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17 Messages

  Kelda (personal) · [email protected]
June 30, 2020 at 8:42 PM


Hey John --  It's June 30. I get it! My inbox is full of fundraising requests; I'm sure yours is too. But this is no ordinary ask -- our election is just six weeks away, and voters are already casting their ballots.  We need to show the strength of our grassroots campaign by tonight's deadline a…
  Grace, #TeamKelda · [email protected]
June 29, 2020 at 6:05 PM

Big deadline tomorrow -- can you help?

John --     Tomorrow is the first and most important fundraising deadline of our campaign. Kelda and our dedicated team of volunteers have been working tirelessly to reach voters, but in a pandemic, the rules are different.   We need your help to reach every voter, and we need it by midni…
  Dan (Kelda's husband) · [email protected]
June 24, 2020 at 7:18 PM

Shhhh... help me wish Kelda happy birthday!

Hey John, it's Dan here. I'm Kelda's partner, husband, and admirer. I see every day how hard she works to build a better world.    Kelda’s birthday is today, June 24th, and what better way to wish her a happy birthday than to help her do that?   In her 41 years, Kelda has been guided by progr…
  Grace Lacke · [email protected]
June 20, 2020 at 3:02 PM

Yard signs are here!! (cute kid pics too)

Hey John--    THEY ARE HERE! Get your Kelda for Senate yard sign before they're gone. I know some people say, "Yard signs don't win elections." Ok, fine, but isn't it still fun to see them when you're out and about? With social distancing, more people than ever are taking walks, jogs, and s…
  #TeamKelda · [email protected]
June 18, 2020 at 6:01 PM

Celebrating #Pride 🏳️‍🌈 and ending discrimination

John,   51 years ago, the historic Stonewall riots changed the course of LGBTQ+ history forever. Led by trans women of color, patrons at the Stonewall Inn fought back against police brutality, and against the criminalization of their existence.  We’ve had a lot of victories since then. The …
  Kelda Roys · [email protected]
June 9, 2020 at 6:06 PM

It's time to reinvest in our communities and demilitarize police

John   Since the day I learned, as a first year law student, that Wisconsin had the nation's worst racial disparities in our criminal justice system, I've been passionate about reforming our criminal justice system. I worked for the Innocence Project and helped advocate for legislative changes…
  Grace, #TeamKelda · [email protected]
June 2, 2020 at 3:01 PM

The field is set -- and it's crowded

Hey John --    Quick update on Kelda's race for State Senate. With less than three months to go, we now have six other candidates in this race.   But in a crowded primary, Kelda stands out as the leader who will help navigate challenging times. Experience matters, now more than ever. We nee…
  Maddy, #TeamKelda · [email protected]
May 21, 2020 at 8:08 PM

You're Invited to a Facebook Live Q&A!

    Dear John,    Tomorrow, Friday May 22nd, at noon, join Kelda for a Live Facebook Town Hall. Kelda will be taking questions from constituents about our State Supreme Court, healthcare, voting rights, public education, and much more! Even though Kelda can't knock on your door, she is commit…
  Kelda Roys · [email protected]
May 19, 2020 at 8:14 PM

WE DID IT! (and the picture proves it!)

John --    THANK YOU! Because of dedicated supporters like you, I just turned in the maximum number of signatures to get on the ballot to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Despite the challenge of collecting nomination signatures during a pandemic, this incredible community stepped up and go…
  Kelda Roys · [email protected]
May 7, 2020 at 10:27 PM

What do birth control and coronavirus have in common?

John,   Birth control and the coronavirus - what do they have in common? In Wisconsin and in Washington, Republican-appointed Supreme Court Justices are working to make it harder for people to stay safe and healthy. It's unconscionable.   This week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral ar…
  Kelda Roys · [email protected]
April 9, 2020 at 7:16 PM

You're invited!

  Dear John,    I invite you to join our virtual Town Hall tomorrow, where I will be answering your questions on Facebook Live!   As your next state senator, your thoughts, ideas, and concerns will guide me and help me be a more effective lawmaker and advocate. Our community is strong be…
  Kelda Roys · [email protected]
April 3, 2020 at 7:43 PM

🚨Losing great women

  Dear John,    Yesterday, Senate Democratic Leader Jen Shilling announced her retirement after 20 years in the legislature. Sen. Shilling is the longest serving female leader in Wisconsin history. Last week, Rep. Chris Taylor announcement that she is retiring from the Assembly after 9 years …
  Kelda Roys · [email protected]
April 1, 2020 at 8:45 PM

Kelda stands out on healthcare

  Dear Friends,    Our country is facing a terrible health crisis. As the novel coronavirus spreads rapidly, the underlying flaws in our healthcare and economic systems are laid bare. Healthcare is a human right and should be available to every single person, regardless of wealth or work statu…
  Kelda Roys · [email protected]
March 31, 2020 at 4:01 PM

WOW -- thank you!

            WOW! We are blown away by the support we've received from so many of you in the first few days of our campaign. Thank you so much. We're grateful for each and every one of you, and we will work hard to deliver the thoughtful representation you deserve.    We just wanted to ta…
  Kelda Roys · [email protected]
March 31, 2020 at 1:00 AM

Have you voted yet? Our Supreme Court is at risk - vote Jill Karofsky

John, Next Tuesday, Wisconsinites will make our choice for next Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court for a ten-year term.  The Wisconsin Supreme Court hears cases of monumental importance. Their decisions could determine the makeup of the electorate this fall, as conservative groups seek t…
  #TeamKelda, Roys for Senate · [email protected]
March 30, 2020 at 9:27 PM

We've never done this before...

John,    This is a challenging time for our community. We are practicing physical distancing, which makes campaigning difficult. We can't knock on doors, host fundraisers, or even have a campaign office.    Instead, we are going to build a powerful grassroots campaign that brings people toget…
  Kelda Roys · [email protected]
March 27, 2020 at 8:29 PM

Big News - I'm running for State Senate!

Dear John,   I'm thrilled to share the big news that I'm running for State Senate in Wisconsin's District 26! Sen. Fred Risser is retiring after decades of public service, and his seat is now open. I am currently the only declared candidate in the race, but I'm hitting the ground running in pre…