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9/7/2020 "It is not lost on me or my campaign that the working people on the frontlines of this pandemic are for the most part people of color, immigrants, and women,” says Rashid STAFFORD, VA – Today, Qasim Rashid, Democratic Candidate for VA-01, releases the following statement on today’s Labor Day holiday.  “On this Labor Day, I want to take an opportunity to thank and honor our incredible essential workers. Our teachers, eldercare givers, nurses, hospital workers, grocery store workers, meatpacking workers, and warehouse workers.  We are grateful

9/4/2020 "I hope my opponent stands with me in condemning Donald Trump’s unpatriotic rhetoric” says Rashid STAFFORD, VA – Today, Qasim Rashid, Democratic Candidate for VA-01 spoke out about President Trump’s reported comments that military service  is for “suckers” and “losers.”  “I condemn the President’s disparaging remarks toward America’s military heroes, and I hope my Republican opponent can do the same” says Qasim Rashid. “My brother served in the Marine Corps because he believes - our family believes - in American Democracy. This does not make him

9/4/2020 "Qasim will never stop fighting for working families," says Warner.  STAFFORD, VA – Today Senator Mark Warner endorsed Qasim Rashid's campaign for Congress in Virginia's First Congressional District. "I am proud to endorse Qasim Rashid and his campaign for Congress in Virginia's First District,” said Senator Warner. “Qasim has dedicated his career to advocating for marginalized communities as a human rights attorney and fighting for economic equity in Virginia and nationwide. To pull through the COVID-19 pandemic, we need smart, strong, and compassionate leadership. Qasim will

9/4/2020 "We are building a big and diverse coalition," says Rashid STAFFORD, VA – Today nine elected officials, activists, and community leaders announced support for Qasim Rashid's campaign for Congress. This list includes Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California and legendary civil rights activist Fergie Reid. Dr. Reid, a physician, became in 1969 the first African-American elected to the Virginia General Assembly, since Reconstruction. He co-founded the Richmond Crusade for Voters, served in the Navy during the Korean War, and is widely recognized as a Virginia icon. “We

9/2/2020 "I’m honored to have the support of this group of leaders," says Rashid STAFFORD, VA – Today, local leaders and elected officials across the First Congressional District announced support for Qasim Rashid's campaign for Congress. Rashid expressed gratitude for the strong showing of support. "I’m honored to have the support of this group of leaders," he said. "These are the leaders who deliver for their communities. I have so much respect for these folks and together we are building a movement. I look forward to working

9/1/2020 STAFFORD, VA. - Qasim Rashid, Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia’s First District will participate in a criminal justice policy panel with Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy and Kofi Annan, Founder of The Activated People. They will be discussing the recent shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Who: Qasim Rashid, Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia’s First District and Human Rights lawyer, Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy and Kofi Annan, Founder of The Activated People. What: Criminal Justice Panel  When: Tuesday, September 1, 6 pm  Where: Streamed live and viewable for playback

8/31/2020 “We are going to win this election because we’re going to hustle harder than our opponent,” says Ayodele Okeowo, Campaign Manager STAFFORD, VA. - Qasim Rashid, Democratic Nominee for Congress in Virginia’s First Congressional District will be holding 20 events in every county (and the city of Fredericksburg) in VA-01 over the next two months.  The first three rallies were held this weekend in King William County, King & Queen County, and Fauquier County. Roughly 100 people attended throughout the weekend. Masks were required to attend. “My

8/27/2020 Rashid Kicks Off In-Person Event Series with Rally in King William County Saturday, August 29, 10am The Campaign will be holding events in all 20 counties (and the city of Fredericksburg) in VA-01.   STAFFORD, VA. - Qasim Rashid, Democratic Nominee for Congress in Virginia’s First Congressional District will be holding 20 events in every county (and the city of Fredericksburg) in VA-01 over the next two months. These events will be safe, outdoor, and socially distanced.  The first three events will be held this weekend:  Saturday, August 29,

8/26/2020 STAFFORD, VA. - Below is a statement from Qasim Rashid on the shooting of Jacob Blake:   “As the father of three young, Brown children, the horrifying video of police shooting Jacob Blake keeps repeating in my mind. My prayers go out to Jacob Blake and his family as they navigate this trauma. Today, I’m also holding in my heart the Black and Brown Americans whose stories of state-sanctioned violence go untold and unseen.  In addition to prayer and reflection, we need real systemic solutions rooted in justice

8/21 “For many people, especially in rural areas, the Postal Service is their only way to do business,” writes Rashid STAFFORD, VA - Qasim Rashid’s congressional campaign in VA-01 will be hosting a series of car caravan demonstrations in Bristow, Stafford, Fredericksburg and Williamsburg. Click here for more information. Bristow - Sat 8/22 - 10am - Bristow Post Office - 11151 Valley View Dr 20136Stafford - Sat 8/22 - 10am - Stafford Post Office - 16 Lichfield Blvd Fredericksburg, VA 22406Fredericksburg - Sat 8/22 - 10am -