealed weapons as they move through their daily lives without any justification or reason beyo…
Sen. Blumenthal · [email protected]
April 30, 2021 at 4:09 PM

We cannot let this happen...

Friend – my team and I just checked in on our fundraising numbers, and I’m so humbled by what I’m seeing. Hundreds of you have stepped up to become Founding Donors of my re-election campaign. There’s just a slight issue. With only hours to spare, we’re still 133 donors short …
Richard Blumenthal · [email protected]
April 29, 2021 at 7:49 PM

Here's where you come in, Friend

Friend, In just a moment, I’m going to ask you to become an official Founding Donor for my re-election campaign – but before I do, I’d like to tell you precisely what the stakes are and why your support is so crucial. First and foremost, Senate Democrats are only able to pa…
Richard · [email protected]
April 27, 2021 at 10:14 PM

FWD: checking in again

Friend – I wanted to make sure you saw the survey I sent on Sunday (below). As our country faces a surge in GOP extremism in the wake of Trump's presidency, it's especially important that I hear your concerns and priorities directly. Already, thousands of people have shared their thoughts…