Sam Rasoul was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in January 2014. He is the one of two Muslim members of the Virginia General Assembly. He represents the Virginia's 11th House of Delegates district, which is made up of part of the City of Roanoke. In November 2020, Rasoul announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 2021.
He works to create trust in the legislative process in two ways: Through empowering people to effectively advocate for the policies they need, and by lifting the veil around how the General Assembly works. He has stood for intersectional justice through a Green New Deal, advanced the socio-emotional health of our children, and advocated for good government in limiting the influence of special interests. He has many plans for the future of Virginia.
Rasoul was born in Warren, Ohio in 1981, the son of Palestinian immigrants. He and his wife Layaly have three children.
For Rasoul's website click here.
Guest speaker, Greene Co. Dems, Sunday March 21, 2021
Sean Perryman has spent his entire life fighting for equity, fairness, and transparency in government. He is the youngest president in the 102-year history of the Fairfax County NAACP–the largest chapter in Virginia. As president, Sean was active in addressing issues of racism in Virginia public schools. He led the advocacy effort toward renaming Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Virginia to the John R. Lewis High School. He has been a leader on addressing the school to prison pipeline, affordable housing, and worker protections during the coronavirus pandemic. Sean is also a frequent speaker and author on race, equity, and police & criminal justice reform.
For Perryman's website click here.
Guest speaker, Greene Co. Dems, Sunday February 21, 2021
Ms. Guzman was elected to Virginia’s House of Delegates in 2017 to serve the 31st District. Born in Peru, she was one of three to be the first Hispanic women elected to the House. She unseated the eight-term incumbent Republican, Delegate Scott Lingamfelter, and she was reelected in 2019.
She helped pass progressive legislation in the House of Delegates, even when she was in the minority in 2018, then later in the majority in 2020.
Nancy Pelosi invited Guzman to deliver the Spanish response to the 2018 State of the Union Address. Along with Delegate Lee J. Carter, Guzman co-chaired the Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign in Virginia in 2020.
Delegate Guzman is a social worker who holds two master’s degrees, one in public administration and one in social work. She announced her candidacy for lieutenant governor in October, 2020.
For Guzman's website, click here.
Guest Speaker, Greene Co. Dems, Tuesday Feb. 2, 2021
Businessman Xavier Warren, a Virginia native born in Danville and now living in Arlington County, says he will use his business experience to lead Virginia's economic recovery while overcoming systemic injustices. He is a magma cum laude graduate of Hampton University with a B.A. and Georgetown University with a M.A.
To read his letter to Virginia voters, click here.
For Warren's website click here.
Guest Speaker, Greene Co. Dems, Sunday January 17th
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