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10/22/2020 Rashid: “I will fight for working families in Congress and I look forward to partnering with the Working Families Party to deliver the results every American deserves.” STAFFORD, VA – Today, Qasim Rashid's campaign for Congress in Virginia's First District announces an endorsement from the Working Families Party, an organization made up of individual members, unions, community organizations and activists. Their goal is to “to build a multiracial working-class movement that can meet this historic moment.” Read more about the Working Families Party here.  “The Working

10/21/2020 Qasim Rashid accesses healthcare through his campaign in compliance with FEC  STAFFORD, VA – The Virginia Republican Party is spending the last 13 days before the election talking about Qasim Rashid. Their bogus allegation that Qasim is engaging in financial impropriety is easily debunked. Rashid is running for congress full time and under full compliance with FEC he is accessing healthcare through the campaign. Republicans in Virginia and all over the country are currently accessing healthcare through their campaigns as well. They are hopefully also

10/20/2020 “The majority of essential workers are women, people of color, and immigrants. Our society would be unable to function without them,” says Rashid STAFFORD, VA – Today Qasim Rashid, Democratic nominee for Congress in Virginia’s First District rolls out the campaign’s Compassion for Working Families Plan. This plan centers the unique needs of working families and essential workers during this pandemic.  “Our teachers, eldercare givers, nurses, hospital workers, grocery store workers, meatpacking workers, and warehouse workers are getting us through this difficult time,” writes Rashid in

10/20/2020 “Qasim Rashid is a human rights lawyer with a passion for justice,” says Sen. Markey STAFFORD, VA – On Sunday, October 18th, Qasim Rashid, Democratic nominee for Congress in Virginia’s First District, was endorsed by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). “Qasim Rashid is a human rights lawyer with a passion for justice,” says Sen. Markey. “He focuses on the issues that matter to people in his district, like closing the digital divide. Qasim’s bold and visionary leadership is exactly what we need on Capitol Hill to usher

10/17/2020 The Rashid Campaign has outraised Rob Wittman for the third straight quarter STAFFORD, VA – The Rashid Campaign has outraised 13 year incumbent Rob Wittman for the third straight quarter.  Since launching the campaign in January of this year, Team Rashid has outraised Rob Wittman without taking a single dime from corporate PACs. In the third quarter alone Rashid’s campaign brought in 12,212 contributions. The campaign has received over 23,000 contributions this year, raising over $1.1 million since January 2020, the most ever raised by

10/17/2020 “By November 3rd, the Rashid campaign will have successfully completed 20 events in 60 days” says Campaign Manager Ayodele Okeowo STAFFORD, VA. - Qasim Rashid, Democratic nominee for Congress in Virginia’s First Congressional District, will be holding a rally in Middlesex County at 865 General Puller Hwy Saluda, VA 23149 from 3-5pm. Masks and social distancing will be required; hand sanitizer will be provided.  Attendees will be able to meet with Qasim, get information about voting, and learn about how to get involved in the last

10/16/2020 “Most of the electorate isn’t on Twitter. That’s why I’m accessible online and offline” says Rashid  STAFFORD, VA – This election, there’s a politician who’s addicted to Twitter, and his name is Rob Wittman. Much of Congressman Rob Wittman’s negative campaign advertising and messaging centers around Democratic Candidate Qasim Rashid’s Twitter account. Rashid responds:  “Rob Wittman must have a lot of time on his hands,” says Qasim Rashid, Democratic Nominee for Congress in Virginia’s First District. “He’s paying a lot more attention to my Twitter account

10/16/2020 STAFFORD, VA - Qasim Rashid’s Last Mile Broadband Plan was covered in the Washington Post.  “Wittman’s Democratic challenger, human rights lawyer Qasim Rashid, put forth a plan that would assist municipalities in founding their own broadband authorities, sidestepping the need for partnerships or the problem of private companies avoiding sparsely populated areas” writes Meagan Flynn in Teleworking in a parking lot. School on a flash drive. The coronavirus prompts new urgency for rural Internet access.

10/15/2020 “I can't tell you how many calls I've had, meetings, conversations with folks devastated by this virus because they missed a wedding or had to attend a virtual funeral,” says Qasim Rashid STAFFORD, VA – Last week, the Hanover GOP held its annual Reagan Day Dinner. The invitation did not indicate that masks were required or that social distancing measures would be put in place. Photos from the event show that this was an indoor buffet-style meal where many, including Rob Wittman, were photographed at

10/13/2020 “I believe that providing broadband access to everyone is the electrification of the 21st century,” says Qasim Rashid. STAFFORD, VA – Today at 11am the Rashid campaign released a 30 second television ad titled “Homework.” The ad highlights the greatest issue facing Virginia’s First Congressional District, lack of reliable broadband internet access. The ad will run in the D.C. and Richmond media markets. “The real First District families we see in this ad struggle with connectivity, ” says Grace Hagerty, communications director. “Everyone in the First District