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Qasim Rashid (D-VA- Congressional District 1)

Qasim believes in service, leadership, and compassion. He is an immigrant, a proud American Muslim, and above all a devoted father and husband. His wife, Ayesha, is a small business owner and volunteers with interfaith outreach in the community. Together, they have three beautiful children and live in Stafford. Qasim is running as a Democrat to transform his advocacy into policy for the working families of Virginia’s 1st District.

Based on our endorsement questionnaire Qasim pledges to stand for: 

  • Recognizes that we need to utilize the DOJ “to investigate charges of systematic racial bias in our criminal justice system and investigate police departments when it comes to allegations of abuse or police-involved shootings.”
  • Qasim will “fiercely defend Medicare and other public social safety net programs”
  • Supports repealing the Muslim Ban
  • Will support legislation to address the Indian government’s blockade and violations of human rights in Kashmir
  • Will support the Uyghur Act, Burma Act, and No Hate Act.
  • Believes that convicted felons who have served their time should have their right to vote restored.

Qasim aspires for a campaign built on transparency and trust, and invites you to reach out to him directly. Together, you and Qasim can make Virginia an even better place to call home.

See his answers to our PAC questionnaire here.