Qasim Rashid calls for Removal of Confederate Statue in front of King George Courthouse
“Remnants of this shameful time in American history belong in history books and museums rather than in the public square.”
STAFFORD, VA – Today Qasim Rashid, Democratic Candidate for Virginia’s 1st Congressional District, joins the King George branch of the NAACP in calling for the removal of the monument honoring Confederate soldiers that sits on the lawn of the King George Courthouse.
“Remnants of this shameful time in American history belong in history books and museums rather than in the public square,” says Rashid. “I am proud to echo the call from the King George Branch of the NAACP to remove the statue in front of the courthouse.”
“Removal of these statues is a necessary start,” Rashid continues.“We also need better laws to address structural injustices that harm Black Americans, people of color, and lower-income Americans. I am running for US Congress to take my knowledge as a human rights lawyer to serve the working families of Virginia’s 1st District.”