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  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
August 4, 2022 at 4:15 PM

Our New Website

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate This week, I highlight the launch of my new website, discuss the upcoming tax holiday, share information on the Richmond ReLeaf tree drive and the Chesterfield Government Citizen Academy, talk about the Ultimate Backpack Drive, and reflect on community even…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
July 31, 2022 at 3:08 PM

It’s not looking good

We’re standing in the way of the GOP governor and GOP-controlled house who continue to attempt to bulldoze through our rights. TL/DR: Our end-of-month fundraising deadline is TONIGHT. We’re doing everything to ensure we’re planning thoroughly, fundraising early, and organizing …
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
July 29, 2022 at 2:40 PM

If Glenn wants to reshape our education system, he’ll have to go through the Senate Democrats

Stolen seats in the Supreme Court, stolen seats on our boards of education. Team, Education is at the heart of every policy I vote on, the lens through which I raised my daughters, and how I navigate the world. Not just because I am an educator myself, but because I was brought …
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
July 28, 2022 at 6:50 PM

Back-to-School Updates

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate This week, I share information about a school supplies drive being organized by Richmond Executive-Chesterfield County Airport, talk about the “Thank a CCPS Teacher” initiative, highlight employment opportunities within the school districts of SD-10, celebr…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
July 27, 2022 at 7:00 PM

We’re organizing against what the GOP stands for

The modern Republican party is hypocritical Team, Hypocrisy is not a term that I use lightly. But I don’t know any other word that accurately describes the modern GOP. Here’s where we are: a Republican Congressman voted against marriage equality and a few days later celebrated …
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
July 26, 2022 at 12:43 PM

When we’re in charge, we get stuff done.

This is why it’s so important that we hold on to our Senate majority – our progress depends on it. Team, When Democrats are in charge, we get stuff done. Take, for example, the 2020 sessions, when Democrats were in charge of the Virginia House of Delegates, Senate, and the Gover…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
July 21, 2022 at 5:20 PM

Launch of 988, the Lead Hazard Reduction Program, & More

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate This week, I discuss the launch of 988, talk about the new Lead Hazard Reduction Program, provide an update on Richmond and Henrico Health District’s (RHHD) monkeypox (MPV) response, highlight a grant opportunity from the Virginia Tourism Corporation, share…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
July 17, 2022 at 12:32 PM

My promise to you, and to Governor Youngkin

I’m proud of my VLCV rating – and I’ll continue to protect our planet over profits Team, This week, I was honored to be recognized by the Virginia League of Conservation Voters for earning a 100% on the 2022 scorecard.  Virginia has the opportunity to lead the region on critica…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
July 14, 2022 at 5:55 PM

July is a Celebration of America’s Rich Diversity

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate I hope that everyone had a great Fourth of July holiday weekend. Because of the holiday, we took a small break from delivering our weekly newsletter last Thursday. This week, I share a few reflections on the Fourth of July holiday, talk about an upcoming ev…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
July 12, 2022 at 8:10 PM

Read the Virginia Constitution, Glenn

Glenn isn’t a public servant. He’s a private equity multi-millionaire with no intention to help Virginians. Team, If there’s one thing we know, it’s that Glenn Youngkin is not a public servant. A radical anti-abortion GOP puppet? Yes. A self-interested private equity multi-milli…
  Ghazala · [email protected]
July 1, 2022 at 12:05 AM

You still up?

This is important Hey, I’ll be quick. In just a few hours, we’re closing the books on the first half of this year. But before we do, my team has informed me that we’re still short of our fundraising goal. Please donate any amount here to help me do that: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/hashmiwome…
  Finance Team, Sen. Hashmi · [email protected]
June 30, 2022 at 5:27 PM

$4,723

We need your support to defend Virginia against the GOP’s anti-choice attacks that are coming.   Team, Did you see this email from Senator Hashmi? The deadline to reach our end-of-quarter fundraising goal is TONIGHT. And we’re still $4,723 short of our goal. If everyone reading thi…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 30, 2022 at 1:05 PM

Roe v. Wade, Laws Taking Effect July 1, and More

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate This week, we must address the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn fifty years of precedent under Roe v. Wade. I also provide information on laws passed by the General Assembly going into effect this summer, share reflections on my recent event with Mol…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 29, 2022 at 12:28 AM

First abortion, now they want to come after gay marriage and contraception.

The GOP and their power-grabbing ends here. Because I won’t let them make Virginia their testing ground. Team, We knew the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was coming, but nothing could soften the blow that we all felt on Friday. On the heels of that decision, C…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 24, 2022 at 2:21 PM

BREAKING: The Supreme Court has done the unthinkable

We cannot let this SCOTUS decision paralyze us: we must act to defend the Commonwealth from becoming an anti-choice state. Team, Anger. Fury. Outrage.  While these emotions are perfectly valid, we cannot let them paralyze us. Many states will not immediately restrict or outright…
  Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 24, 2022 at 12:04 PM

Friend, last call to see Molly Ringwald

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate Will join us?   T<span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">eam — Tomorrow is the big day. Can I tell Molly you will be joining us? Grab one of last tickets remaining and come have a great afternoon with us at Studio Two Three in Ri…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 23, 2022 at 5:06 PM

Final Budget Recap & Community Events

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate This week, I share my thoughts on the recently-debated state budget amendments, discuss an exciting event happening this Saturday, reflect on our Pride Month Town Hall, talk about community events from this past week, and dive into my upcoming trip to Seatt…
  Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 22, 2022 at 11:55 AM

Molly Ringwald + You

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate Come see her this Saturday.   T<span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">eam — That's right, you have a chance to meet Molly Ringwald this Saturday! Come join us at Studio Two Three in Richmond for a great event with drinks, light…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 21, 2022 at 1:07 PM

Here’s what you need to know about our newly passed budget.

Our new budget goes into effect July 1, when we start the new fiscal year. Team, As we gear up to close the books on the first half of this year and prepare to head into the next fiscal year, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on this budget session. While Democrats prioritize…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 16, 2022 at 6:06 PM

Your Summer Toolkit

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate This week, I will share information about my upcoming Pride Month Town Hall, reflect on the States Lay the Foundation panel discussion I participated in last week, provide a summer toolkit of information ranging from free activities to how to keep cool on h…
  Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 15, 2022 at 11:31 AM

A chance to meet Molly Ringwald

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate She's going to be in Richmond.   Team, We're less than two weeks away from famed actress, author, and activist Molly Ringwald coming to Richmond! She'll be joining me at Studio Two Three on June 25th for an event in support of my reelection campaig…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 13, 2022 at 2:32 PM

I’m proud of my F rating

I will always vote to protect Virginias, not guns Team, Yesterday was the sixth anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, which left 49 people dead and another 53 wounded. Since that awful day, we’ve lost countless innocent lives to senseless gun violence. So much so that there…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 12, 2022 at 1:04 PM

Virginia really is for lovers

While we celebrate this day, we mustn't forget what could happen. Team, Fifty-five years ago today, the Supreme Court handed a landmark civil rights decision in Loving v. Virginia, granting Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, the right to marry. Thus we celebrate Lo…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 9, 2022 at 3:29 PM

A Policy Discussion, Farmers Markets & More

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate This week, I’ll share details for the "States Lay the Foundation: A New Blueprint for Refugee & Immigrant Integration” policy discussion, give reflections on community events, provide information on farmers markets occurring in and around the district, …
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 8, 2022 at 10:19 PM

The bills I’m proud to have killed in this Session:

The GOP’s anti-LGBTQIA+ agenda has NO place in the Virginia legislature – at least not while I’m here. June is Pride month. It’s a reminder of what Queer folks have had to endure and the battles they’ve fought just to live. So today, I want to remind you that in Virginia, we don’t…
  Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 8, 2022 at 1:41 AM

You won't believe who's coming to Richmond

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate A chance to meet the famed actress, author, and activist...   Team, I could not be more excited to share that actress, author, and activist Molly Ringwald is coming to Richmond! She'll be joining me at Studio Two Three on June 25th for an event in …
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
June 3, 2022 at 2:04 PM

Passing the Budget Conference Report

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate This week, I will discuss the passing of the state budget, reflect on our Reproductive Justice Town Hall, share information about Gun Violence Awareness Day, commemorate Pride Month and Immigrant Heritage Month, and talk about community events from around t…
  Team Hashmi · [email protected]
May 31, 2022 at 11:03 PM

Did you see Sen. Hashmi’s email?

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate We have to meet this deadline before midnight tonight!   Team, Did you see this message from Senator Hashmi? Right now, we are still $726 behind our goal. Contribute now to fund early voter outreach efforts and help ensure Senator Hashmi has the res…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
May 31, 2022 at 11:03 AM

Before we close the books on May

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate   Team, If you feel like May has left you feeling lost as we grapple with immense tragedies, you’re not alone. We now face the start of summer, and I hope that we can turn our grief into positive actions. We are watching more Americans respond to th…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
May 26, 2022 at 2:56 PM

Reflecting on lives lost...

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate This week, we have been shattered once again by the unspeakable tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.      Dear friends, This week, we have been shattered once again by the unspeakable tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uva…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
May 24, 2022 at 12:57 PM

For AAPI Heritage month, I want to honor my Ammi

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate Our accomplishments as Asian Americans are only so because of those who paved the way for us.   Team, I am the first Muslim elected to the Virginia State Senate. But I am here today only because of the generations of women who broke barriers before m…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
May 20, 2022 at 4:47 PM

Reproductive Justice Town Hall, Visiting Fox, & National Events

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate This week, I invite the community to join me for our Reproductive Justice Town Hall, highlight my visit to Clark Springs Elementary, share new COVID-19 test information, discuss the six months of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and our nation-wide formula…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
May 17, 2022 at 8:45 PM

Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas...Virginia?

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate We cannot let Virginia become the next state to rollback our reproductive rights.   Team, What’s keeping Virginia from becoming the likes Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, and other states that have introduced – and in some cases, passed – legislation that …
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
May 14, 2022 at 1:41 PM

Telework policy for state employees & community updates

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate This week, I discuss the updated telework policy for Virginia state employees, events happening around the district, share application information for the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program and the Sorensen Institute’s Emerging Leaders Program, and a…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
May 12, 2022 at 1:59 PM

This is what Youngkin has to say about Roe:

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate Reproductive freedoms are on the chopping block in America…and soon, they could be in Virginia too. team, Last week was a grim reminder of just how important our state elections are. If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, as it has ind…
  Mary Trump, Ph.D. · [email protected]
May 9, 2022 at 11:09 PM

Content warning: mention of Inc*st, r*pe, and ab*rtion

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate This court is illegitimate. The GOP is illegitimate. That’s why we have to fight back across state legislatures.   team, This has been a shocking week, to say the least. But now that the shock is wearing off, I’m getting angry. Here’s what we can do …
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
May 6, 2022 at 3:04 PM

Newsletter Correction

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate A minor correction to yesterday's newsletter. Dear friends, We received word that yesterday's newsletter contained an error about the Chesterfield and Powhatan COVID vaccination location. The Community Vaccination Center (CVC) located at…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
May 5, 2022 at 4:20 PM

Roe v. Wade, COVID-19, & Teacher Appreciation Week

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate This week, I discuss the leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade, provide information about preventing the spread of COVID-19, share exciting updates on trails in the Metro Richmond Region, reflect on community events, and express gratitude t…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
May 3, 2022 at 11:37 AM

This is exactly what we feared would happen

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate I’m struggling to put my thoughts together as I write this, team, but I’ll try. I’m struggling to put my thoughts together as I write this, team, but I’ll try. The U.S. Supreme Court intends to overturn Roe vs. Wade and Planned Parenthood …
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
April 30, 2022 at 10:07 PM

URGENT: I haven’t seen a response...

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate We’re running short on time and things are getting desperate Team, I know your inbox is busy right now, and so I’ll get right to the point: our fundraising deadline is in a matter of hours, and we’re still $1,823 short of our goal. Donate $…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
April 30, 2022 at 11:36 AM

⏳ we’re running out of time. ⏳

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate The planning we do now will decide our future Team, Did you see my email? We’re still $3,482 short of our end-of-month goal. Can you make a small contribution and help us meet our deadline? I’m going to be frank with you: the groundwork tha…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
April 29, 2022 at 3:32 PM

Reconvened Session: Vetoes, Amendments, and the Budget

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate This week, I will share updates from the Reconvened Session in Richmond, talk about an upcoming town hall, share opportunities for community involvement across Senate District 10, reflect on events I attended this past week, and wish Eid Mubarak to those co…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
April 28, 2022 at 12:40 PM

The hardest part of this job...

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate Your support helps me continue the fight. Team, When I ran for office, I braced myself for three things: Ruthless GOP attacks on our basic human rights, the need to give 110% to this job every single day, and effective fundraising. I’ll be …
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
April 22, 2022 at 6:52 PM

Public education is a public good

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate I have a few choice words for the Virginia GOP: Read my Op-Ed now Team, We have a once in a generation opportunity to fund our public schools so that every child in Virginia has access to a high-quality education. If we believe that educati…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
April 21, 2022 at 5:26 PM

Celebrating Our Common Ground: Happy Earth Day

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate This week, I highlight some of the community events I attended in recent days, update City of Richmond constituents about the FY23 budget, share ways you and your family can celebrate Earth Day, and more.     Dear friends, This week, I hig…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
April 19, 2022 at 10:46 PM

Youngkin brings Trump’s destructive legacy to Virginia schools...

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate We cannot have a former Trump assistant heading our education system. It’s time to put an end to Youngkin’s plan to ravage Virginia. Team, As an educator, I believe every student deserves a world-class education that increases opportunities…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
April 14, 2022 at 2:42 PM

There’s more to explore...

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate This week, I will discuss my bills that have been signed into law, highlight the remarkable services our libraries offer to our community, update City of Richmond constituents about construction on Broad Street, and share reflections on events around the di…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
April 13, 2022 at 9:49 PM

Breaking: The Loudoun County school districts are under Youngkin’s attack

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate Governor Youngkin wants to get rid of the entire Loudoun Co. School Board – and made the amendment to do so while we slept. Team, Late last night, the Trump-endorsed Governor of Virginia decided he wanted to move the Loudoun County School B…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
April 7, 2022 at 7:23 PM

Take a look...in a book 📖

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate 273 books were banned or challenged in 2020. Libraries are America’s most democratic institutions. They provide unlimited access to lifelong learning regardless of one’s race, ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic status. Libraries help crea…
  Sen. Ghazala Hashmi · [email protected]
April 7, 2022 at 3:16 PM

What’s the deal with the budget?

Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate I have a number of updates to share this week regarding the Special Session and the budget, acknowledging all of the commemorations for the month of April, and reflecting on community events.     Dear friends, I have a number of updates t…