Journal

Journal2020-07-01T18:57:41+00:00

Qasim Rashid for Congress (CD-1)

Qasim is running against Trump Republican Rob Wittman in the 1st Congressional District.

He believes in service, leadership, and compassion. He is an immigrant, a proud American Muslim, and above all a devoted father and husband.

Qasim earned his law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law and has a long track record of serving diverse communities in Virginia.

Qasim aspires for a campaign built on transparency and trust, and invites you to reach out to him directly.

Learn more and volunteer

Attend an event or training

Donate to his campaign

Cut or sew masks for Mask Force Williamsburg

Mask Force Williamsburg has made and delivered over 1,300 masks for first responders, nursing homes, social workers and other helpers in our community. But there’s a huge need for more masks, especially for disadvantaged people in our community.

Can you help?

  • Can you trace and cut cotton jersey masks?
  • Do you have sewing skills and a sewing machine?

Mask Force Williamsburg was started in April by WJCC Dems board members Christine Payne and MK Sizemore. MK prepares kits with all the materials needed. Laura Tripp coordinates doorstep dropoff of mask kits and pickup of finished masks, and helps prep materials for mask […]

Racism: what can we do?

Last week, Women for Biden held an online training session with Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility. It was a powerful call to action for white people to recognize and respond to the existence of systemic racism in our world and in ourselves.

If you missed the training, you owe it to yourself to watch one of Dr. DiAngelo’s online presentations (there are lots more — just search on YouTube), to read the article that sparked her book, […]

Our 2020 goals

We face extraordinary challenges in this year of pandemic.

Despite the difficulties we face, we will work to make our community and our committee more equitable, more effective and more unified.

These are our goals:

  • Increase activism
  • Raise funds to support candidates and our committee
  • Support Democratic candidates in 2020
  • Address community needs and concerns
  • Reinforce unity among Democrats and those who share our core beliefs.

Read more here.

 

Stay safe! Vote absentee!

Voting absentee is the safest way to protect yourself and others during the pandemic. Here are the details.

  • The November election will be Tuesday, Nov. 3.
  • ALL voters can vote absentee — an excuse is no longer required as of July 1. We strongly encourage you to stay safe and vote absentee.  Click here for more information and to request a ballot online.
  • You can request an absentee ballot right now. Ballots will be mailed to you beginning 45 days before the election. The deadline to order an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Oct. 23 at […]