Del. Sam Rasoul resigns as Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus

Friday, November 18, 2016

Del. Sam Rasoul resigns as Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus

In a press release Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) said that he has resigned from his leadership post as Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus in Virginia’s House of Delegates.  Rasoul said he notified House Democratic Leader David Toscano and House Democratic Caucus Chair Charniele Herring this morning.  He had been elected to the position by […]

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National Reentry Week – helping ex-offenders transition back into the community

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Up to four ex-offender will have a place to call home in Roanoke. God’s House Baptist Ministry, Roanoke’s Delegate Sam Rasoul and other community partners are working to help ex-offenders reintegrate into the community. The grand opening is Tuesday at 10am. The transitional home will tenants pay rent and utilities and can live there for […]

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Democrats rally in unity before tonight’s forum

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Democrats rally in unity before tonight's forum

At noon in the Municipal Building Stephen Niamke, Roanoke City Democratic Chair brought together not only the successful firehouse primary candidates for mayor and council but those who ran and didn’t quite make the cut. Niamke said he had heard from all eight of the primary candidates and they are all united behind Democratic council […]

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Senate reconsiders vote on adding workplace and school to sex offender database

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Senate reconsiders vote on adding workplace and school to sex offender database

UPDATE Feb. 25: There were serveral votes to recommit to the Senate Courts of Justice Committee where Lt. Gov. Northam broke a tie with a “Yes” to recommit. That was followed by a reconsideration to recommit that failed. The final vote to pass HB628 passed the Senate on a vote of 21-19. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HB628 sponsored […]

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Del. Rasoul’s charitable healthcare education credits bill goes to the governor

Monday, February 22, 2016

ROANOKE, VA – The Virginia Senate has unanimously passed HB 319, put forward by Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City).  The legislation would allow medical professionals who provide charitable healthcare services to receive continuing education credits. Rasoul called it an important measure that will give Virginians greater access to healthcare and help medical industry workers professionally. […]

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Del. Rasoul endorses Sherman Lea for Mayor

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Del. Rasoul endorses  Sherman Lea for Mayor

RICHMOND, VA – Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) announced his official endorsement of Sherman Lea for Roanoke City mayor and congratulated all of the candidates at last Saturday’s Democratic firehouse primary. “I’d like to extend my thanks and congratulations to all of the participants in the primary, particularly to Councilman Lea and Vice Mayor Trinkle […]

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Del. Rasoul condems persecution on basis of religious beliefs

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Del. Rasoul condems persecution on basis of religious beliefs

DEL. RASOUL SAYS HB 773 GIVES PERMISSION FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS TO PERSECUTE BASED ON RELIGIOUS BELIEFS ROANOKE, VA – Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has condemned today’s passage of HB 773 by the Virginia House of Delegates.  HB 773 would allow taxpayer-funded service providers to refuse to serve LGBT people based on their religious beliefs. […]

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Del. Rasoul’s “credits for charitable healthcare” bill passes House unanimously

Thursday, February 4, 2016

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ROANOKE, VA – The Virginia House of Delegates has unanimously passed HB 319, put forward by Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) and co-patroned by nine House Republicans.  The legislation would allow medical professionals who provide charitable healthcare services to receive continuing education credits. “This legislation helps the neediest Virginians receive affordable healthcare without growing government,” […]

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Del. Rasoul’s bill provides continuing education credits to volunteer healthcare professionals

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

ROANOKE, VA – Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has filed legislation that would help allow medical professionals who provide charitable healthcare services to receive continuing education credits.  Delegate Rasoul says the bill sets up a system that allows the neediest Virginians – those with low-incomes or who live in underserved communities – to access free […]

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Del. Rasoul submits legislation: open primaries, term limits, ending gerrymandering

Monday, December 7, 2015

Del. Rasoul submits legislation: open primaries, term limits, ending gerrymandering

ROANOKE, VA-Delegate Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has announced that he will put forward a Good Government legislation package during the 2016 legislative session.  The package will consist of three bills to address fairness in government. Open Primaries: Also known as “Top 2” primaries, all candidates for an office would participate in the same open primary with […]

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Sabrina’s Place to serve up to 20 new families with grant

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Sabrina’s Place to serve up to 20 new families with grant

Councilman Sherman Lea, Del. Sam Rasoul and TAP President Annette Lewis accepted a $15,000 grant to Sabrina’s Place Tuesday. It will help serve 20 more families said Lewis. In 2006 Sabrina Reed was murdered by her ex-husband while the two met for a visitation exchange of their daughter. Sabrina’s Place came into being as a Supervised […]

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Del. Sam Rasoul & DPVA Chair release statements on mayor’s rejection of Syrian refugees

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Del. Sam Rasoul & DPVA Chair release statements on mayor's rejection of Syrian refugees

ROANOKE, VA – In response to a statement released by Roanoke Mayor David Bowers that referenced the Japanese internment camps of World War II with regard to his call to stop the settlement of Syrian refugees in the city, Delegate Rasoul has released the following statement: “As the son of immigrants who are proud to […]

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