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Team Erica · [email protected]
March 18, 2021 at 9:39 PM

Important Deadline

    Friend,   2022 is shaping up to be the most important midterm election of our lifetime, and the race for North Carolina’s Senate seat could determine who controls the Senate. Help ensure a blue North Carolina by donating today!   We're coming up on an important deadline and we need…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
March 14, 2021 at 6:06 PM

Lara Trump

          Friend,    Lara Trump is seriously considering running for U.S. Senate here in North Carolina.   You can help us prevent a "Senator Trump" by donating today!   Last week Senator Lindsey Graham said that he thinks Lara Trump's going to be the nominee in North Carolina and then th…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
February 6, 2021 at 5:28 PM

Black History Month

          Friends,   This Black History Month let’s have the moral courage not just to honor and recognize the trailblazers of the past, those who’ve bent the moral arc of the universe towards justice, but to commit ourselves to that same goal. Let’s keep bending that arc towards justice and l…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
January 27, 2021 at 8:48 PM

I'm Running for US Senate

  Friends, I may be a DC outsider, but I am a North Carolina insider and I think that's just what we need in the US Senate. Senator Burr has announced that he will not be seeking re-election in 2022 and as some of you may already know, I'm hoping to earn the distinct privilege of representing …
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
February 27, 2020 at 9:57 PM

Blue Wave Van Tour

  Dear Supporter, Early voting is underway, the Primary on March 3rd is right around the corner, and we are having an amazing run with my Blue Wave Van Tour! From Charlotte to Asheville to Greensboro to Raleigh to Bertie to Fayetteville to Goldsboro to a city or town near you, I am driving to …
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
February 18, 2020 at 9:22 PM

A Season For Change

  Dear Supporter, We are in the midst of a season of change for women! From the strength and heroism of leaders such as Shirley Chisholm and Barbara Jordan, to the courage of the Equal Rights Amendment, women continue to fight for our rights and equality.                                      …
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
February 8, 2020 at 7:53 PM

I Need Your Help

  Dear Supporter, When I last shared with you, I was excited about the multiple endorsements received by my campaign. Well, guess what?...That wasn't the end of it! Since then, my campaign has humbly earned EVEN MORE ENDORSEMENTS. Here's a listing of the latest: Congressional Black Caucus (C…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
January 31, 2020 at 3:01 PM

Another Endorsement, Again!

      Dear Supporter, I am proud to announce the endorsement of our campaign by SEANC-EMPAC (State Employees Association of North Carolina).    With over 55,000 members, SEANC is the South’s leading state employees’ association that works to gain respect for the more than 800,000 hardw…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
January 29, 2020 at 12:43 AM

We have the Momentum!

  Dear Supporter, BREAKING NEWS!  EricaForUS has the Momentum!   I am excited that these last two weeks have been absolutely incredible for my campaign! After an extensive review process, I am proud to announce the honor of being endorsed by each of the following grassroots, people-powered o…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
January 20, 2020 at 9:28 PM

MLK Jr Day - Remembrance - Celebration - Service

      Dear Supporter, Today, we remember and honor the life of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Dr. King embodied the heart and soul of our nation and the world with his unswerving commitment to non-violent social change, equity for people of all colors, and a passionate advocacy for the downtro…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
December 31, 2019 at 9:58 PM


  Dear friends,   Make no mistake about it: we are in the fight of our lives in this election. But the good news is that right here in North Carolina my team is building the most diverse, multi-racial, multi-generational voter coalition anywhere in the U.S., determined to unseat Republican Se…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
December 30, 2019 at 2:09 PM

America needs NC's best on the ballot in Nov. Here's why that's me

  Dear friend: Here in battleground North Carolina, we face a defining moment just weeks from now. Its outcome will help determine the answers to the two most pressing political questions of our time:  (1) Which party will control the U.S. Senate in 2021?  (2) Which party will win the White …
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
December 18, 2019 at 11:44 PM

Americans nationwide this week met the woman who will unseat Sen. Thom Tillis

My friends,   What a week this has been for our campaign to send Thom Tillis packing and help flip the U.S. Senate!   Along with our continuing work to inspire and organize North Carolina's young voters, elders, voters of color and white voters, and progressives and moderates to coalesce around…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
December 4, 2019 at 2:02 AM

I Filed Today!

  Dear Supporter, I am excited to share with you that today I pledged and declared my candidacy for the Democratic Party nomination to unseat Republican Thom Tillis as the state's junior United States Senator.  When elected, I will be North Carolina's first African American U.S. Senator, and …
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
December 2, 2019 at 8:04 PM

Tomorrow, A Better North Carolina And Nation

    Dear Supporter, Tomorrow is our next step to a better future for our state and nation! As the polling Frontrunner in this race, I am committed to taking your voice and values to DC!              {{Authorized and Paid for by Erica for US .}} {{Erica For US  P.O. B…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
December 1, 2019 at 1:37 AM

A November To Remember

    Dear Supporter, Midnight tonight is fast approaching and it marks the end of November.  I need your help to reach our month-ending fundraising goal.  This fundraising is critical as I prepare to officially launch my US Senate campaign.  Thank you for your donation by the deadline TONIGH…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
November 24, 2019 at 9:35 PM

Flip the Senate for my birthday!

    Dear Supporter, Today I am celebrating my birthday with my twin sister! We're enjoying the day with family and friends. In addition, I'm going to celebrate by donating to the campaigns of other Flip The Senate endorsed candidates as a gift to America by helping to elect Pro-Democracy, C…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
November 23, 2019 at 6:25 PM

You're Ahead of the Curve!

    Dear Supporter, We want a fair, balanced, and transparent race where all candidates are held accountable to verify and validate their statements and platforms. I am committed to transparency and accountability to the citizens of North Carolina and challenge all candidates to adhere to t…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
November 20, 2019 at 9:00 PM

Get Big Money Out of Politics

    Dear Supporter, We're Winning! For 17 years, I have served the state of North Carolina in some capacity, and I will continue to do so as a state Senator and next November, as a United States Senator. We have been ahead in the polls since June and we will continue to lead in the polls w…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
November 19, 2019 at 9:50 PM

The Government We Deserve

    Dear Supporter, From time to time, I'm reminded of the quote "We get the government that we deserve." Do we? Do we get the government we deserve when conservative state governments close polling places, require voter ids, and racially gerrymander their districts? Is that the government…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
November 18, 2019 at 3:02 PM

Grassroots Goes to the Senate!

    Dear Supporter, From Friday to Sunday, a Democratic woman challenging a Trump GOP Congresswoman raised $1,000,000 from more than 20,000 people. A race was transformed in a mere 48 hours.   The power of grassroots activism to upset the status quo and shift bases of power is unmatched. …
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
November 15, 2019 at 5:30 PM

A Front-Runner Earning Support the Right Way

    Dear Supporter, In June, an Emerson Poll showed us up 7 points on Thom Tillis. Two subsequent polls in July and August maintained our lead.  In October, a Meredith College Poll showed us winning in a head to head against Tillis, while our primary opponent trailed Tillis in the polls.  …
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
November 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Strength and Opportunity

    Dear Supporter, We are not running with millions of dollars from out of state donors. We are using $10, $20, $100 donations from people all across the state.  We are balancing our campaign with North Carolina Senate legislative duties so that the people of this state can benefit from a…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
November 13, 2019 at 9:00 PM

Facts Matter

    Dear Supporter, Facts matter. Today, we are witnessing history as only the 4th ever Presidential Impeachment hearings begin in the US House of Representatives. The facts of the case are not at issue. They are clear and indisputable. Yet, in order to protect power and not to protect you…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
November 12, 2019 at 10:20 PM

I am the FrontRunner Who Has Your Back

    Dear Supporter, One week ago today the election outcomes for Virginia and Kentucky showed us that there is a blue wave rising and flowing through the south. This blue wave restores and raises hope in representative politics that promotes inclusion.  As the Frontrunner- our campaign was…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
November 11, 2019 at 8:32 PM

Thank you to all the Veterans

Dear Supporter, Today, we honor our armed forces and the courageous men and women who volunteer as warriors to protect our freedom. North Carolina has more than 700,000 Veterans and I promise you that I am committed to serving them and their families to the best of my ability. Here's to all th…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
November 8, 2019 at 9:30 PM

Every Day is Veterans Day

Dear Supporter, Every Day is Veterans Day for Many Americans As we go into the Veterans Day Weekend, we are reminded of the appreciation we have for the commitment, dedication, and sacrifices made by members of military and their families. For these members of the military and their families, …
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
November 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM

We The People...

Dear Supporter, We The People…is US. We the People, not We The Party… We the People, not We the Wealthy only… We the People, not WE the Powerful… The founders of this nation built a system of governance in which the utmost power lies with THE PEOPLE. The elected officials in this system are…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
November 7, 2019 at 3:50 PM

We've Seen This Movie Before!

Dear Supporter, We’re watching the same rerun of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s (DSCC) bad movie again! This cheap horror flick opened on Halloween 2019 with the same tired script: The DSCC endorses and funnels staff and money to the least qualified, least progressive candidate.…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
November 6, 2019 at 1:55 PM

Staying in the Fight

Dear Supporter, Republicans aren't the only ones engaging in rigging elections and suppressing the will of voters in our state. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) has been rigging the US Senate race in NC for far too long and it has had disastrous effects on Democracy. They rec…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
November 1, 2019 at 1:15 PM

Statement Regarding DSCC Endorsement

Dear Supporter, Here is an important statement from us regarding the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's endorsement of our opponent, Cal Cunningham. As you can see, your donations have become even more important now. Thank you for your continued and steadfast support!  ----------------…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
October 31, 2019 at 2:10 PM

Service to our Nation and our Military

Dear Supporter, Last week, dozens of members of the US House of Representatives conducted a charade that threatened a disruption of our national security by taking their personal electronic devices into a secure facility in the US Capitol. This is absolutely forbidden and these men should be st…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
October 30, 2019 at 7:45 PM

Protect Your Choice for your next US Senator!

Dear Supporter, If you’re ready to cut to the chase and pledge your support to Senator Smith’s campaign for US Senate, pitch in $10 or more before Thursday’s deadline to help us turn North Carolina blue. Born and raised in North Carolina, Senator Smith understands the challenges and opportunit…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
October 28, 2019 at 4:05 PM

An Eventful Week!

Dear Supporter, Last week was quite eventful. We laid to rest American hero, Elijah Cummings, our west coast became ravaged with wildfires, suffered through more preening and charades by Republicans in Congress, and our President and his party continuing to NOT represent the people. But, there …
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
October 25, 2019 at 4:35 PM

Honoring the Memory of a Fallen Hero

Dear Supporter, Today is a solemn day when we lay to rest American hero, Elijah Cummings. Representative Cummings served his country with honor, integrity, and distinction for decades. He believed in what the country COULD be, even though he was a product of some of the worst parts of our nati…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
October 21, 2019 at 2:39 PM

One of US for all of US!

Dear Supporter, This is your campaign. I work for you. I don't work for the Democratic establishment. I don't work for big money donors. I work for the farmers, teachers, fire fighters, service employees, union members, small business owners, factory workers, real estate sales people, nonprofit…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
October 18, 2019 at 1:15 PM

Front Runner Status!

Dear Supporter, A brand new Meredith poll has our campaign beating both Thom Tillis and Cal Cunningham! Not to mention the same poll has Cunningham losing to Tillis. While my opponents boast a larger war chest, it has become clear that my work as a State Senator and my One of Us for All of Us C…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
October 10, 2019 at 4:55 PM


Dear Supporter, No matter what anyone says, this is YOUR election because this is YOUR government. My job is to ensure that YOUR voice returns to Washington, DC. YOU can be that change. Support Senator Smith who has a records of results - not rhetoric!  My campaign has been busy traveling the…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
September 30, 2019 at 10:55 PM

Critical fundraising deadline - we need your help!

Dear Supporter, We are coming up on a critical fundraising deadline.  The end of the quarter is today and we need your help! I believe in a vibrant and fertile marketplace of ideas. Our government needs and deserves this intellectual vitality as we weigh the issues that impact your everyday li…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
September 18, 2019 at 12:25 PM

The work goes on!

Dear Supporter,   We are in the thick of "UN-RIGGING"  the unconstitutionally gerrymandered State House and Senate Legislative Districts - while also riding a huge swell of support in our US Senate race to unseat Thom Tillis!  Ride the Blue Wave with the most Progressive, Experienced, and Ef…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
August 30, 2019 at 3:28 PM

It's that time again, please read!!

Dear Supporter, August has been our best month yet!  We have been all over the state and met so many wonderful supporters.   But today, I really need your help hit our monthly fundraising goal.  This week, Real Clear Politics reported that wealthy New York donors are pouring money into my Dem…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
August 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Thank you Mayor Bill Bell!!!

Dear Friend, I am incredibly excited to announce that former Mayor Bill Bell of Durham, NC has endorsed my candidacy for the United States Senate! Mayor Bell was just recognized this weekend at the annual Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People banquet as a leader that has substantiall…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
August 19, 2019 at 7:40 PM

NC Pride Weekend and my plan for LGBTQ Equality

Dear Friend, This past weekend I attended the 2019 Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade, whose "mission is to enrich, empower, strengthen and make visible the unique lives and experiences of LGBTQ people in Charlotte and the Carolinas."  My sister and I volunteered at the Festival and we met t…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
August 9, 2019 at 7:07 PM

I want to share with you my position on Gun Reform

Dear Friend, Once again this week, we went to bed watching news coverage of 22 people murdered in El Paso, TX and woke up to 11 more innocent people murdered in Dayton, OH.  After working through feelings of profound sadness and anger, I settled on a deep-seeded frustration with the elected off…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
August 8, 2019 at 6:08 PM

My name is Senator Erica Smith

Dear Friend, My name is Erica Smith and I am running for the United States Senate in North Carolina.  I would like to ask for your support in this campaign and hope you will join me to send Thom Tillis home. Too often, candidates ask voters to support them in a race simply because they are run…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
August 2, 2019 at 5:16 PM

Poll: Erica up 7 points over Tillis!!

I wanted to share with you some incredible news!  Emerson Polling released a comprehensive poll that has us leading Sen. Tillis by SEVEN points!!  This is due to your hard work and support.  We are the only campaign that leads Tillis outside the margin of error.  If the election were tomorrow, w…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
July 31, 2019 at 11:11 PM

Only a few hours left!

Dear Supporter, Thank you so much for your response to my ask yesterday!  There are just a few more hours in July and we are very close to hitting our monthly fundraising goal.  We have upcoming campaign visits in Kinston, Harnett, Guilford and Durham counties.  We need your support to be able…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
July 30, 2019 at 5:43 PM

I need your help!

Dear Supporter, It's the final days of the month of July and we need to raise another $2,800 to hit our monthly fundraising goal.  This month has been very busy with the campaign making trips to Murphy, Asheville and New Bern.  The reception has been great and there is a lot of energy across t…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
July 25, 2019 at 6:16 PM

NC deserves better!!

Dear Friend, This week we have been met with more of the same -- political gamesmanship to divide us from the Trump Administration and the silence of a rubber stamp from Thom Tillis.  North Carolinians deserve better! In just a matter of days, the Trump Administration has announced its intenti…
Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
July 18, 2019 at 7:03 PM

Campaign update - new events announced!!

Dear Friend, What an exciting month!  I would like to thank each and every one of you for all your support and contributions!  As I travel across the state, I am more and more convinced that we have the momentum in this race and will send Thom Tillis home!  This week I visited the TriCounty De…