Del. Rasoul unopposed for re-election will take no PAC or special interest money

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Del. Rasoul unopposed for re-election will take no PAC or special interest money

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has become the first member of the General Assembly who will no longer accept any special interest Political Action Committee (PAC) donations. Citing the corrupting influence of money in politics, Rasoul noted that Virginia is ranked 46th out of 50 states in political financing by the Center for Public Integrity. […]

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Data shows economic impact and critical need for immigration reform

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Data shows economic impact and critical need for immigration reform

RICHMOND, VA – New research has been released on the contributions of immigrants in Virginia’s 6th Congressional district and highlight the critical need for immigration reform. Spearheaded by New American Economy (NAE), the event marks the launch of Map the Impact-a campaign to highlight the power of immigrants in communities across the country. This effort […]

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Del. Sam Rasoul seeks third term in the General Assembly

Monday, December 5, 2016

Del. Sam Rasoul seeks third term in the General Assembly

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) announced today that he will run for reelection in Virginia’s Eleventh District in the House of Delegates. Rasoul will seek the Democratic party’s nomination early next year. Rasoul recently made headlines in Virginia for leaving his House Democratic Caucus post as Secretary following the Presidential election loss. Rasoul was frustrated […]

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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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