BGN Politics is running for senate with Qasim Rashid this week!
We’re excited to bring to you this brand new podcast focused on the issues that impact our lives and the well-being of our families.
In this episode, Jamie Broadnax chats with author, human rights activist and attorney Qasim Rashid who is running as a Democratic Party candidate for the Virginia Senate District 28. Qasim is vying to become the first Muslim state senator — by challenging incumbent Republican state Sen. Richard Stuart, who has run unopposed since 2007. The last time a Democrat was elected in Virginia’s 28th state Senate district was 1975, over 40 years ago so Qasim definitely has some challenges here, but he’s up for it.
The Virginia Senate District 28 represents parts of Prince William, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and Westmoreland Counties. In Virginia, all 140 seats are up for grabs on the Nov. 5 ballot. Republicans hold a slim majority in both the House of Delegates and Senate, so voters will determine who controls both chambers.
We discuss issues important to both Virginians and Americans like healthcare, gun control, and voter suppression.
For more info on Qasim Rashid, you can visit his website: rashidforva.com/