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  David Roth · [email protected]
June 8, 2024 at 3:18 PM

If they were alive today

John,   Yesterday was National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and this weekend is the annual Wear Orange Weekend, an annual three-day movement to bring attention to the more than 43,000 Americans who are killed by guns each year.   If the kids we lost at San…
  David Roth · [email protected]
June 7, 2024 at 7:35 PM

Last chance!

Help me stop Project 2025.   Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan Chase are all major funders of the Heritage Foundation – the right-wing think tank behind Project 2025 and Trump’s plan to cripple our democracy.   I’m joining the National Campaign…
  David Roth · [email protected]
June 6, 2024 at 10:19 PM

Has everyone lost their minds?

John,   It’s been a week since Donald Trump was found guilty of 34 felony counts for attempting to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.   You read that correctly. This was not about hush money payments or falsifying business records. Those are not…
  David Roth · [email protected]
June 3, 2024 at 7:18 PM

Celebrate Pride while you still can

John,   I want to congratulate Canyon County for throwing their first-ever pride festival this month. If we’re lucky, it won’t be their last.   Pride Month is a celebration of the diversity and strength of my community. It’s also a time to recognize and …
  David Roth · [email protected]
June 2, 2024 at 10:09 PM

Add your name to defund Project 2025

  Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan Chase are all major funders of the Heritage Foundation – the right-wing think tank behind Project 2025 and Trump’s plan to cripple our democracy.   I’m joining the National Campaign for Justice and Democrats…
  Team Roth · [email protected]
May 30, 2024 at 6:16 PM

We’re in the final hours!

John,   We’re working overtime the next two days to get this campaign ready for June, so we’ll be real quick.   The month is ending in less than 48 hours. That means we are RUNNING OUT OF TIME to hit our monthly fundraising goal.   If everyone reading thi…
  David Roth · [email protected]
May 28, 2024 at 6:43 PM

On the road to PRIDE!

John, Pride Month is just around the corner!   Just like last summer, the team and I are making stops at every single pride event in Idaho that we can make it to without gas prices burning through our budget.   We need to come prepared with yard signs, fl…
  David Roth · [email protected]
May 24, 2024 at 7:33 PM

Big banks are financing Project 2025

  Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan Chase are all major funders of the Heritage Foundation – the right-wing think tank behind Project 2025 and Trump’s plan to cripple our democracy.   I’m joining the National Campaign for Justice and Democrats…
  David Roth · [email protected]
May 23, 2024 at 8:27 PM

We HAVE do better for the kids

John,   I adopted my sons almost seven years ago, and I am grateful every day that I get to be a dad and provide them with a loving and safe home to grow up in.   At the same time, I can’t forget the hundreds of thousands of kids in the United States that…
  David Roth · [email protected]
May 18, 2024 at 8:24 PM

Protect Trans rights and Title IX

John,   Idaho is my home. It’s where I grew up, where I’m raising my kids, and where five generations of my family live.    The Idaho I know is built on communities full of friends and neighbors from diverse backgrounds who understand the importance of lo…
  David Roth · [email protected]
May 17, 2024 at 8:03 PM

Will you help me STOP Project 2025?

  Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan Chase are all major funders of the Heritage Foundation – the right-wing think tank behind Project 2025 and Trump’s plan to cripple our democracy.   I’m joining the National Campaign for Justice and Democrats…
  Team Roth · [email protected]
May 16, 2024 at 9:11 PM

It’s GO time, John! (Photos inside)

Hey John –   Republicans in Idaho and Congress will keep trying to change the rules on reproductive rights, the environment, education, and LGBTQ+ protections, but there’s one thing they can’t change: our votes!   That’s why we’ve spent the past couple m…
  David Roth · [email protected]
May 14, 2024 at 6:51 PM

The MOMS Act is a secret anti-abortion bill

John,   Just in time for Mother’s Day, the GOP marched out Sen. Katie Britt to introduce the More Opportunities for Moms to Succeed Act (MOMS Act) last week.   At least her video announcement was more polished than her response to the State of the Union. …
  David Roth · [email protected]
May 9, 2024 at 10:27 PM

Public schools are under attack

Hey John – It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, but I imagine our teachers aren’t feeling very appreciated.    According to data released in February by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the national teacher shortage has increased so much si…
  Team Roth · [email protected]
May 7, 2024 at 11:39 PM

Help us surprise David! (It’s his birthday)

John,   David is turning 43 today, and we wanted to ask YOU to make it a special one and help us surprise him when he’s back on the trail tomorrow.   Can you chip in $43 or ANY amount today so we can surprise David and show him how much support he has to …
  Team Roth · [email protected]
May 7, 2024 at 10:52 PM

ER doctors refusing care for women

John,   David is turning 43 today, and we wanted to ask YOU to make it a special one and help us surprise him when he’s back on the trail tomorrow.   Can you chip in $43 or ANY amount today so we can surprise David and show him how much support he has to …
  David Roth · [email protected]
May 6, 2024 at 10:12 PM

We’re heading back to 1776

John,   Tomorrow is my birthday, and I’ve been thinking about how my life started. Two people coming together, not knowing what it would become or if their plans for the future would work out.    Then I had a funny thought: that’s kind of how the country …
  David Roth · [email protected]
May 3, 2024 at 10:16 PM

ER doctors refusing care for women

John,   The consequences of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade are still piling up and doing harm to countless women across the country.   I’ve already told you about the forced C-sections in Louisiana, where women have been forced to undergo an in…
  Team Roth · [email protected]
April 30, 2024 at 8:49 PM

FWD: John, we have to stop this NOW

Hey John!   We are only $3,725 behind hitting our April fundraising goal before tonight’s deadline,   If we can have as big of a day today as we did yesterday, we’ll just make it and stay on track to flip this seat!   Real quick, could you pitch in ANY AM…
  David Roth · [email protected]
April 29, 2024 at 10:19 PM

John, we have to stop this NOW

John,   I wrote a column in Idaho’s Post Register for Earth Day this month, and I jokingly compared protecting our planet to something my dentist always says: “You don’t have to floss all of your teeth, just the ones you want to keep.”   It was cute, at f…
  David Roth · [email protected]
April 25, 2024 at 9:46 PM

Hospitals are turning away pregnant women

John,   The consequences of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade are still piling up and doing harm to countless women across the country.   Last month it was forced C-sections in Louisiana, women who were forced to undergo an invasive, dangerous sur…
  David Roth · [email protected]
April 22, 2024 at 7:30 PM

Simpson doesn’t care what day it is.

(It’s Earth Day) John,   The list of reasons we have to kick Mike Simpson out of Congress just grew a little longer.    A supporter in Idaho Falls sent me a photo of a letter they received from Simpson’s D.C. office a few months ago, in which he brags abou…
  David Roth · [email protected]
April 19, 2024 at 12:05 AM

I’m thrilled to make this announcement!

I’m a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate. John,   In the fight against gun violence in America, fewer groups are doing better work to keep our families safe than Moms Demand Action.   I’m honored today to let you know that Moms Demand Action has awarde…
  David Roth · [email protected]
April 16, 2024 at 11:08 PM

Here’s PROOF I’m the people’s candidate

John,   The latest FEC reports are in, and I have concrete proof that our campaign is the top choice of working class Idaho voters.   We have raised SIX TIMES MORE than my Republican opponent Mike Simpson in small-dollar donations this year. …
  David Roth · [email protected]
April 12, 2024 at 7:28 PM

This abortion ban started before women could vote

John,   We’ve seen a lot of crazy attempts – successful or not – to ban and even criminalize abortion, but I think this one takes the cake.   The Arizona Supreme Court just replaced the state’s law PROTECTING access to abortion with a law from 160 years a…
  David Roth · [email protected]
April 8, 2024 at 4:48 PM

Now they want me in prison, John.

Please don’t delete this. Hey John, It’s been awhile since we talked about Project 2025, but there are some recent developments that affect each and every one of us.   To refresh your memory, Project 2025 is essentially a pre-drafted presidential transitio…
  David Roth · [email protected]
April 4, 2024 at 6:04 PM

This ends when I’m in Congress

John,If you’re wondering what the future may look like for LGBTQ+ Americans under another two years of a Republican-controlled Congress, look no further than Idaho.Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law SB 1352, which gives mental health professionals…
  David Roth · [email protected]
April 2, 2024 at 6:25 PM

The end of LGBTQ+ rights has made it to Idaho

John,If you’re wondering what the future may look like for LGBTQ+ Americans under another two years of a Republican-controlled Congress, look no further than Idaho.Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law SB 1352, which gives mental health professionals…
  Team Roth · [email protected]
March 31, 2024 at 7:54 PM

We are insanely close!

FWD– It’s time to get serious… John, we know it’s Easter so we’ll keep this short.   Thanks to your support, we are only $725 away from hitting our $50,000 goal and setting up April to be our most impactful organizing month yet!   Can you help us close the…
  David Roth · [email protected]
March 29, 2024 at 6:17 PM

Women are being subjected to forced C-sections

John,I’ve talked about women becoming abortion refugees, fleeing their state for lifesaving medical care.    I’ve talked about the threats doctors face in states where abortion is illegal, like in Texas where the punishment for performing or assisting in …
  David Roth · [email protected]
March 26, 2024 at 8:48 PM

We just made history in Idaho

And we’re going to do it again in November! John,I’ve got something that will blow your mind.For the first time in FORTY YEARS, there is a Democrat on the ballot in *every single legislative race* up for vote in Idaho this November. …
  David Roth · [email protected]
March 25, 2024 at 4:02 PM

Abortion access is in front of SCOTUS again

John,   Nothing’s changed about the Life at Conception Act, the legislation my opponent and 124 other Republicans sponsored that would effectively ban abortion and IVF nationwide.     But there’s another threat to women’s reproductive rights, and this one…
  David Roth · [email protected]
March 23, 2024 at 7:22 PM

This is our only way to protect abortion

John,   Nothing’s changed about the Life at Conception Act, the legislation my opponent and 124 other Republicans sponsored that would effectively ban abortion and IVF nationwide.     But there’s another threat to women’s reproductive rights, and this one…
  David Roth · [email protected]
March 21, 2024 at 10:15 PM

It’s time to get serious about November

John,   We are going to kick off April stronger than ever, but we need to make sure we have the fundraising to do it.   Earlier this month, we set a target of $50,000 – and we’re only $3,000 away from hitting it!   If everyone reading this email chips in …
  David Roth · [email protected]
March 19, 2024 at 10:10 PM

Simpson gets an F

John – Recently, the Alliance for Retired Americans released their 2023 Congressional Scorecard for how our representatives vote on issues that impact seniors.   My opponent, Mike Simpson failed on EVERY vote.   In 2023 alone, Simpson voted to:   ❌CUT pro…
  David Roth · [email protected]
March 16, 2024 at 1:22 AM

It’s official! I’m the Democratic nominee.

Here’s my plan to flip this seat. John,   Today was the final filing deadline for Idaho congressional candidates, and as of a few minutes ago it is official – I am the Democratic nominee for this seat!   Now we’ve got to scale up this campaign and get read…
  David Roth · [email protected]
March 14, 2024 at 6:53 PM

We deserve so much better than this

Hey John – I’ll keep this message short because I know we’re all pressed for time.   The filing deadline for campaigns here in Idaho is TOMORROW, and as of now we are still the only Democratic candidate in the running for this seat.   Our extensive work i…
  David Roth · [email protected]
March 11, 2024 at 8:50 PM

What gives me hope

John – When I attended LGBTQ Victory training last month, I had a revelation.   In our conversations, I realized that many of my colleagues in so-called safe-blue-states were facing the same barriers I do as a gay man running in a red state like Idaho. Bu…
  David Roth · [email protected]
March 8, 2024 at 5:57 PM

My grandma Lucile's story

John – Today, for International Women’s Day, I want to tell you about one of the most important women in my life – my grandma, Lucile. My grandma was born in 1917. She was born into a country where women did not have the right t…
  David Roth · [email protected]
March 6, 2024 at 11:03 PM

Endorsement alert!

John – I am excited to share that our campaign has been endorsed by Richard Stallings, the last Democratic Congressman to represent Idaho’s 2nd district.   Rep. Stallings is an institution in Idaho politics. After serving four terms in Congress during the…
  David Roth · [email protected]
March 3, 2024 at 11:00 PM

Mike Simpson bragged about supporting an IVF ban

John – There’s a lot going on in the realm of reproductive rights right now, but the most shocking story to emerge in recent weeks is the decision by Alabama’s state supreme court to effectively shut down in vitro fertilization (IVF).   What you may not k…
  David Roth · [email protected]
February 29, 2024 at 7:40 PM

Oops, they did it AGAIN!

I’m fed up, and I’m going to do something about it. John – This is getting ridiculous.   Republicans in Congress pushed us to the brink of another government shutdown that would have gone into effect on Saturday. But surprise! They reached a deal – just no…
  David Roth · [email protected]
February 28, 2024 at 12:03 AM

I’d like to amend my previous statement.

John,   Some of you may have seen something I posted the other day. I wasn’t trying to be vague, I was honestly struggling to process the news of what happened to Nex Benedict.   So I just posted a simple statement: “No student should be beaten to death …
  David Roth · [email protected]
February 25, 2024 at 8:40 PM

“Sorry we can’t come to the phone right now”

John – Try to call your Congressman right now there won’t be anyone available to answer the phone.   The House is still on break and we are days away from another government shutdown. If they can’t come up with a deal within 24 hours of coming back to wor…
  David Roth · [email protected]
February 23, 2024 at 9:24 PM

For Nex

Today’s message discusses anti-LGBTQ bigotry and violence against trans youth. Please read with care, and skip this email if you need to. I’m asking everyone to join me in a contribution to The Trevor Project to honor Nex’s memory. Thank you. - David …
  David Roth · [email protected]
February 21, 2024 at 12:14 AM

The House is OUT

We are days away from a government shutdown, and Congress is on vacation. John – Here we go again!   Republicans in Congress have pushed us to the brink of another government shutdown.   If you feel like we’ve been talking about this for months, you’re not…
  David Roth · [email protected]
February 17, 2024 at 10:42 PM

Did you hear? We’re getting a billion dollars.

(No thanks to Mike Simpson) John – You may not have heard about this, because the media doesn’t talk about it much, but the bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed Congress back when Democrats held the majority earmarked over a BILLION dollars in infras…
  David Roth · [email protected]
February 14, 2024 at 8:29 PM

Republicans don’t care about the border

All of this is political theater. And I can prove it. John – Last week Republicans killed their own border security bill because their party is so dysfunctional they can’t even whip votes.   But this was NEVER about border security.   Mike Simpson has been…
  David Roth · [email protected]
February 12, 2024 at 9:36 PM

“Because you live in the state of Idaho”

How Idaho’s horrifying total abortion ban is dehumanizing families. John,   They went to the doctor for a routine ultrasound 12 weeks into Jen’s second pregnancy, and immediately knew something was wrong.   A specialist told Jen that the fetus most likely …
  David Roth · [email protected]
February 9, 2024 at 9:17 PM

Update: LGBTQ+ rights in Idaho

John, that did not take long.   After I sent yesterday’s email on the worsening legislative attacks on my community, I saw news out of Idaho: our House just passed a bill redefining “gender.”   This legislation would make “gender” a synonym for “sex” and …