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8/14/2020 STAFFORD, VA – Today former Congressman, diplomat, and 2017 gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello endorsed Qasim Rashid's campaign for Congress in Virginia's First Congressional District. "I'm grateful for Tom Perriello's endorsement," said Rashid. "From his human rights work to his time in Congress, to his time in the Obama State Department, to his inspiring campaign for governor, he's been a powerful voice from our commonwealth for a better world." Rashid will compete in the general election against independent Shawn Ponterio and incumbent Republican Congressman Rob Wittman on

8/14/2020 STAFFORD, VA – Today Governor Ralph Northam endorsed Qasim Rashid's campaign for Congress in Virginia's First Congressional District. "I greatly appreciate Governor Northam's endorsement," said Rashid. "His leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic has been invaluable, and our commonwealth is lucky to have him. I look forward to bringing that same level of leadership to Washington so that our communities can receive the federal support that they so desperately need to defeat this pandemic and rescue our economy. " Rashid will compete in the general election against

8/14/2020 Rashid: "Now more than ever, we must transform advocacy into policy for Virginia's working families." STAFFORD, VA – Today, GCubed CEO Vernon Green endorsed Qasim Rashid's campaign for Congress in Virginia's First Congressional District.  Vernon Green is a retired Army Chief Warrant Officer. His company, GCubed, is an information technology and cybersecurity business which champions corporate responsibility, recognizing that community development is necessary for economic development. "I always appreciate the support of exemplary community leaders," said Rashid, "and I particularly appreciate the support of Vernon Green. Put

This follows the recent endorsements of 21 local elected officials and community leaders on Monday8/12/2020 STAFFORD, VA – Today, 13 members of the General Assembly endorsed Qasim Rashid's campaign for Congress in Virginia's First Congressional District. The list includes: Scott Surovell, SD 36Jeremy McPike, SD 29Sam Rasoul, HD 11Joshua Cole, HD 28Elizabeth Guzman, HD 31Dan Helmer, HD 40Mark Levine, HD 45Hala Ayala, HD 51Marcus Simon HD 53Don Scott, HD 80Suhas Subramanyam, HD 84Alex Askew, HD 85Jay Jones, HD 89 Rashid was grateful. "I'm grateful to have the

8/12/2020 “Today, connectivity matters as much to daily life as electricity and clean water” STAFFORD, VA - Qasim Rashid, Democratic candidate for Virginia's First Congressional District, today debuted his broadband internet policy, the Last Mile Broadband Plan. "This isn’t a Republican or Democratic issue," he said in a statement. "It’s much bigger than party or ideological persuasion. Right now, for public health and safety, we must be able to rely on the internet."  “It's about people's human rights and providing folks with an equal playing field,” said

8/11/2020 “I believe that it is possible to increase public safety and community health while also supporting law enforcement officers” STAFFORD, VA - Qasim Rashid, Democratic candidate for Virginia’s First Congressional District will debate his Republican opponent, Rob Wittman, on Thursday, August 20 at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy in Fredericksburg. The candidates will be answering questions relating to criminal justice policy and reform. “Our campaign is excited for this opportunity to share Qasim’s vision for public safety and criminal justice reform,” says Ayodele Okeowo, Campaign

8/10/2020 "Together we will continue to build a movement of transparency and trust," says Rashid STAFFORD, VA – Today, 21 officials from eight Virginia localities spread across the First Congressional District announced support for Qasim Rashid's campaign for Congress. Rashid expressed gratitude for the strong showing of support. "I appreciate and respect every person on today's list," he said. "These are the leaders who best know how to advocate for the interests of the working families across the district. Together we will continue to build a movement

8/8/2020 Rashid campaign invited Rep. Wittman to 6 nonpartisan debates across Virginia’s First District STAFFORD, VA - One month ago on July 8th, Democratic VA-01 candidate Qasim Rashid sent his Republican opponent Congressman Rob Wittman a letter inviting him to participate in six debates hosted by nonpartisan organizations. Wittman has not responded.  "Rob Wittman is refusing to listen to the needs of the First District. He is essentially ghosting the constituents who he is in office to serve. We haven’t heard from Rob, but we have heard

8/6/2020 “My heart goes out to all of the Virginians who have been impacted by Tropical Storm Isaias and the tornadoes in the eastern part of our state,” says Rashid STAFFORD, VA - Yesterday, extreme weather conditions devastated parts of Virginia’s First Congressional District. Read Democratic Candidate for VA-01 Qasim Rashid’s statement on the damage here:  “My heart goes out to all of the Virginians who have been impacted by Tropical Storm Isaias and the tornadoes in the eastern part of our state. My team and I

8/5/2020 “We need to understand that, as Mary rightly points out, the Postal Service is not a business. It's a public good" says Rashid STAFFORD, VA - Yesterday, during a tele-townhall, Rob Wittman received a question about the United States Postal Service from Mary, a senior citizen in a rural part of Virginia’s First Congressional District. “I depended on the post office for medications,” said Mary. “I think the new postmaster is treating it like a business, but the Post Office is mentioned in the constitution and