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Virginia Senate District 28

The Virginia Senate is the upper house of the General Assembly. The 40 Senators serve a 4-year term, represent over 200,000 Virginians, and receive a salary of $18,000 per year.Senate District 28 includes parts of Prince William, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Westmoreland and King George Counties.The candidates' required financial disclosures are available at the Department of Elections website at and at

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    Qasim Rashid

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What do you believe is the top legislative priority for your district, and what is your plan to address it?

What measures would you propose or support to ensure the rights to vote and election integrity?

Regarding fair redistricting, (1) What is your position on the proposal for a Virginia Redistricting Commission? (2) If the constitutional amendment is adopted, what legislation would you support for the implementation and work of the commission?

What solutions would you support to reduce the current level of gun violence in Virginia?

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education University of Richmond School of Law
experience Qasim is a human rights lawyer, author, and lifelong advocate. He works to combat violence against women and protect the rights of persecuted religious minorities, uplifts the incarcerated as a prison chaplain, and works with international anti-poverty and human rights non-profits.
Twitter @QasimRashid
Qasim's campaign is centered around uplifting and empowering working families in the 28th senate district and across the Commonwealth. This means a living wage, paid family and medical leave, and strong unions; fighting extreme inequality and the corruption of corporate money in government; accessible, affordable healthcare for all; better funded public schools and better paid public school teachers; anti-discrimination measures in housing and the workplace; and a clean, healthy environment.
Qasim supports allowing same-day voter registration and no-excuse early voting. Qasim also supports making Election Day a state holiday.
Qasim believes that Virginia’s election districts should be fair and free of partisan gerrymandering. Gerrymandered districts have long plagued the Commonwealth of Virginia, allowing power to be taken away from citizens at the ballot box. Instead of letting voters pick their representatives, the powerful pick their voters by designing districts that keep them in power. This must change. As Senator, Qasim will fight to bring real reform to the Commonwealth’s next redistricting in 2021, such as establishing the Virginia Redistricting Commission. Qasim will support legislation that keep our communities together and prohibit partisan gerrymandering.
Qasim believes we can encourage responsible gun ownership while protecting our children and communities from gun violence through common-sense gun law reform, including background checks and waiting periods.
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