Muslim Collective for Equitable Democracy Conference
In July 2019 Congressmembers Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Judy Chu, Susan Wild and Betty McCollum addressed the inaugural Muslim Collective for Equitable Democracy Conference and Presidential Forum July 23-24 at the Washington DC National Housing Center.
Other speakers included Keith Ellison, Abdul El-Sayed, Khizr Khan, Basheer Jones, Omar Suleiman, Sam Rasoul, Zahra Billoo, Catherine Orsborn, Corey Saylor, Daniel L. Weiner Delia Mogahed, Prof. Asifa Quraishi-Landes, James Zogby, Farhana Kheera, Suhail Khan, Mike Ghouse, Zainab Cheema, Sister Simone Campbell, Scott Simpson, Shaun Kennedy, Ken Martin, Sadaf Jaffer, Dilara Saeed, Luqmaan Bokhary, Nabilah Islam, Movita Johnson-Harrell, Rummi Khan, Ghazala Hashmi, Shahed Amanullah,Sevim Kalyoncu, Ani Osman-Zonneveld, Yasmeen Awwad, Amira Daugherty, Sabina Taj, Asina Silva, Dr. Jay Jalisi.
In-state tuition for undocumented students
New Virginia Majority July 15 2020.
In-state tuition for undocumented students in Virginia was officially signed into law today! So many people worked tireless for YEARS for this victory, especially young student leaders.
New Virginia Majority November 7 2019
Ghazala's story proves that when we fight, we win. We're proud to have endorsed Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia Senate, and we look forward to working together to build a more just and democratic Virginia #ForAllOfUs
NVM flips Virginia
On election night November 5 2019 New Virginia Majority claimed credit for flipping Virginia.
- Tonight, voters across Virginia made one thing clear: real power in the state comes from its people. With a remarkable turnout for an off-off election year, Virginians elected a majority of Democrats to the General Assembly. For the first time since 1993, Democrats govern all three legislative bodies.
- “When we engage voters on the issues impacting their lives, we empower entire communities to affect change. In 2019, we knocked on over 500,000 doors, and we talked to voters about protecting their healthcare, and ensuring their children are safe in their neighborhoods and schools, regardless of where they live or where they come from,” said Maya Castillo, New Virginia Majority’s Political Director. “Voters want to see themselves and their communities reflected in the people they elect to govern Virginia, and were very clear in making that choice at the polls.”
- Voters and organizers like Shana Boston were key to the Democratic victory. “This is my life’s work: going back to people who have had their rights restored to ensure they are registered to vote.” Boston voted absentee and she’s “excited to see the numbers come in, to see our team watch this victory.”
- Virginia voters came out to the polls to show that they wanted their governing bodies to take a direction that will move us towards a more inclusive, reflective, and just democracy. A Virginia for all of us will enact legislation to ensure that our families are strong, that our democracy works for us, and that our communities thrive.
Of the 23 candidates endorsed by New Virginia Majority 15 won. They were:
- Ghazala Hashmi Virginia Senate District 10
- John Bell Virginia Senate District 13
- Wendy Gooditis House District 10
- Kelly Convirs-Fowler House District 21
- Elizabeth Guzman House District 31
- Dan Heimer House District 40
- Kathy Tran House District 42
- Hala Ayala House District 51
- Schuyler VanValkenburg House District 72
- Rodney Willett House District 73
- Shelly Simonds House District 94
- Steve Descano Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney
- Parisi Deghani-Tafti Arlington County and Fall's Church Commonwealth's Attorney
- Buta Biberaj Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney
- Phyllis Randall Chair Loudoun County Board of Supervisors
New Virginia Majority endorsement
New Virginia Majority May 14 2019:
🔊🔊🔊 We are proud to announce our endorsement of Dr. Ghazala Hashmi for Virginia State Senate District 10!
Ghazala is a fierce advocate for quality public education, health care and other urgent issues facing our communities. If elected, Ghazala will be the first Muslim-American woman to serve on Virginia's legislature; we believe she will strengthen and push Virginia forward as State Senator in District 10.
Kenya Gibson connection
Kenya Gibson September 29 2019·