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Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
September 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Pink Flamingo Week, Richmond ARP funding, Virginia Employment Commission, and resettlement of Afghan refugees

Can you believe we’re almost through September? This week, we highlight the upcoming Pink Flamingo Week for Chesterfield County Public Schools, an invitation for Richmond residents to provide feedback on the distribution of American Rescue Plan dollars, updates on the Virginia Employment Commissi…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
September 16, 2021 at 2:49 PM

Celebrating Yom Kippur, and updates on voting rights, COVID-19 vaccinations, and the Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance Program

This week, we wish all who celebrate Yom Kippur “G’mar chatima tova!” We also provide updates on the Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance Program and Fund, note the signing of a critical voting rights bill, and pass along resources on COVID-19 vaccinations.       Friends, This week…
Team Hashmi · [email protected]
September 14, 2021 at 3:49 PM

Fewer than fifty days to go...

We’ve got fewer than fifty days, friends. Fifty days to get out the vote in every corner of the 10th District and across Virginia.     We’ve got fewer than fifty days, friends. Fifty days to get out the vote in every corner of the 10th District and across Virginia. Fifty days to le…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
September 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Labor Day, Rosh Hashanah, and other updates

This week, we reflect on Labor Day, celebrate Rosh Hashanah, commemorate the sobering Twentieth Anniversary of September 11, 2001, and address a few updates that concern us in District 10.       Friends, This week, we reflect on Labor Day, celebrate Rosh Hashanah, commemorate the …
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
September 2, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Back to school!

This week, our focus is on school reopenings in Senate District 10, the ongoing search for school bus drivers, a town hall with the Richmond-area delegation, and reminders to register to vote.       Friends, This week, our focus is on school reopenings in Senate District 10, the o…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
August 26, 2021 at 1:02 PM

The Democrats who will lead us to a stronger Virginia

As Democrats, we’ve made incredible gains over the last few years — for common sense gun safety reform, the environment, equal rights, increased wages, and much more.     The Virginia statewide election is just over two months away, friends. With early voting beginning three weeks f…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
August 23, 2021 at 7:45 PM

RE: Ground zero

The next three elections in Virginia will come down to Chesterfield County, Friends. Friends — did you catch this email my team sent last week? The most recent analysis of this fall's election in Virginia shows that Chesterfield County will be the key to holding the Virginia Governorshi…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
August 19, 2021 at 2:05 PM

TONIGHT: Town Hall with the Richmond-area delegation

Next Thursday, August 19, from 7PM-8:30PM, I am hosting an After Special Session Town Hall, along with my Richmond-area colleagues from the General Assembly, to provide updates on our work in the Special Session and answer questions from constituents.       Friends, TONIGHT, Thurs…
Team Hashmi · [email protected]
August 17, 2021 at 8:12 PM

Ground zero

The next three elections in Virginia will come down to Chesterfield County, Friends.   The next three elections in Virginia will come down to Chesterfield County, Friends. Can you chip in to Ghazala’s campaign right now? Keeping Chesterfield County blue is critical to holding the Vi…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
August 13, 2021 at 2:03 PM

NEXT WEEK: Town Hall with the Richmond-area delegation

Next Thursday, August 19, from 7PM-8:30PM, I am hosting an After Special Session Town Hall, along with my Richmond-area colleagues from the General Assembly, to provide updates on our work in the Special Session and answer questions from constituents.       Friends, Next Thursday,…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
August 12, 2021 at 3:27 PM

Vaccine mandates, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Child Tax Credit, Special Session, a Town Hall invitation, and more

Summer rapidly advances, and we have several updates on pressing important issues for our communities within Senatorial District 10.       Friends, Summer rapidly advances, and we have several updates on pressing important issues for our communities within Senatorial District 10. …
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
August 5, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Updates on the Special Session

Over the next two weeks, I will be in the Special Session of the Virginia General Assembly, where we will allocate funding from the American Rescue Plan and also decide on judicial appointments to the Virginia Court of Appeals.       Friends, Over the next two weeks, I will be in …
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
July 29, 2021 at 5:29 PM

CORRECTION: Back to School, VEC Requirements, and the Special Session

As the summer comes to a close and the school year begins in earnest, I hope you and your families are cherishing this quality time together.     In the version of this newsletter we sent to you this morning, we made a mistake in the back-to-school dates and calendars — they have be…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
July 29, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Back to School, VEC Requirements, and the Special Session

As the summer comes to a close and the school year begins in earnest, I hope you and your families are cherishing this quality time together.       Friends, As the summer comes to a close and the school year begins in earnest, I hope you and your families are cherishing this quali…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
July 21, 2021 at 2:01 PM

Virginia's next governor

This November, voters all across our Commonwealth will choose Virginia’s next governor. The choice is a stark one, and that’s putting it mildly.     Friends, This November, voters all across our Commonwealth will choose Virginia’s next governor. The choice is a stark one, and that’…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
July 15, 2021 at 1:38 PM

An update on bill signings & redistricting, and a look ahead to Special Session priorities

I hope you and your families are enjoying summer in full swing, and finding respite from the heat in whatever way you can! Every day, we are listening to you and working to find solutions to the problems our communities face. In this week’s newsletter, I’ll highlight a couple of ceremonial bill s…
Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
July 9, 2021 at 3:55 PM

You’re Invited!

I’m pleased to invite you to an outdoor evening reception on Thursday, July 29, from 6 to 8pm. It's been far too long since I've been able to chat with you in person, and I'm thrilled to be able to do so once more at this gathering. As one of my most reliable supporters, I would love to see you t…
Team Hashmi · [email protected]
July 8, 2021 at 3:33 PM

Together, Democrats are building a stronger Virginia

Virginians will face a stark choice at the ballot box in November of this year. On the one hand, the Republican Party, led by their Trump-backed nominee for governor, will claim to support working Virginians. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, that nominee spent his entire career a…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
July 1, 2021 at 4:22 PM

Spotlight on new laws going into effect July 1, 2021

Several new laws, passed recently in the 2021 General Assembly and signed by the Governor in the Spring, go into effect today, July 1. I’ll highlight a few of these new regulations and policies:       Friends, Several new laws, passed recently in the 2021 General Assembly and sign…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM

TONIGHT: Education Town Hall

Please join me TONIGHT, from 7pm to 8pm, for a virtual town hall centered on K-12 education. We’ll discuss school reopenings, what students and faculty can expect for the fall, and how each school district is emerging from the pandemic.       Friends, Please join me TONIGHT, from …
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM

United by a shared vision for Virginia

Virginians will face a stark choice at the ballot box in November of this year. On the one hand, the Republican Party, led by their Trump-backed nominee for governor, will claim to support working Virginians. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, that nominee spent his entire career a…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 17, 2021 at 2:18 PM

Celebrating Juneteenth, and an education town hall invitation

This Saturday, June 19th, we celebrate the freedom and emancipation of those enslaved in the United States. On this day in 1865, federal troops reached Galveston, Texas, and brought with them the news of liberation — two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President A…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 9, 2021 at 3:37 PM

Looking to November

Congratulations to all the Democratic candidates who won our party’s nomination in the primary elections yesterday!     Friends, Congratulations to all the Democratic candidates who won our party’s nomination in the primary elections yesterday! Here are the Democratic nominees for…
Team Hashmi · [email protected]
June 7, 2021 at 3:16 PM

TOMORROW: Have you made your plan to vote in the primaries?

The Democratic primaries are TOMORROW. Have you cast your ballot or made your plan to vote yet?     Friends, The Democratic primaries are TOMORROW. Have you cast your ballot or made your plan to vote yet? To find your polling location, go to iwillvote.com. Tomorrow, Tuesday, June …
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 4, 2021 at 1:19 PM

The best choice for Virginia’s Attorney General

Since taking office in 2014, Attorney General Mark Herring has shown time and time again that he is a leader for civil rights, criminal justice reform, gun control, and much more.     Friends, Since taking office in 2014, Attorney General Mark Herring has shown time and time again t…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 3, 2021 at 2:59 PM

Pride Month, Democratic primaries, & November elections

Now that Memorial Day has passed, we have officially entered summer, and I know that we all look forward to summer months that may bring us opportunities to visit family and friends again.       Friends, Now that Memorial Day has passed, we have officially entered summer, and I kno…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
May 28, 2021 at 12:55 PM

How we build towards a stronger, more equitable Virginia

The work that I and my team do every day comes down to one question: How do we build a stronger, more equitable Commonwealth?     Friends, The work that I and my team do every day comes down to one question: How do we build a stronger, more equitable Commonwealth? How do we make V…
Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
May 27, 2021 at 4:35 PM

Town Hall tonight: Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Join me tonight in celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.       Friends, TONIGHT, from 5:30-6:30pm, I will be hosting an Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Town Hall. Joining me in celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month w…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
May 25, 2021 at 2:25 PM

Why Sam Rasoul is the best choice for Virginia’s next Lt. Governor

Today, I want to tell you about a lifelong problem-solver, trailblazer, and committed public servant who has spent his entire career empowering the people in his community.     Friends, Today, I want to tell you about a lifelong problem-solver, trailblazer, and committed public serv…
Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
May 20, 2021 at 7:12 PM

Mental Health Awareness Month & Virginia’s reopening

In this week’s newsletter, we pay special attention to Mental Health Awareness Month and resources available to help you or your loved ones dealing with mental health issues. We also have updates on Virginia’s reopening and reinstatement of unemployment work search requirements, as well as an upc…
Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
May 19, 2021 at 1:55 PM

TONIGHT: Central Virginia Delegation Town Hall

I and my colleagues representing Central Virginia are pleased to invite you to join us for a town hall TONIGHT, May 19, from 7-8 pm.       Friends, I and my colleagues representing Central Virginia are pleased to invite you to join us for a town hall TONIGHT, May 19, from 7-8 pm. …
Team Hashmi · [email protected]
May 17, 2021 at 5:31 PM

Help us lay the groundwork for November’s election

2021 is a critical year for our Commonwealth. In this November’s statewide elections, we’ll choose a new Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. In addition, all 100 seats in the House of Delegates are up for election.     Friends, This is a critical election year for ou…
Team Hashmi · [email protected]
May 14, 2021 at 4:27 PM

CORRECTION - Your input needed: Help us lay the groundwork for November’s elections

This election is about the future of Virginia — your future — and we must ensure that the candidates we choose to support and the causes we care about are fully in line with voters like you.     After sending this email yesterday, we were notified that the linked survey was not functi…
Team Hashmi · [email protected]
May 13, 2021 at 8:07 PM

Your input needed: Help us lay the groundwork for November’s elections

This election is about the future of Virginia — your future — and we must ensure that the candidates we choose to support and the causes we care about are fully in line with voters like you.     Friends, Can you help our team define our work leading up to the November elections by ta…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
May 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Virginia’s next governor: Join us tonight!

Choosing a new governor is one of the most consequential decisions we’ll make as a Commonwealth this year. This person will be tasked with leading Virginia into a new era — one where every resident, no matter who they are or where they live, is given the opportunity to thrive.     Fr…
Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
May 6, 2021 at 2:30 PM

A new early childhood learning center, a town hall invitation, and Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month

I hope you and your family are enjoying the first few weeks of Spring. In this week’s newsletter, we highlight the opening of a new early childhood learning center, invite you to join a town hall, and recognizeAsian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month.       Friends, I h…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
May 4, 2021 at 8:55 PM

How we build a Virginia that works for all of us

2021 is a critical year for our Commonwealth. In this November’s statewide elections, we’ll choose a new Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. In addition, all 100 seats in the House of Delegates are up for election.     Friends, 2021 is a critical year for our Commonw…
Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
April 29, 2021 at 2:05 PM

The Commonwealth’s continued reopening, vaccine milestones, and a town hall invitation for tonight

In this week’s newsletter, we have updates on Virginia’s reopening and vaccine rollout, reminders about the upcoming Democratic primaries, and a town hall invitation for tonight.       Friends, In this week’s newsletter, we have updates on Virginia’s reopening and vaccine rollout,…
Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
April 22, 2021 at 2:30 PM

Upcoming Democratic primaries, more tax filing guidelines, and a town hall invitation

In this week’s newsletter, we have a town hall invitation, more guidelines on filing taxes in Chesterfield and Richmond, and updates on the upcoming primaries ahead of this Fall’s General Election.       Friends, In this week’s newsletter, we have a town hall invitation, more guid…
Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
April 15, 2021 at 2:46 PM

Ramadan Mubarak, tax filing guidelines, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The first week of April has brought much welcome news: expanded vaccine eligibility in the Commonwealth and a productive Reconvened Session on Wednesday.       Friends, Ramadan Mubarak! Beginning this week, Muslims around the world are observing Ramadan, a month of special prayers…
Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
April 9, 2021 at 2:16 PM

Updates on vaccine eligibility, marijuana legalization, and the Reconvened Session

The first week of April has brought much welcome news: expanded vaccine eligibility in the Commonwealth and a productive Reconvened Session on Wednesday.       Friends, The first week of April has brought much welcome news: expanded vaccine eligibility in the Commonwealth and a pr…
Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
April 1, 2021 at 2:30 PM

Virginia’s first AAPI caucus, updates on reopening the Commonwealth, & the G3 bill

Last Saturday night, in a candlelight vigil at the Richmond Korean Presbyterian Church, we mourned the innocent victims of hate in Atlanta, while also affirming our commitment to call out bigotry and violence in all forms.       Friends, The end of March brings with it some import…
Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
March 25, 2021 at 2:50 PM

Our AAPI communities, FAFSA filing assistance, & public engagements

Last Saturday night, in a candlelight vigil at the Richmond Korean Presbyterian Church, we mourned the innocent victims of hate in Atlanta, while also affirming our commitment to call out bigotry and violence in all forms.       Friends, Last Saturday night, in a candlelight vigil…
Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
March 18, 2021 at 5:25 PM

Virginia’s reopening plans, budget updates and International Women’s Day

This past Thursday, you did not receive a newsletter from me; last week was quite difficult because I lost my father suddenly on Tuesday morning, March 9.       Friends, This past Thursday, you did not receive a newsletter from me; last week was quite difficult because I lost my fa…
Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
February 25, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Abolishing the death penalty and your invitation to tonight’s town hall

The other day, someone asked me if the period in between my first two General Assembly Sessions felt odd because of the pandemic and all of its concurrent issues. I had to think for a minute because I do not know what a “normal,” post-session period actually feels like.       Friend…
Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
February 19, 2021 at 4:31 PM

Updates on Vaccinate Virginia and progress in the General Assembly

This week, the Commonwealth launched a Statewide Vaccine Pre-Registration System. The new system helps Virginians to pre-register, receive communications, and identify their registration status. The new system replaces the previous “interest forms” that had been deployed by the individual health …
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
February 13, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Vaccinate Virginia update

I share the following information from the Virginia Department of Health as the Commonwealth migrates to a Statewide Vaccine Pre-registration System.       Friends, I share the following information from the Virginia Department of Health as the Commonwealth migrates to a Statewide …
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
February 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Special Session, legislative updates, and our upcoming town hall

I know that many are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The reality of supply versus demand continues to challenge every state in its ability to deliver the vaccine to all who are awaiting its administration. As of yesterday, Virginia’s rank is 11th out of the 50 …
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
February 4, 2021 at 7:30 PM

General Assembly updates, highlights from our COVID-19 town hall, and information on the legislative process

This week’s newsletter highlights the progress of the bills that I am carrying in the 2021 General Assembly Session, shares updates on the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, and provides useful links for tracking the legislation that you care about.       Friends, This week’s newsle…
Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
January 28, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Tonight: Join us for a town hall on COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration

As we reach the end of our third week in the 2021 General Assembly, we continue to make progress in passing legislation to support our schools, environment, workers, and healthcare in the Commonwealth.       Friends, As we reach the end of our third week in the 2021 General Assembl…