Official Website of Senator Erica Smith

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  Team Erica Smith · [email protected]
April 24, 2021 at 7:27 PM

re: $838,092.00 cash on hand

"Cash on hand" is perhaps the single-most important indicator of a campaign’s success. Earlier this month we emailed you about Jeff Jackson — our moderate, white primary opponent who's aligned with the Democratic establishment. Unfortunately (according to the most recent FEC data publishe…
  Erica Smith for North Carolina · [email protected]
April 23, 2021 at 8:32 PM

I will fight for a Green New Deal in the U.S. Senate

I will fight for a Green New Deal in the U.S. Senate. It's time for bold climate action. The climate crisis is *already* here, and it's manifested itself most violently in our most vulnerable communities. While serving in the North Carolina state senate, I saw my district get hit hard by…
  Erica Smith for U.S. Senate · [email protected]
April 22, 2021 at 8:16 PM

Read about my Platform for Progress:

When I get to Washington, I'm taking all of us with me. I'll fight for policies that combat income inequality, racial injustice, the climate crisis, and so much more. Right now, in North Carolina and across our country, our communities are facing bigger challenges than ever before. We can…
  Erica Smith · [email protected]
April 21, 2021 at 11:29 PM

Imagine our shock when we saw...

Yesterday, I sent out an email after the Derek Chauvin verdict. Yesterday, I sent out an email after the Derek Chauvin verdict. In the email, we explicitly acknowledged the millions of Black people who have been murdered in America. Unfortunately, we received a reply from someone who seri…
  Erica Smith · [email protected]
April 20, 2021 at 11:41 PM

Guilty on all counts

Black America needs more than one verdict. Content warning: This email discusses police brutality and violence against Black people. Guilty on all counts. I'm thinking about the literal millions of Black men and women who've been murdered, who were lynched and slaughtered with …
  Erica Smith · [email protected]
April 20, 2021 at 8:44 PM

End the racist War on Drugs

Let's have an honest conversation about weed on 4/20. Today is 4/20 so let's have an honest conversation about weed. Here's how I see it: April 20 is a beloved occasion to celebrate the plant, its culture, and its many benefits. But as people enjoy, we must also seriously commit ourselves…
  Erica Smith · [email protected]
April 19, 2021 at 8:31 PM

Pat McCrory? An outsider?

It's time for bold, progressive change in North Carolina — not more of the same. Did you hear the news? Former Republican Governor Pat McCrory is officially entering the race for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. Will you chip in $10 or whatever you can afford to help us stop Pat McCrory? De…
  Erica Smith HQ · [email protected]
April 18, 2021 at 6:18 PM

Re: Erica's plan to end poverty in America

If elected to the U.S. Senate, Erica will fight to end poverty in America for good by championing legislation to establish a Universal Basic Income. Hey, it's Sunday, but we wanted to make sure you saw the email Erica sent on Friday. If elected to the U.S. Senate, Erica will fight to end …
  Jayla Gilliam, Erica Smith for North Carolina · [email protected]
April 17, 2021 at 6:05 PM

re: Erica's campaign finance plan

I wanted to loop you in on my campaign finance plan for the rest of the month. Hey! It's Jayla again, Finance Director for Erica Smith's campaign for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. Now that we're past our April mid-month fundraising deadline, I wanted to loop you in on my campaign finance…
  Erica Smith · [email protected]
April 16, 2021 at 8:14 PM

My plan to end poverty in America

It's time for bold and substantive change. It is time to reimagine what our government is capable of and transform our society into the Beloved Community Dr. King dreamed of and fought for. We can eliminate poverty in America for good. That's why, as your senator, I will fight for a Univer…
  Team Erica Smith · [email protected]
April 15, 2021 at 10:45 PM

re: Mark Robinson

North Carolina’s unhinged anti-LGBTQ, antisemitic conspiracy theorist GOP Lieutenant Governor — is preparing to enter the race for U.S. Senate. In just a minute, we'll ask for your support ahead of our critical mid-month fundraising deadline at midnight tonight. But first, we want to give …
  Jayla Gilliam, Erica Smith for North Carolina · [email protected]
April 14, 2021 at 8:28 PM

How you can help Erica

Erica is unbought and unbossed — that's why grassroots contributions to emails like these are so important. Hey! It's Jayla Gilliam, finance director for Erica Smith's campaign for U.S. Senate. I ran the numbers, and we're $5,917 behind where we need to be to hit our mid-month online fund…
  Team Erica Smith · [email protected]
April 13, 2021 at 10:28 PM

re: Ted Budd, Mark Walker, Pat McCrory, Lara Trump

With Senator Richard Burr calling it quits, the GOP is already searching for his replacement in North Carolina. North Carolina is *already* one of the most competitive U.S. Senate races of 2022. How do we know? With Senator Richard Burr calling it quits, the GOP is already searching for …
  Erica Smith HQ · [email protected]
April 12, 2021 at 8:55 PM

Richard Burr

North Carolina is officially in play for 2022, and our race will be one of the most competitive in the country. Richard Burr is packing it up and retiring from the U. S. Senate. Good. Can't say we'll miss him. Now, you don't have to be from the Tar Heel state to know how bad Richard Burr …
  Erica Smith HQ · [email protected]
April 10, 2021 at 4:02 PM

Our once-in-a-generation chance

Let's show the establishment what they're up against. Hold up! There's something important about our campaign you need to know. At Erica Smith for U.S. Senate, we believe that Democratic primaries should be determined by voters — not the D.C. establishment that prioritizes recruiting mode…
  Team Erica · [email protected]
April 8, 2021 at 10:30 PM

Erica isn’t taking a dime from corporate PACS or fossil fuel companies.

If elected, I'd be the first Black woman U.S. Senator to represent the Tar Heel state. North Carolina working families deserve a champion in the United States Senate.    But, for far too long, politicians have catered to the interests of corporations and wealthy donors. Our campaign is a…
  Erica Smith · [email protected]
April 7, 2021 at 7:39 PM

I don't come from wealth. I come from hard work.

If elected, I'd be the first Black woman U.S. Senator to represent the Tar Heel state. I'm Erica Smith. I'm an engineer, educator, minister, and three-term state senator. Now I'm running for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina in 2022. If elected, I'd be the first Black woman U.S. Senator t…
  Erica Smith HQ · [email protected]
April 6, 2021 at 8:44 PM

re: Erica outraised

Our platform for progress in North Carolina is facing our biggest challenge yet: Our platform for progress in North Carolina is facing our biggest challenge yet: The establishment. Today, D.C.-insider news media The Hill reported that one of Erica's white male primary opponents brought in…
  Erica Smith · [email protected]
April 5, 2021 at 7:34 PM

I want to personally thank you:

I'm simply overwhelmed by the outpouring of support we received. I want to reach out and personally thank you for this. A few days ago, we faced our first-ever end of quarter fundraising deadline. That was a huge test of our grassroots movement, and our ability to generate the resources w…
  Erica Smith · [email protected]
March 31, 2021 at 11:50 PM

Can I give you a phone call?

Make a donation of any amount to this email between now and midnight and I'll give you a personal phone call within the next few days to say thank you! Can I give you a phone call? I'm serious. There are less than five hours until our first FEC filing deadline, and we're still short of ou…
  Team Erica · [email protected]
March 31, 2021 at 8:35 PM

We want to tell you about Erica Smith:

The idea behind Erica’s campaign is one of us for all of us. With just a few hours left until midnight, we're still short of our $22,000 end of quarter fundraising goal. We know you work hard for your money, so we want to explain why Erica is running for U.S. Senate and why we think she's…
  Erica Smith · [email protected]
March 31, 2021 at 4:21 PM

It's Erica. Do you have a second?

Every person who joins Team Erica brings us one step closer to making these dreams a reality, so I need your help to bring as many folks on-board as we can. It's Erica — do you have a second? I'm reaching out because today is the last day of the quarter, which means it's the last day you … · [email protected]
March 30, 2021 at 9:38 PM

An update on our progress:

If we want to send a progressive leader to the Senate, we need to support Erica Smith for Senate. We wanted to give you an update: Earlier today, we reached out about our two-day, $22,000 end-of-quarter fundraising goal. We're already making great progress toward that goal but we still h… · [email protected]
March 30, 2021 at 4:28 PM

We have just two days to get this done

Together, we'll build the movement that will give us a government that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected. Two days. $22,000. Midnight tomorrow is the end of the quarter. That doesn't mean a lot to most folks, but here's why it's a big deal to us: Each quarter, … · [email protected]
March 29, 2021 at 8:30 PM

Do you have plans for Wednesday?

You're invited to an exclusive family and friends virtual fundraiser with Senator Erica Smith. What are you doing Wednesday evening? We ask because you're invited to an exclusive family and friends virtual fundraiser with Senator Erica Smith. It's this Wednesday, March 31, from 7:30 PM Easte…
  Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
March 26, 2021 at 11:09 PM

1 Out of 100

    There are 100 U.S. Senators.   There's not a single one like me. There's not a single one like US.    It's time for us to change that. Donate $20 today and we can change our government and our democracy for the better.   Rural communities deserve a voice.    Black women deserve a v…
  Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
March 24, 2021 at 11:17 PM

Exciting News

    I have exciting news for you!   This morning we released our launch video.   Now, we're on track to have our BEST fundraising day of the campaign so far.    But we're only going to get there with your help. Can you donate $10 before the end of the day?   I don't take a dime of corp…
  Senator Erica Smith · [email protected]
March 24, 2021 at 2:05 PM


    Friend,   I am so excited to share our official campaign video with you.    Check out our exciting launch video right here!   I don't come from wealth, I come from hard work.    When I was a child, working in the fields of my family farm, I learned the dignity of work and the im…
  Team Erica · [email protected]
March 22, 2021 at 8:36 PM

Campaign Update

    Hi!    We have been SO BUSY and we wanted to check in to give you an update on the exciting work that we're doing.    Last weekend we swung through western North Carolina and visited FIVE counties in just two days. We also joined high school students in Raleigh for a climate protest thi…
  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. …