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Qasim Rashid on Jacob Blake’s Shooting


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 and compassion. We have so much work left to do. I am committed to making sure that Black Lives Matter is more than just a slogan, but a movement that informs my legislative agenda. We must deliver real and lasting change for Black Americans.”