Meet the Muslim-Jewish woman running for office in the US:Hannah Risheq wants to challenge the hate.
"We would be ecstatic to have a social worker in our state legislature." -Debra A Riggs, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers, Virginia Chapter
"I recommend Hannah Risheq as the Democratic candidate for the State House of Delegates from District Sixty-Seven in Virginia. Hannah is a social worker and community activist who has dedicated herself to public service. As a social worker, Hannah interacts with the community every day, and advocates for the needs of the population. I am confident that she will continue to advocate on behalf of all Virginias.
Hannah is smart, tenacious, and compassionate and these qualities set her apart from the pack. Her well-known commitment to accountability in government is shown through her decision to swear off donations from energy monopolies and run a grassroots campaign; Hannah is truly getting to know her community.
With proud enthusiasm, I support Hannah Risheq as the Democratic candidate for the Sixty-Seventh district House of Delegates." -Sterling District Supervisor Koran T. Saines
I was one of the first candidates to be endorsed by Run for Something. I am so thankful for their support and I am thrilled to be part of their movement to help young people design efficient and effective campaign strategy.
Run for Something Candidate for Delegate
A 25-Year-Old Muslim-Jewish Social Worker Is Running Against All Odds to Resist Trump
Fusion, a millennial media organization, published an interview about why I chose to run office now, what changes I hope to make, and what challenges I've faced along the way.
Meet Hannah Risheq, America’s First Jewish-Muslim Politician
The Forward, America’s leading Jewish publication, highlighted our campaign and my family background.
The Resistance Gave Birth To A Girl And Her Name Is Hannah Risheq
The HuffPost wrote a piece about my candidacy and the movement to #resist Donald Trump and diversify The Virginia Legislature.
We are excited to announce that in less than one month our truly grassroots campaign raised $5,437 during the first reporting period of 2017. Our average cash donation was less than $40 and we had many donors that offered $5 or less to spread the message that working together can make a difference. These small donors and in kind donations continue to reinforce that our late nights and hard work on the campaign trail are for a reason: to give a voice to everyday working Virginians.
Hannah is the only candidate in VA-67 to receive national publicity and it is our mission to make sure all voices are represented in Richmond. Her dedication to moving Virginia forward and preserving its diversity is recognized throughout the country. This national press has highlighted our movement for a diverse and representative government.
As we continue to develop our campaign, we look back on the monumental support that small donors and volunteers made in our early days. Your support makes it possible to passionately fight for a new generation of healthy politics and politicians, working towards a fresh perspective in Virginia!
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