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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 -

8/20/2020 “Unfortunately, Rob doesn’t share in our commitment to rural voters. Time and time again Rob shys away from the issues,” says Qasim Rashid STAFFORD, VA. - Below is a statement from Qasim Rashid. “Today is the first debate of this campaign season and unlike my opponent, I stand firm in my commitment to connect with voters in Virginia’s First Congressional District in every way possible for the next 75 days. That’s why on July 8th, my campaign invited Rob Wittman to participate in six debates around

8/19/2020 “I welcome the opportunity for a healthy debate with my Republican opponent” Qasim Rashid, Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia’s First District will debate criminal justice policy and reform with his Republican opponent, Rob Wittman, at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy.  “At this moment in American history, constituents of  the 1st Congressional District must know where their candidates stand on these powerfully important issues surrounding policing, criminal justice policy, and reform” says Rashid. “Throughout my career as a human rights lawyer, and now as a

8/18/2020 “As the brother of a U.S. Marine Corp veteran, I am so proud to accept this endorsement.” STAFFORD, VA - Qasim Rashid, Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in VA-01, has been endorsed by Common Defense. Common Defense is an organization committed to mobilizing veterans and promoting progressive values in 2020 and beyond. “This is an honor,” says Rashid. “As the brother of a U.S. Marine Corp veteran, I am so proud to accept this endorsement. The First District is a hub for veterans and I commit

8/17/2020 “We need to treat broadband like a utility” STAFFORD, VA - Qasim Rashid, father of Stafford County Public School students and Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in VA-01, recently published an op-ed in the Free Lance-Star following his Last Mile Broadband Plan release, last week.  “We are still in the midst of a global pandemic and now also in back-to-school season. That means we must do everything we can to keep our communities safe” writes Rashid.  “Our superintendents, schools, teachers, and administrators have gone above and beyond

8/16/2020 “We need to understand that The Postal Service is not a business. It's a public service. It's a public good.” STAFFORD, VA - Qasim Rashid, Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in VA-01 continued to speak out against the systematic dismantling of the United States Postal Service. Read his statement here:  “Trump’s handpicked crony Louis DeJoy is destroying the United States Postal Service,'' said Rashid. “We need to understand that The Postal Service is not a business. It's a public service. It's a public good. Its goal

8/14/2020 Kaine says Rashid "is a champion for working people" STAFFORD, VA – Today Senator Tim Kaine, a longtime public servant and  the 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee, endorsed Qasim Rashid's campaign for Congress in Virginia's First Congressional District. "I'm proud to endorse and support Qasim Rashid's campaign for Congress in Virginia's 1st District," said Kaine. "He is a champion for working people, and as a human rights attorney he has shown a commitment to compassion through action. He knows the importance of raising wages, lowering the

8/14/2020 "I'm honored by this show of support," says Rashid STAFFORD, VA – Today, seven members of the United States House of Representatives endorsed Qasim Rashid's campaign for Congress in Virginia's First Congressional District. The list includes: Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03)Congressman Don McEachin (VA-04)Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08)Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10)Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11)Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06)Congressman André Carson (IN-07) "I'm honored by this show of support from so many incredible leaders," said Rashid. "I hope to join their ranks after November 3 to work to move our country