Hannah in Stepfeed

Meet the Muslim-Jewish woman running for office in the US:Hannah Risheq wants to challenge the hate.

 

By Jason Lemon "As the daughter of a Palestinian Muslim immigrant and an American Jewish woman, 25-year-old Risheq is no stranger to challenging misconceptions. In the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's xenophobic rhetoric, which has raised alarm among American Muslims and Jews, Risheq knew she had to do something..."

By Jason Lemon
"As the daughter of a Palestinian Muslim immigrant and an American Jewish woman, 25-year-old Risheq is no stranger to challenging misconceptions. In the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's xenophobic rhetoric, which has raised alarm among American Muslims and Jews, Risheq knew she had to do something..."

Koran Saines, Sterling Supervisor, endorses Hannah!

"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

Hannah in Fusion

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.

"25-year-old Hannah Risheq has a tough road ahead in her campaign to represent the 67th district in Virginia’s House of Delegates. She’s pledged not to take corporate money, she’s being outspent by her rival, and some voters think she’s just too young for the job...." By Carla Javier

"25-year-old Hannah Risheq has a tough road ahead in her campaign to represent the 67th district in Virginia’s House of Delegates. She’s pledged not to take corporate money, she’s being outspent by her rival, and some voters think she’s just too young for the job...."

By Carla Javier

Hannah in The Forward

Meet Hannah Risheq, America’s First Jewish-Muslim Politician

The Forward, America’s leading Jewish publication, highlighted our campaign and my family background.

"Hannah Risheq won’t be the first Jewish-American in politics, nor is she the first Muslim-American running for office. But the 25-years old Virginian now seeking a seat on the State House of Delegates, is likely the first to run as a Muslim-Jewish candidate...." By Nathan Guttman

"Hannah Risheq won’t be the first Jewish-American in politics, nor is she the first Muslim-American running for office. But the 25-years old Virginian now seeking a seat on the State House of Delegates, is likely the first to run as a Muslim-Jewish candidate...."

By Nathan Guttman

Thank you!

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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