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  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
August 10, 2022 at 9:34 PM

It’s not as hard as it seems!

  Hi Jack,   With 90 days until the election, I need to ask you for a considerable favor.    We need to canvass towns in all four corners of the state, but right now, our volunteer signups for door knocking aren’t as high as we need them to be.   So, my t…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
August 7, 2022 at 10:30 PM

Pay teachers what they are worth

  Hi Jack,   I attended the Pay AR Teachers Block Party and Rally in Little Rock today.  I’m always ready to be a megaphone for our teachers and better education across the state.   At the beginning of the month, I took a beat to prepare for the busy week…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
August 5, 2022 at 5:56 PM

When our kids go back to school this month

  Hi Jack,   School starts back up at the end of the month, and the governor has shared an interim report from the Arkansas School Safety Commission pledging $50M for school safety.    There are some good things this money will fund – like the expansion o…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
August 4, 2022 at 10:49 PM

Would love your thoughts on teacher pay raises

  Hi Jack,   Arkansas Democrats just announced the Raising Arkansas’s Investment in Schools and Educators (RAISE) Act.    The RAISE Act would use part of Arkansas’s $1.6 billion budget surplus to increase teacher pay from $36,000 to $42,000.   I’m the dau…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
July 31, 2022 at 4:16 PM

super quick check-in

  Hi Jack, I’m going to be quick because my husband and I are celebrating our anniversary this weekend. But we’ve got about 100 days between now and Election Day – and let me tell you, these weeks will blow by.    We need to launch ads, send out mailers, …
  Kelly Krout HQ · [email protected]
July 30, 2022 at 4:08 PM

Where we’ll be in August

  Hi Jack, We wanted to make sure you knew where Kelly and our team would be in the next couple of weeks so you can join us if you live in Saline County, Little Rock, or Clark County.   As always, you can find our calendar of events and sign up to volunte…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
July 28, 2022 at 7:49 PM

Running to you with some good news 🏃‍♀️

  Hi Jack, I just finished a call with my digital team, and they gave me an update on our grassroots fundraising goal for July. We knew raising money this month would be a challenge – people are soaking up the sun and enjoying the fleeting days of summer …
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
July 26, 2022 at 7:20 PM

Everybody is asking 🪧

  Hi Jack,   Everywhere I go, people ask me where they can get a Kelly for Arkansas yard sign.     You can *always* find a yard sign on my webstore, but I’d really like to place a bulk order so we can give signs out on the campa…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
July 24, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Got a minute?

  Hi Jack, It’s been a busy and productive week, but we’re not done yet! Later today, I’m heading out into the field to knock on doors and talk to voters.   This is precisely how I want to spend my time campaigning: meeting and inspiring hope in people, r…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
July 22, 2022 at 5:02 PM

You’ve got choices

  Hi Jack,It’s the last day of The Arkansas Win with Women Summer Road Trip. These past six days have been furiously fast, with stops in eight cities across the state, and I’ve met SO MANY women who have what it takes to run for office and make a differen…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
July 19, 2022 at 7:55 PM

Our budget shows who we care about

  Hi Jack,Over the past few days, I’ve been traveling the state for The Arkansas Win with Women Summer Road Trip, and there has been *a lot* of talk about teacher pay in the state.So before I leave Lake Village for Pine Bluff, I wanted to touch base with …
  Katherine - Kelly Krout HQ · [email protected]
July 17, 2022 at 4:06 PM

Team Kelly checking in from the field!

  Hi Jack,   Katherine again. I checked in with you last month to share the news that I am the new Field Director at Kelly Krout HQ. (If you’ve ever donated to support the campaign, thank you!! I wouldn’t be working to flip Arkansas without you!💙)   This …
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
July 16, 2022 at 6:27 PM

We need 11 more people to hit our goal!

  Hi Jack – Please excuse my short note, but I just got a fundraising update and we’re just 11 sustaining donors short of our goal!    If you are one of our newest monthly donors: welcome! I’m so stinking grateful to have your support. Your donations mean…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
July 14, 2022 at 8:30 PM

Summer road tripping 🚗

  Hi Jack,   Next week, I’m going on a summer road trip with my friend Stephannie, the executive director of Emerge Arkansas.   Emerge Arkansas is a group working to elect more Democratic women at *every* level of government – and as an Emerge Alum, I can…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
July 12, 2022 at 5:20 PM

What $32 bucks will get you

  Hi Jack,   I’ve heard from a lot of people who want to help the campaign but don’t have the time to volunteer. So I always tell them that one way they can make a huge impact is to buy some campaign merch and wear it out in your town.   Not only are all …
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
July 9, 2022 at 4:35 PM

Checking in from the road

  Hi Jack,   Last night we were in Little Rock, and I’m about to head to Russellville City Park to meet up with the Pope County Dems for the Party in the Park.    Before my team and I get back on the road, I wanted to check in with you on our July Fundrai…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
July 8, 2022 at 6:06 PM

Krout and about

  Hi Jack – I wanted to make sure you knew what I’d be up to this weekend!    If you’re in Little Rock, Russellville, or Elkins, I hope to see you at these upcoming events. But if you can’t make it this time, you can always find our events calendar on my …
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
July 6, 2022 at 2:43 PM

We don’t have to live like this

CW: This email discusses gun violence. If you are not in a position to engage with content on the subject, please click away now and take care of yourself.   Content Warning: This email discusses gun violence. If you are not in a position to engage with co…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
July 2, 2022 at 3:59 PM

Thank you for powering this team ⚡️(here’s what we’re up to next)

  Hi Jack,    Today my team, our wonderful volunteers, and I are meeting up in Springdale to block walk with my friend Lisa Parks.   Lisa is running for State Senate District 31. Let me tell you: This is a seat that we MUST flip in 2022 if we’re going to …
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
June 30, 2022 at 5:50 PM

What’s giving me hope

  Hi Jack,  How are things in PHILADELPHIA? Right now, I’m reviewing our final numbers for our Q2 Fundraising Report. While I know my opponent will likely outraise me (especially after crying tears of joy as she certified abortion as illegal in AR), I’m f…
  Kelly Krout HQ · [email protected]
June 29, 2022 at 5:50 PM

What we’re up against in Arkansas

  Hi Jack,   When Kelly’s opponent certified the law that made abortion illegal in Arkansas last week, she posted this on Twitter: Rush $25, $50, or any amount you can now to defeat Leslie Rutledge→While our GOP opponent, AG Les…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
June 28, 2022 at 5:30 PM

A busy weekend (Photos attached!)

  Hi Jack -- It’s been a frustrating, scary, and emotional past few days following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, effectively banning abortion in Arkansas, with the only exception being to save the life of the person carrying the pr…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
June 24, 2022 at 5:59 PM

The state of abortion access in Arkansas

  Hi Jack,In a 6-3 ruling, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade this morning.This decision means that access to abortion is not considered a constitutional right by the Supreme Court. Arkansas already had a trigger law signed in 2019 tha…
  Kelly Krout HQ · [email protected]
June 23, 2022 at 3:11 PM

Jonesboro, West Memphis, and Monticello

  Hey Jack!  This week, Kelly walked with Democratic candidate for Governor (and MIT-educated minister and physicist 🦾) Chris Jones around her home turf of Rogers, AR, as part of Chris’s Walk A Mile In Your Shoes Tour.   S/O to all the volunteers and com…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
June 22, 2022 at 3:45 PM

Politics can be ugly

  Hi Jack,   My sister and I saw so many supporters at the Backstreet Boys concert, and we had an amazing time! I also ran into someone I didn’t expect to - my former opponent from my State Rep race in 2020.   That race was int…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
June 19, 2022 at 6:25 PM

Reflecting on and celebrating Juneteenth

  Hi Jack,  My team and I are celebrating and reflecting on this year’s Juneteenth holiday by supporting Black-owned businesses in Arkansas. You’ll find us at the Freedom Festival in Springdale and the Juneteenth Celebration in Fort Smith tomorrow.   Wha…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
June 17, 2022 at 9:30 PM

Before The Backstreet Boys take the stage

  Hi Jack!  I’m about to take my campaign hat off this evening to see the Backstreet Boys in Rogers with my sister. Before I head out, I wanted to check in with you regarding the Field Budget at Team Kelly. I’ll always be real with you: this budget is fe…
  Kelly Krout HQ · [email protected]
June 16, 2022 at 7:59 PM

Kelly’s opponent has a record of attacking trans rights.

  Hi Jack,   Last spring, Arkansas passed a first-in-the-nation law prohibiting minors from receiving gender-affirming care* here in Arkansas. A judge put a pause on the Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act until the full trial in October, but…
  Katherine - Kelly Krout HQ · [email protected]
June 14, 2022 at 9:17 PM

If you’ve been talking about making phone calls...

  Hey Jack!  My name is Katherine. I *just* joined Kelly for Arkansas HQ as the Field Director -- and I wanted to make sure you knew how to reach me and get involved with our campaign field efforts.   Kelly and the team tell me there are a lot of people w…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
June 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Updating our records

Quick Survey attached!   Hi Jack! 👋   My team and I are working on updating our supporter records to keep our data (and your priorities!) up to date.   We’ve shared a lot about my experience and concerns lately - surveys give us a chance to both share a b…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
June 10, 2022 at 3:44 PM

some GREAT news [Endorsement alert!]

  Hey Jack -- I have some fantastic news!   Everytown for Gun Safety endorsed our campaign for Lt. Governor in Arkansas.     They’ve recognized my commitment to gun violence prevention and my long-time leadership on the issue of…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
June 8, 2022 at 7:11 PM

Jack!! Y’all are the best.

  Hey Jack, Seriously, this team rocks. I’m so lucky to have people like you in my corner.    Team Kelly emailed you yesterday about our big voter registration plans this month at Pride events, and SO many people pitched in to support our campaign strate…
  Kelly Krout HQ · [email protected]
June 7, 2022 at 5:20 PM

Let’s register some voters!

  Hey Jack!   Team Kelly here with a HUGE favor to ask.   We just ran the numbers for our voter registration budget in June, and it’s looking a little tight.   Kelly and our team have events across the state this month, and if we’re going to engage the on…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
June 2, 2022 at 8:34 PM

🌈You belong

Happy Pride, Jack! ❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜 🖤   This month, Team Kelly is celebrating the LGBTQ+ community across our state. I want to tell you something -- because I can only imagine how tough some days might be to live as your authentic self in states like Arkansas…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
May 31, 2022 at 6:36 PM

Jaime Harrison knows we can win in Arkansas

Jack, I won’t take up too much of your time today, but I need to ask you for a favor. DNC Chair Jaime Harrison visited our state earlier this month because he knows we’re entering a new era where Democrats in Arkansas can win district races and statewide …
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
May 28, 2022 at 7:39 PM

It's a new era in Arkansas

  Hi Jack --   Last week, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Jaime Harrison came to Little Rock, AR to announce that the DNC is providing the Democratic Party of Arkansas with a grant to support statewide organizing in 2022. …
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
May 25, 2022 at 4:30 PM

I want you to meet someone...

  Hi, Jack!  Yesterday was the primary election in Arkansas, and in case you haven’t met him yet, I want you to meet my good friend, and now, officially, our Democratic Governor Candidate Chris Jones. Chris and I have become fr…
  Kelly Krout HQ · [email protected]
May 24, 2022 at 3:59 PM

The polls are open, Jack

  Hi Jack, The Arkansas primary election is TODAY! Find your polling place! While Kelly is not facing a challenger today, we wanted to remind you to get out there and support the incredible Democratic candidates running across the …
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
May 22, 2022 at 8:50 PM

It’s Sunday, so I’ll keep this quick

  Hey Jack!   Look, it’s Sunday, and I don’t want to beat around the bush, so I’ll be upfront with you. I’m about to ask you to pitch in $25 (or any amount you can) to support my campaign. But let me tell you what that donation will do for us.   My Campa…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
May 19, 2022 at 6:30 PM

It’s kind of a rainy day in Arkansas

  Hi Jack – Over the last year, I have learned so much about how people are struggling in our communities. While earning my Master’s in Social Work I worked daily connecting individuals to resources…but often found that resources were not there.   So when…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
May 15, 2022 at 9:00 PM

May has been busy!

  Hey, Jack! On my end, this has been a *wildly* busy month.I drove 753 miles to visit voters in Southwest Arkansas last weekend. I walked the stage for my Masters in Social Work yesterday. I also graduated from the Emerge 2022 candidate training program …
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
May 14, 2022 at 3:30 PM

753 miles (& a surprise at 6:30 PM ET/5:30 PM CT tonight 📺)

  Hi Jack!   Last weekend, I put 753 miles on my car, traveling from Hope to De Queen to Stamps and then back home to Lowell.   I know that to win the race to be the next Lt. Governor of Arkansas, we need to mobilize voters in every corner of the state -…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
May 13, 2022 at 6:02 PM

I can take the issues seriously without taking myself too seriously 😉

  You guys know I love to campaign on social media. Well, every now and then, something picks up some speed, and this video *took off* on Tuesday. I am *always* trying to make campaigning as fun as possible. I can take the issue…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
May 11, 2022 at 6:50 PM

Do you want to come to my graduation party?

Save the date: May 21, 2022, from 7 PM to 10 PM in Fayetteville, AR   Hi Jack,   I *officially* graduate and receive my Master’s Degree in Social Work this Saturday -- and I am so ready to celebrate.   But it wouldn’t be a party without all of the people o…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
May 9, 2022 at 5:00 PM

What does the Lt Gov even do?

  Hi Jack,   After the Arkansas Press Association Debate, some coverage talked about how “meaningless” the role of Lieutenant Governor is -- and in another piece, I was referred to as “a pleasant, interesting woman who does TikTok or something.” 😂   Then…
  Kelly Krout HQ · [email protected]
May 8, 2022 at 4:00 PM

We need more moms in office!

  Hey Jack!   Help everyone here at Team Kelly say Happy Mother's Day to Kelly! 💐✨💗 We’re so incredibly grateful to be working to elect such a thoughtful and caring person to be the next Lt. Governor of Arkansas.   Kelly is comm…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
May 5, 2022 at 4:17 PM

It's been a rough week, Jack.

  I wish I had a great, encouraging message for you, but this is a lot to take in.   However you’re feeling this week and as we move forward is valid. This feels like a sucker punch, so whether you’re angry, upset, ready to mobilize, protest, fight, or ne…
  Team Kelly · [email protected]
May 4, 2022 at 7:42 PM

Hey, Southwest Arkansas!

  Hi Jack -- Kelly and the team will be in Southwest Arkansas in the next few days and we’d love to see you!    We’ll be in De Queen on Friday and Stamps on Saturday.   De Queen Meet and Greet Friday, May 6 at 6:30PM Flavor-Licious 117 W Dequeen Ave, De Q…
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
May 2, 2022 at 9:05 PM

Thank you!

  Hey Jack! I wanted to send a quick note to thank everyone who pitched in to help us reach our April fundraising goal and share what those donations (big and small) will help us do.   We are in MEGA planning mode over here to build our strategy to win.  …
  Kelly Krout · [email protected]
April 30, 2022 at 10:00 PM

Jack, we’re a few hundred short. Can you help before midnight?

  Hi Jack -- I promise I’ll be quick.   We’ve got a few hours left before our April fundraising deadline, and we’re just a few hundred dollars short of where we need to be to support our voter turnout efforts across Arkansas’ 75 counties. We need to mobil…